Makeup trends come and go. There are trends that we like, trends that we wish to disappear, and trends that we just want to try out. But the truth is, there are really no makeup trends, it’s more of a case of the same looks and styles coming around again and again. The thing that makes a trend different each time is most often the technology, packaging, delivery, and formula. After years of wearing matte, liquid and long-lasting lipsticks, one of the most represented makeup trends of the 1990s are back with us! Since the overkill of gloss in the ’80s and ’90s, they have been out of fashion for a while. They were mostly used in editorials and fashion shows, but in real life, they were too tacky (pun intended).
Those heavy textures gave the lip glosses the bad reputation, but fast-changing new-gen glosses changed that. Today, they are a lot less sticky, they moisturize lips, lasts longer and have incredible finishes! So we think it is the right time to do a round-up of the best current lip glosses on the market and make lip gloss a staple in our makeup bags again!
EXTRA TIP: Apply to lips for a luscious coverage and add a little extra to the center of your bottom lip to make your pout look fuller!
10 Best Lip Glosses:
NYX – Butter Gloss
Perfect affordable everyday lip gloss! They aren’t sticky or shimmery, and they smell so freaking good. Worth the hype, this is our absolute best-buy.
CoverGirl Lip Lava
This lip gloss is ready to party! If you are up for a glittering statement and bold lips, Rihanna style, look no further.
Tom Ford’s Patent Finish Lip Colours
This lip gloss is intense as well. Hybrid gloss-stains will give you a glossy finish and wears down to a long-lasting stain. This lip gloss will give you a luxurious look and feel. You might also want to use a lip liner first to shape your lips.
MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils
If you are not for megawatts of shine, this chunky MAC pencil is much more low maintenance and easier to apply. Semi-sheer, color can be built up and end results are still much more subtle.
Clio Stay Shine Lip Syrup
Super shiny and comfortable to wear, if you lean toward darker colors, go for it! Its finish is incredible! It is moisturizing and not drying which is a plus point.
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FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA: Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitter
Fenty Beauty hopped up on the unicorn trend train and released their holiday limited edition. Rihanna wanted her first-holiday collection to wow from every angle: “Glitter on glitter on glitter. That’s what The Galaxy Collection is all about, no exception.”—Rihanna
The bestselling gloss from the lip plumping authority in a tingly shimmer-sheer finish. They have tons of shade, so you will surely find one that will suit your preferences.
Lancôme Juicy Shaker
This is an oil-based lip gloss. What it means is that, it’s got a nourishing, bi-phase formula made of oil and pigment. It leaves a juicy wash of color on lips and builds up the layers to intensify. This is the kind of gloss that’s as perfect for a dinner date as it is for a big meeting at work. You will be crazy about the chubby, dome cushion applicator – it feels so soft and bouncy.
FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA: Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
The actual gloss color is a soft rose with just the tiniest shimmery particles. It’s a bit tacky like a traditional gloss, but it doesn’t feel sticky, and it definitely has hydrating benefits as it’s loaded with shea butter.
Benefit: Ultra Plush Lip Gloss
Never sticky. From crystal clear to hot pink, with an (always) fun and cute packaging from Benefit.