Let's play a quick game. Think about your beauty collection. Got it? Now, imagine a product in there that's one half skin care, one half makeup. It's something you can reach for literally any day of the week — and it goes with each and every look, whether you're in full glam or have just swiped on a coat of mascara. Think you know the product in question? It's none other than lip gloss, summer 2020's go-to lip color and the luxury beauty world's favorite trend.
Although lip gloss has certainly evolved since its humble beginnings, the product is still low-key enough to fit into anyone's quarantine beauty routine, yet always pops during video calls — the criteria any makeup product is judged by in 2020. Moreover, prestige beauty brands such as Pat McGrath Labs, Shiseido, and Marc Jacobs Beauty have all turned to lip-enhancing glosses for the warm-weather season; so your makeup routine can still have a hint of luxury glamour, even if you're just lounging around in your sweatpants.
And yes, this does mean that these lip glosses are a tad more expensive than the drugstore buys of days gone by. But the moisturizing ingredients found in the formulas make them well worth the larger price tags. Take KKW Beauty's new lip gloss for example: The oh-so Kardashian nude gloss line features collagen, hylauronic acid, and vitamin E right in the formula.
And that's only one option to keep in mind for this summer. Below, seven recently released lip glosses that prove that the luxury beauty industry isn't giving up this moisturizing, glossy trend any time soon.
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Leave it to celebrity makeup artist Scott Barnes to dream up the elevated version of glittery, pink lip gloss — and give it a name that'll make you laugh. Booty Call features a high-shine base blended with glowy fuchsia shimmer that lives up to its long-lasting claim; the teensy sparkles will stay put on your lips through coffee breaks and happy hours.
A limited-edition launch for Pride season, this Marc Jacobs Beauty gloss is the perfect peachy mauve. It applies sheer, too, so the rosy shade will complement your natural lip color, rather than totally covering it up.
KKW Beauty is known for its nude shades, and this lip gloss launch is no exception to the rule. 11 skin-complementing neutrals are available, with each formula offering the brand's peptide, collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E blend.
Although *technically* a balm, Huda Beauty's new launch will still make lip gloss fans very, very happy. It features a universal pink tint, a comfortable formula, and a noticeable shine, packaged with a precise, liquid-lipstick-like applicator.
Natasha Denona launched three new Lip-Oh Phoria gloss shades for summer 2020's Bronze collection: Tan Nude, Caramel, and Chestnut. Better yet, all three offer a dose of peppermint oil, a cooling ingredient that enhances the comfy, glossy formula.
Once you swipe on the Divine Rose gloss, you'll understand why it won the namesake title of Pat McGrath Labs' recent launch. The plum-tinted rose, shot through with microscopic sparkle, looks good on *everyone* — and its high-gloss finish leaves behind a moisturized feeling that can't be beat.