For a while it seemed like the humble lip gloss would forever remain a thing of the past. Forget your hair sticking to your lips and constant reapplications. Matte liquid lipstick formulas that promised longevity, pigmentation and the ability to stay put through an entire burger and fries looked set to stay on-trend forever.
Well, we have some news for you. Lip gloss is back in a big way.
Those that suffered through the classic lip-gloss and long hair epidemic of the noughties were excited for a change, but it seem’s like the shiny finish is making a serious comeback.
Kim, the trend-setting maker of sell-out perfumes, has returned with a collection of ten lip gloss and shimmer powder duos heralding the return of your high school makeup product of choice.
Naturally, the lip duos are already a hit, and the $160USD 10-piece collections have sold out, but you can still get the lip gloss separately.
Despite KKW’s ability to dominate lip trends with the power akin to semi-major weather events, she wasn’t the first celeb to jump on the shiny bandwagon.
Sister Kylie Jenner has made her fame with a range of Lip Kits both glossy and matte, and Rihanna’s Fenty beauty collection began with her Fenty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, which remains as a favourite from her line.
However, Kim’s kits have one point of difference, combining a lustre-heavy powder formula which the website says you can apply to your cheekbones (so they can literally beam from out of space), as well as anywhere on your person. You can even mix them with an eye primer to create near-reflective eye looks for those that like to commit to the seasonal sparkle.
And really, this writer for one is excited for the transition. Unlike their heavily pigmented, matte counter-parts, lip glosses lack the commitment a matte lip entails, and don't require an industrial strength make up remover to get off them your face.
While shipping is available world wide through KKW Beauty, Australian shipping rates strike again, but if you don't want to fork out the $20 AUD shipping for one lip set, we've rounded up a selection of our favourites.
The budget winner...
NYX's Butter Gloss in Peaches & Cream ($9.95)
The cult-favourite gloss smells like lollies (yum), and the sheer colour means they're non-committal and burger friendly.
The non-sticky delight...
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Candy Pink ($33)
These little wonders work more as a lip treatment, then gloss, and also packed full of nourishing oils like mirabelle and jojoba. Perfect if you're suffering from dry lips, and want a subtle tint of colour.
The fun applicator...
Sephora Collection Kiss Me Gloss in Peach Obsession ($12)
The roll-on lip gloss feels cooling on the lips, and the y're fun-sized and dinky for whatever sized hang bag or pouch you're sporting.
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