We’re always hesitant to call anything “universal”— mainly because that means it needs to apply to, well, everyone. Few beauty products fit the bill, among them black eyeliner, mascara and a longtime favorite: clear lip gloss. While a shiny lacquer might not seem to have transformative properties at first glance, it’s actually the most life changing of them all. Clear lip gloss has the ability to transform any lip look, hide the driest of lips and take selfies to the next level (if you’re skeptical, apply a coat and start snapping.) But like most things, all glosses are not created equal, which is why we rounded up the best clear lip glosses money can buy — and the one we’d give up every other lip product for.
Peep our picks, ahead: