From adding subtle shine and sheer colour to full-on glitterati status and a spectrum of party hues, lip gloss just might be the most versatile product in your lip kit. Packed with more pigment than a tinted lip balm but less than a lipstick, gloss cosmetics are a quick and easy way to update your everyday look or add a top coat of shine to your signature lipstick.
Types of lip gloss
What lip gloss suits you best depends on your lip makeup habits. If you prefer a natural lip look and don’t usually stray far from basic balms and tints, try a clear lip gloss to create the appearance of plump lips without overdoing the colour. Or maybe you’re an all-time, any-time diva looking to take your brightest lipstick shades to even greater sparkle-my-way drama. Nothing grabs attention like a bejeweled lip courtesy of a glitter lip gloss. Although lip glosses don’t have the same staying power as a lipstick, new and more advanced formulas are improving long-lasting lip gloss so you don’t have to reapply as frequently.
No matter your level of beauty commitment, lip gloss is for everyone. Often in a tube that you can apply directly with your fingertips or a doe-foot applicator, glosses require less effort and precision to swipe on than most lipsticks. This makes them a smart option to stash in your purse or even at the office for quick touch-ups on the go or between meetings. Wear your favourite shade alone or layer it over a lip liner or lipstick to add another dimension of shimmer and shine to your signature shade.
We’ve searched high and low for all the best lip gloss to bring you a range of shades, finishes, and sets. Shop online at Sephora to resupply your go-to shades and find your next fave.