11 Lip Glosses That Deliver That Coveted 2000s-Era Glass Finish
Many things defined the 2000s. From low-rise jeans to all forms of glitter. Another hallmark of the era? Wet-look lip glosses. The glassier and gooier, the better. Now 2000s lip glosses are once again trending thanks to noughties beauty being back in style.
Over the last few years, our devotion to matte liquid lipsticks has cooled. So we’re incorporating shiny glosses into our makeup looks. We’re upping the ante this season and seeking out versions that offer a high-impact glazed finish. And possibly a dash of glitter.
Some of our go-to glosses are recent launches recalling the glazed pouts of the 2000s. There are also some cult favorites from the time period still in stock. (Trust us, they’ll still make you swoon.)
Scroll down to see the 2000s lip glosses that impart the ideal super glossy, reflective finish.
Lancôme Juicy Tubes Original Lip Gloss, $20 at Sephora
This wet-look gloss recently relaunched. Everyone’s thrilled since nothing offers quite as much juicy shine and plumping as the classic jojoba oil formula. The clear version looks amazing by itself plus it can be used as a lipstick topper.
Pat McGrath Labs Lust: Gloss, $28 at Pat McGrath Labs
Makeup guru Pat McGrath has very sexy and modern lip glosses that also manage to perfectly encapsulate that 2000s mood. They provide 3-D shine for a full pout without being sticky. The glitter finishes are date night-approved yet still subtle enough for daytime.
Tower 28 ShineOn Lip Jelly, $14 at Tower 28
We want that liquid-effect look, but not the stickiness associated with many 2000s-era lip glosses. This moisturizing lip jelly glides on kissers to deliver shine and a hint of flattering color without the goop. Even the packaging and the applicator are giving off aughts vibes.
MAC Cosmetics Lipglass, $19 at MAC Cosmetics
This is another OG product that every beauty-obsessed babe had. Many of our favorite nude and pink shades of the period are still available as well as berry and red options for those looking to expand their makeup horizons. All of the glosses leave lips coated in a gorgeous glass finish.
Kopari Moisturizing Lip Glossy With Shea Butter and Coconut Oil, $13 at Kopari
Squeeze on this clean lip gloss/oil balm hybrid for moisture and a kissable pout. The product is formulated with a unique blend of coconut oil and squalane for hydration.
Sephora Collection Glossed Lip Gloss, $10 at Sephora
This is the budget-friendly lip gloss of your dreams. It is available in 28 shining shades. The lip glosses are reflective and the applicator allows for precise control so the liquid look remains squarely on your lips.
Milk Makeup Kush Lip Glaze, $18 at Milk Makeup
This lip glaze comes in three easy-to-wear juicy shades, including an aughts-approved clear version. Anyone who lived for a minty fresh gloss in the 2000s will love the subtle mint flavor courtesy of peppermint oil and sage extract.
Glossier Lip Gloss, $14 at Glossier
Between the packaging and the wet-look finish, you’d think this was an early aughts launch. The long-wearing vegan gloss comes in a mandatory clear option, a holographic take, a pop of red and a clear base with gold shimmer.
Hard Candy Glosstopia Ultimate Lip Shine, $5.97 at Walmart
Hard Candy is another beauty brand we kept in our baguette bags. These lip glosses boast extreme sheen and superior hydration thanks to hyaluronic acid. Available in a range of nostalgia-inducing flavors and colors, the new glosses leave tackiness in the past.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, $19 at Sephora
Mega shine, plenty of shimmer and cute packaging. Fenty Beauty’s gloss ticks all the boxes. Not to mention that it has a lip-smacking peach-vanilla flavor and universally flattering shade options.
E.L.F. Cosmetics Lip Plumping Gloss, $6 at E.L.F. Cosmetics
Those who love a little tingle with their shiny lip gloss will want to snap these up. The glosses plump lips while offering a gentle cooling sensation along with moisture from coconut oil.