Before the winter blahs set in, add some shimmer and shine to your lips to curb those Jack Frost blues. Glittery lips are all the rage right now and for the best reasons: a touch of sparkle to your lipstick or gloss will help lift your spirits and can turn any winter frown upside down. Forget having a twinkle in your eye—these five products will add some panache to your pout. —Jennifer Cox
You can’t get shinier than Glossier’s Lip Gloss ($20), which offers an incredible amount of luminescence. Available in three shades (clear, holographic, and red), this gloss has a glassy finish that goes on easily and is never sticky to the touch. The fuzzy doe-foot applicator gives lips instant shine in just one swipe and delivers a double dose of vitamin E and Jojoba Oil to keep lips cushiony-soft and moisturized.
Get the iconic Charlotte Tilbury’s Superstar Lips Pillow Talk lipstick ($44), which is based on their bestselling dreamy nude pink lipstick that is now available in a brand new texture. It combines the high shine of a gloss and the staying power of a lipstick, with a smooth texture that glides onto your lips with a creamy feel. It has a luminous, rich glossy finish to create ultra-defined, fuller-looking lips.
The Too Faced Lip Injection Power Plumping Hydrating Lip Gloss ($38, available at Sephora Canada) not only offers winter lips some much-needed hydration, but it also visibly plumps up lips too. Its formula boasts scientifically advanced lip-volumizing technology, which delivers immediate, proven results from the very first swipe. Choose from glitter, high shine, or shimmery finishes.
Lipglass from MAC Cosmetics ($19) lives up to its name: this one-of-a-kind clear lip gloss is highly concentrated with a glass-like finish and mirror-like shine. It’s designed to be worn on its own, over lip pencil, or even on top of lipstick. One bead of this highly concentrated product is all that’s needed to cover the lip area. And we love its handy, compact design, perfect for on-the-go shimmer anytime, anywhere.
The maracuja juicy shimmer glass lip plump from Tarte Cosmetics ($33) can be used solo or with other products. Click up once: the non-retractable click reveals the perfect amount of product every time. Apply one swipe as a hydrating treatment balm, or layer it on over a coloured lipstick. Use it like a pro to elevate and add glimmer to any pretty pout.