Matte lipsticks have reigned for the past few seasons but now it’s time to bid them goodbye. Shiny, plumped and glossy lips are back, but before we start judging — these new lip glosses are definitely not the average sticky glittery gloss we have in the 2000s.
Lip glosses or lip lacquers as some brands may call them, have come a long way and no longer in glittery finishes or shimmering pink ones that come in a tube. Now it comes in an abundance of shades, in fact, most of them don’t even require any other lipstick application underneath for intense lip colour.
They also give the smoothest application with the most natural shine for that patent-finish. Better yet, they are not as sticky anymore so your gloss will stay intact and your hair will be gloss-free. And like any other creamy lipsticks, these new lip glosses also included moisturising benefits so your lips stay soft underneath all that shine.
Jump To / Table of Contents
It looks like a lip gloss but stays on like a lip ink. Dior’s first plumping lacquered lip gives high colour intensity that lasts up to eight hours long once applied. It provides shaping, smoothing, and a plumping effect that also hydrates the lips even after 24 hours thanks to its oil and water emulsion.
Lip glosses designed to be comfortable and sexy, Hi-Fi Shine Lip Glosses are laced with vitamin E and peppermint oil to nourish and hydrate the lips when wearing. Not forgetting its ultra-shiny finish, the effect instantly makes lips look plumper, minus the bleeding and fading. Wear it on its own or change your lipstick to metallic, holographic, cream, or sheer cream with their glosses.
If you are one that is into the nourishing factor instead of the colour payoff, this Volupte Liquid Colour Balm is perfect for you. Like its name, it is a liquid balm with a formula that is packed with soothing shea butter, antioxidant-rich vitamin E, coconut water, and jojoba oil to improve your overall lip condition, whilst giving your lips that high shine finish.
Not all glosses come in a tube or liquid formula. Laneige’s newest Stained Glasstick is a lip stain and gloss hybrid that offers high staying power with a glossy finish. There are ten shades in the line, each mimics the colour of gemstones that enhance your natural lip colour. These can be mixed and matched to create new shades.
Releasing in July 2018
A combination of skincare and makeup, Phyto-Lip Delight is a unique balm-gel texture that changes to oil once applied onto the lips — providing softness and hydration with a luminous finish. There are three shades in this range, each of them contains light-infusing agents that create a naturally glossy effect.
Gloss Bomb is made to be the ultimate lip gloss. The universal rose nude shade is handpicked by Rihanna herself, with the purpose to be compatible with all skin tones. The XXL size wand deposits the perfect amount of non-sticky gloss on the lips, instantly making them look fuller and smoother.