Friday, August 19th, 2011

Choose or Lose


How opaque do you like your lipgloss?

  • Semi-opaque (53%, 1,451 Votes)
  • Semi-sheer (23%, 616 Votes)
  • Opaque (20%, 557 Votes)
  • Sheer (3%, 89 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,734

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17 thoughts on “How opaque do you like your lipgloss?

  1. Carrie Ann

    I like both semi-sheer and semi-opaque. It depends on the shade and what look I’m going for.

  2. Julia

    I said other because I don’t like lip gloss, but if I had to wear one, I’d choose semi-opaque.

  3. Avatar of Theresa Reese

    I hardly wear lipgloss cause they almost all seems to be so sheer. If I’m spending $15-25 on a gloss, I want it to show up. I can get a clear gloss at the drug store for $5.

  4. Marie

    I prefer semi-opaque, because it’s more versatile to use.
    If I want a sheer wash of color, I’ll apply thinly.
    If I want a more dramatic effect, I’ll pile on the layers.

    The only use I have for sheer and semi-sheer lipglosses is to layer over lisptick to add dimension.
    Opaque lipgloss is amazing for a quick look and dramatic effect. Bloodwork by Nars is my absolute favorite in the pigmented department.

  5. cords

    I chose other, because i like them all. It depends on what i want from a gloss at the time. Though i do get dissappointed when i buy a colour of gloss and its just clear on the lips. Max Factor released glosses last year and i bought two, they both looked the same on me – clear, but two different gorgeous colours in their bottles. I was furious.

  6. Jaine

    I generally like wearing gloss over lipstick; so I like them semi-

    • Jaine

      I couldn’t finish. I like them semi-sheer over lipstick. But, I like them semi-opaque, if I’m wearing by themselves.

  7. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Since I rarely use lip gloss on its own, I usually go for a sheer or semi-opaque. More often, I use it as a way to brighten a matte lipstick when I went a little more oomph to the look.

  8. Altea

    I don’t think I have a strong preference, I don’t like totally opaque glosses because they tend to get messy (you know, the lines between your lips? bleah!).
    Other than that, I like them all really. It depends on the look I’m going for.

  9. ambersmile

    I love most lip glosses as long as they aren’t to watery or have big chunks of glitter.

  10. Lisa G

    For me, it depends entirely on the look I’m going for.

  11. It’s like reaching for a tool – which one I grab depends on the job at hand. I like the idea of having as many options as possible.

  12. Mel

    Semi-Opaque to Opaque. Semi opaque when I’m looking more low key and opaque when I’m more dressed up.

  13. Sheer/semi-sheer. My ultimate goal is to find a lip gloss that really just deepens the natural color of my lips with some shine. I’ve been using Clinique’s Black Honey as it’s the best I’ve found so far, but it’s really a smidge too brown on me, & I’d prefer something more berry-ish.
    Haha, I’m not particular at all!

  14. Queen Shanine

    I chose other. It depends on the type of look I’m going for. If I am wearing lipstick, then a sheer to semi-sheer gloss would be better to compliment the lipcolor. Otherwise, I would wear whatever gloss would compliment the look I’m going for on a particular day/evening. They all have their place.