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What Is Glossing? (Clue: It’s The ‘New’ Strobing)

Gloss isn’t just for your lips  but you already knew that, right? With highlighting being big beauty news for as long as we can remember, the current penchant for glossing seems to be the next step – just as eye-catching but sans the shimmer it’s slightly more sophisticated (and even easier to master). Think: gym-skin sheen à la Gigi Hadid post-work out. 

From Kim K’s super-slick centre parting, to model Karlie Kloss’s glowing skin and all those ultra-editorial, shiny-shiny eyelids (tipped to be a massive trend in early 2017), ‘glossing’ certainly has ‘wow’ factor. Because, lets face it, who doesn’t feel like a movie star when they look a little… well, glossier?

A fast-track to gorgeous glossy make-up? {Elizabeth Arden’s} famous {Eight Hour Cream} works a treat. A combination of petrolatum, nourishing beta-hydroxy and Vitamin E, this looks great dabbed on lids and lips (just be careful not to get too close to the eye area). Or, if you want gloss and a hint of highlight, NudeStix’s {Skin Glossing Pencil} is the key to that stunning SoKo glow.

And for glossy lips with a hint of colour, über-cool Korean brand {Clio} created their {Stay Shine Lip Syrup} to lend lips a lacquered finish without stickiness. In an array of patent shades ranging from red hot from to hot coral snap them up and get ready for {lip gloss}‘s second coming…

Sleek, wet-look locks can be created using {Sachajuan’s} {Shine Serum}, which reflects light and actually seals split ends to grant a glass-like finish. Work a few drops into your scalp, create a strong parting and slick back into a tight low ponytail (this is great for camouflaging need-washed locks).

To add an all-over sheen to limbs, décolleté and shoulders you can’t go wrong with {Nuxe’s} cult classic {Huile Prodigeuse} – massaged into the skin, it nourishes with a cocktail of plant oils and Vitamin E creating that coveted, catwalk-worthy glimmer.

Want to give your nails a high-shine finish? Opt for {CND – Creative Nail Design} {Vinylux Weekly Top Coat}. A clear top coat (with serious staying power), this give tips a slick, mirror-like shine – perfect for polishing naked nails, or elevating your mani to blinding shiny new heights…

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…