19 of the Best Lip Glosses on the Market
The best lip glosses still make a statement, even all these years after rapper Lil Mama declared her love for the beauty product. We've come a long way from the glosses of the early 2000s (though we still love our Juicy Tubes). Brands have made strides in the formulas, including more hydrating and skin-softening ingredients, and mastering the balance between moisturizing and just down-right sticky. Though matte lipsticks are still a popular choice in certain corners of the beauty market, lip gloss has come out on top as the stand-out lippie pick overall. This is without a doubt thanks, in part, to social media stars and Hailey Bieber with her viral Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment.
As deeply passionate lip gloss lovers, we took it upon ourselves to curate a list of the best lip glosses on the market. We rounded up clear glosses with glass-like finishes, amazing drugstore options from Amazon, CVS, and Target, and highly pigmented varieties that will have you swearing off regular lipstick once and for all.
Ahead, find products worth singing about for decades to come. These 19 lip glosses are guaranteed to become your new desert island beauty product.
— Additional reporting by Jessica Harrington and Jesa Marie Calaor
Best Clear Lip Gloss
Be warned: the Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment is highly addictive. Once you get your hands on a tube, you won't be able to stop applying it. The cushiony, jelly-like formula coats your lips in a glass-like shine while hydrating your skin. We love all of the different flavors and scents.
Best Hydrating Lip Gloss
The Naturium Phyto-Glow Lip Balm is a must for keeping dry, cracked lips at bay. It's packed with phyto-derived esters, shea butter, cupuaçu butter, and plant squalane to deeply nourish your lips. The shade Spice is the perfect warm gingerbread nude.
Best Scented Lip Gloss
Not only is the formula of the InnBeauty Project Glaze Lip Oil really good, but the brand has mastered the ability to create ultra-fun, nostalgia-inducing scents. From Candy Apple, a bright red; to Cookie, a soft warm nude; and Froze, a shimmery baby pink, you'll want to collect every single one.
Best Splurge-Worthy Lip Gloss
The U Beauty The Plasma Lip Compound comes in a variety of stunning shades, including a clear gloss. Each is packed with hydrating ingredients to moisturize and soften your lips. We also love the cooling applicator, which helps plump.
Best Opaque Lip Gloss
For opaque, shiny color, you have to try the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Lip Gloss. The flat applicator makes it easy to apply color in one swipe. These glosses are hyper-pigmented and available in a wide range of pretty shades.
Best Universal Lip Gloss
Everyone looks amazing in the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer. Not only does the vanilla scent smell like literal heaven, but the rose-gold hue enhances your natural lip color. You can read our Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer review for more.
Best Vegan Lip Gloss
The Tower28 Beauty Clean ShineOn Jelly Lip Gloss has a bit of a cult following. It comes in 12 stunning shades, including one shimmer formula, but we love this fun pink. You can read our Tower28 Beauty Clean ShineOn Jelly Lip Gloss review.
Best Celebrity Lip Gloss
This Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm is supremely shiny and hydrating. Our editors love it, as does DeuxMoi, the anonymous celebrity gossip Instagram account who partnered with POPSUGAR to review celebrity-brand lip glosses.
Best TikTok-Famous Lip Gloss
OK, this Dior Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil is technically an oil, not a gloss, but it gives a glossy, hydrated finish you're going to want all the time. This product is sold out everywhere thanks to its new cult-following on TikTok but we found it for you, so run, don't walk, and shop before it's inevitably gone again.
Best High Quality Lip Gloss
The formula of this Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss has been a winner for years, and it never fails to impress us. Our favorite shade is "In the Buff," a universally flattering beige rose, but there are over 10 different options to choose from.
Best Clean Lip Gloss
The Kosas Clean Wet Lip Oil Gloss is an editor favorite. It's super hydrating, vegan, cruelty-free, and looks great on everyone. It comes in eight pretty shades. You can read our Kosas Clean Wet Lip Oil Gloss review to learn more.
Best Plumping Lip Gloss
If you're looking for a gloss that's both hydrating and plumping, go for this Maybelline Lifter Gloss With Hyaluronic Acid. It's a perfect lip topper and goes with everything, and it has a slight pearling effect, making it a gorgeous gloss.
Best Original Lip Gloss
Do we even need to explain the obsession with the Lancôme Juicy Tubes Original Lip Gloss? We're just happy they're back, and we can't wait to wear all six fun shades. It's a thicker formula and gives off a shiny, wet look that screams nostalgia.
Best Glossy Lip Balm
We love a product that does double duty. This Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Liquid Lip Balm has the shiny finish of a gloss with the hydrating properties of a balm, and it looks so gorgeous on the lips; the soft coral Nou Nou color is a particular favorite.
Best Sparkly Lip Gloss
One of our all-time favorite glosses is the Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss. It comes in a bunch of beautiful shades, and the formula is perfectly shiny and sparkly, not sticky. It's a gloss you'll always want to reach for, and it's definitely worth the splurge.
Best Lip Gloss Set
Makeup sets make the best gifts, and they're also ideal if you've got a little purse and need something compact to throw in your bag. This Kylie Cosmetics High Gloss Trio comes with three full-size bestselling shades, and the color payoff is excellent.
Best Drugstore Lip Gloss
The NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss leaves lips with a vibrant, vinyl-like coat of color that's supremely pigmented and available in a myriad of different shades. Plus, it's gone viral on TikTok, so grab it while you can.