As the story goes, lip gloss was invented by iconic makeup artist Max Factor in 1928. But it wasn't a "gloss" back then, it was called a "pomade" and primarily used for Factor's starlet clients who needed their lips to stand out on camera back when movies were still filmed in black and white. Nearly a century later, and the product has graduated from Hollywood secret to lightweight lacquer worn just about everywhere, from work to weddings.
This is the question I set out to answer months ago when an influx of lip gloss launch announcements hit my email inbox. So, I decided to try the most anticipated, the most popular, and the most underrated formulas out there — and $212 later, I found the best.
Ahead, the lip glosses worth your consideration.
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