We all knew that trends come and go, and then come back again. A few years ago, we saw the advent of matte liquid lipsticks sweep over the beauty landscape, kicking out the shinier lip gloss formulas of the early 2000s.
But no longer.
Matte liquid lipsticks aren’t exactly out of fashion yet, but we’re starting to see the long-neglected lip glosses back a comeback into the beauty scene.
Considering how highlight, glitter, shimmer, and all things bling-bling have become increasingly popular with beauty junkies, it’s not surprising that juicy lip glosses that make your lips look delectably plump will come back into the spotlight.
These are the 14 lip glosses of the moment that you need to make yourself familiar with.
1. Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss
Urban Decay has been leading the charge of matte lipsticks, so you know things are switching up when they’re launching a whole new collection centering around lip glosses.
The range features 20 new shades which goes from soft colours, subtle shimmers, to full-on pigment. The shades will come in four different effects: metallic, holographic, cream, and sheer cream.
Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss retails for SGD32 at Sephora and Urban Decay stores.
2. Lancôme L’Absolu Lacquer
Not content with producing lip glosses, Lancôme’s latest lip colour range features a high-shine and high-pigmented lacquered effect in all its 18 shades.
The new line boasts 6 hours of lasting shine finish, and a hydrating lightweight wear on the lips – it’s the oasis you’ve been looking for after wandering in the desert of matte lips.
Lancôme L’Absolu Lacquer retails for SGD48 at Tangs, and will be available at all Lancôme outlets from 1 May 2018 onwards.
3. Marimekko for Clinique Pop Splash Lip Gloss
Hailing from Finland, Marimekko is a design house most well-known for their bold and vividly coloured prints.
In this limited edition with Clinique, Marimekko recreates their iconic patterns to incorporate them into some of Clinique’s bestsellers, so you can have the best of both worlds.
The Marimekko for Clinique Pop Splash Lip Gloss brings together “a pop of colour with a splash of hydration” that is said to be weightless and “all shine and no stick” on the lips. 10 shades are available in the range.
Marimekko for Clinique Pop Splash Lip Gloss retails for SGD35 at Sephora.
4. M.A.C. Grand Illusion Glossy Liquid Lipcolour
It isn’t enough for gloss to be just be glossy anymore – it needs to find itself within the worldwide fad of holographic colours and shimmer.
With M.A.C. Grand Illusion Glossy Liquid Lipcolours, you’re getting a huge dose of both. This holographic range of lip glosses is packed with irisdescent pearls that are sure to turn heads no matter the time of day.
.M.A.C. Grand Illusion Glossy Liquid Lipcolour retails for SGD39 at Sephora and M.A.C. counters.
5. 3INA The Lip Vinyl
3INA is already known for their awesome matte lip formulas, so watch out for their latest interpretation on lip glosses, The Lip Vinyl.
Available in seven shades, The Lip Vinyl range boasts rich colours and high shine. Bonus points for the lip applicator with a unique small sponge that makes it easier to smooth out your application over the lines on your lips.
3INA The Lip Vinyl retails for SGD23 at 3INA stores in ION, Junction8, and Tampines Mall.
6. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
Arguably the lip gloss that helped kickstart the return of the genre, Fenty Beauty’s Universal Lip Luminizer in Gloss Bomb has achieved rave reviews from beauty gurus all over the world for the formula and performance.
The Universal Lip Luminizer is exactly that – even though it comes in only one shade, the colour is universally flattering and wearable on any skin tone and type of natural lips. It comes in a warm rose-nude which is the perfect MLBB colour for just about everyone.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer retails for SGD31 at Sephora.
7. Tarte H2O Gloss
An underreviewed and underrated member of the Tarte family, the H2O Gloss is a juicy, water-based gloss that even contains ocean-sourced nutrients to nourish your lips.
The range boasts 14 shades, five of which have a holographic finish while two others are pearlescent.
Tarte H2O Gloss retails for SGD32 at Sephora.
8. Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss
We spoke to Marc Jacobs Beauty’s global makeup artist, Gilbert Soliz, in June 2017 and even at that early stage, he had already predicted that lip glosses were going to make a comeback.
We have no doubt that he had had the Enamored Hi-Shine LIp Lacquer Lipgloss in mind when he predicted the takeover of lip glosses. Boasting Marc Jacobs Beauty’s unique Triple Shine Complex, this lip gloss will make your lips shine like “30 coats of lacquer”.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss retails for SGD42 at Sephora.
9. Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss
The liquid crystals that Becca put into the Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss is probably not the same as the ones found in your LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screens, but we’re sure your lips will still shine just as brightly.
Even more, Becca has incorporated “kaleidoscopic pearls” into the Glow Gloss for you to look truly out of this world.
Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss retails for SGD33 at Sephora.
10. Natasha Denona Lip Glaze
Natasha Denona products in general are just in high demand everywhere, seeing as how they’ve been created by renowned makeup artist Natasha Denona herself.
The Lip Glaze keeps things simple in a fuss-free packaging that delivers all the intensity of colour and shine that you could want in a lip gloss.
Natasha Denona Lip Glaze retails for SGD32 at Sephora.
11. Jill Stuart Beauty Jelly Lip Gloss
The launch of this Japanese beauty brand in Singapore caused quite a stir amongst beauty junkies here. We were happy to find out that we’d also be able to buy a lip gloss in their arsenal of products.
Established by fashion designer Jill Stuart, the beauty side of the brand has gone from strength to strength in recent years. It has amassed a dedicated fan base all over Asia who would willingly travel to other countries just to get their hands on their favourites.
Jill Stuart Beauty Lip Gloss retails for SGD30 at Sephora.
12. Burberry Kisses Lip Gloss
The Burberry Kisses Lip Gloss aims to create a “mirror-like intensity” for your lips that will blind your haters. But let’s be real, the super-sleek and pretty packaging of this lip product is also a huge, huge pull for us.
Burberry Kisses Lip Gloss retails for SGD42 at Sephora.
13. Shu Uemura Lacque Supreme
Shu Uemura makes no secret with their dedication to the classic, feminine red-lip look. The Lacque Supreme range comes in 15 shades of pink and red variations, but that’s OK with us.
Enhanced with their proprietary Shu red-dye complex, the Lacque Supreme lip glosses will provide deep colour intensity. It also comes with a unique applicator to provide ultimate control and precision when filling in the curves of your lips.
Shu Uemura Lacque Supreme retails for SGD43 at Sephora and Shu Uemura counters.
14. 3CE Water Gloss
3CE, or 3ConceptEyes, is the beauty arm of not-so-indie and super popular Korean brand Style Nanda. Their lip gloss offering is one that aims to not only make your lips glossier, but also to make them moist and hydrated – hence the name.
We can’t think of anything that sounds better.
3CE Water Gloss retails for SGD29 at Sephora.