Difference between Lip Gloss and Lip Balm

Difference between Lip Gloss and Lip Balm

One of the most common interchanged words from the beauty industry is the use of Lip Gloss and Lip Balm. Sure is, I myself was not able to understand the variation of the two until my lips started to get dry and started cracking last summer. I am making this article now so I could share with you how to identify these two different makeup entities.

Lip gloss is the one often used with the lipstick to make the lips appear shiny. It sometimes contains glitters to add sparks in your lips. Most of the time, it is used to achieve a younger and teenage look. This is what most actresses, actors, models, and runway girls apply on their lips.

Here is an example of lip gloss which I use.

Napoleon Perdis Lip Gloss

On the other hand, lip balm is the one used to moisturize your lips, like chapstick. It is an oil-based product that helps repair unhealthy lips and moisturizes cracked ones. It can also be used to protect your lips from weather and temperature.

One of my favorite lip balm is Lucas Papaw Ointment.

Lucas Papaw Ointment

So I hope I made clear the lip gloss vs. lip balm issue.

Stay tuned for more make-up and beauty updates.


Mary is a millennial who works as a part-time freelance writer. She's trying to realize more ways to live a sustainable lifestyle while learning Spanish on her vacant times.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Natasa

    Great post !:) Thanks for your comment on my blog !:) I'm following you on Bloglovin !:)

    1. Marinella

      Thank you very much! :) I just want to share what I learned. :)

  2. Analyn Alonsagay

    Oh my, I just learned it just today, oh poor me, I thought they where just the same, that the lip gloss is a FAshion term , and the lip balm is a common term, hehe thanks

    1. Marinella

      No problem. I blog to share knowledge.

  3. jenjen balatico

    nice post, I do use both everyday :)

    1. Marinella

      That's cool.

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