Lip Gloss is predominantly used to give customers lips a very glossy look and at times a subtle color is added. It is usually packaged as a very soft lipstick like substance and most of the time is produced into a liquid. Lip gloss is almost always a clear liquid, If distributed as a solid then it usually has a slight color hue. The finish on the lips are going to be shiny and lustrous. How lip gloss was invented is very surprising it was invented by Max Factor in the 1930’s. He wanted to create a lip product that would make the lips of actors more shiny and glossy for films that he created.] Factor ended up creating makeup exclusively for the movie industry. It was developed specifically for actresses starring in black and white films. Women were inspired by all the movie actresses that used lip gloss and wanted to copy their makeup. The first lip gloss commercially available was Max Factor’s X-Rated, it was launched in 1932. The original formula was sold all the way up until 2003, when Procter and Gamble retired the product. Quality of lip gloss can be hard to gauge today just because of the sheer amount being produced in this throwaway world we live in. Don’t let the overflow of the market confuse you because we have the most up to date list of the most quality lip glosses distributed this year.
The best manufactures of lip gloss may be different every year, so here this year’s lineup. Chanel is producing an awesome quality lip gloss this year and also one of the most modest priced. MAC is no exception they put out an excellent lip gloss with a very reasonable price this year. Nars and Dior come in last which were previous winners in 2009 also producing quality lip gloss. Nars has created two top of the line lip glosses this year, earning it two spots on our 2011 lineup this year.
Lets take a look at this year’s top lip gloss:
The glassy look and beautiful color and is guaranteed to hold for hours, Expert Byron Williams says its a very impressive lip gloss . Pros love the huge array of shades, which is about 30 or so different kinds. Some of the ladies favorites include: Spark, a sparkly berry; Unity, a shimmery gold; and Giggle, an opaque mauve.
MAC Pro Longwear Lipcolour
“It will last just like a stain,” pointed out by the L.A. makeup artist Kerry Malouf of this long lasting color-and-shine combination. Plus, the emollient-rich formula will not dry out lips and will not require you to use a scrub brush to remove.
La Mer Baume De La Mer
“Every celebrity I know will get excited whenever I pull this out of my purse ,” says Troy Surratt, whose clients include exclusive customers such as Jennifer Lopez and Keri Russell. Packed with a lot of the same vitamins, botanicals, and marine extracts as the original product, this balm will coat your lips like you never expected.
Nars Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight
Nars seems to have created a lip gloss that is a bit more substantial than the transparent gloss, it creates a beautiful, polished finish that will keep you coming back.
Nars Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls
Another product by Nars, it has a very earthy tone which is not too strong or too weak of a color, it’s the perfect combination if you are used to having very dramatic eyes.
Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Black-Tie Plum
This is a very intense berry look that is reflected on your lips, often resembling a fresh plum hence the name. You will be left with extremely plump and juicy lips that everyone is sure to notice.