Our first foray into beauty? Lip gloss of course.
Whether you were a Juicy Tubes girl, or stockpiled Rimmel's Sweet Jelly (sadly now discontinued), a generous slick of lip gloss was something of a style statement.
Fast forward to today, and the the humble gloss has come a long way since the super-sticky, hair-trapping formulas of our adolescent days. Now, they're filled to bursting with lip quenching ingredients like vitamin E and coconut oil, packed with pigment that stays put for hours on end, and have the ability to lend lips a stunning patent leather finish that's bound to earn you ALL the Instagram likes.
We're calling it - .it's time to kick your trusty matte lipsticks to the kerb (Kylie Jenner, we're looking at you) for something a little more lustrous. It's time to get your J Lo on.
Here are the very best lip glosses out there right now.More
On the hunt for a lip gloss that isn't like glue? Look no further than Dior's Ultra-Gloss. The glassy shine was basically made for Instagram and the added hyaluronic acid means it cleverly boosts volume and dimension while being kind to lips. It's hard not to snap up all 18 shades in one go...
From neutrals to reds and plums, the shade spectrum is seriously impressive, but it's the patent-leather finish that makes Marc Jacobs' Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer a contender for one of the best lip glosses around. A single swipe lasts way past lunchtime.