It’s undeniable that glosses are having a moment right now — and we’re totally here for it. Lip gloss is wearable for everyday, takes any makeup look up a notch and often contain nourishing ingredients to keep your lips moisturized and kissable throughout the day. Lip gloss often gets a bad rap for its stickiness and tendency to wear off quickly, but glosses have come a long way since then. Now they’re available in a wide range of colors and consistencies so you can rock a wet-looking glossy lip or tone it down and wear something with just a hint of shine.
Still not convinced gloss is for you? We’ve rounded up a few different glosses (that aren’t quite lip glosses) to change your mind. Peep our picks, ahead:
If you’re going for a super pigmented gloss that is both full coverage and super pigmented, NYX Vinyl Lip Gloss is worth a try. Its full-coverage formula is a little thicker than your typical gloss but the best part about this product is definitely the ultra-pigmented shades. Currently available in 8 colors — ranging from beige-brown to black — there are endless opportunities for statement glossy looks to try.
If you want all of the shine and none of the gummy-ness that can come with a typical gloss, then the #thisiseverything Lip Oil belongs on your list. The formula feels much more luxurious than its $6 price tag and its spiked with lip-loving oils like almond, avocado and rosehip. We’re definitely fans of this unique formula and think you’ll feel the same.
This is a tinted lip balm with lots of tint and a good bit of shine so it’s definitely on our list. The formula is nourishing, contains SPF 30 and won’t gunk up throughout the day. Feel free to reapply this hydrating formula over and over — it’s just that good.
Definitely formulated with the luxe beauty junkie in mind, the YSL Tint In Oil is one of those things you bring with you to a desert island. Packed with hydrating ingredients like jojoba oil and apricot kernel oil, it offers lots of hydration and luminous shine. Tint in Oil feels like a lip balm and acts like a gloss — and it comes in 14 sheer shades adding just a hint of color and lots of shine.
We get it — a lip gloss pencil sounds nonsensical but hear us, and Kiko, out. A lip pencil with a high shine finish, this unexpected product delivers shine and comfortable wear for less than $10, it’s affordable enough to pick up a few. It’s currently available 12 matte and glittery shades so you can snag one for every occasion.
About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.