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Lip gloss returns for summer

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Anamarie Martinez, News Editor

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Lip gloss has been neglected by makeup lovers for years, but this summer lip gloss has finally made its return.

Last year people were obsessed with matte lipstick formulas, which dry on lips. Matte lipstick became so popular because it allows people to eat and drink without their lipstick transferring. Also, with matte lipstick, people do not have to keep reapplying their lipstick, so they save more product.

Lip gloss has come back in style this year after big makeup companies like Kylie Cosmetics and Colourpop, which were originally known for their impressive matte formulas, continued to release gloss formulas.

There are many benefits to lip gloss. It is easy to wear with an everyday outfit, but it can also work with a dressed-up outfit. It does not have to make an outfit look too fancy, but it can work either way.

Now lipstick comes in many different shades, but a classic clear lipstick could be worn with any look. Also, because lip gloss comes in a clear shade, it can be worn on top of a matte lipstick.

The down side to lip gloss is the stickiness. Contrary to the drying effect of matte lipstick, lip gloss stays sticky the whole time it is worn.

Driving in the summer with the windows down can be hard to do while wearing lipstick. Hair being blown around by the wind gets stuck to lips, which is why lip gloss is unappealing to some people.

Despite this, lip gloss has finally made its trendy comeback, just in time for the summer.

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Anamarie Martinez, News Editor



News Editor Anamarie Martinez is a senior and this is her third year on the Purbalite. She can be found binge-watching Netflix instead of doing her...

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