Why the gloss is boss: are you ready for the return of glossy beauty products?

Why the gloss is boss: are you ready for the return of glossy beauty products?

It’s party season and time to say goodbye to all things matte as we turn our attention to the best glossy beauty products.

Gloss comes in and out of fashion, but coming out of 2018 and into 2019 it’s here to stay and we couldn’t be happier. With the weather turning colder and drier, we love anything that gives a high-shine and luminescent finish.

Take a look at our edit of the best glossy beauty products below to help you find the perfect formula and finish.

The one, the only: Kevyn Aucoin's The Exotique Diamond Eye Gloss is a cult classic and something no makeup bag should be without. It applies like a gel and creates a gorgeously dewy look on the lids, yet is surprisingly very long-lasting for such a wet-looking formula.

If you love Yves Saint Laurent eyeshadows but want to make them look a little more luminscent, you will adore the brand's Eye Gloss Smudger. A non-sticky top coat, it can even be used on the tops of cheekbones to create a high-gloss finish if you don't like the look of traditional highlighters.

The butter LONDON Glazen Eye Gloss applies like a wet-look formula but also has pigment crushed into its glossy formulation, making it great if you want a high-shine finish with the addition of a gorgeously bold colour.

If you have dry lips this winter but don't want to wear a heavy, thick lip balm, you will love Darphin's Reviving Lip Oilgloss. The formula is enriched with nourishing Vitamin E and Omegas 6 and 9, which help to keep the skin hydrated and soft without compromising on that glossy formulation we want this season.

MAC's Clear Lipglass is perfect for wearing alone if you want a high-shine finish, or on top of your favourite lipstick for a glossy colour payoff. Infused with shine polymers and pearlescent particles, the gloss gives the most gorgeous, iridescent shine to the lips for the party season.

For a high-shine lip finish without compromising on colour, you will love the Ellis Faas Glazed Lips. Enriched with nourishing oils and botanicals, the lip product spreads like a glaze onto the lips, whilst also imparting a beautifully glossy finish.

If you want a glossy lip product that also helps to plump, you will love the Barry M Cosmetics That's Swell Lip Gloss. Stimulating the skin's natural collagen production, the lips look ultra-plumped and super glossy.



Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!