Matte lips are so 2019. This year, it’s all about choosing the best lip gloss with glitter and shine.
Yep, the 1990s glossy lips are well and truly on-trend and we have selected our pick of the best lip glosses on the market to suit different styles and budgets.
Why we love it: All of the products in Rhianna’s Fenty Beauty range have been designed to be inclusive and cater to different skin types and tones and her lip gloss doesn’t disappoint.
Available in three shades, you may think this makes it less versatile than others in this list yet Rihanna’s team reportedly spent a vast amount of time making sure that across the line, there would be a colour to suit every lip shade.
A one-size-fits-all formula.
You’ll be hard-pressed to not suit these flattering nude-roses, so get yours now for £16.
£6 | Buy now from NYX
Why we love it: NYX is one of our absolute favourite cheap makeup brands and you’ll find many of its products in our Best Of lists.
Its Intense Butter Gloss is not only cheap – at just £6 – it’s available in 27 colours, all serving you with sheer to medium coverage due to its built-in tint.
The shades vary from vibrant to more subtle, but they all promise to leave you with soft, kissable lips.
£28 | Buy now from Debenhams
Why we love it: An absolute classic that will never go out of style is the Dior Addict Lip Maximiser.
Its formula contains hyaluronic acid to keep your lips moisturised with a volume-maximising appearance.
It’s not cheap but if you’ve been thinking about investing in some higher quality products lately, this is a great, multi-purpose one to start with.
From £24 | Buy now from Glossier
Why we love it: Glossier is staying true to its minimalistic style with its lip gloss, which the brand claims to be the glossiest!
Available in just three shades, you do sacrifice options for its lower price but it contains Vitamin E to help your lips stay soft throughout the day and it’s perfect for any occasion, especially when worn over your favourite lipstick.
£5.99 | Buy now from Superdrug
Why we love it: Another brilliant lip gloss that doesn’t break the bank Rimmel’sOh My Gloss! Oil Tint.
Its name comes from the fact it contains a blend of coconut, pomegranate, Abyssinian and daikon radish seed oils and although this product only has three colour options, they make sure to cover the basics with a nude, apink and a red version.
Add it to your make-up collection for only £5.99.
£16 | Buy now from MAC
Why we love it: MAC’s brilliant Lipglass comes in a wide range of shades from coral to nude to holographic, with the colour “New Galaxy” looking extremely interesting due to its blue and purple shimmer.
It has a glassy high-gloss finish – hence the name – without feeling too sticky, which is always a plus.
With such a variety of colours, you should definitely find something to suit your skin colour and personal taste.
Why we love it: You wouldn’t really expect a lip gloss to be one of the most long-lasting products within your makeup routine yet that’s exactly what Marc Jacobs’ Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer is.
Its unique formula makes it last on your lips longer than your regular ol’ gloss and fully justifies its price of£22.
Also FYI, this lip gloss has won a series of beauty awards.
Raised between Germany and Italy, Nina is currently living in London studying towards a Masters in Human Rights at University College London and working as a freelance writer. She recently graduated from Bournemouth University in Multimedia Journalism where she wrote her dissertation on the representation of female political leaders in the tabloid media. Politics aside, she has a passion for everything fashion and beauty related