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Glossy Makeup for When You Want Effortless, Sparkle-Free Shine

Matte makeup has met its match
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For the last few years, we've been living in a matte, matte world. Our makeup bags were overflowing with liquid lipsticks and eyeshadows promising the most luscious velvet finish. We were so head over heels for matte that we basically forgot about other finishes. Whoops. Now that we've reached matte saturation, it's no surprise that gloss is making a comeback.

The newest lip glosses barely resemble the sticky, gooey stuff you remember from school dances and slumber party makeovers. Eye glosses and face glosses are also tempting the most dedicated matte-lover to embrace a dewy look.

A full face of gloss might seem like a sticky mess — especially as the weather warms up — but today's formulas deliver a glazed finish without the tackiness. The soft sheen creates an effortless, low-key alternative to glitter and strobed beauty looks.

Ready to give gloss a go? Here are 12 glossy makeup products for the entire face (and even body).

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Do you love a unicorn beauty look but wish that there was a way the magic could be made wearable for everyday? Enter the Milk Makeup Holographic Face Gloss. It's a high-shine colorless gloss with a holographic finish. That might seem contradictory but have faith. A tiny dab will add a prismatic touch to eyes, cheekbones and lips. For going out, layer it on your face and body.

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Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss in Mermaid, $24
Glazen, glossy, glassy, glistening. It's all the same good stuff. Butter London's Eye Glosses have a modern wet-look finish without actually being wet. The formula has a pearl suspension, which also imparts a subtle touch of shimmer on the eyes. Layer the formula to increase the intensity for cocktail hour.

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Whether you're a shimmer kind of girl or prefer straight-up high-shine, this lip gloss delivers. There's even a metallic gloss. All the formulas have vitamin E for extra hydration and they won't feather or bleed.

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This isn't just another matte powder eyeshadow. The J-beauty brand has developed an innovative shadow that melds three-dimensional color with a dewy-like texture. The resulting formula is oh-so-comfortable to wear and won't fade or smudge. Make some room in your makeup bag because there are 29 colors available.

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