Lip gloss is likely the first beauty product you ever tried—slathering it all over your lips and smacking them to enjoy the sheen. Now, the ’90s staple is back without the stickiness or the frostiness, but with an emphasis on sumptuous hydration instead. Especially for holiday parties, lip glosses can inject an easy swipe of fun to an otherwise basic makeup look—whether you’re tapping on a clear gloss to jazz up a matte lipstick, or simply using a satin-finished pigmented formula all-over.
Lip gloss has notoriously low staying power—you’ll know if you’ve tried it on a night out. For best results, line the mouth with a nude lip liner to prevent bleeding, and then set a base powder on the lip for the gloss to cling onto. Next, apply a colour or glitter drenched lip gloss to the entire lip, making sure to focus more on the middle of the pout. If you’re looking for a less intense take, simply dab a little bit to the center of the lip and then rub your lips together—you’ll have the perfect amount of coverage. There’s only one real rule for wearing it: less really is more. Eschew gloppy for glassy, with our edit of these cushion-soft formulas that look and feel supremely plush every time.
Kiko Milano 3D Hydra Lipgloss, Rs 855