When I asked the Cut, "Who wants to participate in a spring-lip-gloss testing session?" I was met with more silence than if I'd asked, "Who wants to see Shia LaBeouf in man-leggings?" Lip gloss has unpleasant associations with sticky backpacks, Paris Hilton beauty secrets, and the specific sheen of adult films. But when I promised everyone that this season's lip-gloss formulations were different — less glossy, less porny, more lip stain than lip gloss — five Cut editors agreed to lend their lips for testing. Click through for our official verdict on five of spring's newest glosses.BEGIN SLIDESHOW
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