Now Trending: The Return Of Lip Gloss

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Lip glosses may have been on a bit of a hiatus, but thanks to these innovative new formulas, your tween beauty staple has been reimagined for modern day. A brief summary of what the latest incarnations of lip gloss are not: tacky, sticky, glittery or flavored. Instead, these next-gen slicks are like lipstick’s casual-cool cousin: approachable but glamorous; sweet and—dare we say it—sophisticated. Ahead, we’ve rounded up our favorites in a variety of finishes, from sheer to opaque, for a welcome wash of color.

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Shine On

The latest iteration of sheer gloss leaves behind a subtle flush of color that's lightweight and smooth and won't cause the dreaded hair-stuck-on-lips syndrome.

Juicy Shake

$21

Lancome

Dior Addict Milky Tint In Milky Plum

$35

Dior

Lip Glacé In Nectar

$25

Laura Mercier

Get yourself a gloss that's dual-purpose—one that can deliver a high-shine finish and high-impact coverage. These prove you don't have to sacrifice rich pigment for lustrous polish.

Pop Lacquer Lip Color + Primer

$18

Clinique

Lip Cover in Members Only

$28

NARS

Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Goals

$20

Tarte

"Lip gloss" and "staying power" were once mutually exclusive. That is, until these new hybrid formulations entered the scene. Part gloss, part stain and 100% here to stay.

Patent Finish Lip Color

$52

Tom Ford

Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss

$10

L'Oreal Paris

Ultra-Gloss Lip Pencil

$12

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