I don't know about you, but as much I love a long-lasting matte liquid lipstick, I'm a little fatigued. While its ubiquity on Instagram is partially to blame, the return of gloss has a lot to do with it. Did you ever think we'd see the day? Now I want more shine and volume-enhancing dimension—but, sans stickiness.
While glosses have come a long way since their gloopy beginnings, I'm partial to tinted lip oils. Packed with yummy essential oils that nourish your pout like a face serum, they also slick lips with rich, layerable color that delivers just the right amount of shine.
For the holidays, opting for a wet-shine finish will not only leave your lips glistening amidst a sea of one-note mattes, but the tinted oil finish is decidedly less maintenance...bring on the hors d'oeuvres and blurred lips!
As for the plethora of lip kit options to choose from, we're all over Lancôme's new Juicy Shaker Lip Duo. Not only do you get 2016's answer to the early-aughts-beloved Juicy Tubes—a pigmented lip oil infused with sweet almond, apricot, and cranberry in a cocktail-shaker-shaped tube—but also the brand's beloved creamy Le Lipstique pencil for overlining or coating your entire pout with a budge proof base. Each comes in universally-flattering blush pink for a your-lips-but-better feel.
But we haven't even told you the best part, which is the price. At $21, the kit is not only more wallet-friendly than Kylie Jenner's, you're saving nearly 50 percent as the Juicy Shaker and liner would normally set you back $39.
So, instead of adding yet another liquid lipstick to the stack, let your lips breathe a little this holiday season.
Lancôme Juicy Shaker Lip Duo, $21; sephora.com.