We have one summer makeup resolution, and it’s to wear eye gloss more often. While there are tons of lip products on the market that can essentially double as eyeshadow, we’ve had our eyes (pun intended) on the eye gloss category for months. Ahead, find five eye glosses that will give you the lids of a glazed doughnut and will be your immediate go-to this spring into summer.
Any good eye gloss starts with a lot of color options, and that’s why we love the NYX Glazed & Confused version. These glosses come in muted tones of brown, purple, olive and a killer earthy red. There’s also a black, which we love for a smoked out, grungy version of the shiny eye.
If you’re looking for something bright or glittery, the Butter London Glazen Eye Glosses come in versions of sparkly gold, cake icing and oil-spill toned shades. The texture of these is our favorite — they’re super buildable and incredibly smooth and almost gelatinous to the touch.
For an easy application, the Milk Makeup Eye Vinyl is hands down the best of the bunch. These cushion applicator sticks have the sweetest payoff, whether your prefer one of the more neutral colors or the bright purple and black — and they get the job done with just one swipe.
The YSL Eye Gloss Smudger is one of our favorites because it lets you turn any shadow into an eye gloss. We love adding this overtop a smoked out eyeshadow look to add a little shine and another layer of dimension.
Probably the most eye-catching, the Kevyn Aucoin Exotique Diamond glosses are super sparkly and literally made for a night out. Pair this with a thick cat eye or wear it alone with a ton of mascara — either way, you’re sure to elicit makeup envy.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.