One thing I’ve learned while applying lipstick: You can never have too much color or shine when you want it. This is also in line with how you can mix different lip products to get your preferred color or effect. It’s a trick that even Martine Cajucom shared with us when we raided her vanity.
This is where lip tints and toppers become useful. You get the choice to make your lip color stand out more, create an ombré, or just add a little shimmer. These products can also make your lipstick last longer. If you’ve always been skeptical about layering lip products, it might be time to reconsider your options.
What I love about this lip stain is that it’s pigmented and the color distributes evenly when you use a lip brush. I sometimes use this to enhance my red lipstick (I have the red lip stain, obviously). This adds a smooth sheen to my lips. This also works when applied on its own. Just remember that a few dots go a long way. Available at Uptown Mall.
Clear gloss is handy when you want to add shine to any lip color. 3CE’s Glass Gloss prevents chapped lips and keeps them hydrated. And unlike other glosses, this isn’t sticky. Available on Sephora PH.
For a velvety long-wearing tint, try this one from Inglot. Apply on top of your chosen lipstick shade to give it a more intense color. Available at SM Megamall.
The Skinny Dip Lip Topper adds flecks of gold and pink shimmer onto your lips, giving it that pearlescent effect. It’s lightweight and full-coverage, and you don’t have to worry about retouching them throughout the day. Available at Nordstrom.
For a subtle sheen, apply this tint on the middle of your lips for an ombré effect. We suggest you use a shade that’s lighter than your lipstick. You can also use this product as a blush. (Go add this to your time-saving products bag.) Available at Beauty Bar.
Lime Crime’s Diamond Crushers Lip Topper collection doesn’t disappoint when it comes to making your lips look glittery and holographic. The shade Trip, in particular, will give you a purple color with an iridescent light blue sheen. Add this on top of a nude lipstick shade for the full effect. Available online.
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