Don’t get us wrong, we adore a velvety matte lip. Juxtaposed against a perfectly sculpted mien, the right shade will pull out your most striking features and elevate your overall look. But as we’re fairly cognisant of the beauty trends and looks that came with the revival of the noughties, our attention has veered towards shiny gloss and lip plumpers, which have successfully made their comeback—into the open arms of our beauty arsenals and TikTok FYPs. Read: the iconic Clinique Black Honey and the cult famous Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb, just to name a few. Safe to say, our favourite celebrities are no exception to the allure. In the past years, we’ve seen stars like Dua Lipa, Hailey Bieber and K-pop stars from Blackpink to NewJeans don on glossy sheens in their glam close-ups.
Trends and fads aside, we found that crossing over to glossier side meant many great returns. A fuss-free make-up routine without fretting too much if your matte lip would stray from the lines; hello to hydration; and a seemingly fuller lip to show for. Quite a satisfying feat, especially if you haven’t quite entertained the prospect of lip fillers. So before we knew it, a lip gloss became the default everyday product to have in our purses—whether for occasions when our lips felt chapped or just to swipe on a sheen of colour on the go.
On that note, Vogue Singapore presents the best lip plumpers to snag, all for greater good of high shine and maximum impact.
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Dior Addict Lip Maximiser
Enriched with nourishing ingredients like cherry oil and hyaluronic acid, Dior Addict Lip Maximiser, swipes on ultra volume while packing your lips with all-day hydration. As a core product, you can choose your ideal shade, with varying options of intensity and shimmer.
Dior Addict Lip Maximiser, $57, available at Sephora
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Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminiser
This cult product needs no introduction. The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb is a surefire way to kickstart your night—delivering explosive shine sans the sticky finish. Within, its conditioning shea butter keeps your lips moisturised while packing on stellar colour payoff.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminiser, $35, available at Sephora
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Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm
It first starts with a peppermint tingle, where your lips are sheathed with a cooling effect. This lip balm might not be the most plumping fixer as compared to the rest, but you’ll find easy everyday wear with its juicy formula alongside a pretty pink tint.
Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm, $39, available at Sephora
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Clarins Lip Comfort Oil
The ideal base for colour, Clarins Lip Comfort Oil is made up of a cocktail of oils—featuring organic jojoba, hazelnut and organic rosehip star extract. All of which serve to hydrate, repair and strengthen your lips. Its variation of hues are ample to add colour, but you can also build upon it if it’s something more intense and long-lasting you seek.
Clarins Lip Comfort Oil, $41, available at Clarins
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Patrick Ta Major Volume Plumping Gloss
Transform your pout with this signature Patrick Ta gloss, laden with a midas plumping formula featuring Vitamin E Nicotinate and other natural extracts to stimulate blood flow. Hydration aside, you’ll instantly notice fuller lips and impactful shine—available in five stunning shades.
Patrick Ta Major Volume Plumping Gloss, $41, available at Sephora