Looking to refresh your look this summer? Trying a new lip gloss is a fun, colorful way to shake up your summer makeup routine. Here are six glosses—from sheer to shimmery to plumping—that deserve some space in your summer makeup bag.
The trend: OPAQUE
The gloss: Osmosis Colour Lip Glaze, a long-wear lip color with bold, opaque pigmentation.
Try it in: Lust, a deep, saturated red that’s ready to rock with a little black dress for date night.
The trend: SHEER
The gloss: jane iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss, a nourishing, antioxidant-fortified formula that seals in moisture and delivers a sheer wash of color.
Try it in: Pink Lady, a soft, sheer petal pink that’s perfect with a sundress and sandals for weekend brunch.
The trend: SUN PROTECTION
The gloss: Colorescience Sunforgettable Lip Shine SPF 35, a multitasker of a lip gloss with hyaluronic acid to plump and zinc oxide for sun protection, plus a formula that delivers both sheer color and high-gloss finish.
Try it in: Champagne Kiss, a warm, rosy peach tone worthy of a sunny picnic in the park.
We checked in with Dr. Joel Schlessinger, LovelySkin founder and CEO, on the importance of protecting your lips from the sun:
"The skin on your lips is the thinnest on your body, so it's important to give it some extra attention when you are applying your daily SPF. By choosing a lip product that hydrates your lips AND protects against damaging UV rays, you are giving your lips a one-two punch against the effects of aging."
The trend: HIGH GLOSS
The gloss: SENNA Lip Lacquer Ultra Shine Lipgloss, a conditioning formula made with jojoba oil and Vitamin E that also has a high-gloss finish.
Try it in: Bonfire, a poppy-orange hue that would complement your favorite denim jacket for an outdoor concert.
The trend: SHIMMER
The gloss: Mirabella Luxe Advanced Formula Lip Gloss, which delivers a subtle shimmer and luxe shine without even a trace of tacky texture.
Try it in: Vintage, a better-than-nude neutral with a touch of bronze that can go from the office to happy hour drinks.
The trend: PLUMPING
The gloss: Replenix Pure Hydration Plumping Lip Treatment SPF 30, a clear gloss that plumps up lips with the help of hydrating hyaluronic acid. Toss it in your beach bag to protect your lips before you hit the sand and surf.
Want a more bold choice for the hotter summer months? Check out our other favorite summer lip looks!