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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Are We Over Lip Gloss?

Are We Over Lip Gloss

It has been a while since I opened up the comment section for a beauty discussion instalment; the thing on my mind and not my lips is lip gloss. Oh how I loathe it, I'm sure I'll be eating my words when the lip gloss trend makes a come back in the coming years but for now I'm happy to live without it...

It doesn't seem all that long ago, that I was the proud owner and wearer of several pink, clear and nude lip glosses. A collector if you will. All the way through high school, myself and friends would pour over the beauty stands in Boots deciding which lip gloss we would add to our collection next - back then it was more often than not a Bourjois or Barry M offering with dreams of one day owning a Lancome Juicy Tube just like our elder sisters. As a teen I (and others) deemed lipstick to be the grown up, dated choice - something that our less than hip teachers and Grandmothers wore, a product we would avoid at all costs.

Oh how the times have changed, I couldn't tell you the last time I purchased a lip gloss let alone wore one - I'm guessing it has been years rather than weeks or months. For me it isn't necessarily about the glossy finish, rather I have an issue with the sticky texture - couple that with long hair, public transport, a fairly windy location and you have a recipe for disaster. Removing your own hair from your sticky pout is one thing, general city debris is another thing...grim.

Are We Over Lip Gloss

The sticky texture is slowly becoming a thing of the past, with brands such as YSL introducing glossy, oil based lip shades but the high, attention grabbing sheen of a gloss can't be replaced - it would defeat the purpose of the product otherwise. As silly as it may seem, I feel more self concious when slicking on a lip gloss than I do a red lipstick, not only does it make me feel childish but the glossy finish, draws attention to my already large lips which is not something I'm ever all that keen on doing. My own issue of course but I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way?

My change of attitude towards lip gloss isn't a case of maturing and discovering what is best for my needs, rather it seems to be a universal shift change. Neither of my younger sisters as much as look at lip gloss, deeming it to be passée; my Mother notes the sticky texture as more hassle than it is worth and my peers, well if a Twitter conversation is anything to go by we are all about matte liquid lipsticks and plenty of lip liner. Great for matte lipstick creators, not so much for chapped winter lips.

I'm keen to know where others stand in regards to lip gloss, are you of the same mind set as myself or do you have a go to gloss that you'd never abandon? Do share.
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29 comments:

  1. I haaate the sticky, slippery gloss feeling! If I want a glossier look I'll just use something like the YSL Volupte Sheer Candy lipsticks.

    Yet I still own about 60 lipglosses... oops.

    // Oh Dollymix

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  2. I used to always wear lipgloss but over the past year i am loving lipstick. But i do still love a lipgloss now and then x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave | My YouTube

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  3. I tend to reach for sheer lipsticks if I want a glossier finish. They're more comfortable and a bit more forgiving too. If I'm after glossy lips, I love the Soap and Glory Gloss Sticks. Those are excellent!

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  4. My thoughts pretty much exactly. Lipgloss, just.. nah -.-
    And the annoying lipgloss wand, that you have to pull out and back in without making a mess..
    Can you imagine I loved the über-sticky MAC lipglasses a few years ago?! Ugh..

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  5. This isn't something id consciously thought about but now I have, you're right! I can't remember the last time I bought a lip gloss! I do like glossy lip colours, but not a sticky lip gloss! I used to spend ages choosing the perfect one!

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

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  6. I still like lip gloss and tend to throw it on when I'm running errands, but I definitely don't love it like I used to. I hadn't really thought about it before this post, but I have definitely been much more into lipsticks and lip stains these days!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  7. Yes! I like how it looks and don't understand how actors wear it all the time.. it's so sticky and your hair gets caught in it if its windy and it goes everywhere and doesn't last!

    much prefer lip crayons for a glossier look :)

    xx

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  8. I hate how sticky most lip glosses are . If I tried a lipgloss that wasn't sticky and that lasted then I'd be sold.

    http://www.abigailalicex.com

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  9. I'm definitely over lip gloss. I only own one because I got it free! I definitely favour lipstick! X

    https:// closingwinter.wordpress.com

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  10. I'm definitely over lip gloss. I only own one because I got it free! I definitely favour lipstick! X

    https:// closingwinter.wordpress.com

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  11. I'm the same, I don't like the stickiness and wear my hair down most of the time so glosses aren't really practical. I don't mind a clarins lip perfector or similar though..
    Philippa - ByPhilippa

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  12. I used to be the same with lipsticks and never wore them but now I love them! By Terry are my favourite formulation, they are so buttery and aren't at all sticky!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com

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  13. I used to LOVE glosses and shun lipstick but I've done a complete about turn in the last couple of years. If I want something with a bit of gloss to it, I tend to go for a glossy lipstick or a non sticky gloss/ balm hybrid like the Clarins lip perfectors or soap and glory gloss sticks. I can't stand sticky glosses, especially having long hair it's just a pain, Em x
    http://themusingsofem.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I'm definately a lipstick girl but I wear Benefits California kissing or dandelion glosses on a daily basis. They live in my handbag as they're quick, require no mirror and they go with any makeup look. They revitalise a slightly fading lipstick when you've not time to reapply or on naked lips they add a slick of shine which makes me look way more professional than I if I don't bother! Couldn't live without these two!

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  15. I don't mind lipgloss but it's still not a product I ever use. I'm such a lipstick girl. Lipgloss was my go-to lip product all through high school. I don't know any teen who didn't want the glossy shine lol xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  16. I used to wear it as a teenager but it just doesn't appeal to me; I think it's the texture but I'd much rather wear some sort of sheer lip colour xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

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  17. Ugh I hate lipgloss!
    www.missamyguest.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  18. I definitely don't wear lipgloss as much as I used to. I think if I found a lipgloss that wasn't sticky like most are I'd wear it a lot more. Becky x

    alittlerosy.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. As someone with super thick long hair I have always hated the stuff. The stickiness of it just means it's just destiny that I'll end up with hair stuck to my face! Blech! Lipstick all the way :)

    Http://www.makeerinover.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm a gloss girl forever and ever. Lipstick is not for me! x

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  21. After reading this I thought long and hard about the last time I wore lipgloss and i think it has to be over 2 years maybe more! I didn't mind it but the other half would complain about the sticky texture when we kissed so I moved into lipstick And now I'm a matte lipstick addict x

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  22. I also cannot remember the last time I even looked at lipgloss let alone wore it! I also used to drool over the new glosses in Superdrug after school with all the girls and yet now I've grown to despise the stuff! I don't really even enjoy the glossier/shimmery lipsticks, I'm a boring dark colour matte kinda gal nowadays but then maybe that's just the trends?

    lalaingaround.wordpress.com
    xo

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  23. I have been trying to get into lipgloss for what feels like years, but every time I try one I just don't end up reaching for it! I really love the look of a matte lip and they are so much more comfortable to wear than a gloss. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  25. I loved lip gloss as a teenager! I could get away with wearing it, and boy did I wear it. I used to wear Collection 2000 lip glosses mostly as they were cheap, smelt amazing, and the one clear gloss had a slight blue tint and LOADS of glitter! I wish they would bring that back. :(

    But nowhere days I often go to my lipsticks, only using a lip gloss if I want something light for holidays, the summer, and days where I feel yuck but want to look reasonable.

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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  26. My love /hate relationship with gloss is on the hate side right now. I prefer matte lipstick right now because its staying power

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  27. Definitely hate lip gloss! Lip stick all the way :)

    http://misskatenewell.blogspot.com

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  28. I hope this kind of makeup is mostly liked by young girls. Different kind of flavour is welcomed by all young girls.

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