Tembe Denton-Hurst Oct 18, 2017

For the past few years, matte lips have been in the spotlight, showing up everywhere from the ‘gram to the runway. Almost every brand has a matte lippie, and we’re not mad at it but we’re making a case for glossy lips for 2017 and beyond. Lipgloss often gets a bad rap, and usually it comes down to formula. There’s nothing worse than getting your hair caught in your lipgloss or putting on lipgloss only to find it’s transferred to your sandwich a few minutes later. But what if we told you that you could have the shine without the struggle? We’ve rounded up the best glosses of 2017 — shiny but not sticky and available in a variety of shades.

Our picks, ahead:

Lancôme Gloss in Love

The words “long-wearing” and “gloss” don’t exactly go together, but we think this lippie is as close as it gets. With 16 pretty shades and a formula that everyone loves (just read all the five star reviews), it’s a great option for the babe who wants it all.



NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss

If you’re looking for a lipgloss that isn’t sticky and offers full coverage, you should give these NYX lipglosses a try. At $5 a pop and over 34 shades, you can have one for every look and mood. If you’re looking for a super 90’s brown, try Ginger Snap, a chocolate gloss that smells like cookies — yum! If you want to kick it up a notch, try the Intense Butter gloss — it’s the same formula with even more color.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb

When everyone’s fave good-girl-gone-bad dropped a beauty line, we just knew it had to be good. Even though the internet is obsessed with her Pro Filtr Foundation, we suggest you try another standout product: the Fenty Beauty Universal Lip Luminizer in Gloss Bomb. The dusty-rose shade looks good on pretty much everyone, and it wears great throughout the day.


Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gels

These glosses are a little on the thick side but aren’t sticky, making them a great option for the girl who wants a high shine gloss that will wear comfortably throughout the day. The lip gels also come in over 30 shades — you’re bound to find one you love.

IT Cosmetics Vitality Gloss

These ultra-hydrating glosses are infused with butters and oils, making it a dream product for babes whose lips tend to get dry. The color is also buildable so you can give your lips a little tint or a full swipe of color.


L’Oréal Paris Infallible Le Gloss

If you want a full coverage gloss, this is a great option. It isn’t sticky, has great color payoff —  and at $10 a lippie, you can pick one up for you and your friends.

YSL Gloss Volupté

This gloss feels like money on your mouth. It’s luxe, non-sticky and has just a hint of color. Our personal fave? Or Saharienne, a reddish-brown with just enough shine. Wear it alone for a “your-lips-but-better” look or over a lipstick to kick your favorite color up a notch.

Buxom Full On Lip Cream

If you like lipgloss, then you like Buxom — it’s basically a requirement. We love the formula and how it wears throughout the day and the extra something it gives our lips when we wear it. This is great for the babe who wants shine and plump without the glitter.

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss

This lipgloss is an editor fave, and for good reason. It wears comfortably throughout the day, wears off gracefully and works well as a topper for lipstick.



About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.

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