Japan and shiny lipsticks go together like peanut butter and jelly! I’ve been personally on a quest to rid the makeup world of matte lipsticks for years now. I think I’m slowly succeeding as we’ve had some solid shiny lipstick offerings lately haven’t we like Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick and L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine Glossy Lipstick.
Shiny lipsticks aside it looks like shiny lipglosses are back and there’s some irony here. How the hell can we enjoy a super shiny lipgloss if we’re wearing a mask? All my hard work and effort into ridding the world of matte lip anything is all for naught my dear friends. We’re actually going to be reaching for those long-wearing matte liquid lipsticks a lot more if we want to wear lipstick in our “new normal” situation.
Shiseido Crystal Gel Lip Gloss I want to take you home tonight but I won’t be able to wear you out of the house because face mask and glossy gloss equals hot chaotic mess.
To add salt to my wound Visee is over here releasing Juicy Syrup Lipglosses. WHY you do this to me?
But good news! My lemmings are cured as Visee was going to release this in Japan for the Summer but they have delayed the launch to Fall. Maybe by the time Fall rolls around we won’t be masking anymore and can enjoy glossy lips (I’m ever always the optimist over here). But I admit I associate super glossy lips with Summer looks. It’s ok though! I’ll have patience and wait for the day I can wear lipgloss again without smearing it all over my face in the process.
Are you a glossy or a matte lover?
I do wonder who else has glosses in the works for Summer that might feel inclined to delay the launch for a later time. Because right now makeup is a hard sale but gloss and lip products in general are a hard sale.