There’s nothing like a lick of lippy to instantly lift a slightly forlorn face and poor old gloss tends to get a lot of stick, but this season, the gloss is gaining some cred and it’s making a comeback…
There’s no denying, there are loads of benefits to glossing it up versus the traditional stick. It’s ease of application… and removal, not to mention the instant, natural looking glow and summery shimmer it gives your lips. There’s not even the need for a mirror to apply…Beat THAT, lipstick!
That said, like anything, if you wanna do it, do it right… right? Follow these top tips for a long lasting glossy pout.
Gloss ‘em smoothly! Make sure your lips are smooth from the outset with a good exfoliation routine. Use a washcloth or soft face brush or gentle exfoliation scrub to rid your lips of any loose skin and moisturise before bed.
Line before you shine with a pencil just inside your lip line to match your natural lip colour.
Gloss from the inside out. Start from the middle of your lips and work outwards, using a lip brush rather than a wand to give you better coverage.
Stop inside the line! Gloss tends to bleed, so stay inside your natural lip line to prevent a glossy slick.
If you buy a bum tone by mistake, mix it with petroleum jelly (Vaseline to you and me) to make it more wearable.
OUR GLOSSY PICKS:
Dazzle by name, dazzle by nature! You can’t beat this for a lip colour that brings an exciting multi-dimensional pop to your lips.
The Superwoman of the lip gloss world. Gorgeous colours that revitalise undermosturised lips with a soothing shine and protect them with antioxidants with every application.
CLARINS INSTANT LIGHT NATURAL LIPS
A melting gel with a deliciously sweet flavour and 3D shimmer, for luscious, smooth, shiny lips and a natural-coloured, luminous smile. It nourishes, repairs and protects lips to leave them incredibly beautiful.
A gloss that glides on extra smooth and feels ahhh-mazingly silky & luxurious. Easy-squeezy tubes with a custom tip are designed for perfect application.
BOOTS NO. 7 STAY PERFECT LIP LACQUER
Dress your lips for lasting shine with this double ended lacquer and clear gloss, available in 5 shades.
We love this gloss, if only for the name! Definitely something to shout a-pout, it features the same ingenious lip-plumping technology as the original. With SUPERFILL™ Lip Plumping Spheres, which explode in volume when they meet the moisture on your lips.