6 Gorgeous Lip Glosses That'll Make Your Inner Teenager Rejoice

by Martha Adams

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Ask any woman what her first item of makeup was and it's 99.999% likely to be lip gloss—probably a Bonnie Bell Lip Smacker. That gateway makeup has evolved from a glittery, sticky, fruit-flavored shellac to a long-wearing, satiny formulas in sophisticated pigments as seen on the runway at Rodarte , Fendi , and Kenzo .

Ready to get your gloss on? We've rounded up six of the most gorgeous (and grown-up) glosses on the market. Bonnie Bell herself would be impressed.

Indie brand Smith & Cult has caved out a space for their unique nail polish shades, and now they've branched out to equally chic glosses like this perfect nude-pink.

Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer in Flesh Riot, $22; neimanmarcus.com

NARS has created an ideal hybrid of gloss and lipstick that hydrates and deposits rich color. This warm caramel looks beautiful on a wide range of skin tones.

NARS Lip Gloss in Stolen Kisses, $26, sephora.com

Although bolder than traditional glosses, this rich red has a dewy finish and is a great alternative to classic red lipstick you can wear any season.

Burberry Kisses Gloss in Military Red No. 109, $29, us.burberry.com

This pretty pink leaves lips supple and cushiony while lasting hours—and comes at a drugstore price.

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Color in Timeless Rose, $11; drugstore.com

The richly pigmented gloss goes on velvet but clings like spandex to your lips. This sweet lilac shade lasts eight-hours, so you can make it all day (or all night) without reapplying.

Smashbox Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer in Lilac, $24, smashbox.com

The insane shine makes this gloss, well, shine. This rich brick, red is a sophisticated day-to-night shade.

Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lip Gloss in Brickhouse, $22; urbandecay.com

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