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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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.

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.

"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.