For the past couple of years, we've been riding the matte lip train with no real intention of getting off. Whenever we thought of lip gloss, we automatically reminisced about all the times our middle school selves rushed to the local drugstore to snatch up those potent fruit-scented clear tubes (my personal fave was orange flavor ICYWW) that made our lips look like we dipped them in baby oil. Lip glosses were a nice throwback and that's where we thought they were meant to stay.
But, of course, leave it to Kim Kardashian West to bring back a product that we believed to never make a full, chic comeback with just one Insta. Apart from her usual killer highlight game, we couldn't help but be super envious of her nude lip gloss. Shiny without being overpowering and the perfect shade of nude for her medium skin tone, we're calling it now: Nude lip gloss will be a trend we'll be seeing more of in 2018. We've rounded up our favorite formulas and nude shades to give you options for your next lip purchase.
Scroll through to see our picks.
When looking for a gloss, we want to make sure that it glides on smoothly and is not sticky at all. This gloss from Tom Ford meets that requirement while giving your lips the perfect amount of shine.
Shiny lips can go wrong really fast. Because we don't want to look like we just drank a cup of olive oil, we look for formulas that have a high pigment payoff to balance off the glossy look. Here, you'll get a high color payoff as well as high shine.
Apart from the great color and luster finish that we're obsessed with, this gloss has a round, flexible applicator that allows you to put gloss precisely where it needs to go.
Shiny and plump lips? Sign us up ASAP. This gloss contains collagen and fillers to plump and moisturize lips.
Here's another lip plumper that we love. It has a nice tingle to it so you know it's working and is made with vitamins E and A to smooth out any cracked lips.
Most lip stains are matte, and we're super thankful this one stands out from the rest of the market by giving us the shine we crave. It goes on so light that sometimes we forget we even have product on, but it's so highly pigmented that the color lasts pretty much all day.
Hydration and color lasting for up to eight hours? The claim is totally true, and we couldn't be happier.
You get sheer to medium coverage with this buildable lip gloss formula that not only hydrates your lips but also gives your lips a glossy shine.
We love this lip gloss not only for being really pigmented but also for the fact that it contains a conditioning serum for the ultimate hydration.