A cosmetic used to give shine, and often a tint, to the lips: this is the definition of lip gloss by Dictionary.com.
To me, it is much more than that: it is that cosmetic that you carefully chose to make your lips look vigorous, shiny and desirable.
Whether you like to use the lip gloss by itself, or on top of your favorite lipstick, it is totally a personal choice.
Kaplan MD: I love this lip gloss, first because of the protection that it offers – SPF20, and also because it is very moisturizing. Dr Kaplan is a world renowned clinical and cosmetic Dermatologist, caring for the skin of several celebrities, models, and beauty icons from all over the world.
The texture is very rich and it comes in 10 colors: clear, natural nude, berry, peach, ruby, velvet wine, blackberry, plum and rosewood.
They main ingredients are Seabuckthorn Berry Extract ( nourishing, revitalizing, and restorative), Squalane ( natural humectant and emollient derived from olive oil), Marine Collagen & Patented Tri-Peptide ( hydration and collagen synthesis stimulant), Hyaluronic Filling Spheres ( smooth and plump the skin), White Beeswax ( locks in moisture, nourishes, softens and protects the skin).
What I specially like about it t is that they are sheer and sparkly – I usually it by itself during the day and on top of lipstick at night or special occasions.
Retails for $30.
TOM FORD: I love the texture of this gloss! it is creamy and very smooth. Lip gloss usually does not last long, but this one adheres well ( when I used it, it lasted a couple of hours- no eating, drinking or wiping the lips) . I also used on top of lipstick and the result is very luxurious, full, bold and sexy lips.
Available in 10 colors: Naked. Rose crush, Sahara pink, Pink guilt, Love bruise, Sugar pink, Peach absolute, Lost cherry, Tawny pink, and Wet violet.
The packaging is simple yet very classy, just like any Tom Ford product. Beautiful.
It retails for $45.
Giorgio Armani: Gloss D’Armani – encompasses three collections: Skin Lacquers collections and Bronze collection, and Gloss D’Armani lip gloss.
Skin Lacquers: Inspired by the lacquered perfection of a flawless porcelain doll, it blends a shine varnish with lip tone pigments, giving a sheer coverage enhancing lips and cheeks. The idea is that the natural lip tone is enhanced and perfected with the dewy color of the gloss.
It is available in 6 shades ( 513 – Rosaperla, 514 – Petal, 515- Vintage, 516 – Coral, 517- Hot and 518 – Rosewood). Shades 515, 516 and 517 are excellent to be used in soft, porcelain skin tones, while 513, 514 and 518 look fabulous on summer tanned skin.
The Bronze collection is limited edition. It comes in ‘Pink Quartz’, ‘Rose Crocoite’, ‘Rasberry Zincite’ and ‘Red Andradite’ and it is a blend of inky translucent lacquers with robust micronized pigments.
Gloss D’Armani lip gloss: The Cinema Lacquer. Inspired by icons of the cinema, Armani once more offers glamour. The lip gloss flexible velvet applicator adds volume and defines contours – it’s no questions something that you notice immediately.
It comes in 28 gorgeous shades: you will find a shade that suits your taste and personality – from nude beiges, desaturated pinks, plum shades and dramatic reds, there is a shade for everyone.
All of them retail for $28 ( good value)