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Pucker up, it's time to pick a new lipstick for spring, but whose side are you on- team glossy or team matte?

Stuck on what to select? Here's the lowdown on the difference between the two to help you make your decision that little bit easier!

Matte lipsticks have a suede-like finish and the best ones tend to be both highly pigmented and moisturising. Matte lipsticks are notorious for drying out your lips, so the latter factor is a must-have for happy matte lips. 

For best results with matte lipstick, exfoliating the lips beforehand is crucial, as this prevents the lipstick looking cracked. 

Glossy lipsticks are designed to catch light, which means they tend to be shiny and give a lip-plumping effect. The best glossy lipsticks are ultra-hydrating and have a non-sticky formula.

While most glossy lipsticks tend to be sheer, you can now find deeply pigmented formulas as well, for bright pops of colour.

If neither of the finishes above sound quite right for you, there might be a solution in the new semi-matte trend. Brands are increasingly introducing semi-matte formulas that are not quite matte and not quite glossy. 

These lipsticks tend to be highly moisturising but are pigmented and tend to be slightly more sheer than matte lipsticks but not as sheer as glossy formulas. 

Heard enough? Then get inspired with our matte and glossy lipstick picks below!

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