16 Next-Level Clear Lip Glosses We Love

November 04, 2022
Jordan Julian
By: Jordan Julian | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Person smiling with a natural makeup look and hair pulled back off of their face applies clear lip gloss to their lips

We’re always hesitant to call anything “universal.” After all, for something to be universal, that means it needs to apply to, well, everyone. But one product that may actually be worthy of the description is a good clear lip gloss. Not only is clear lip gloss flattering across a wide range of skin tones and lip shapes, it can be tailored to any makeup style, as well. 

Are you the type of person whose entire makeup routine consists of a swipe of mascara as you’re dashing out the door in the morning? Keep a clear lip gloss handy to elevate your natural beauty look. Are you a full glam devotee with a makeup collection that would put a drugstore beauty aisle to shame? Clear lip gloss is the perfect finishing touch to add some dimension to a matte red lip.  

Regardless of your beauty needs and preferences, a great clear lip gloss is the versatile staple everyone needs in their makeup bag.  

What Does Clear Lip Gloss Do?

A better question would be what doesn’t clear lip gloss do? It's true — clear lip gloss has the ability to transform any lip look. It can disguise the driest of lips (unlike, ahem, some matte liquid lipsticks) In fact, many of the shiny gloss formulas out there today are packed with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, so they double as conditioning lip treatments. And most importantly, of course, an ultra-shiny pout can take your selfies to the next level. Just kidding. Sort of. 

But like most things, all glosses are not created equal, which is why we rounded up our picks of the best clear lip glosses to shop now. Whether you are looking for a subtly shiny balm-like product or a wet, glassy finish, you’ll find it here. Keep reading to check out our ultimate lip gloss guide.  

The Best Clear Lip Glosses

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