Want to know the hottest trend that has made a major comeback this year? It’s lip gloss, ladies! This 90s trend is back on the beauty scene – only, the formulas are way better, lighter, and less…well, sticky. If you find the idea of wearing lip gloss on the regular a little daunting, start by wearing it for nights out. From M.A.C to Fenty Beauty, here are the best lip gloss brands that you absolutely need to make space for in your makeup bag, right now.
20 Best Lip Gloss Brands
- Fenty Beauty
- Kylie Cosmetics
- Dior Makeup
- Huda Beauty
- Marc Jacobs Beauty
- Anastasia Beverly Hills
- Urban Decay
- Victoria’s Secret
This French cosmetics and skin care company is famous for its fashion-forward color spectrum, luxurious textures, and sophisticated design. It was founded back in 1994 by the legendary makeup artist Francois Nars, and ever since its inception, it has become one of the beauty industry’s most successful and talked-about brands.
Must Try: NARS Lip Gloss
If you’re looking for a lip gloss for a subtle, daily dose of glamor, you need to try this! The NARS lip gloss comes in 10 shades and two finishes – a high shine and a shimmer finish. Its formula is incredibly long-lasting and comfortable to wear. It is also enriched with moisturizing ingredients that will leave you with a luminous pout that’s free of fine lines. Want to know what we love most? It is non-sticky and has a doe-fit applicator that helps you apply the product with killer precision.
We’ve got a special place for M.A.C in our heart. I mean, why wouldn’t you love the brand that gave the world Ruby Woo? M.A.C was founded when a photographer and a makeup artist became extremely frustrated by how bad most makeup seemed to look in photos. And then, Madonna was photographed wearing ‘Russian Red’ during one of her tours – it was all success from then on. Today, the brand sells more lipstick than any other big brand out there.
Must Try: M.A.C Lipglass
M.A.C Lipglass leaves your lips with a gorgeous glass-like finish. Its formula is intensely pigmented and long-lasting. You can use it to either achieve a soft, subtle color or a dramatic one – whatever you’re in the mood for. It comes in 38 fabulous shades and is infused with jojoba oil to soften and moisturize your lips. If you’re a newbie to lip gloss, M.A.C is something you absolutely need to try to understand how truly wonderful this little tool is.
3. Fenty Beauty
Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty is her baby project, and it was created with the promise of ‘inclusion of all women.’ YES! Have you seen the shade range this brand offers? You’ll never end up with the wrong shade of foundation, thanks to Fenty Beauty. The brand was launched back in 2017, and it was named one of Time magazine’s best inventions of the year. Did we mention that the brand is 100% cruelty-free?
Must Try: Fenty Beauty Glass Bomb
The Glass Bomb is the only rose nude shade of lip gloss you’ll ever need! It delivers perfect shine and color that looks stunning on everyone. This handpicked shade by Rihanna also conditions your lips with ingredients like shea butter. It is a non-sticky formula with a peach-vanilla scent that leaves you wanting more. You can apply this at the center of your lips over lipstick for instantly fuller-looking, voluptuous lips.
ColourPop was founded back in 2014 in L.A., and it prides itself on being a wallet-friendly and cruelty-free brand. Its Ultra Matte Lip Color range is the winner of the 2018 Glamour Beauty Awards. Beauty editors everywhere absolutely adore this brand for the performance and quality of its products.
Must Try: ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip
This lip gloss is bound to win over your heart because it is, undoubtedly, one of the best in the market. These glosses come in not one, not two but four finishes – sheer creme, metallic, and ultra metallic. So, you have a lot of options to choose from. The formula is completely non-sticky, so you will never have to worry about your hair sticking to your lips on a windy day. These are great if you have dry lips as the formulation is very hydrating.
NYX is a staple makeup brand whether you are a makeup enthusiast or a beginner. The 17-year-old brand is one of the most influential and highest ranked brands owing to its wide range of affordable and professional cosmetics. None of its products are tested on animals, and it is PETA-certified.
Must Try: NYX Butter Gloss
The NYX Butter Gloss is available in a whopping range of 34 shades. The formula is buttery soft, and each color delivers a beautiful sheer to medium coverage. If you are looking for a low maintenance lip gloss with a bunch of moisturizing lip balm-like properties – you will love these. They are also very impressive when it comes to their staying power. Their confectionary scent will leave you craving for something sweet. We highly recommend giving these a shot!
6. Kylie Cosmetics
A relative newcomer on the beauty block is Kylie Cosmetics by reality TV star and the reigning queen of controversy and Snapchat – Kylie Jenner. The brand gained immense popularity after the release of its Kylie Lip Kit, and it has now made a special place for itself in the beauty world.
Did you know that Kylie Cosmetics is entirely cruelty-free and all shades of the Kylie Lip Kit are vegan?
