With the all matte lip trend dying down, my favorite look is fast becoming in style again: glossy lips! However, not all lipglosses are created equal. Some are thick and sticky, and other watery and light, but no matter what type of gloss you like, there’s one thing we can all agree on: we don’t want a gloss that gets dry so fast that you have to continuously keep reapplying it, right? Well, at least that’s what bothers me the most when it comes to lipglosses. I like being able to apply my gloss and not have to worry about it until I have to wipe it off so I can have lunch, and there are a few glosses that can meet my expectations and deliver just that!
- Enamored Hi Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer- This is, hands down, my favorite gloss of all time. While I don’t carry it in my kit because I use a clear one to transform all my lipsticks into glosses, I do use this one on myself almost every day. Smoothing and shiny, these glosses stay put with no touch ups from right after my morning coffee all the way through lunch when I take it off before eating. Available in over 35 shades, this gloss comes in both matte colors and shimmer, as well as some iridescent ones too! Glamorous and mesmerizing, these glosses have so much shine that they almost give the appearance of having had some fillers in your lips...only without the pain of a needle! Plus, it’s cruelty free as well as free of parabens and sulfates. Enamored Hi Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer $29 is available at www.marcjacobsbeauty.com
- Artist Plexi-Gloss by Makeup Forever- This gloss is definitely a close second, only because the shade range is rather limited in comparison to the Marc Jacobs ones. I love the high shine of these as well as the fact that they are buildable in color. With unique Plexi Color Technology, these long lasting glosses deliver up to 5 hours of wear time, and look flattering on even the most textured of lips. Plus I just love the lip huggin applicator, which ensures a flawless application every time! Artist Plexi-Gloss $20 is available at www.makeupforever.com
- Moisture Boost Lip Shine by Viseart- Hydrating yet non-sticky high shine lip oil, these glosses come in seven universal shades that add a lovely hint of color to your pucker. Packed with lip loving ingredients like grapeseed, sunflower, and jojoba oils, these vegan, gluten-free, and petroleum free lip shines are great for even the most dry of lips. With resveratrol to rejuvenate and repair and plumping peptides for a lustrous pout, these treatments are ideal for daily use. They are so light and weightless that I sometimes forget that I’m even wearing them! Moisture Boost Lip Shine $19 is available at www.viseartparis.com