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Lip Glosses Are Back In Full Force And We’re Totally Living For Them!

By: / January 12, 2021
Categories : Makeup

Although the lower half of our faces are covered with a face mask these days, that doesn’t mean that we can’t still enjoy our favourite lip glosses! Plus, they’re a great way to jazz up your lips for a Zoom date or a virtual party with your besties! Typically, we look for 3 things when it comes to a good lip gloss. It has to feel comfortable (read non-sticky) on the lips, look amazing on different skin tones and give the lips a plump and juicy effect. These days, high shine and hydrating lip glosses are gaining newfound popularity. Instead of the usual matte lips we’ve been seeing over the years, glossy 3D lips are now making their presence known.

The best lip-plumping lip glosses for a juicy pout

To help you on your quest for the perfect pout, here are our favourite lip glosses that both hydrate and plump up your lips in just one swipe!

1. Vase Creation Crème Brûlée Luxe All-Natural Lip Glosses

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Recently, we’ve been loving homegrown beauty brand Vase Creation for their natural lip care essentials. So we were thrilled when we got to try their all-new halal Crème Brûlée Luxe All-Natural Lip Gloss for ourselves! Besides smelling good enough to eat, this luxurious lip gloss comes in 3 delicious shades – Jewel Milk, Winter in Paris and Lavande. Inspired by the popular Netflix series Emily in Paris, this collection of lip glosses are non-sticky and look great on all skin tones! In addition to nourishing plant-extract squalane, these lip glosses also contain castor oil, jojoba oil and Vitamin E to thoroughly hydrate your lips throughout the day. Moreover, it also contains peppermint and eucalyptus extract to energize and plump up your lips for a luscious pout.

Why we love it:

  • Complements all skin tones
  • Non-sticky formula
  • Cruelty-free and halal-test certified
  • Free of sulfates, lead and parabens

Price: RM56. Available at vasestudio.com.

2. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

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Now, who hasn’t heard of Fenty Beauty’s game-changing Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizers? Like its namesake, it is universally flattering lip gloss that looks gorgeous on all skin tones. In addition to its iridescent pearlescent sheen, the Gloss Bomb also comes in 6 pout-perfecting shades. Aside from their classic translucent Glass Slipper gloss, we’re also particularly fond of the shades Fu$$y and Fenty Glow. While the former is a shimmery pink that looks gorgeous on cooler undertones, the latter is the ultimate pinky nude gloss we’ve been searching for all our lives.

Why we love it:

  • Contains nourishing shea butter for all-day hydration
  • Non-sticky formula
  • Addictive peach and vanilla scent
  • Universally beautiful shades

Price: RM101. Available at Sephora.

3. Catrice Generation Plump & Shine Lip Glosses

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Next, here’s a lip gloss that gets the job done at a fraction of the cost! Because of its luxurious formulation and affordable price point, it really offers the most bang for your buck. Additionally, you can easily find it in our local drugstores and we love how well it performs for daily use. On top of that, the Catrice Generation Plump & Shine Lip Gloss is also 100% vegan and cruelty-free which is a huge plus in our book! One of our absolute favourite shades is 110 Shiny Garnet – a decadent jewel-toned gloss that wonderfully complements all skin tones.

Why we love it:

  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Long-lasting and lightweight formulation
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Luminous pearlescent sheen

Price: RM22.90. Available at Guardian.

4. Dior Lip Maximizer Hyaluronic Lip Plumper

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Another lip gloss we love is Dior’s iconic Lip Maximizer Hyaluronic Lip Plumper. In addition to giving your lips long-lasting volume, this makeup artists’ favourite also comes in 13 stunning shades and offers 24-hour hydration. Because of its high concentration of hyaluronic acid, it effectively draws moisture to the lips and gives them an instant plumping effect. Moreover, reviewers online also report that their lips look smoother and less wrinkly after 4 weeks of continuous use.

Why we love it:

  • Ultra-hydrating formula
  • Smooths out fine lines
  • Comes in 13 shimmery shades
  • Instant lip-plumping effect

Price: RM143. Available at Sephora.

5. Desi Rose Cosmetics Lip Gloss

Want to know a fresh face to revamp your lip gloss game? You HAVE to check out Desi Rose Cosmetics. This local brand creates the trendiest lip gloss shades accompanied by amazing formulas. The creamy lip glosses not only add a beautiful shiny finish to your lips but they are so pigmented, you could wear them alone!

They recently launched this collection and it’s already a hot topic. With 5 shades to rock with, it’s the only thing you need to make your pout game strong!

