Last year was all about matte lips but 2015 is bringing back the glossy look again. Many brands have released new lip products offering an opaque but shiny finish. So which one is your favorite?
The precursor of all was Yves Saint Laurent, with their Glossy Lips Stain. It has it all: opaque like a lipstick, shiny like a gloss, and long-lasting like a stain. YSL also offer a wider range of colors comparing to other brands.
Personal recommendation: Violet Edition #1, Pourpre Preview #16 and Orange Fusion #21
Chanel recently reformulate their Rouge Allure Lip Gloss with more opaque and vibrant colors. The packaging is a real gadget and the applicator precise in order to create a perfect shape.
Personal recommendation: Supreme #17 and Pirate #19
The Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil of NARS are quite interesting because it is a jumbo pencil but the texture is very buttery and the finish glossy.
Personal recommendation: Mexican Rose and New Lover
Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge is a waterproof lipstick that comes liquid and matte, but the clear top coat adds a glossy finish. They wear extremely well and the color is very intense but it is probably one of the less shiny among the selection.
Personal recommendation: Rosewood #2, Burgundy #9 and Orange #17
The Dior Addict Fluid Stick were highly expected last year. I personaly love it for the beautiful and trompe-l'oeil packaging.
Personal recommendation: Whisper Beige #219 and Wonderland #575
Inglot AMC Lip Paint are a bit different because they are presented in a pot and need to be applied with a lip brush, which can be inconvenient when you are on-the-go. However, it is full of pigment which means you will get a real opacity. The colors are also quite unusual and the paint texture make it last longer on the lips.
Personal recommendation: #59 and #69
Shiseido Lacquer Rouge is faithfull to its Japanese origins. Inspired by their typical lacquer ware, this liquid liptsick provides an intense and glossy color while conditionning dry lips.
Personal recommendation: Indiscreet Vi324 and Ophelia Pk226
Lancôme Lip Lover seeks color, shine but also moisture. It opens thanks to an interesting clip system (which is also very convenient) and delivers a very intense shine while moisturizing lips.
Personal recommendation: Casse Noisette 314 and Violette Pirouette 361
L'Oreal Color Riche Wet Caress has a very long name for a small product, but it is a very good one. The texture does not feel heavy and it is actually perfect to wear on a daily basis (I wear it at the office). The colors are not as strong as the one you can find above so I guess is a better pick for the Shy girls out there...
Personal recommendation: Everlasting Caramel and Coral Tattoo