It seems that the hype for the ultra, no-shine matte lippies is finally dying out, and in its place, recent spring and summer 2018 runways of the likes of Chanel, Dries Van Noten, Giambattisa Valli, Alexander McQueen and many others have chosen to feature glossy, plump natural-coloured lips that’ve spread like wildfire all over Instagram, with people opting to replace their pre-loved matte lippies with glosses.
With celebs taking the hilt and rocking lip glosses more than matte lippies, for the matte lippie lovers – it looks like the gloss is here to stay.
Not convinced? Forget about the sticky, shimmery, nude-coloured glosses that defined the 90s and early 00s – in 2018, lip glosses have come back from the proverbial makeup grave. Sleek, chic, and just better – this is a list of 23 lip glosses that might just convince you to swap out your matte lippies, for lip glosses.
1. Glossier Clear Lip Gloss
For those of you who were struck by Glossier’s previous huge hit – the Balm.com, you might be interested in their new lip gloss, which is said to have a comfortable, non-sticky formula, and gold speckles, without being gritty.
Jam-packed with Vitamin E and with a long-staying formula, this Glossier lip gloss will ensure your lips are looking healthy, hydrated, and fresh-looking all day, while feeling like you have nothing on. Win-win!
Price: SGD 19.18
2. HERA Sensual Tint
This lip tint comes with a devil’s tail applicator that’s designed for ease of application. Use it to achieve the Korean gradient lips or high-shine lips that look like they come straight out of the billboard.
Coming in bright vibrant hues perfect for the summer, this fun and flirty lip gloss will be sure to give you the juiciest pout you can muster! There range consists of seven gorgeous shades you can choose from.
Price: SGD 43
Where to get: At HERA counters located at Takashimaya S.C.
3. Marc Jacobs Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick
Besides offering shine, these new lip glosses from Marc Jacobs also has a plush texture that leaves lips feeling soft and moisturised. You’re also likely to fall in love with the creamy mint scent they all come in. Oh, and if you haven’t managed to guess from the name and image, they come in a stick format for ease of application.
The new Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick comes in eight wearable shades, all with names that are inspired by music that Marc Jacobs love, such as One Mauve Time.
Price: SGD 42
4. Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy Juicy Color Plumping Gloss
Not actually an actual lip injection, Too Faced’s lipgloss gives the illusion of having lip injections with their special plumping gloss formula, that’ll give you the oh-so-coveted lip-smacking, juicy, and thicker looking lips.
Looking at the rave reviews about its lip-plumping effects in the Sephora store, we’d say that as gimmicky as it sounds, it actually works.
Price: SGD 34
Where to get: Sephora.
5. Jill Stuart Jelly Lip Gloss
Bright, sparkly, with a pretty little tiara adorning the top of the bottle cap, this lippie pays homage to the dreams of (most) little girls out there – and will have you feeling like a spoilt little princess.
Coming in a glittery, watery, but pigmented formula, this is perfect for when you want to achieve that girl-next-door kind of look.
Price: SGD 30
Where to get: Sephora.
6. Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss
A non-sticky lip gloss that finishes with a natural, subtle looking shine, this is for the woman who wants to rock that no-makeup makeup look that has been the starring point of 2018’s fashion runways.
Plus, it also has Vitamin E if you have dry, crackling lips. You’ll find your lips looking smooth and soft all the time.
Price: SGD 46
Where to get: Sephora
7. Tom Ford Beauty Lip Lacquer Extreme Lip Gloss
The Lip Lacquer Extreme Lip Gloss is extreme in that it is a super light-weight formula, yet long-lasting on the lips, with a feathery, pearly finish.
Coming in eight scintillating, vibrant colours, this is for those who want to stand out. Wear it on its own for a extra-terrestrial look, or top it above your favourite lipstick for more dimension.
Price: SGD 76
Where to get: Available at all Tom Ford counters and Sephora.
8. Urban Decay Hi Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss
We think Urban Decay’s Hi Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss might just be the typical millennial’s ultimate fantasy – put into the form of a lip gloss.
With stunning metallic, as well as holographic colours – it’s pretty clear who Urban Decay was targeting.
If you’re not a fan of the more showy metallic or holographic colours – fret not – they also have “tamer”, neutral, wearable colours for your everyday use.
Price: SGD 32
Where to get: Available in all Urban Decay free-standing store and in Sephora.
9. Clinique Chubby Plump & Shine Liquid Lip Plumping Gloss
Deceptively looking like a lipstick, it actually is a tube where you squeeze out the gloss onto your lips.
With a formula that is both pigmented and plumping, without feeling overly tacky or stinging, this is the perfect lip gloss for low-maintenance days without coming off as too low-maintenance.
Price: SGD 28
Where to get: Available at all Clinique counters and Sephora.
10. NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie Gloss
Like many other makeup brands, NYX has also decided to jump onto the bandwagon with a brand new lip gloss, based on an old favourite – the Lip Lingerie Matte Lipstick – and turned it into a gloss.
This lip gloss is great for people who want more neutral, toned down colours, while still exuding natural beauty, with a hint of chic – but with a glossy twist.
Price: SGD 20
Where to buy: Available in all NYX outlets and Sephora.
11. IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Hydrating Gloss Stain
A lip gloss stain that is meant to nourish lips, while keeping it looking plump, healthy and juicy, the lip stain is meant to last for an entire day and is good for the lazy gals (and guys!) out there who’re too lazy to touch up.
P.S. You might be interested to know that it is jam-packed with moisturising ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter, and a host of anti-ageing properties – good as a preventive measure to prevent ageing lines from showing up!
Price: SGD 40
Where to get: Sephora.
12. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
One of Fenty’s very first releases that eventually garnered a cult following, this is probably one of the lip glosses that kickstarted the trend of healthy, plump-looking lips, with a universal, luxurious rose-gold colour that flatters all skin tones.
Price: SGD 31
Where to get: Sephora.
13. Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Colour’Ink Lip & Shine
Meant to function as both a lip gloss, and as a top coat, if you love the colour of your matte lippies at home, but wanna gloss ‘em up, Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire Colour’Ink is truly versatile for those who want to reuse their old lipsticks, but with the oh-so-coveted glossy finish.
Price: SGD 44
Where to buy: Available at all Guerlain counters and in Sephora.
14. Lancome L’absolu Lacquer
A lip lacquer that delivers colour, comfort and long-lasting shine that lasts up to six hours thanks to the formula’s honeycomb structure, it’ll help you achieve that bare-lip feel yet with the beauty of an ultra glossy shine.
With a variety of 18 different vibrant lacquer colours, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice – maybe you could consider picking a few up?
Price: SGD 48
Where to buy: Available at all Lancome counters and in Sephora.
15. YSL Beauté Volupté Liquid Balm
With a rather dreamy and chic packaging that you’d love to flaunt, these lip glosses are special in that it contains nourishing ingredients like vitamin E, coconut water, and shea butter, which protects the lips from daily wear and tear, while keeping you looking like a queen.
Where to get: Available at all YSL counters.
16. Innisfree Vivid Creamy Rogue
With vivid, intense pigmentation, Innisfree’s vivid creamy tint covers the lip with glossy goodness in just one easy swipe that’ll have your lips looking just like the leads on your favourite K-dramas.
Price: SGD 16
Where to get: Available at all Innisfree outlets.
17. 3CE Heart Pot Lip
With its packaging packaged in, well, a heart pot, create an irresistible, plump looking pout with these adorable little heart pots that pack a punch
Bonus: you can use them as a cheek tint too, to get a cute, dewy natural looking flush that’ll look like you had just been working out.
Price: SGD 12.31
Where to get: Only available in Stylenanda 3CE online stores.
18. Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip
For those on a budget and who want to hop onto the lip gloss trend – or add more to your steadily growing collection – Colourpop’s got your back. With a dizzying array of 48 different shades to choose from – and at only USD 6 to get shiny, puckering lips – you’ve got nothing to complain about, really.
If you need more reassurance, looking at the lip glosses’ five-star rating should do the job.
Price: SGD 8.18
Where to get: Available only in online stores.
19. Clio Virgin Kiss Tension Lip Oil Tint
Being oil-based, this means that the formula will stick onto your lips so that when you eat food, it’ll stain your lips and will be less prone to fading. Feel fierce in this bold lip gloss and strut your stuff as you show off pouty, glistening, vibrant lips that were practically designed to kill.
Price: SGD 22.90
Where to get: Available in all Watsons outlets.
20. Etude House Colour in Liquid Lips
Coming in vibrant pinks, reds, and coral hues, this berry-scented lip gloss is perfect for a summery, radiant look, without coming off as being too over-the-top.
Price: SGD 16.90
Where to get: Available in all Etude House outlets.
21. Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil
It seems that Kat Von D too, after having pushed out new matte formula after matte formula, has finally decided to jump onto the gloss bandwagon. But Kat Von D ain’t Kat Von D if it isn’t showy, and attention grabbing, in defiance of the natural, sweet no-makeup makeup look lip gloss tries to affect.
The Everlasting Glimmer Veil is an ostentatious, metallic lip gloss, that finishes off, well, glossy, but without the usual subtlety of a gloss.
Price: SGD 35
Where to buy: Sephora
22. Tony Moly Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint
Come on – let’s be honest – we were all pretty darn swayed by the packaging itself, because who doesn’t like the thought of waking up in the morning to apply a lip gloss that comes in a totally adorable mini wine bottle packaging.
But in addition to that, not only does it apply smooth, is hugely pigmented, waterproof, gives the classic iridescent shine of a good gloss, PLUS, it also contains Sepivinol, an extract of aged wine to moisturise your lips. So technically, you will be putting wine on your lips, which is enticing enough to actually want to buy it.
P.S. Warning: Lip gloss not actually edible, however enticing it may smell.
Price: SGD 23.90
Where to buy: In all Tony Moly outlets.
23. The Face Shop’s Coca Cola Lip Tint
Okay, let’s be honest – we would get this even if it wasn’t a lipgloss.
BUT, far from gimmicky, this product actually received rave compliments online, for its vibrant colours (albeit limited), moisturising properties, as well as its striking similarity to the Coke drink itself, right down to the fizziness of an actual Coke drink. Yep.
Pair this with one of those lazy, minimal makeup days for a fresh, radiant look. By the way, you can read more about the collection here.
Price: SGD 17