Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

It’s no secret that lip gloss is back — and by back we mean everyone’s wearing glossy lips, whether it’s a traditional lip gloss, a shiny lipstick or something in between. The downside, however, is that it’s hard to find a lip product that’s both hydrating and shiny. And even though any lip balm can be glossy-ish if you try hard enough, it can change the way it feels on your lips and likely won’t give you the mirror-like shine you’re after. Enter the glossy lip balm, a hybrid product meant to convert the gloss-averse to shiny-lip evangelists. They’re great for lip gloss fans, too, offering hydration without sacrificing shine. With that in mind we’ve rounded up our favorite gloss-lip balm hybrids — because you shouldn’t have to choose.


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