4 Glosses for juicy lips
Casual, pretty and sexy shine: Choose a perfect lip gloss to hydrate and highlight your lips for summer!
Hydrating, healing and just plain pretty... SheKnows' beauty editors agree that the perfect lip gloss should have long-lasting color, softening ingredients to keep lips healthy and moisturizers for softness. A non-sticky formula in a gorgeous flush of color is ideal for summer. Lip gloss can have a casual sexiness that makes you feel beachy whether you are at the seashore or headed for a day in the office.
A glorious translucent hot pink color that brightens every skin tone and an all-natural formula that's good for the lips! Moderately priced at $10, this little pot of pretty color is available at Ulta stores. It's light and lovely in a beautiful Pomegranate shade.
It's so you, but enhanced! Smashbox O-Gloss, around $20 at Sephora stores, goes on clear and then deepens into a pretty rosy shade that looks different on everyone. The secret is a formula that works with skin's chemistry to create the color, so it's individualized for every woman.
A super-shiny gloss in darker colors, so you can even blot for a low or no-shine stain look. The formula is a little stickier than some other brands, but the colors are rich and concentrated and there are a variety of sensational shades to choose from. You can switch from sparkly pinks to vampish reds and love both looks! A little goes a long way at $23 for a pot of brilliant color.
A worthwhile indulgence at $25, this pretty gloss comes in a crystal-look tube that won't get gooey. The finish is high-shine, but not sticky -- and it has exceptionally good staying power. Pick your palette from more than 35 shades: A favorite is called Spark, a sheer red with teeny gold flecks, that looks as luxurious as it feels on your lips.
Other great lip gloss products worth trying:
- The eight sheer hues available in Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss. At $14, they're a bargain that battles flaky and dried lips thanks to the moisturizing ingredients.
- The trademark of Mac Clear Gloss, also $14, is the wet, mirrored shine with long wear. The downside is that it's sticky, but it can do double-duty adding gloss over lipstick.
- Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Tint SPF 15 is richly moisturizing with an infusion of jojoba and avocado oils, boasts a SPF 15 rating and smells deliciously like peppermint. For $17 you'll get high shine, smooth lips and a taste so yummy you may be tempted to reapply often!
- The deliciously vanilla flavored Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Makeup Lip Gloss. At $12. It's high shine with a glimmer of gold and a non-sticky formula that lasts several hours. You'll need to reapply during the day to keep the shine bright.
Keep your lips smooth and soft for a better look with sheer glosses. Exfoliate by gently scrubbing with a damp washcloth and smooth on lip balm or Vaseline at night to fight dry lip skin and keep your pout pretty!