When it comes to lips, you may have been gravitating toward matte lipsticks or bright-colored stains of late, but you may soon be making a switch. A bevy of new lip glosses arrived at Ulta to convince you to try the glossy lip look — and they make a pretty solid case.
Sure, there are certain lip looks that never go out of style (a timeless red lip, for example), but others seem to cycle through periods of popularity. One such look is the glossy lip.
You may remember donning the mirror-like look in the '90s and dealing with gluey formulas that would stick to your hair and dry your lips, but worry not. The latest slew of slick glosses available at Ulta are nothing like before, thanks to updated formulas that achieve the high-shine appearance without the icky feeling.
Plus, this new generation of lip slicks won't just deliver shine — from highly-pigmented shades, to glittery or metallic finishes, these new glosses achieve as much impact as a lipstick would. Gloss is also much more forgiving than something like a super-matte lipstick or stain, since it's less likely to bleed or stray from where you've applied it.
Included in the new arrivals is Morphe's Lip Gloss, just $8 and made in ten different shades. The super glossy formula creates that glassy mirror look you want from a gloss, but it's also super pigmented so you can use it alone to create a high-impact look. Try it in "Serenade" this season, a warm ruby shade perfect for fall.
If you prefer more of a sheer gloss that lends just a wash of juicy color, consider the newly dropped L'Oréal X Isabel Marant Amaze Gloss, which is $12 on Ulta's site. The pink gloss is part of the latest collaboration between beauty giant L'Oréal and French designer Isabel Marant, and it's actually a multi-tasker — use it on your lips for a glossy shine, or tap it on your cheeks for a flush of natural color.
Simply can't bear to part with lipstick? Snag $12 Lip Sculptor Double Ended Lipstick & Gloss from Tarte's Double Duty Beauty collection, which has a gorgeous shade of dusty rose lipstick on one end and a coordinating lip gloss on the other end. Both formulas are vegan and use coconut oil to make sure lips stay hydrated all day. You can layer them together or wear each alone, so it's like three different lip looks in one package.
To get in on this high-shine look, stock up on some of the best new lip glosses at Ulta below.
Morphe Lip Gloss
Available in 10 varied shades, this gloss from Morphe can be worn sheer or totally opaque. Serenade, a warm berry shade, is a creamy pigmented gloss ideal for fall.
L'Oréal X Isabel Marant Amaze Gloss
This double-duty gloss gives lips a sheer wash of poppy pink, and can also be tapped onto cheeks for a healthy glow. Isabel Marant knows how to nail French-girl beauty, so consider this product a one way ticket to nailing a Parisian makeup look.
Tarte Deluxe Size Double Duty Beauty The Lip Sculptor Double Ended Lipstick & Gloss
An ideal shade of nude-rose is available as two different formulas in one – a shiny gloss and a creamy lipstick. Stow this in your purse to achieve whatever lip look you want on the go.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Lip Gloss Set
Looking to add a bit of sparkle to your lips? These Anastasia Beverly Hills mini glosses provide sheer color and a dose of sparkle – try the gold or champagne shades for evening events.
Lancôme Juicy Tubes Duo
You may recall the iconic Lancôme Juicy Tubes from the last time glosses were trending – now they're back and shiner than ever. This duo includes two sheer pink shades that give just enough color and sparkle.
BECCA Volcano Goddess Glow Gloss
Becca's newest gloss on Ulta comes in three jewel-toned shades, ideal for holiday makeup looks. Swipe on this gloss, which is highly pigmented and packed with light-reflecting sparkles, with a cocktail dress and metallic accessories for a show-stopping look.
Lorac Shine Bright Alter Ego Lip Gloss Set
Lorac's range of nude and pink shades has just about every gloss you'd want for easy daily beauty looks. Keep two in your purse to switch up your lip from day to night – opt for nude during the day and swap for the deep berry hue at night.
Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip Gloss
The beauty of this gloss is its long-lasting formula. Swipe on one of three shades, from cotton candy pink to a metallic broze, and it promises to last through the day without smudging or smearing.
Julep Mad Plush Ultra-Hydrating Lip Gloss Duo
For ultra glossy lips that are also super-moisturized, try Julep's lip gloss duo. The mauve and pink shades are boosted with hyaluronic filling spheres, which work to naturally plump lips by filling in fine lines.