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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?
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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.

Kevyn Aucoin The Exotique Diamond Eye Gloss (Various Shades)

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.

Yves Saint Laurent Eye Gloss Smudger

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.

butter LONDON Glazen Eye Gloss - Mermaid

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.

Darphin Reviving Lip Oilgloss with Calendula Petals

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 Clear Lipglass - Clear (15ml)

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.

Ellis Faas Glazed Lips (Various Shades)

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.

Barry M Cosmetics That's Swell Plumping Lip Gloss

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.
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