There’s a time and place for every beauty trend—or many of them, at least—and dark, matte lipsticks don’t go hand in hand with warm beach days. What does pair well with a cold mimosa and sunbathing? Lightweight, almost-sheer glosses that punch up any look *just* enough. Here, seven that are about to be on heavy rotation.
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High shine, long wear and intense pigment make up Charlotte Tilbury’s latest lip-enhancer that’s perfect for every day. Made up of six nude-to-berry shades—our favorite is Belle du Sour, pictured—there’s a hue for every mood, and each promises mirror-like shine that won’t slip.
A lip plumper-meets show-stopping gloss, this nonsticky formula instantly boosts hydration and plumps without the sting of traditional lip plumpers. We’re partial to the shade Ignite, pictured, (a peachy nude with gold flecks) but the 18-shade range includes flattering pinks, nudes and even an ethereal clear coat.
This shimmer-packed gloss looks a little intimidating in the tube, but once it’s applied, lips are swathed with a pinky-nude hue and iridescent pearls that amp up dimension instantly as hyaluronic filling spheres help support volume over time.
La Mer The Lip Volumizer ($75)
$75 for a lip gloss? Look at it as a treatment with a subtle sheen. The brand’s iconic Miracle Broth, plus antioxidants and serious hydrators that work to fade lip lines over time, make this your-lips-but-better formula worth every penny.
Just like highlighter can add dimension to our faces, this first-of-its-kind “lip highlighter” spotlights the high points of the lip to make it look fuller when applied to the cupid’s bow or all-over. What’s not an illusion, however, is the blend of hydrating oils and ultra-filling light spheres inside the bottle to benefit lips for hours.
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