My glossy lip obsession
Recently I have become more and more obsessed with wearing a glossy balm on the lips that adds a sheer tint to the lips. I can't remember the last time I reached for a liquid lipstick or a matte lipstick!
I find this option more hydrating and comfortable to wear and to be honest I think it finally dawned on me that the liquid lipstick trend on me genuinely makes me look older! I think there is nothing more youthful than plump looking lips that have a beautiful sheen.
You'll notice a real trend with the shade selection as I think these colours are the most flattering and easily paired with any makeup look, I have never really been one to experiment with lip colours, I think the more minimal look on my lips is best.
I've rounded up the ones that I have been loving and always reach for.
I used to be so put off by the thought of lipgloss because its sticky and tacky on the lips but all of these formulas are more of a balm/gloss hybrid so they are super comfortable and hydrating (except for the mac one its a little sticky but very long wearing)
Below are swatches of the shades exactly in order left to right in both photos
1. Marc Jacobs Hi Shine Liq Laquer in Sugar Sugar
2.Clinique Chubby Plump n Shine in 'Normous Nude
3.Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector in #07
4.The Balm Read My Lips Gloss in GRRR!
5.NYX butter Gloss in Tiramisu
6.MAC Lip Glass in Nymphette
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