Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Choose or Lose


Do you like your lipstick sheer or opaque?

  • Opaque! (61%, 1,158 Votes)
  • Sheer! (37%, 691 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (2%, 40 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,890

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20 thoughts on “Do you like your lipstick sheer or opaque?

  1. Sabra

    Definitely opaque because you can always make them sheer by just dabbing it on or using your finger to apply it!

  2. I typically like opaque lipsticks because you can sheer them out by using less product. Sheer lipsticks on the other hand, you would have to use more if you wanted to build the color up. Therefore, I get more for my money with opaque lipsticks = )

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laia Laia

    Opaque. If I’m buying a lipstick it’s because I want to get the very same color (or really similar) on my lips without too much effort!

  4. Ashley

    A little bit of both, depends on what I’m going for :)

  5. Karen K

    I like having both options. I like sheers for the summer though.

  6. Rachel

    For me it depends on what I’m looking for from that specific lipstick. I like sheer color more for certain looks and colors and opaque for others.

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laci Laci

    I like opaques because if I want sheer coverage, I’ll go for a gloss.

  8. Julia

    See, I like sheer and shiny lipsticks. In fact, I don’t think I have any opaque lipsticks, because I just don’t like heavy looking things. Honestly it doesn’t really matter if it looks good. But again, I am a sheer, neutral kind of girl. Like, I don’t like any of my cosmetics opaque at all. That’s why I’m not adventurous with my makeup :P I think it’s because I think I look too over-done with more then a little makeup, like drag queen. That’s why. MY GOODNESS THIS IS LONG! haha, anyway….. I totally agree with you guys about the lipsticks and shearing them out, but I just always get the sheer (whether I intend to or not).

  9. courtneyseaa

    I like my lipstick opaque. If im looking for a more sheer look i wear lipgloss :)

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marian Marian

    I like them all! I like a sheer in the daytime, especially if I don’t want to wear both a lipstick and a gloss. Sheer lipstick tends to be glossy.

    For a sophisticated evening look, nothing beats a matte. A satin can go either way!

  11. Opaque ftw! I like the option of sheering them out rather than building them up

  12. Ashley D.

    Definitely opaque.

  13. Hend

    Opaque !
    sheer colours look werid on my very pink pigmented lips !!

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of vikaki vikaki

    it depends on the colour…on my mood…and the occasion!!

  15. ChulaMc

    My lips are naturally very pink, and it’s hard for the color that is in the tube to show up on my lips unless it is very dark. I have a really hard time finding a nude lippie that works for me…

    So I voted opaque!

  16. Josiane

    opaque for paler or nudecolors but I love sheer bright colors as well as sheer bright gloss – It looks like you have jelly on your lips and I love it

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emily Emily

    It just depends really! I like them both ways! Depends on the color of the lipstick, and how I’m planning on wearing it.

  18. monika-luiza

    it depends on. I like nude colors more opaque as i have heavily pigmented lips but reds I prefer more sheer because they have a nice shine without lots of shimmer. actually, for me it’s more important that the l/s aren’t matte as they dry out my lips.

  19. Camilla

    For me, it depends on the colour and the look I am going for. When I want a more natural look, I like them sheer, just a wash of colour. When I’m going all out I want them to be bold and colourful.

  20. Svetlana

    Definitely opaque . In fact I hate sheer lipsticks :)