Black Beauty Editors Share the Lip Glosses They Can’t Live WithoutJuly 29, 2020
It goes without saying that I’m obsessed with gloss — even more so with affordable ones that I can come back to time and time again. My favorite right now is this warm brown shade; it’s the perfect nude. It smells amazing (sometimes I reapply just to catch a whiff), has great staying power and gives a hint of color without hiding my natural lip hue. In other words, it’s perfect.
I haven't always been a huge fan of lip gloss, but one product I surprisingly became a big fan of after trying is Ginger Snap. It's creamy, it lasts, and most importantly, it doesn't feel super thick and sticky on my lips. I also love how the shade looks super natural on me, to the point that I feel like I'm not even wearing anything.
Pat McGrath Lust: Gloss in Aphrodisiac
Trust Pat McGrath to make a collection of lip glosses that look like royalty on Brown girls. I’ve been hooked on this shade, a creamy nude for everyday wear. It isn’t ashy, and it doesn’t make me look washed out. I also love that the Lust: Gloss range comes in vibrant shades (like reds) and glitters that aren’t too overwhelming.
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick in Mocha Choca-lata!
My favorites #BlackGirlFriendly lip gloss is this shade. If your favorite cream lipstick and moisturizing gloss had a baby, this would be it. I fell in love with this gloss at first swatch because it glides right on without being too clumpy or streaky. It’s like the perfect pinky nude that balances out my two-toned lips (my upper lip is a deeper brown, and the bottom is pink). I also would like to point out how non-sticky it is. In fact, this gloss is loaded with kahai oil, which leaves my lips soft, supple and smooch-ready.
Fenty Gloss Bomb in Hot Chocolit
I’m currently obsessed with Fenty Gloss Bomb in Hot Chocolit, a shimmery chocolate brown that looks divine on deeper complexions. It gives me wet, glassy shine without being too sticky, and thanks to the shea butter in the formula, it keeps my lips feeling hydrated and soft AF. I love wearing it alone or layered over my favorite chestnut lip liner. The best part? It smells like a fruit cocktail.
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lip Gloss in Tempt Me
Maybe it's the Missy Elliott fangirl in me, but I will always say yes to a rich purple lip. Matte or glossy, the hue just looks sumptuous on my skin, if I do say so myself. Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in Tempt Me is a shade I've worn on dates, at festivals and to brunches ... and I've received compliments on it nearly every time. It's a bold shade that doesn't feel intimidating to wear and layers beautifully on top of matte and cream lipsticks.