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YOUR LIPSTICK KIT: The Whole Shebang!

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A girl can never have too many lipsticks. So what if we own 183 lippies and frequently use just seven? Thing is, we’re spoilt for choice. Take Nykaa for one, we offer all of 2729 (and counting!) lippies to pick from. Gone are the days when all we had to own was the perfect shade of red. It’s not just about the shade anymore. Your formula, pigment, application, care takes precedence as well besides your shade matching your skin tone. Overwhelmed? Well, we were too.
If you’re someone who can’t tell a gloss from a liquid lipstick? Or a sheer lipstick from a tinted balm, this chart straightens things out.

Read on to know all about lip care for beginners:


Lip Scrub

Scrape off dead skin with this weekly treatment. A lip scrub doesn’t just exfoliate and buff your flaky surface, but plumps your pout too.
Forest Essentials Lip Scrub Cane Sugar

Lip Balm

Think of them as your trusty day cream, but for your lips. Hydrating and conditioning parched lips frequently creates a blank canvas for your pout. Skip this step and welcome a scaly, uneven tone. They’re usually enriched with SPF too.
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturizer SPF 15

Tinted Balm

For that just-ate-a-popsicle finish, take to tinted balms. They’re super nourishing with a great color pay-off. Your best bet on days you’d like to be free from lipsticks and not compromise on impact.
Maybelline New York Baby Lips Candy Wow – Cherry

Lip Primer

Lipsticks, we love. Its smudged-dreary after effect, we hate. Which is why a primer ought to be your first layer for a budge and smudge-free pout. It’ll last longer than your day.
Nyx Professional Makeup Lip Primer

Lip Plumper

Your one-swipe alternative to a fuller slash funner pout. Plumpers leave a tingling sensation which causes a slight inflation. Unfortunately, the effect lasts just ten minutes so you’ll need regular touchups for an Angelina pout.
Fran Wilson Moodmatcher Young Lip Plumper

Lipstick Remover

What happens when your lippie works overtime? Rub it vigorously and have sore lips for days. Therefore, swiping out an oil-based pigment with oil itself is the simplest, most beneficial cleanse. At a crunch even Bio Oil will do.
The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Lip & Eye Makeup Remover
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Satin Lipsticks

They aren’t as pigmented as they appear. This oil-heavy lipstick is a sheer-juicy glaze of color, that’s needs constant retouching. Because of its high oil component, it’s also moisturizing.
Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color in Drenched Red

Matte Lipstick

The longer these take to come on, the longer they take to get off. They’re high-intensity pigments with a tendency to dry out your lips. Those that frequent these better keep their lip care in check.
Nykaa So Matte Lipstick Collection

Crème Lipstick

Reason this makes it to our daily kit is its melt-on-your-pout rich, velvety finish. Cream pigments, however, straddles the line between a satin and matte lippie.
NELF USA Cream Touch Lipstick

Frosted lipsticks

They also go by metallic, high-shine or shimmer lipsticks. Its opalescent finish makes it a festive and bridal hero. Frankly, its long-lasting formula doesn’t slip off the moment you sip or chew on something too.
IsaDora Perfect Moisture Lipstick in 54 Frosted Plum

Crayon sticks

The lazy girls hack to applying lipstick. Let go of your lip brush and glide it effortlessly. Choose your texture from creamy to matte.
Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayon

Liquid Lipsticks

If it comes in a bottle, it must be glossy? Wrong. These matte marvels are the chartbusters of this era. Give it a second to dry off and watch it stick like glue with the best color payoff in the market. Surprisingly, they don’t dry lips out as much as their matte counterpart does.
SUGAR Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick in 06 Tangerine Queen (Orange Coral)

Lip Gloss

Nothing compares to the shine of a gloss. Nor its stickiness. Though, today these lip smackers pack in a less greasy texture. Be it tubes or bottles, you also have a gamut to pick from – barely-there sheens, powerful punches, ombre duos…
PAC Lip Gloss

Lip And Cheek Stain

Think of it as an actual stain that doesn’t fade away easy. One that smudges into a natural tint exuding a summer flush. Available in oil or cream textures, these multitaskers are second to none.
ETUDE HOUSE Dear Darling Water Gel Tint

Lip Liner

Shaky or not shaky hands, you ‘need’ these sleek pencils to underline your lips. The bolder the pout (read red lips), the more you ought to depend on them. In fact, blend it in nude lipstick to play around with hues and tints too.
Colorbar Definer Lip Liner in Clear Red

Lip Markers

Painting with a sketch pen is a whole new joy. And make-up anyway mimics the techniques and tools of a painter. This may seem slightly late in the day, but finally it’s time to say hello to lip markers. A revolution in the making? Let’s wait and watch.
L’Oreal Paris Tint Caresse
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