With the increased rollback of masking mandates, colorful lips are making a comeback! And it isn’t all about matte all-day wear anymore. People want gloss. They want shine. They want color. And makeup brands have delivered! Here, we present some of our favorite new summer lip products.
Glossier Ultralip ($18, shop here)
This new moisturizing mix of gloss, balm, and tint is marketed as the “sweatpants of lipstick.” Its soft, buttery texture is packed full of oils like jojoba, watermelon, and meadowfoam to nourish and hydrate the lips while keeping them looking kissable and colorful. With nine versatile shades, you can apply one swipe for a hint of color or add more for your desired intensity.
Mac Love Me Liquid Lipcolour ($24, shop here)
Mac’s new liquid lipstick, which comes in 14 nude and bright shades, isn’t like any other liquid lipstick. It isn’t dry or ashy or uncomfortable. It won’t bleed or feather outside the lip lines. Instead, it’s infused with argan oil and shea butter, which offers both a satin finish and 12-hour wear – no more begging for a balm or gloss to top off your long-wear lipstick!
Elf Jelly Pop Juicy Gloss ($5, shop here)
Thanks to its sheer colors, fun packaging, and fresh watermelon scent, this squeeze-tube gloss will make you feel like a tween – only without the braces and over-plucked brows. It’s not sticky, has supreme shine, and is loaded with lip-smacking hydration. Need we say more?
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Dip Clip-On Universal Lip Luminizer ($19, shop here)
Fenty’s Gloss Bomb has been a best-seller since it launched, providing loads of shine, a touch of color, and intense hydration. Now, with this new handy clip-on version, you can attach it to your handbag, your pocket, or anywhere you want. The universal glow of this rosy nude shade works with practically every skin tone, and its light peach-vanilla scent makes the whole experience feel luxurious.
Kaja Heart Melter Lip Gloss Stick ($17, shop here)
The cutest lip product on this list is a lip gloss stick cut into the shape of a heart. Not only is it adorable, but it is practical because it fits the silhouette of your lips perfectly. It also provides comfort and shine without the sticky, goopy sensation and comes in nine shades, from nudes to reds to pinks to shimmer. This will be your new, everyday “my-lips-but-better” gloss.