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Which lipstick finish is best cream, matte, or glossy?

Lipsticks come in many different finishes so you can play around with different lipstick looks for any occasion or mood. You may like to wear a creamy long-lasting lipstick for everyday wear, a classic matte lipstick for intense color payoff and a bold look, a soft matte lipstick for a buildable, blurred matte finish, a lightweight liquid lipstick with ultra-pigmented color payoff, or a buildable glossy lipstick with the staying power of a stain. Learn how to layer lipstick, lip gloss, and lip liner to create the look of plump lips.

How do I pick the right lipstick shades?

The lipstick shades you choose will depend on your personal lip color preferences and skin tone. Different lipstick shades flatter different skin tones. After first identifying the lipstick shade family you like, follow our helpful guides to find the best lipstick shades for you. Learn how to choose your best red lipstick, nude lipstick, purple lipstick, peach lipstick, burgundy lipstick, pink lipstick, or brown lipstick to flatter your skin tone and desired look. For a truly romantic swipe of color, try our universally flattering nude lipstick shades from the L’Absolu Rouge Blushing Nudes collection.

How can I make my lipstick last longer?

Choosing a long lasting lipstick is an easy way to ensure your lipstick lasts. Other ways to ensure long lasting lipstick include, using a lip liner to shape and fill in lips prior to applying lipstick, applying your lipstick in thin layers and blotting with a tissue in between, avoiding touching or licking your lips, and carrying your lipstick with you for touch-ups throughout the day.

How can I stop lipstick drying out my lips?

If you find your lipstick is drying out your lips, you may want to switch to a comfortable, moisturizing lipstick formula made with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides. Make sure to regularly use lip balm to keep lips hydrated and select a lipstick from a lipstick collection like L'Absolu Rouge that provides lips with lasting hydration and comfort.

Can you use eyeshadow as lipstick?

While it is technically possible to use eyeshadow as lipstick, it is not recommended. Eyeshadows are specifically formulated for use on the delicate skin around the eyes and may contain ingredients that are not safe for ingestion or prolonged contact with the lips. Additionally, eyeshadows are typically not designed to adhere to the lips or provide the same level of comfort, longevity, or color payoff as lipsticks.

Using eyeshadow on the lips may result in a dry, uncomfortable texture, uneven application, and a lack of staying power. It's best to use products as intended and opt for lipsticks or lip makeup products specifically formulated for the lips to ensure safety, comfort, and your best results.

How can I try on lipstick?

If you want to know how a lipstick shade or finish will look on you, test and play at home or on-the-go using our virtual makeup try on tool. You can also read our helpful guides and tips to choosing your best lipstick shades and finishes.

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