Must Try: Kylie Jenner Gloss
This lip gloss goes on very smoothly, and its formula never feels goopy or sticky. Yes, it’s worth all the hype! It works well even on dry lips as the formulation is exceptionally hydrating owing to the presence of vitamin E. The staying power is quite brilliant, and it is also very pigmented, leaving you with an even application. Although it is a tad bit pricey for a lip gloss, it is definitely worth a try.
Buxom Cosmetics is Bare Escentuals’ color line ranging from lip products to eyeshadows. This brand celebrates bold, badass statement makers and makeup risk takers, and so does its makeup. If you’re one to play and experiment with makeup, this brand is meant for you.
Must Try: Buxom Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats
This hypnotic lip gloss from Buxom is for all you bold and edgy women out there who love anything that’s a little extra! Its formula gives you a holographic high-shine and also moisturizes your lips as it is enriched with the goodness of vitamins A and E. It is available in eight shades and three finishes – sparkle, prism, and opalescent – to match every skin tone.
8. Dior Makeup
This luxury brand is, undoubtedly, one of the most powerful brands in the world of couture, makeup, and fragrances. It all goes back to 1954 and the timeless lipstick that launched the Dior makeup line.
Must Try: Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss
The Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss is a must-try if you love a gloss that’s lightweight, non-sticky, and feels divine on your lips. It is quite expensive for a lip gloss, but if you’re in the mood to indulge, we won’t stop you. It’s not just the formula that’s brilliant, but it’s also the beautiful packaging. It comes in 18 shades and three finishes – sparkling, iridescent, and sheer.
Glossier is a beauty brand that’s inspired by real life. It is all about minimalist, chic beauty, and we see why the brand has appealed to millennials like no other. It has products ranging from skin care to makeup. It is 100% cruelty-free and also has a range of vegan products.
Must Try: Glossier Clear Lip Gloss
This clear lip gloss from Glossier stands out owing to its amazing texture and staying power. A clear lip gloss deserves a spot in your beauty bag for the days you feel like keeping it simple. You can also use this over your lip color for added shine. The formula is enriched with vitamin E that keeps your lips nourished and hydrated. It is delightfully lightweight and will stay on for hours.
10. Huda Beauty
American makeup artist and one of the most popular beauty bloggers, Huda Kattan founded this brand. Huda has achieved significant popularity on Instagram – with more than 25 million followers as of 2018. Her beauty label achieved success with its false eyelashes, which were worn by reality TV star Kim Kardashian! She was also declared as one of the ‘10 Most Powerful Influencers in the World of Beauty’ by Forbes.
Huda Beauty Lip Strobe
This is the only collection of metallic lip glosses you need! It has sheer to full coverage glosses that are designed to be worn either alone or layered with your favorite lip color. It is available in a bunch of 12 metallic shades, each of which is packed with rich pigments and subtle glitter. The formula is non-sticky and has a beautiful texture that makes it super comfortable to wear. It is also free of parabens and sulfates.
Lancôme is a renowned luxury brand that offers not only makeup but also innovative skin care products and fragrances. The brand, founded back in 1935, represents the quintessence of French beauty – something about effortless chic that every woman in the world wishes to master.
Must Try: Lancôme L’Absolu Lacquer Gloss
This is a hybrid lip product that can be worn as a lip gloss, lip stain, and lipstick. It is formulated with the goodness of glycerin, so your lips stay hydrated and supple all through the day. Its staying power is impressive, and we also love the high-shine effect it creates on your lips. If you want to keep it simple, this lip gloss from Lancôme will help you keep it natural. It is available in a range of 30 shades.
12. Marc Jacobs Beauty
Marc Jacobs Beauty takes delight in the luxury of long-wearing color and innovative textures and inspires you to push boundaries to create your own personal style. The brand offers luxury skincare, cosmetics, and fragrances that define your individuality and personality.
Must Try: Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer
This mint-scented lip lacquer from Marc Jacobs Beauty comes in 30 stunning shades that range from pinks to shimmering lavenders. The formula is incredibly pigmented and hydrating with its blend of high-performance ingredients. Its packaging is classy and feels good to hold. If you want a reflective formula that is comfortable to wear and non-sticky, you will love this!
13. Anastasia Beverly Hills
Anastasia Soare launched her beauty company’s first product line back in 2000. She was the first to introduce the world to brow shaping and brow products. All her products are inspired by makeup’s unique ability to create the illusion of facial symmetry, balance, and proportion. Today, the company has massively expanded beyond the brow category into all areas of makeup.
Must Try: Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss
The shade range of these lip glosses is awe-inspiring. There are over 58 shades for every skin tone. Its formula offers opaque high-shine color and a striking, non-sticky finish. We love its sponge-tip applicator that is so easy to use and gives you an expert finish in one swipe. This lip gloss is also great for those of you with dry lips as it is enriched with nourishing oils and an irresistible vanilla fragrance.
