Difference between Lipstick and Chapstick

Key Difference: Lipstick and Chapstick are two different products that are applied/worn on lips. Lipstick is basically a cosmetic product that women apply or use as a protection on lips. On the other hand, chapstick is a brand name for lip balm. It is usually applied by people to get a relief from dry lips, angular cheilitis, stomatitis, or cold sores.

In today’s modern society, applying lipstick is one of the most important fashion items. They are easy to use, ideally increase the beauty, and can create dramatic changes on woman’s face. Lipsticks are available in different shades like red, pink, brown, violet, green etc. The most preferable and the popular colors worn by women nowadays are red, brown, maroon and pink. Women usually select shades according to their skin color. They also come in numerous flavors of fruits like strawberry, cherry, grapes, and many more.

Lipstick is one of the most needed products that one can see in almost each woman’s handbag. Ancient Mesopotamian women were possibly the first women to invent and wear lipstick. During 19th century, the dark red lipstick became very popular and after that the different colors came into existence, but with limited number of shades.

Chapstick is a brand name for lip balm. It is a medicated gel, which is mainly applied by people who want to get relief from dry lips, angular cheilitis, stomatitis, or cold sores. Chapstick is manufactured by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and used widely in many other countries. It is basically a waxy cream, which when applied, provides relief instantly. Chapsticks any given favor may contain camphor, beeswax, menthol, petrolatum, phenol, vitamin E, aloe, and oxybenzone.

Lips are the most sensitive part of human’s skin, and one needs to take care of it. For this reason, chapsticks were produced. Climate changes, dry air, cold temperatures and many other reasons cause a drying effect on skin, by drawing moisture away from the body. It is a handmade product, which did not have much success in the early 80s. However, in the early 90s, it bought the rights to the product. Today, it is sold worldwide in so many countries.

Comparison between Lipstick and Chapstick:

 

Lipstick

Chapstick

Definition

Lipstick is a crayon-like oil-based cosmetic used in coloring the lips, usually in a tubular container.

Chapstick is a moisturizer lip balm. It is basically a brand for lip balm.

Origin of the product

Ancient Mesopotamian women were possibly the first women to invent and wear lipstick.

Dr. Charles Browne Fleet, a Physician and pharmological thinker from Lynchburg, Virginia invented Chapstick.

Shades

Brandy, hot pink, chocolate, Plum, cappuccino, blush, spice, red, etc.

Range, fruity jelly, baby pink, etc., however, each shade will usually only give a shiny look.

Flavors

  • Flavored lipsticks are very recent trend in the makeup industry.
  • Chocolate flavor
  • Caramel flavor
  • Bubble-gum flavor
  • Etc.

Any given flavor of ChapStick may contain camphor, beeswax, menthol, petrolatum, phenol, vitamin E, aloe, and oxybenzone.

Ingredients

Lipstick contains wax, oils, antioxidants and emollients.

Arachidyl propionate, camphor, carnauba wax, cetyl alcohol, D&C red no. 6 barium lake, FD&C yellow no. 5 aluminum lake, fragrance, isopropyl lanolate, isopropyl myristate, lanolin, light mineral oil, methylparaben, octyldodecanol, oleyl alcohol, paraffin, phenyl trimethicone, propylparaben, titanium dioxide, white wax, propanol.

Advantages

  • Lipstick is not just applied for color, but it is also worn by women for protection.
  • Applying lipstick with moisturizers and sun protection is one effective way to protect the lips from weather changes.
  • Your skin heals faster.
  • You avoid the embarrassment of chapped or dried lips.
  • Contains SPF protection.
  • Protect the natural health and beauty of the lips.

Disadvantages

  • Lipsticks usually dry lips – it tends to crack leaving your lips unattractive too.
  • Applying lipstick is more time consuming as compared to lip balm.
  • Beware of lipstick; bad ingredients might also give you cancer.
  • Chapstick addiction.
  • It can damage the natural color, softness and glow of the lips.

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