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.
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.