5 Best Drugstore Lip GlossesJuly 17, 2019
In case you missed it, lip gloss is back and here to stay. While matte lipstick has reigned supreme for the past few years, we’re starting to notice glosses picking up steam in a major way. They’re no longer the pretty but inconvenient makeup products they once were and have undergone countless reformulations to provide staying power and shine. Gone are the days when you had to choose between eating your hair a few times throughout the day and dazzling the room with your shiny pout — and for that, we are truly grateful.
While we could go on and on about our fave lip glosses, we’ve narrowed it down to the best drugstore gloss finds money can buy. Peep our picks, ahead:
If you like high shine, lots of pigment and staying power, it’s time you stocked up on these $7 glosses. Available in drugstores everywhere, the shades range from neutral to poppy and bright. In other words, there’s no excuse for not having at least a few in your makeup stash. Our personal fave is Chocolate Apple, a reddish-brown shade that looks great on pretty much everyone.
Designed to layer over your fave lippies, we’ve found that this top coat is the perfect clear gloss all on its own. It’s glossy but not sticky, delivers a high-shine finish and gives lips a glassy look. We’re positively obsessed, and at $6 a tube, you can buy two without breaking the bank.
Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss has a hydrating formula that leaves your lips feeling soft, smooth and glossy for up to eight hours. Available in 20 sheer shades, ranging from bright pops of color to deeper, mauve hues, there’s a gloss for everyone.
For a holographic shine that dazzles, Lip Studio Electric Shine Prismatic Lip Gloss delivers an iridescent, multi-dimensional look. Wear the six shades alone for a high-shine lip or layer them on top of a liquid lipstick for more depth.
You can’t beat this cheap drugstore lip gloss from e.l.f. Cosmetics. Formulated with lip plumping hydration, it volumizes and provides shine to your pout. It’s also enriched with vitamin C and coconut oil to nourish lips.