Move Over Matte Lipstick! The Lip Gloss Is Back Thanks to ‘90s Nostalgia

We are about to start a new decade in a couple of weeks, but the ‘90s nostalgia is bringing back the staples of that period. From checkered patterns to hair clips, the beauty, and fashion industry is bringing back all the amazing trends of the pre-Y2K era.

One item that is already taking over the street styles is none other than the lip gloss. Invented by Max Factor in 1930, specifically for actresses starring in black and white films, the whole purpose of this beauty item was to make the lips shiny and glossy. The product was so well-liked among actresses that this led to its popularity.

The excitement of adding — again — tons of lip glosses to our makeup bag is the good news beauty enthusiasts needed to bid farewell to this year and decade. Since we have been cracking our lips for a while with matte lipsticks, we put together a list of five lip glosses you might want to have in your arsenal.

3Glossier Lip Gloss Trio

Glossier Trio Lip Gloss BELatina

Of course, we had to include Glossier in this list — I mean they are all about the glow anyways. This comfortable, long-wearing, glassy-finish lip gloss comes in three shades (Clear, Holographic and Red) plus a fuzzy doe-foot applicator to scoop up just the right amount of gloss, giving you instant shine in one swipe.

Formulated with Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil to keep lips cushiony soft and moisturized, the trio offers a transparent crystal finish, an opalescent shimmer, and a subtle sheer tint.