Holographic lip gloss has an unfairly bad reputation. It’s not that we don’t understand where it comes from, though. Even the word “holographic” sparks instant flashes of unfortunate makeup and outfit choices of the ’80s and ’90s.
But lately, holographic makeup has undergone a makeover of sorts, emerging on the other side as, well, kind of chic? It’s no longer just available in the frosted, icy hues that haunt our nightmares. These days, holographic lip gloss, especially, is available in an endless variety of shades and levels of glitter. Whether you’re new to the trend or are a daring expert in the art of holographic lips, there really is something for everyone.
Like, even Dior and Christian Louboutin have hopped on board, so don’t you think that you should, too?
Below we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite holographic lip glosses that are still totally wearable.
1Dior Addict Lip Maximizer in “Holographic Purple”
The new Dior lip glosses have just enough shimmer to make them holographic.
2Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in “Mystical”
A semi-sheer lilac gloss with blue pearl highlights, this Huda Beauty pick is an obvious choice.
3e.l.f. Prismatic Lip Gloss in “Amethyst”
If you’re unsure about the holographic trend, this $4 pick is a great way to dip your toe in.
4Milk Makeup Holographic Lip Gloss in “Mars”
After the success of Milk’s holographic highlighter sticks, the brand released lip glosses in the same shades.
5Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Crème Lip Gloss in “Oyster Pearl”
A metallic taupe gloss with a silver shimmer, this Bite Beauty pick is not for the faint of heart.
6bareMinerals Moxie Plumping Lipgloss in “24 Karat”
The pretty gold shade can be worn on its own or on top of your favorite lipstick.
7Kevyn Aucoin Molten Liquid Lipstick in “Cyber Opal”
A sheer gloss that will add a frosted look to your lips.
8Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss in “Pearl x Gold”
A creamy pearl gloss loaded with gold shimmer sounds just as dreamy as it is IRL.
9M.A.C Cosmetics Grand Illusion Glossy Liquid Lipcolor in “Let’s Rock”
We’re obsessed with this burnt orange, holographic shade.
10Stellar Starlust Holographic Lipgloss in “Opaline Kiss 6”
We love how this gloss, loaded with pink and purple glitter, changes color in different lights.
11Tarte Tarteist Holographic Lip Gloss
A true holographic topcoat that can also be worn on its own for a magical glow.
12Christian Louboutin Loubilaque Lip Gloss in “Crystal Queen”
Do we really have to sell you on a Louboutin lip gloss? So. Chic.
13Lancôme Prismatic Plump Lip Gloss in “Opalescent”
We love the multidimensional effect of this gloss, which also, btw, plumps lips.
14Buxom Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Gloss in “Jordan”
Yup, baby blue holographic lip gloss. You’re welcome.
We can’t stop staring at all the different shades in this multi-colored gloss.