1. It’s nostalgic.
Well, it’s nostalgic for me, at least, LOL! Shiny, sparkly tubes take me back to my 20s, when I was living in San Francisco and rotating between MAC Lychee Luxe (a recommendation from my mom), MAC Nymphette and MAC Spite.
2. It’s joyful and fun.
What is it about that glossy, mirror shine? It’s so carefree, like the complete opposite of matte lipstick, which to me feels formal and serious.
3. It’s easy to apply!
Talk about no-brainer application, especially with certain shades which I can swipe on without much thought (gotta save my brain for growing up these days).
For me those shades are peachy pinks with shimmer, like the gloss I’ve been wearing lately, Saint Jane Luxury Lip Shine in Nectar. I grab it before hopping on a video call (which I’m about to do in five minutes), or when I’m standing in my hallway and don’t have a mirror, or when I’m just sitting in the car at afternoon school pickup and need a little something-something.
Gloss is always there for me, and it never asks for too much effort. I think this is the main reason why I love it so much!
Do you have a gloss you love, or a gloss shade with good memories attached to it?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
PS This morning it was chilly enough to wear a sweater! I can’t tell you how thrilling it is to wear long sleeves, ha ha ha!