Photo: Courtesy of Lucie + Pompette
Teen Vogue shares this must-try beauty find.
Scenario: You love the look of a high-shine, glistening pout, but you can’t stand the gooey mess that is lip gloss. So, you stick to creamy, flat-finish formulas, and kiss your days of gleam goodbye in the name of ease. Well, now you can have your gloss without worrying about eating it, too. The other day, while on set with celeb makeup pro, Nick Barose, whose clients include cool girls like Lupita Nyong’o, Hailee Steinfeld, Brie Larson, and Alicia Vikander, I saw him pull out the cutest tube of lip gloss and heard him say: “I swear, this is the best new gloss I’ve seen in a long time.”
I had to try it. Lucie + Pompette is an adorable French-inspired line, and their five shades of Lip Batters, which range from sheer nude to just-bitten berry, are catching the eyes and lips of top makeup artists and their celeb and supermodel clients. “Gloss is coming back for fall and winter, but the thing I hate most about the older formulas is that they just tend to fade away,” says Nick. “By the time my clients hit the red carpet, their gloss usually looks sloppy, because it gets runny.”
The solution? These super-rich formulas packed with vitamin E and green and white teas. They’re hydrating, plumping, and they totally stay in place—no hot messes happening here. And Nick’s trick for extra staying power is applying them over a lip stain base, like Lancôme L’Absolu Velour—it’s red carpet-approved, so you really can’t go wrong.
Collect all five glosses, plus one of the cute illustrated clutches to house them in—it’s the next best thing to having a celeb makeup artist following you around all day long.
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