Love lipsticks? THESE are the things you should keep in mind before buying one

Updated on Oct 21, 2019 02:28 PM IST  |  1.3M
Love lipsticks? THESE are the things you should keep in mind before buying one

Planning to go out on a date or an impromptu lunch meeting, but don't have much makeup in your bag? Don't worry a nice lip colour can do wonders for you. A lipstick if worn right can add more glam to your outfit and can make you like a fab dad in just a couple of seconds. The bold colours, the magnetic charm and the sheer glow that a lip colour offers can make you look prettier than ever. And if you are someone who loves lipstick and cannot do without it, then this one's for you. If you are planning to invest in a new lipstick, then here are a few things that you need to keep in mind before making that purchase. 


These tips will not only help you make a good purchase but will also make sure that the amount of money you spend on your lipstick is well utilised. 


Buy it as per your skin tone:


Not every colour suits you, so always trying it on before buying it. Since what looks attractive on your best friend, it may look completely off on you. So try it, test it and only then buy it. 


The shelf life of a lipstick:



If you think that one lipstick can last you for ages, then you are missing out on this information. For those who don't know, every lipstick has a shelf life, and you should check the manufacture date and date of expiration before buying it. Generally, lipsticks have a shelf life of 3 years. Some stores try and sell the products which are one year old to finish their old stock instead of new ones. So, it’s always a good option to go for fresh products manufactured in the same year to enjoy using the product for maximum time.


Avoid non-transferable lipstick:


Non-transferable lipsticks tend to dry out the lips easily. So, to avoid chapping and drying of lips, it's good to avoid non-transferable lipsticks. If you particularly feel like having a non-transferable lipstick, look for lipsticks that come with hydrating properties. 


Always check the ingredients:


Just because you love a particular brand or a particular shade that doesn't mean that you'll buy it instantly. Always check for ingredients as it may contain a few harmful ingredients that can be harmful to your skin and can also be allergic to you in the long run. 


Don't get fooled by replicas:


When it comes to your lips, it's always better to have one original product of superior quality than having ten replica products. Many people get influenced by the price of fake luxury brands unknowingly and invest in lipsticks that are replicas. These replica lipsticks do not even match up to the quality of the original lipsticks. So, buy original lipsticks from a known store and not from some unknown shop.