The Perfect Gloss for Any Occasion

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Since the day we discovered Lip Smackers, glossy lips have been the perfect accessory. Unfortunately, finding the right gloss or balm can be a sticky situation.

Whether it is for a night out or you just need an everyday gloss, we at VALLEY Magazine have found the best lip glosses that ensure maximum shine without acting like a magnet for your hair.

1. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
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This product runs at $22 at 0.7 oz and can be found at Sephora. As a sleeping mask, this will last you all night and when you wake up in the morning it will still be on! It creates smooth and shiny lips whether you wear it as a mask or throughout the day!

It comes in four colors and scents and the company’s secret is their advanced water complexes which maximize moisture and hydration while giving off shine! It comes in a small container with an applicator. Perfect on the go, at night, for a makeup-free day, or even to top off over a bold or nude lip for extra shine!

2. Dior Lip Glow Oil
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Although a little bit on the pricier side, another fantastic option is the Dior Lip Glow Oil. This luxe lip oil enhances lips for an unbeatable shine. This product runs for $34 at 0.2 oz on the Dior website and Sephora. It comes in a variety of shades, all crafted to add the perfect tint to your natural lip color.

The lip glow oil has a minty-vanilla scent, is infused with cherry oil, and has a soft, fuzzy applicator. It is great for a night out to add some long-lasting shine or to add a bit of luxury to your everyday look.

3. Glossier Lip Gloss `
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If you’re looking for a reasonably priced gloss, but aren’t willing to sacrifice quality items then look no further than Glossier’s lip gloss. Though the size is smaller, at 0.12 fl oz, this lip gloss provides a thick glossy look. It costs $14 on the Glossier website and comes in three shades. Infused with Vitamin E and Jojoba oil, it provides moisture and a healthy glow, minus the stickiness! It’s colors provide a sheer gloss that can be used for any occasion! 

4. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
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Another crowd favorite is Rhianna’s Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer. This gloss runs for $19 on Sephora and the Fenti Beauty website. It is 0.30 oz and has six color choices. This gloss is made to be taken out on a night on the town. it provides shine, a nice tint, and hydrates your lips due to its secret ingredient: shea butter. Even pop-star Ariana Grande uses this iconic lip gloss.

5. Too Faced Lip Injection Plumping Lip Gloss
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Last up, we have the Too Faced Lip Injection Plumping Lip gloss. This gloss goes for $23 at ULTA in one shade and $29 on the Too Faced website and Sephora. It is 0.14 fl oz and on other websites comes in five shades.

This gloss works wonders! It provides a glossy tint while creating a plump, full looking defined lip look. This lip product is currently the number one lip gloss in America and can be applied over any lipsticks or lip liners.

For some subtle balms/glosses for our vegan and cruelty-free girls, VALLEY Magazine’s top picks would be Tower 28’s Shine On Lip Jelly for just $14. Also, Bite’s Agave and Intensive Lip Mask is a good balm to use on a makeup-free day to rejuvenate your lips, at $26 on the Bite website and Sephora. Some other notable brands to consider for their clear glosses are Bobbi Brown, Shiseido, Maybelline and Smashbox!

Take your summer makeup looks to the next level with these high-quality glosses.


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