If Kim's Instagram Is Any Indication, Nude Lip Gloss Is 2018's It Trend
For the past couple of years, we've been riding the matte lip train with no real intention of getting off. Whenever we thought of lip gloss, we automatically reminisced about all the times our middle school selves rushed to the local drugstore to snatch up those potent fruit-scented clear tubes (my personal fave was orange flavour ICYWW) that made our lips look like we dipped them in baby oil. Lip glosses were a nice throwback and that's where we thought they were meant to stay.
But, of course, leave it to Kim Kardashian West to bring back a product that we believed to never make a full, chic comeback with just one Insta. Apart from her usual killer highlight game, we couldn't help but be super envious of her nude lip gloss. Shiny without being overpowering and the perfect shade of nude for her medium skin tone, we're calling it now: Nude lip gloss will be a trend we'll be seeing more of in 2018. We've rounded up our favourite formulas and nude shades to give you options for your next lip purchase. Scroll through to see our picks.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in Taboo ($42)
Shiny lips can go wrong really fast. Because we don't want to look like we just drank a cup of olive oil, we look for formulas that have a high pigment payoff to balance off the glossy look. Here, you'll get a high colour payoff as well as high shine.
Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain Lip Color Ecre Nude ($55)
Most lip stains are matte, and we're super thankful this one stands out from the rest of the market by giving us the shine we crave. It goes on so light that sometimes we forget we even have product on, but it's so highly pigmented that the colour lasts pretty much all day.