Clear lip gloss is having a moment. Along with butterfly clips, silk scarves, and other early aughts fashion and beauty trends, liquid lacquers are riding high on the Y2K wave. One swipe of the stuff takes us right back to the days when sticky formulas would end up in our hair after a single gust of wind. But forget what you know about those nostalgic products. Clear lip gloss has had a major glow-up since then.
Today’s glosses are just as easy to use as more traditionally low-maintenance lip products. Many of them now even offer high-shine finishes with good-for-you ingredients like jojoba oil, shea butter, and more. Versatile and on-trend, clear lip glosses not only enhance your pout’s natural hue when worn solo but can also transform the finish of matte lipstick and provide a plumping effect when worn over lip liner. And unlike lip balms and lip oils, lip glosses last longer. Ahead, discover our favorite clear lip glosses that do more than just shine.