Lip gloss was to '90s lips what avo toast is to millennials today - crucial to your daily existence.

Britney, Paris Hilton, and The Hills sold us the glossy lip look - and we lapped it right up.

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I still remember the first ever lip gloss I bought, it was less than R10, smelled of pineapple and was most likely made of a substance containing zero benefits for my lips. We called the look "glylippe".

Now, to the untrained ear this term might sound vulgar, but it actually just means lips that glide.

Okay, I hear it.

Luckily, lip glosses have evolved over the years from just adding "gly" or shine to adding shimmer, tint/stain, and even having nourishing lip benefits as many such products contain jojoba and other oils.

Here are some of our current favourites!

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Mega Gloss, R 159.95.

Urban Decay Revolution High Color Lipgloss, R330.

Maybelline Colorshow Lip Gloss, R 59.95.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, R295.

Lancome Juicy Shaker Lip Gloss, R270.

Clinique Chubby Plump & Shine Liquid Lip Plumping Gloss, R290.

essence Volume On! Plumping Lipgloss, R49.95.

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