The 10 Best Lip Glosses to Try Immediately

by Ruby Buddemeyer
Aug 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Even though my preteen self refused to step foot in public without wearing at least eight coats of Lip Smackers, the wiser, older me has grown into more of a matte lipstick fiend. Not to be dramatic, but the thought of having a thick, sticky layer of gloss sit on my skin all day unnerves me to no end — a smooth, dry finish is about 100 times more appealing. But considering every beauty brand has a new lip gloss on the market right now (lookin’ at you, Glossier), I decided to throw it back to my middle school days and give the ‘90s makeup staple another go. Spoiler alert: I’m low-key hooked and may or may not be wearing a shiny-AF gloss as I type this.

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I don’t know if it’s the nostalgic aspect or maybe the fact that my lips look hella hydrated and pretty, but I tested 10 lip glosses and liked them so much that I’m taking a break from my mattes until further notice (sorry, we can still be friends). And I’m not talking about the outdated formulas that give gloss such a bad rap, because with new tinted lip oils from Clarins and sheer, buildable pigments from Huda Beauty, these lip glosses are anything but old-fashioned. Shop the absolute 10 best lip glosses and get ready for an easy, fresh look to wear all summer long.

 

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /10: Glossier lip gloss

1/10 :Glossier lip gloss

Glossier lip gloss (Glossier, $14)

2 /10: Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil

2/10 :Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Red Berry (Clarins, $26)


3 /10: E.l.f. Lip Lacquer

3/10 :E.l.f. Lip Lacquer

E.l.f. Lip Lacquer in Tea Rose (E.l.f., $2)


4 /10: Huda Beauty Lip Strobe

4/10 :Huda Beauty Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Shameless (Sephora, $20)

5 /10: Julep So Plush Ultra Hydrating Lip Gloss

5/10 :Julep So Plush Ultra Hydrating Lip Gloss

Julep So Plush Ultra-Hydrating Lip Gloss in Werk (Julep, $19)

6 /10: NYX Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil

6/10 :NYX Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil

NYX Slip Tease Full Color Lip Oil in Baecation (Ulta, $6.99)

7 /10: Rimmel London Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint

7/10 :Rimmel London Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint

Rimmel London Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint in Orange Mode (Walmart, $4.97)

8 /10: Butter London Glazen Lip Glaze Fairy Dust

8/10 :Butter London Glazen Lip Glaze Fairy Dust

Butter London Glazen Lip Glaze Fairy Dust (Butter London, $19)

9 /10: Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

9/10 :Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss in Pearl x Gold (Becca Cosmetics, $22)

10 /10: Pretty Vulgar Poisonous Pout Plumping Lip Gloss

10/10 :Pretty Vulgar Poisonous Pout Plumping Lip Gloss

Pretty Vulgar Poisonous Pout Plumping Lip Gloss in Cursed (Sephora, $22)