8 unexpected benefits of wearing lipstick beyond making your lips appear fuller

Updated on Jul 31, 2018 07:44 PM IST

Swiping on lip colour is the easiest (and quickest) way to look put-together sans foundation, mascara, eyeliner, et al. Less prep time in the morning is always much appreciated. But it also has some skin benefits

Lipsticks oftentimes have an SPF of 15 or higher, protecting them from an awkward sunburn. (Instagram)
Lipsticks oftentimes have an SPF of 15 or higher, protecting them from an awkward sunburn. (Instagram)
New Delhi | ByIndo-Asian News Service

Who doesn’t feel prettier after a swipe of lipstick? Answer: No one. Lipstick is surely a go-to make-up product for most women, whether it is a quick fix or for a much-detailed party look. It can instantly change the face from looking drab to diva. But it also has some skin benefits.

Bhavya Chawla, chief stylist, Voonik and Vishal Mudgal, make-up expert, VLCC shares some benefits of using a lipstick:

1. A lot of lipsticks that have sun protection ingredients protect your lips from the harmful UV rays.

2. Lipstick provide hydration as it has ingredients like Aloe Vera and/or vitamin E.

3. Lipstick defines your lips and brightens your smile, provided you choose the right shade.

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4. Wearing a lipstick can complete your look, whether it is about looking more credible at a professional setting or more sexy for a date night.

5. Women who wear lipstick feel more confident and powerful. As a matter of fact, they are usually perceived by others as being more attractive, and in control.

6. Lipstick is also a mood enhancer, which lifts our spirits during tough times. It instantly makes us feel empowered.

7. Lipsticks speak a lot about ones personality. While most of us (I am sure you all would agree) will have dozens of lip colours, there will be 3-4 pet colours most used and easily worn almost everywhere.

8. Lipstick if chosen correctly can enhance your complexion. First, it is important to understand your skin undertone, whether it’s cool or warm or neutral.

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