Matte lipsticks may be having their moment amongst the trendy beauty YouTuber set, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give their glossier counterparts a little bit of love. Plus, glossy liquid lipsticks tend to be more forgiving on dry lips than matte ones – the latter has the tendency to highlight every crease and crinkle on your puckers.

Enter Cle de Peau Beaute’s new Radiant Liquid Rouge liquid lipsticks, $80 each: These little beauties combine a voluptuous vinyl-like shine with an opaque, colour-true formula that you only need to swipe on once (no smudging or streakiness!). Also good to know: The lipstick doesn’t “dry down” like its matte “rivals” on the beauty aisles – a real boon if you want the same glimmering finish from initial application to the moment you take off your facepaint at night.

Formula-wise, this lippie is packed with a blend of oils, pigments and skincare ingredients, making it the perfect fix for flaky, dry lips that are in serious need of hydration (and a pop of pigmented colour!). Another impressive thing worth pointing out about this lippie is that it stays put through light meals and a drink or two and that it fades in an even layer, saving you the trouble of constant touchups. 

Radiant Liquid Rouge comes in eight shades, but our favourite is Lempicka Red, a dark red hue that’s perfect for date-nights and fancy events. One thing to note about these lippies: They’re not transfer-proof, so be careful if you’re wearing light-coloured fabrics or exchanging a smooch or two. 

In the mood for more lippie stories? Read our reviews on office-friendly lip balms to look presentable if you hate wearing lipstick and check out our swatches of nude lipsticks for every skin tone! For more beauty stories, check out our dedicated beauty section.