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Gloss is the New Black: 9 Glossy Beauty Picks

Shine like the star you are
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Sure, matte makeup has its time and place, but a little gloss atop your eyelids, cheeks, or lips can create dimension and serve a serious lewk. If you dare to glisten — either at work, at a soiree, or just walking down the street — we recommend starting with one of the following makeup artist-approved glossy beauty picks.

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Sometimes you want gloss, but you don't want to deal with the stickiness. (You know what we're talking about.) That's not something you have to worry about with this multi-use glossy beauty product. "In addition to being non-stick, I love that the gloss comes in four shades, including clear, and that it is specifically designed to be used on just about any area of the face," says global makeup artist Bryan Cantor. "If you are using this gloss to finish an eye look, be sure to create your eye look with long-wearing or waterproof products to help prevent excessive creasing."

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Burt's Bees' Hydrating Lip Oil will keep your lips glossy and healthy, without upsetting your wallet. "This stuff is so yummy," says celebrity makeup artist Niki Metz. "It'll give you a beautiful, hydrated lip, and I appreciate that the formula is infused with nourishing natural fatty acids."

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Jillian Dempsey Lid Tint, $28
Countless beauty editors and makeup artists have raved about Jillian Dempsey's bomb lid tints, which come in 10 different shades. They're basically in a category all their own — one part silky satin sheen, one part major gloss. The formulation means they're less prone to creasing, and that they contain nourishing ingredients such as jojoba and marula oils, shea butter, and vitamins E and C.

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If you've got an urge to splurge, throw your bread at Giorgio Armani's bestselling Ecstasy Lacquer Lip Gloss. Cantor says, "I love that this super-pigmented gloss is a combination of a lipstick and lip gloss in one. It provides long wearing coverage that doesn't budge and stays shiny and bold for hours. Also, you can apply any of the 22 shades of this gloss over an eye primer or long wearing eyeshadow to create a glossy eye that lasts."

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