Makeup fashion trends - and lipstick textures - can be so hard to predict. They can be somewhat revolutionary, cutting-edge or just downright unexpected. The year 2019 saw matte formulas shying away and big glossy lips making a comeback. Unlike in the '90s and early '00s when lip gloss reigned supreme, the textured shine has changed this time around.
Minimalist’s gloss expressions
How you balance glossy textures cannot be understated. In 2019 it’s not just about shiny lips. The new shine on trend empowers you to decide your own level of gloss, moisture and hydration. Perhaps you want all the perks of glossy lips but prefer minimalistic gorgeous somewhat-nude lips.
In that case, NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie Gloss in Butter and Candy Slick is your go-to for knockout shiny, plush neutrals. For a light nudish-pink lipstick with a luminous sheer finish, Urban Decay Sheer Shimmer Vice Lipstick in Ex-Girlfriend is the way to go. It covers great and offers balm-like moisturisation.
Bold, sensual glossy impressions
Unlike matte that may hide away in the background, Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer is highly pigmented, super shiny and bold. It is your nifty tool in embracing the best of “in-your-face” slick and stylish moisturised lips. The colours don’t shy away but are ideal for a sensual, polished look.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain excels in providing an assortment of vibrant colour, that is intricately embedded in high resonance lacquered shine. It applies smoothly and accurately to give your lips the attention that they rightfully deserve. Did we mention that it is long-lasting and simply gorgeous?
A Trendsetter type of gloss
This high-shine lipstick is not for everyone. We can confidently say this because it is a limited edition and a trendsetter. Maybelline Colour Sensation Shine Compulsion is Maybelline’s first oil-in-lipstick formula creation. It comprises about 65% reflective oils which play a critical role in getting an out-of-this-world shine, as well as a deeply hydrated lip.
Sticking to modern gloss effects, YSL Rouge Volupté Shine offers an unmatched sensory encounter for your lips. It is packed with moisture and can keep your lips hydrated for up to eight hours. This medium-coverage oil-in-stick lipstick is made with 60% oils that add popping colour and hydration.
Sexy, yet functional glossy lips
There’s something infinitely inviting about perky glossy lips. Urban Decay Hi-Fi Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss gives you the best of both worlds in that it allows you to enjoy the sexy shine without compromising on your comfort. The range comes with an assortment of effects that include metallic, holographic, cream and sheer cream. It makes your lips look sparkly and plumper, and it won’t bleed.
Lancôme L’Absolute Gloss – sheer, cream and matte in 14 shades – offers shiny, hydrated lips. Depending on your desired finish, you can count on this range to latch onto a non-sticky base, intense and pearly shades, perfect application and mirror shine glossy finishes.
There are many reasons why glossy lips are dominating 2019’s lipstick trends. Whether you opt for a natural hue or dazzling pop colour, there are so many ways to rock gloss. In addition to a variety of gorgeous shades, you can sport different degrees of shine and textures to suit just about any occasion.