If a white smile is imperative for any career, it's an on-air TV news anchor. But because coffee is just as much of an essential when you have a 4 a.m. call time, broadcasters have long cheated a pearlier grin with this exceptionally clever hack: by mixing yellow-counteracting blue eyeshadow into clear lip gloss.
These days, there are magical high-tech glosses that are already infused with an imperceptible blue color to create a whiter, brighter smile. And trust us, you're going to want to make the switch...
This high-tech gloss is enhanced with cool blue, white-teeth-enhancing micro-pearls and has a delicious vanilla scent.
The Estée Edit Flash Photo Gloss, $20; sephora.com.
If anti-aging is a priority, this gloss is also loaded with hyaluronic acid particles that penetrate deep into the lips to restore lost volume and lessen the appearance of fine lines.
Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Blue Copper 5 Lip Treatment, $35; nordstrom.com.
Like a serum, this powder blue formula is packed with nourishing shea butter and oils, like plum and cherry, that'll keep your lips hydrated and protected while delivering high shine.
It Cosmetics News Anchor Blue Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss, $24; ulta.com.
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Apa developed this blue-tinted lip shine with peppermint-infused crystals that reflect light and help freshen your breath to boot.
Apa Beauty Blue Lip Shine, $25; net-a-porter.com.
On the lips, this blue gloss turns a universally-flattering mauve shade with topaz shimmer. It's also enriched with omega-3 rich algae, meadowfoam seed oil, and shea butter for all-over nourishment.
Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor Lip Gloss, $25; ulta.com.