Best lip gloss: 20 for the perfect pout

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    It’s the season of the lip gloss – and we’ve found the best lip glosses out there and rounded them up all in one place (here, in case you wondered).

    Whether it’s a sheer sweep of barely-there glossy colour, or a powerful punch of pigment, we’ve tried and tested the best lip gloss brands to bring you reviews of the very best of the bunch.

    The very best lipstick

    To find your perfect match in the lip gloss department, first you need to decide whether you want to wear your lip gloss as a stand-alone lip colour, or whether you just want a finishing product to add a touch of shine to your look. Glosses are the perfect product for touching up on the go, so choose a sheet, low-pigment option to store in your handbag to freshen up absolutely any makeup look, no matter what lip colour you?re wearing.

    If you want a high colour pay-off that won’t require any lipstick underneath, chose a glossy stain. We adore Yves Saint Laurent?s Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain which deliver a high pigment lip colour and a high shine finish with absolutely no stickiness.
    Barry M’s Lip Boss product is a good middle ground between lip colour and gloss, adding a sheer slick of colour and a high dose of shine, so you can wear alone or matched with your favourite lipstick. At under a fiver it?s a great pocket money product, too.

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    If you’re more concerned with gloss than colour, chose a sheer gloss and simply apply over a matte lip colour or nude lips for a more natural finish. We love Benefit’s Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Dandelion for just the subtlest hint of girly pink.

    There are also a lot of added bonus features offered by the glosses in our best-of edit. From plumping properties to hydrating ingredients, check our reviews for added highlights.

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