This year brought us lots of things — like the return of neon, glass skin (soon to be upended by dewy dumpling skin) and more makeup looks than ever before. We also saw the continued climb of glossy lip products — a welcome addition to our endless collection of mattes.


There are lots of way to get in on the shiny trend, whether that’s reaching for an oil-infused lipstick, layering on lots of lip balm or going for our favorite method: lip gloss. Lip gloss tends to get a bad rap due to its sticky consistency, but times (and formulas) have changed — and so has our tolerance for reapplication. Ahead, we rounded up the best lip glosses of 2018 — from the $3 gem with mirror-like shine to the luxe beauty editor fave that women of color adore.


Peep our picks, ahead:


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