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5 Things to Look for in a Luxe Lip Gloss

Every woman can appreciate a great lip gloss. Not only can the right gloss make your lips instantly appear plumper, but it can work double duty as makeup and moisturizer. Find the right color, and you can seriously flatter your complexion, effortlessly improving your overall look.

That being said, not all lip glosses look and feel the same, which makes it tough to pick the right shade for your skin tone or desired look. With so many brands all offering the same thing, how do you choose between your favorite drugstore lip gloss and that cute new shade you've seen all over social media? In this blog, we'll go over everything you need to know to sort through the best lip glosses on the market. Here are five things to look for when shopping for a luxe lip gloss.

A Variety of Perfectly Pigmented Colors

Let's be real, foundation and concealer aren't the only things you need to color match for a bespoke beauty look. There's so much more to consider, and it's not uncommon for women to take a second, third, or even fourth look at a new lipstick to find the most flattering shade. Choosing a new lip gloss should follow a similar process, especially since the goal is often to complement your complexion. Thankfully, the best lip gloss brands feel the same way, offering a wide variety of perfectly pigmented colors to sort and smile through. 

As an expert in lip gloss and other beauty products, Red Aspen is well aware of the impact the right lip gloss can have on an overall look, with a multitude of models sporting different complexions and shades. For instance, if your complexion is more fair, then a more pinkish tone may flatter you most. On the other hand, an olive complexion may pair well with a peachy tone, while women with darker complexions may consider caramel, chocolate, and berry shades. Ultimately, it's all about exploring your options, as you never know when you might run across a shade worth swooning over. By browsing Red Aspen’s lip gloss color and complexion carousel and comparing it against your own, you can get a better idea of the shade most suited to your unique skin tone.  

A Lip Gloss with a Smooth and Non-Sticky Shine

Speaking of options, it's no secret that lip gloss has come a long way since the early 2000s. Back then, most lip glosses tended to be excessively oily, blindingly sparkly, and super sticky or scented. Sure, they got the job done, but that goopy gloss feeling definitely soured a lot of us from using it more than we needed to. (Not to mention the dangers of a wind whipping your hair into a freshly applied gloss!)

Fast-forward to today and modern lip glosses are offering a lot more non-sticky options, with the best lip glosses promising longer-lasting formulas that add more shimmer and a better mix of nourishing skincare ingredients. The color payoffs are worth preening over, and whether you're looking for that subtle pop or something more aggressive, there's generally a gloss for it. In other words, it's a great time to love lip gloss! Naturally, this makes it a whole lot easier to find that go-to lip gloss with a high shimmer or high-shine finish, one that's smooth, substantial, and easy to fall in love with for everyday wear or special occasions.

A Long-lasting and Ultra-Moisturizing Formula

The more you look into different lip glosses, the more you realize how important it is to find a lip gloss that's long-lasting and ultra-moisturizing. Unlike most other areas of your skin, your lips don't actually contain any oil glands of their own. They can't generate their own hydration, so they need that little bit of extra help. This moisture is what helps keep your lips feeling soft. Without it, you'd likely suffer from excessive chapping or chafing from everyday sun and wind exposure. Not only that, but the skin covering your lips is thinner and more fragile than on other parts of your body. Long story short, it's super important to find a moisturizing lip gloss that protects your pout as much as possible.

By choosing a lip gloss designed to restore that moisture, you help give yourself an even more beautiful, youthful-looking smile, adding fullness to your lips that's guaranteed to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence into the clouds.

Lip Glosses with Nourishing and Hydrating Ingredients

Picking out the perfect lip gloss also means taking a hard look at the ingredients list. After all, you want to know what you're putting on your body and into your skin, especially if you have any issues related to sensitive skin. As you browse different lip gloss brands, keep an eye out for brands that feature plant-based ingredients like Vitamin E and jojoba oil. Vitamin E is especially beneficial, as it deeply conditions and improves the appearance of lips to ensure they stay buttery soft and look their healthiest. At the same time, jojoba oil works to nourish and deeply moisturize your lips for longer-lasting hydration.

While you're at it, try and find a moisturizing lip gloss that contains rice bran extract, rosemary leaf extract, and sunflower seed oil. Together, these ingredients work to hydrate, soothe, and improve the overall texture of your lips, all while helping your lip gloss stay naturally fresh. By investing in the right ingredients in your lip gloss, you guarantee yourself a better experience overall, one that'll provide the lightweight and hydrating formula you need with the highly pigmented and buildable coverage you crave.

Easy Application

Last but not least, all the best makeup products have one thing in common: they're exceptionally easy to apply. Whether you're crazy about clear lip gloss or you're in dire need of some nude shades in your makeup bag, you want to be sure that whatever product you choose glides on smoothly.

Thankfully, it's easy to find a hydrating lip gloss that has all the color payoff you need with an easy-to-use applicator. In fact, the best lip glosses use an oversized plush doe foot applicator, as the fibers hug the natural contour of your lips to deliver the perfect amount of subtle shine every time. 

Reach out to the Lip Gloss Experts at Red Aspen

At the end of the day, shopping for the perfect lip gloss isn't so tough after all! Sure, there's a bit of information to process, but the above tips should help you find a long-lasting gloss that leaves your lips with a luxurious, non-sticky shine or shimmer you'll love.

If you're still not quite sure what lip gloss is right for you, reach out to the beauty experts at Red Aspen! With a wide variety of cute, trendy, and complementary shades to choose from, you're sure to find a flattering fit in no time flat! Talk to your Red Aspen Brand Ambassador to learn how you can add a nourishing and luxurious new lip gloss to your makeup bag today!

Written by: Kerry Cron

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