What makes a good lip gloss/ liquid lipstick/lip lacquer is as much how it goes on as its formula.
1 Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss is designed to “grip” the lower lip for steady application. The tip is also firm and wide enough to colour the whole lip evenly. $48
2 Three Lyrical Lip Bloom has a long, flat and flexible doe foot wand that works like a butter knife: it spreads the creamy colour evenly. $48
3 Shu Uemura Laque Supreme’s angled doe foot means it doesn’t touch your lower lip when you’re working on the upper. $43
4 Kose Esprique Rich Creamy Rouge‘s is short, wide and flexible, so it holds enough liquid lip colour for one even application. $30
5 Lancome L’Absolu Lacquer’s doe foot-shaped wand has an arrow tip for the most precise Cupid’s bow with the least effort. $48
6 Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Lip Gloss’ spiral-shaped, ultra-bendable wand glides over your lips like it was made just for you, and its fine tip tackles corners, the Cupid’s bow and the lip line better than a lip liner. $60
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