Following our matte lip guide for all skin tones, we’re back with another how-to for finding the perfect lip shade for your equally perfect complexion! This time around, we’re turning our gaze to gloss. Every girl deserves to know her perfect gloss is available when she wants it, and thanks to new advances they no longer lumber our lips with stickiness. Whether you’re paying tribute to J-Lo, Bey, or Britney- or creating a brand new lip look of your own, we’re here to help.
With no further ado, here’s our guide to gloss.
Pixi - Petal Ice - £12, Look Fantastic
Pixi’s Gloss in Petal Ice, is a seriously smooth, true clear gloss. The tube is sleek and minimal, with Pixi’s signature green, on the lid. This gloss is in no way sticky and perfect for pimping up your current lip faves.
Buxom - Dominique - £15 - Debenhams
Buxom’s glosses are awesome. We love the packaging, and the menthol infused formula, which works to plump lips as you wear it. The great thing is that it tingles the whole time it’s on, meaning you always know when it’s time to refresh.
Elizabeth Arden - £12.06 - Elizabeth Arden
Elizabeth Arden’s Clear Gloss in Diamond, is our Founder’s fave. Packed with micro shimmer particles, this is a gorgeous clear gloss that adds dimension to your lips. The super glamorous gold-topped tube, also comes with a mirror, perfect for touchups on the go.
Deep Skin: Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip - Girl Please - £19 - Smashbox
This nude is gorgeous. With warm, cinnamon undertones, and a thick, high-pigment and high-shine formula, the shade is a perfect “your lips but better” hue for deep skin tones.
Medium Skin: Bare Minerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lipgloss - Fly - £17 - bare Minerals
This creamy gloss is not tested on animals, super soft and vanilla scented. The non-sticky tanned nude is ideal for medium skin tones, and will flatter while being comfortable!
Fair Skin: Too Faced Sweet Peach Lip Gloss - Peach Fuzz - £16 - Too Faced
Infused with Peach Oil, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E, this shade packs a nourishing punch, and is tailored to be a pale nude full of pigment. With peachy hues, this suits lighter tones!
Deep Skin: Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss - Weekend Barbie - £16 - Anastasia Beverley Hills
A stunning pink cult favourite, this smooth gloss feel luxurious and looks beyond perfect on deeper skin. With a flat sponge tip applicator, there’s full coverage in one swipe!
Medium Skin: Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss - Rosy -£21 - Bobbi Brown
Made with Jojoba and Avocado extracts, this moisturising sheer gloss is a beautiful shade of better-than-natural pink - and it’s easily at home on rich medium skin tones
Fair Skin: MAC Lipglass - Girl About Town - £15.50 - MAC
With a glass-like shine, this blue-toned pink is conditioning to lips, and smoothing with a thick finish, not to mention flattering! With cool undertones, it’s great for fairer skin.
Deep Skin: NARS Velvet Lip Glide - No. 54 - £22 - Nars
This striking and classic red is pigmented, opaque, and eye-catching. Infused with precious oils to condition the lips, the shade is oh-so lovely for deeper skin tones.
Medium Skin: NYX Butter Gloss - Red Velvet - £5.50 - Cult Beauty
An inexpensive and valuable gem, this deep, berry red is beautiful and vampy for medium skin tones. With a thick, soft formula, this gloss is both buttery and gorgeous.
Fair Skin: Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss - Siren - £22 - John Lewis
With reflective particles in the formula, this shade complements lighter skin tones. A true, glimmering red, this hydrating gloss is guaranteed to draw attention and keep it.