Delivering a lustrous looking finish to your lips with a liquid or soft-solid consistency, lip gloss products add a splash of color that typically glistens with a sheer, gorgeous shine or frosted polish. Lip gloss formulas are designed to provide a variety of benefits to the lips along with their ability to highlight with color or a glittering sheen. Your lip gloss product should blend well with your other makeup choices in order to put the finishing touch on your look.
Typically acting as emollients that soothe chapped lips while they provide a touch of red, pink, nude, chocolate, or some other shade, glosses revive the natural beauty and vitality of the lips through moisturizing, nourishing, and skin-softening ingredients. Lip gloss formulas containing broad spectrum SPF protection safeguard the lips from damage created by the sun such as wrinkling and dehydration.
Lip glosses are commonly sold in tiny pots, bottles, or tubes and are easily applied using the fingertips or a small cosmetic wand. They can be worn alone or in combination with another lip color product to add another dimension of lasting shine or protection. Some cosmetic brands offer formulas containing a stain and gloss together, while others create unique formulas such as those made with genuine crushed pearls, natural botanicals, or out-of-the ordinary ingredients.