Step aside, matte lipstick: High shine is back in a major way. Perhaps the return of classic shades and high gloss was inevitable — or at the very least, expected — considering revival of the 1980s, with a touch of the early 2000s, that has been happening in the fashion and beauty realms as of late. Just in case you needed further proof, Sephora’s February 2019 lipstick arrivals say it all. And if Sephora’s carrying something, you know it’s about to be everywhere.
As one of the biggest retailers in beauty products out there, it’s Sephora’s job to relay the latest trends from major makeup brands right into your collections, so it’s safe to say it’s onto something with its latest round of lipstick arrivals. Don’t worry, you won’t be retiring your matte shades just yet, but perhaps this is the time to switch it up with something that feels different — and let’s be real, nothing says different quite like the complete opposite. Of course, just in case glosses aren’t your thing, there are also a handful of classic colors with less shiny formulas you can stock up on and wear every day.
To add major shine to any of your much-loved shades, a layer of Gloss Angeles Extra Shine Lip Gloss from Smashbox, $19, will be exactly what you need. Or, if you want to keep it simple, just swipe it over your natural color. Want something with a little added shimmer? Opt for the Too Faced Rich & Dazzling High-Shine Sparkling Lip Gloss, $21, which instantly gives you a more dressed-up appeal, no matter what you decide to wear with it. Just in case you can’t decide on just one, you can always get the Mini LUST: Gloss Trio from Pat McGrath Labs, which costs $25.
If you’re hoping to get some new colors into your cosmetics bag this month, Sephora has plenty to choose from. Clean beauty brand KOSAS just launched its Weightless Lip Color Lipstick in Rosewater, a cool berry perfect for everyday occasions. If it’s the perfect shade of red you want, this L’ANCÔME L’Absolu Rouge in Rouge Vintage, which comes in Chinese New Year-themed packaging, is it. Want another chic lipstick with cool packaging to go with it? The Le Marc Lip Frost Lipstick by Marc Jacobs Beauty comes in a gorgeous peach hue with hints of copper in a stylish (and very on-trend) leopard print tube.
Now, scroll down to shop more of the latest lipstick arrivals at Sephora below.
This cream lipstick crayon is easy to use and has a touch of shimmer in the pigment.
Add a slick shine to any of your favorite shades of lipstick with a layer of this hydrating gloss from Milk Makeup.
With the leopard print tube and the cool shade, you'll feel so sophisticated whenever you put this on.
Clean beauty brand KOSAS has some of the most pigmented shades to choose from, and Rosewater lives up to its predecessors.
If you can't decide which shade to choose, this trio will have the colors you want for any occasion.
Not only is this plumping lip balm super hydrating during the colder months, but you'll get a cool gloss when using it, too.
For the moments when you want to add a little shimmer, go with this gloss, which will dress up all of your ensembles.
An easy balm for when you're on the go, Dior Lip Glow to the Max will give your lips complete hydration with a pearly sheen finish.
Part of the latest collection from Smashbox, this clear lip gloss will boost any color you wear, even your natural shade.
In a deep shade of red that will complement any ensemble, this L'ANCÔME lipstick also celebrates the upcoming Chinese New Year.
If you're looking for an effortless shade to wear on a regular basis, opt for this Mauve hue from Becca Cosmetics.
This long-lasting, full coverage lipstick will last you up to eight hours.