Why we love it:

·       Non-sticky formula

·       Intense pigmentation

·       Vegan and cruelty-free

Price: RM35.00, Available at Desi Rose Cosmetics Instagram

6. Jill Stuart Jelly Lip Glosses

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If you grew up obsessed with Sailor Moon like we did then you’re going to love the Jelly Lip Glosses by Jill Stuart! Besides their kawaii packaging and pink rhinestone embellishment, these lip glosses deliver an instant burst of hydration to the lips. In addition to nourishing rosemary leaf extract, it also contains an soothing blend of lavender and avocado oils. Our favourite shades include Melon Pink, Ruby Ring and Diamond Dew – marvelous names for marvelous lip glosses!

Why we love it:

  • Hydrating jelly-oil texture
  • Kawaii packaging for anime lovers
  • Long-lasting coverage

Price: RM92. Available at Sephora.

7. Pat McGrath Labs Lust Lip Gloss

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One can’t help but lust over Pat McGrath Labs’ majestic lip glosses! Besides their amazing range of shades that suit a variety of skin tones, these Lust Lip Glosses by celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath contains a luxurious blend of oils to hydrate and nourish the lips all day long. We love that it has the non-sticky texture of a hydrating lip balm and the gorgeous colour of a lipstick. Furthermore, you can even pair these lip glosses with Pat McGrath’s Permagel Ultra Lip Pencils to create your own customized lip colors!

Why we love it:

  • Luxurious lip-plumping 3D effect
  • Intense hydration
  • Non-sticky
  • Sumptuous shades for all skin tones

Price: RM130. Available at Sephora.

8. Hourglass Unreal™ High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss

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Yet another favourite of ours, this volumizing lip gloss by Hourglass certainly delivers Unreal™ volume with an intense shine to the lips. Currently, it is available in a whopping 18 shades for a variety of skin tones. From muted mauves to fire engine reds, there’s something for everyone! In addition to nourishing hyaluronic acid, shea butter and avocado oil, this lip gloss contains a unique Hourglass formulation known as Volulip™ to visibly amplify the lips for a long-lasting pout. Although it is on the pricier side, the texture really is quite amazing and it leaves your lips feeling soft and supple all day long.

Why we love it:

  • Visible plumping effects
  • Ultra-hydrating and non-sticky formula
  • A wide variety of shades to choose from

Price: RM150. Available at Sephora.

9. Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Lip Gloss

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Who can resist Bobbi Brown’s universally beautiful shades and ultra-hydrating formulations? Here, their lip gloss certainly ticks all the boxes in terms of hydration, color compatibility and a non-sticky formula. Because of its rich blend of botanical oils like apricot kernel oil, avocado and jojoba seed oil, it glides on like butter on the lips and keeps them moisturised throughout the day. From pinky nudes and fresh corals to bold plums, you can transform your look from day to night in just a few swipes!

Why we love it:

  • Wearable everyday shades
  • Ultra-hydrating non-sticky formula
  • Free of parabens, phthalates and mineral oil
  • Cruelty-free

Price: RM90. Available at Sephora or Bobbi Brown outlets nationwide.

10. Nudestix Plumping Lip Glace Lip Gloss

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We’re no stranger to Nudestix’s incredible formulas and wide range of shades for all skin tones! Aside from their fuss-free daily eyeshadow sticks and cheek colors, we’ve also been loving their Plumping Lip Glace Lip Gloss! It comes in 4 glossy nude shades and a fun Cherry Lollipop shade to suit different skin tones. Additionally, it also works as an excellent My Lips But Better daily lip enhancer. On top of collagen-boosting peptides, Nudestix’s Lip Glace also contains a potent blend of Vitamins A and E as well as coco, shea, avocado and murumuru butters to heal and hydrate the lips.

Why we love it:

  • Comes in a portable matte black tin with a cosmetic mirror
  • Free of sulfates, parabens and phthalates
  • Free of artificial preservatives
  • Gives a natural and healthy sheen to the lips

Price: RM120. Available at Sephora.

11. Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lip Glosses

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Last but not least, we’ve also been loving Marc Jacobs’s Beauty’s head-turning Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquers for days when we want an extra touch of glamour. Thanks to its unique Triple Shine Complex, it gives a high-shine appearance to mimic the finish of 30 coats of lacquer. With 24 shades to choose from, this mint-scented gloss gives the lips a long-lasting volumizing effect for a hyperreal 3D finish.

Why we love it:

  • Hydrating and non-sticky formula
  • Luxurious high-shine finish
  • Refreshing mint scent
  • Long-lasting lip-plumping effect

Price: RM134. Available at Sephora.

More of a lip balm kind of lass? Then check out our favourite nourishing lip balms here!

Author: Clara Siew | Date: 12th Jan 2021