4 Fabulous Ways in Which You Can Reinvent Wearing Lip Gloss

Backstage pros and makeup artists have turned its image around from tacky to top-notch. Here’s how you can work lip gloss in catwalk-approved ways.  

1. Bold and Glossy: Red lips are always on-trend, and we can’t get over how ah-mazing the ’80s-style glossy pout looks. Pro tip: fill in lips with a matte lip pencil before you swipe on the gloss. This will make the gloss stay put longer and even if it fades out a bit, the matte pencil will keep your lips looking lush.

Alice + Olivia



Lakmé Absolute Plump And Shine Lip Gloss,  475


2. Clean and Classy: Clear, dewy lips are a big trend this season. They pair well with bold eyes and help pare down a highlight- or bronzer-heavy look. Too plain for ya? Swap your regular clear gloss with a shimmery one, which will also create the illusion of plumper lips.



Badgley Mischika




Dior DiorAddict Lip Maximizer Lip Gloss, price on request


3. Just a Smidge: Don’t want to sport a sticky pout? Add a hint of colour smack in the middle of the lips and smudge it out a bit for a blurred effect that’s still (very) high on glam.






Clarins Water Lip Stain, 1,800.


4. Mix ’n‘ Match: If you’re down to experiment, look no further. Dual-toned lips are a great way to draw attention to your mouth—and stay way ahead of the beauty curve. Swipe on the lighter shade in the middle of the lips and the bolder one all over, and blend the two with your finger for a more lived-in effect.


Matty Bovan



Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer Lip Gloss, price on request