All you 90s kid probably have a bucket full of memories involving gloss. You’d be lying if you say that you haven’t been to prom wearing the stickiest gloss, letting your hair down and dancing your ass off only to go back home with gloss smeared all around your face. It’s unquestionably one of the most difficult looks to pull off, isn’t it? But one can’t seem to get enough of it cause it always makes everything look so darn good. That shamelessly-shiny pout adds a whole lot of glamour to an average OOTD.
If you thought that glossy makeup meant getting your hair trapped into a dollop of gloss or being a victim of the dreadful gloss-on-teeth tragedy, well we beg to differ. Using the right amount of shine in the right places only results in a chic look. And in case you’re one who knows all things runway, you’d know that Marc Jacobs favourite colour involves everything shiny. This season Philip Plein sent models down the runway with glossy lips and lids. Other designers like Altuzarra and Balmain had similar makeup looks. Yes! Glossy makeup is back with a bang and here’s some major shine inspo for you to live a life that’s high on shine.
Glossy highlight on fleek
Add a touch of your preferred transparent gloss to the high points of your face for a fresh, just-got-out-of-shower look. Talk about hydrated dewy skin for days.
Shamelessly shiny lips
When in doubt, try red. But if you still don’t think that your red pout is making a statement, add a layer of gloss to it. You will make some heads turn wherever you go.
Lavender glossy lids accents the bare minimum makeup on the face. Opt for a brighter-coloured gloss that pops louder against the otherwise subtle look and get that 80s vibe going.
Gloss them both out
If models can walk down the runway with glossy lips and lids without looking too OTT, why can’t you don the same look at the next party you hit? Keep the colours bare minimum when opting for a look this high on shine. If you really are bold enough, go all out and grunge it up.
Shiny hair, don’t care
While we’re talking about glossing that face up, let’s not leave out the hair. If there’s one feature that will look great all glossed up, it’s your tresses. Watch out for the wet hair trend this year, it’s quite a head-turning look anyway.