Even Lila Moss Can’t Resist a Viral Lip Gloss

This trending product goes with her "everywhere."

Lila Moss in front of a step and repeat for an Yves Saint Laurent beauty event
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Lila Moss spent the last month walking runways from Stella McCartney to Vivienne Westwood in over-the-top looks and possesses one of fashion’s most impressive pedigrees. (You already know the connection.) But the catwalk isn't her real life—and her current her holy grail beauty product couldn't be more low-key.

At a time when slick, shiny, nearly-reflective lips are a dominant 2024 beauty trend, “You've always got to have a lip gloss with you,” she tells Marie Claire. “I’m kind of always carrying around a lip gloss, like Candy Glaze.”

Lila Moss putting on lip gloss

Lila Moss goes "everywhere" with a lipstick-lip gloss hybrid. So do thousands of TikTok users who made it go viral.

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The YSL Beauty lip gloss stick she’s name-checking isn’t just a sign of her longtime affinity for the French house. (Instead of walking its runway this past season, Moss sat in the front row.) Candy Glaze’s vitamin E and hyaluronic acid-infused formula has earned more than two thousand five-star reviews and more than two hundred ninety thousand likes at Sephora since launching with expanded colors this spring. It's also gone viral on TikTok (several times). Peek at the reviews, and you’ll see effusive superlatives like “literally obsessed” and “absolute most favorite” repeated in the hundreds.

For beauty lovers who aren’t also full-time models, the lipstick-lipgloss hybrid is a go-to for all-day hydration and shine in several slightly pigmented shades. For Moss, the clear version is the only lippie she can rely on everywhere, from an international flight to a day of shows to a weekend off with ease; it's understated and versatile. “They have a nice kind of natural, pretty clear shade, that I just carry around and put on throughout the day,” she says.

Lila Moss attends the YSL fashion show in Paris

Earlier this spring, Lila Moss attended the Saint Laurent Fall 2024 show in Paris, with her signature low-key beauty on display.

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Natural-looking makeup is also at the center of Moss's beauty inspiration moodboard. The model has closely tracked Pamela Anderson's commitment to going bare-faced and lipstick-free for every event.

“I don't think I'm fully there yet in terms of my skin and looking as incredible as her without makeup,” she says. “But I do think it's a goal to have a bit more stripped back of a look and just be powerful in your own skin.”

Pamela Anderson on the Vanity Fair Oscars Red Carpet wearing a floral dress

Pamela Anderson took her no-makeup look to the 2024 Academy Awards Vanity Fair Afterparty–but she still wore a hint of lip gloss.

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Thankfully, she doesn’t have to give up her clear gloss to get a pared down beauty look. Even Anderson, deep in her makeup-free era, still swipes one on before she steps in front of a camera. (See: Her glossy lips for the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscars Party.)

And if Moss finds subtly shimmery gloss impossible to quit, she's hardly the only one. “I use this daily and am in love with it," one reviewer writes. "I don’t think I can live without it.”

Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior fashion and beauty news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes stories for both sections. Halie is an expert on runway trends, celebrity style, emerging fashion and beauty brands, and shopping (naturally). In over seven years as a professional journalist, Halie’s reporting has ranged from fashion week coverage spanning the Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris markets, to profiles on industry insiders including stylist Alison Bornstein and J.Crew womenswear creative director Olympia Gayot, to breaking news stories on noteworthy brand collaborations and beauty launches. (She can personally confirm that Bella Hadid’s Ôrebella perfume is worth the hype.) She has also written dozens of research-backed shopping guides to finding the best tote bags, ballet flats, and more. Most of all, Halie loves to explore what trends—like the rise of doll-like Mary Janes or TikTok’s 75 Hard Style Challenge—can say about culture writ large. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held writer and editor roles at Glamour, Morning Brew, and Harper’s Bazaar. Halie has been cited as a fashion and beauty expert in The Cut, CNN Underscored, and Reuters, among other outlets, and appears in newsletters like Selleb and Self-Checkout to provide shopping recommendations. In 2022, she was awarded the Hearst Spotlight Award for excellence and innovation in fashion journalism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. Outside of work, Halie is passionate about books, baking, and her miniature Bernedoodle, Dolly. For a behind-the-scenes look at her reporting, you can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.