14. Urban Decay
This 22-year-old American beauty company is a subsidiary of French cosmetics company L’Oreal. It is famous for its products that include lip, eye, and nail colors, as well as other face and body products. We bet you’ve owned at least one Naked palette in your life if you’re a makeup enthusiast as it is the most famous eyeshadow palette from their collection.
Must Try: Urban Decay Naked Lip Gloss
This lip gloss has an exceptional formula – it goes on smooth, doesn’t become sticky at any point, and leaves your lips with a beautiful, long-lasting shine. It is meant for you if you like sheer lip glosses that only add a flush of color to your lips. It is available in 9 subtle shades. Yes, the price is on the higher side, but you get what you pay for – a quality product that won’t disappoint you. This product is also 100% cruelty-free and vegan.
One of the most popular drugstore brands, Revlon was founded in 1932 in America during the Great Depression. Charles and Joseph Revlon, its founders, were inspired by the Hollywood actresses of their day to create a nail polish to match their scarlet lips, and that’s how it began. Today, Revlon sells cosmetics, skin care, fragrances and personal care products.
Must Try: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss
If you’re on the hunt for a wallet-friendly lip gloss, nothing beats the Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss. It boosts hydration and instantly plumps lips with moisture for a colorful, fabulous shine. It is available in 12 shades that range from pinks to corals. We love its consistency, which is soft and non-sticky that makes it glides on like a dream and gives your lips a mirror-like shine.
16. Victoria’s Secret
Besides being one of the most popular brands of women’s lingerie, Victoria’s Secret also sells beauty products and fragrances. It was founded in 1977 and is now America’s largest retailer of women’s lingerie.
Must Try: Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss
This lip gloss leaves you with a sheer color and shine and also smells delicious. It is available in 24 shades. Its formula is moisturizing and stays on for hours together without much trouble. However, it does have a slightly thick consistency, making it quite sticky to use on the entire lip. This works best when you want to add some gloss to the center of your lips.
Started back in 2000, Tarte combines glamorous makeup with ingredients that are good for you. It offers eco-chic, cruelty-free, vegan, and hypoallergenic cosmetics and skin care products. Its mission is to give back to the environment. Impressive much?
Must Try: Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss
If you’re a fan of Tarte’s famous lip tints, you will love this lip gloss! Its antioxidant-rich formula delivers all the benefits of a gloss and lip color. We love that this formula is enriched with the goodness of vitamin E, jojoba seed oil, and flower extract. The wand has an ergonomic tip that helps you achieve precise application each time. It is also great for dry, dehydrated lips.
One of the world’s most beloved drugstore brands, Maybelline was founded in 1915. It is famous for the quality of its products and has changed the face of the beauty industry ever since its inception. Mascara wasn’t even a thing before the founder of Maybelline coined the term and introduced it as a part of the brand’s collection. Wow!
Must Try: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss
Whether you want a luminous nude, a punchy red or a pop of purple, this lip gloss range from Maybelline has got you covered. Its formula is exceptionally comfortable to wear and non-sticky, with a sheen that looks gorgeous even from a distance. It is available in 12 super-saturated shades, including shades like purple and blue.
Every woman needs a bit of Chanel in her life. It is one of the most sought-after high-fashion brands ever since its inception in 1909. Its beauty line is equally chic and timeless as the fashion, and it makes luxury accessible to everyone.
Must Try: Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Moisturizing Glossimer
This luxurious lip gloss formula is enriched with peptides, coconut oil, and vitamin E, along with its exclusive Hydraboost Complex. If you like an ultra-light formula that’s non-sticky and leaves your lips feeling visibly plump and smooth, this is the way to go. It is available in 24 shades with a dual-sided applicator that helps you achieve even and optimal coverage.
Covergirl was founded in 1989, and it offers a wide array of beauty products at wallet-friendly prices. It is popular for its fashion-forward and award-winning products that have won all our hearts.
Must Try: Covergirl Colorlicious Lip Gloss
This is one of the most affordable and best lip gloss brands out there. It is non-drying and moisturizing and has a semi-shiny finish. The shade Berrylicious is excellent for daily wear (if you’re into that) as it’s subtle and extremely versatile. Its staying power isn’t all that great, but when you pair it with a lip liner, there’s really nothing like it for a $5 product. It is also available in 13 shades.
A simple stained lip with a splash of lip gloss is unbeatable. It is classy, chic, and so feminine. It’s time you pick your favorites from our roundup of the top 20 best lip gloss brands and stash them in your purse, ladies! And if you have a go-to product that you can’t seem to get over, let us know in the comments section below.
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