Glossy lip stains are one of our favorite makeup secret weapons. Not only are they able to give you just the right amount of high-shine to complete a dewy makeup look, but they also provide enough pigmented color to feel like a lipstick. There are seemingly millions of glossy lip stains out there, but not all suit everyone universally, so we rounded up six that beautifully complement light, medium or deep skin tones ahead.
This rosy-toned lip gloss stain is perfect for lighter complexions, thanks to its warm, gold undertones. Sparkling Please provides just enough shine with its finely-milled glitter particles and just enough color with its peachy-pink plumping finish to be everything you want in a lip product and more.
If you prefer more bang for your lip stain buck, try Flaming Cherry by Lime Crime. This powerfully pigmented bright orange-peach will bounce off of light skin tones and pair well with any type of neutral makeup look. It’s a bright gloss that’ll serve as a focal point and seriously change your makeup game with just one swipe.
Medium skin tones do well with pinky-purple hues, which is why SPL is on the top of our glossy lip stain list for this type of complexion. Complete with actual flecks of purple-blue glitter, this gloss is the intergalactic formula of your lip color dreams.
If you’re searching for something a bit more neutral, try Glossier Play in Pony. This vinyl lip color will complement your olive undertones and is a totally perfect every-day go-to no matter what your makeup style is.
Rouge Vintage is the ultimate deep rose shade that can universally complement all kinds of deep complexions, no matter your undertone. It can be applied with just one layer for a light, pink wash or built up for an almost opaque, nearly blinding shine.
A total crowd-pleaser for deeper complexions, Maison is a pigmented gloss that is so shiny, it’s nearly reflective. It serves as the absolutely perfect nude shade and works to bring out both cool and warm undertones flawlessly.