Difference between Transfer-proof Lipstick, Lip balm & Lip gloss

Difference between Transfer-proof Lipstick, Lip balm & Lip gloss

Every girl out there would agree with me that their first experience with makeup has been with something to do with their lips. Be it a normal petroleum jelly lip balm or regular chapstick stolen from our mom’s purses. Feels quite nostalgic right? 

Those were the simpler days, when we had little options to choose from. But now when you look into the makeup industry and the makeup market there are ample amounts of choices to pick from - lipstick vs lip gloss, lip balm vs lip gloss, and the list goes on! What we now call as lipsticks, existed only in a single bullet style in previous days. But now, lipsticks come in a variety of ranges, textures and styles. There are moisture lipsticks, matte lipsticks, bullet lipsticks, liquid lipsticks, transfer proof lipsticks as well as color changing lipsticks. 

But, when you look into lip makeup products the most common ones are transfer-proof lipsticks, lip balms and lip glosses. But for someone who is just beginning their journey in makeup, how would they differentiate among these three? So, to make your journey a little easier we are here to tell you all about these three trending lip makeup products. 

Let us begin with transfer proof lipsticks. These lipsticks are basically matte lipsticks but the quality of their matte texture is much stronger than a regular matte lipstick. These lipsticks do not transfer no matter what you eat, drink, how much you talk or wear your lipstick throughout the day. These lipsticks are extremely lightweight, but stay as long as your day demands you to look perfect. 

One of the best transfer proof lipstick available in the market right now is the Iba Must Have Transfer Proof Ultra Matte Lipstick. These lipsticks are one of the best transfer proof lipsticks in India because of its amazing texture and color pay off. You could almost nickname these lipsticks as ‘stubborn lipsticks’ because no matter what you do, eat or drink, these lipsticks refuse to move. Even a micellar water isn’t enough to remove this lipstick. You would rather need a lip balm, a moisturizer or some oil to remove this lipstick completely. Not to mention that this lipstick comes with a variety of beautiful shades that is meant for everyone out there. These transfer proof lipsticks are also vegan, cruelty free and halal certified. 

Now, coming to lip balms. These are genuinely life savers for your lips. Lip balms have a high concentration of moisture and essential oils that take care of your lips. Lip balms heal cracked and chapped lips instantly. For dry lips, lip balms provide light but instant hydration and are a great solution. Lip balms are handy and can be applied anytime and anywhere. Most lip balms are neutral in color, but some lip balms are mildly tinted to give your lips a natural pinkish glow. 

You can check out the Iba Pure Lips Lip Balm that comes in three yummy flavors like – cocoa vanilla, strawberry and alphonso mango. These lip balms are infused with the goodness of cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, and shea butter. These lip balms are hundred percent natural, vegan, cruelty free and halal certified. These lip balms are known to soften dry and chapped lips instantly giving it a nice smooth feel. 

And lastly, gel lipsticks! We have two kinds - the color-changing gel lipsticks which come in 3 candy pop colors and a BLACK lipstick! Have you ever heard of one before? These lipsticks are based on the simple concept that the final color on application will depend on the person’s body pH - resulting in various shades of soft pink that’s unique to each person. These act both as a tinted lip balm and a glossy lipstick due to the pretty color, nourishing oils and sheer finish.

And, lastly lip glosses! These I would like to call something in between a lipstick and a lip balm. Because lip glosses are extremely moisturizing for the lips while it also has nice color options. Lip glosses are shinier and glossier than a lipstick and a lip balm. So for lip balm vs lip gloss, the latter are a great option to make your lips look plump and glossy. Lip glosses are not transfer proof and need to be applied as and when needed. But because of its moisturizing nature, lip gloss does take care of your lips well. 

We hope that we have cleared all your confusions regarding these makeup products like lipstick vs lip gloss. Now you can be the star of the conversation the next time someone asks you about transfer-proof lipsticks, lip balms, gel lipsticks and glosses! You’re welcome!

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