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What Happens if You Use Too Much Lip Gloss? Can You Go Overboard?

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Lip gloss makes lips shimmer and sometimes gives some color. It’s available as a liquid or a soft paste (not to be mistaken for lip balm, which mostly has medical or soothing effects, or lipstick, which is a solid, cream-like substance that gives a color that is more pigmented). 

But what happens if you use too much lip gloss? You’ll ruin your look, and your day! In this article, we’ll explain what usually happens if you lay the lip gloss on way too thick.


What Happens If You Use Too Much Lip Gloss?

When we add a dash of color to our lips, they feel gorgeous and confident.

Lip gloss creates glitz and glam, but if you put on too much, it will look cakey and uneven. And when it’s too thick, it will gradually start to run from your lips and look bad, particularly if you didn’t use any lip liner to control your lips.

You’ll eventually get it on everything, including your clothes, and you’ll be frustrated!

You can easily ruin your style if you smear on the lip gloss too thick. A little goes a long way!

Lip gloss creates glitz and glam, but if you put on too much, it will look cakey and uneven. And when it’s too thick, it will gradually start to run from your lips, and look bad, particularly if you didn’t use any lip liner.


Is Lip Gloss Addictive?

It’s weird how compelling it is to apply and reapply lip gloss. It can feel like an addiction to some!

It’s weird how compelling it is to apply and reapply lip gloss. It can feel like an addiction to some!

In your usage of lip gloss, it is essential that you pay keen attention to the ingredients and how often you use lip gloss. You have to pay attention because even though it hasn’t been proven to be psychological, using lip gloss can easily morph into a bad habit that becomes quite difficult to break.

Lip balm comforts your lips, feels lovely on them, and may be quite soothing. This can evolve into unconscious stress or anxiety-relieving habits, like twisting your hair or chewing your nails.

When selecting lip gloss, avoid ingredients like phenol, salicylic acid, and menthol. You should also use simple products that are petroleum-jelly based. These practices will help limit any dependence on lip gloss that might develop.


Types Of Lip Gloss

Lip gloss, like lipstick, comes in various shapes and colors and can be used in various ways. It comes in a tiny cylinder and can be applied with a round or slanted applicator wand (sometimes called a doe foot applicator). It can also come with a built-in lip brush. 

You can apply it with a finger or lip brush, or it can come in a soft, squidgy plastic tube that you can rub over the lips. Solid or semi-liquid glosses come in tubes or boxes, which might sometimes blur the line between lip glosses and lip balm.

The most basic lip gloss gives your lips shine without adding color. Colored lip gloss gives both color and shine to your lips.

Glittery lip glosses come in various colors and have a glitter base.

New forms of “plumping” lip gloss contain chemicals that soften and plump the lips. Compared with lip fillers, collagen, or Restylane, these are inexpensive, easy, and typically safe options.

However, since the effects are just transient, they are less effective. Plumping lip gloss might cause a burning feeling on the lips when used for the first time.

Lip gloss is frequently used when people want to color their lips but do not want the dramatic, solid color impression that lipstick provides. It is also frequently used as a cosmetic primer. Many introductions to makeup kits include light sparkly lip glosses.

Just be aware that they do expire after a while, and you should toss them out upon expiration.


History Of Lip Gloss

While lipstick has been around since ancient times, gloss is much newer!

A man named Max Factor created lip gloss in 1930, and since its inception, the goal of chemists has been to make it much easier to produce and more attractive. Max Factor, a Polish man living in the United States, founded Max Factor & Company in 1909 and began producing lip gloss in 1930. 

This was the first lip gloss type designed to meet the needs of both black and white movie actresses. Naturally, as those films got more well-known, the general female populace sought to mimic the stars, which was made possible in 1932 when Max Factor introduced the first commercial lip gloss, “X-Rated,” to the general public.



Conclusion

Lip gloss is a good option for keeping your lips moist and soft. However, if you use it too much, it will look cakey, uneven, and weird. Eventually, you’ll ruin your look from excess lip gloss.

Start with a small amount, no need to go crazy. You can always add more, and ask a friend for feedback on your gloss power!

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