Poor lip gloss seems to have got itself a bit of a reputation for being somewhat irritating.
All women have had a lip gloss casualty at one point or another. They look so appealing sitting there on the shelf in all their glittering, shiny, fruity smelling glory – but on the lips they equal a sticky hair, sticky face, lip injection gone wrong looking disaster – not to mention often being extremely high maintenance when it comes to longevity and reapplication.
However, lip-gloss-phobes out there need to put down their creamy lipstick and get reacquainted with the gloss once again because it is back with a vengeance.
This summer, matte is out and shine is in. Thankfully, lots of new and exciting technology means that many lip glosses have undergone a formula revamp; and whilst our sticky friends do still exist, many lip glosses are now long-lasting, moisturising and an absolute dream to wear.
If you are new to the world of gloss we recommend that you wean yourself in with a subtle pastel shade or a glossy nude. Below are our top picks for this Spring/Summer period:
- Chanel Levres Scintillantes £21
Pricey indeed but this long-lasting ultra glossy formula offers intense colour and a perfect finish…worth every penny. Bon Bon and Sweet Beige are perfect starter shades great for everyday work wear or for a natural evening look.
- NARS Larger Than Life Lipgloss £19
This gloss from Nars offers extremely long lasting intense colour in addition to protection and nourishment for the lips. The gloss also have a nifty shorter brush for easy and more precise application. Rosy Pink is a gorgeous subtle shade for ladies who are looking for a understated pop of colour.
- Maybelline Super Stay 10H Tint Gloss, £6.99
This is a relatively new offering from Maybelline and is a hybrid of a gloss and a tint. The range of colours is relatively limited standing at just five. However, the formula claims to be non-fading, non-drying and non-smudging whilst still offering high shine. All of the shades are relatively deep with Forever Coral being the most wearable for everyday.