Take a trip down memory lane through the ’90s and early ’00s, and we suspect visions of gooey lip gloss immediately spring to mind — the clear kind, probably applied with a rollerball and scented with fruit. Thankfully, those cheesy, hair-raising formulas from past Y2K parties are a distant memory. Today’s best lip glosses have evolved into iterations that offer more than just a glassy finish.
Nostalgia has beauty retailers looking for makeup inspiration, and while we’re opting for glossy lips again, it’s now with a pop of colour, a splash of moisture and a comfortable fit. The glass vials that used to roll around the bottom of your Juicy Couture bowling bag have been replaced with a more upscale style of lip gloss. Beauty brands include more moisturizing and skin-softening ingredients in their versions (think high-quality ingredients you would find in the best facial moisturizers on the market), making them feel less sticky and better for you. Find ahead of time our top picks that deliver the perfect shine every time.
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