Best lippies with a high-shine finish so reflective, it doubles as a mirror. Kinda
The horrors we put our skin, hair, and body through in the name of beauty proves to be a pretty extensive list. A fact often acknowledged in the wide array of reparative products available, it seems the market is teeming with offerings that fix as much as they destroy. Case in point: moisturising masks and creams after exfoliating a lil' too enthusiastically, conditioners and treatments after repeated hair bleaching, and body lotions after using too-harsh, stripping soaps. *Sobs*
It is a thriving industry that, strangely enough, doesn't provide much when it comes to our pucker. Lip balms and scrubs aside, there appears to be a staggering lack in products that can help our pout recover from the various tortures we put 'em through. Oh you know, those ultra-matte, ultra-drying lipstick formulas, constant peeling of dead skin, and putting our lips on toxic waste (a.k.a. our exes).
Luckily, it seems that the industry is quickly catching on to this shortcoming. Enter: super! mega! ultra! high-shine lipsticks. They are gifts from the Gods of lippies that allow for nourishment and shine, so makeup mavens won't have to sacrifice either. Below, our selection of the best to pucker up for.