The Grown-Up Guide to Wearing Lip Gloss
Though our rollerball lip gloss days may behind us (miss you, Lip Smackers), we’re keeping an open mind about shiny lips—and for good reason. From slick and glassy to pigmented and shimmery, we can’t help but fall in love with the season’s grown-up version of our childhood staple. Ahead, we present the ultimate guide to wearing lip gloss like an adult—no body glitter or butterfly clips required.
Click through the slideshow to see nine reasons why you should start wearing lip gloss again!
Kim Kardashian shows that adding a coat of shimmery gloss like MAC’s Tinted Lipglass ($15) in Florabundance over your nude lipstick is the simplest way to avoid looking corpse-like.
What’s the perfect way to finish off a matte makeup look? A subtle, shimmery rose-tinted gloss. We love Urban Decay’s Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss ($20) in Beso.
Nothing complements a dramatic smoky eye better than a glossy nude lip, as demonstrated by Eva Longoria. Try Stila’s Lip Glaze ($22) in Banana for a sheer, natural finish.