The Best Lip Glosses to Add to Your Stash Right Now

July 29, 2022
Trishna Rikhy
By: Trishna Rikhy | by L'Oréal
person applying lip gloss in handheld mirror

In the early 2000s, lip glosses were the most valuable currency in the makeup market. Just think about it: a gloss in your back pocket, middle school dances, an exorbitant amount of hair stuck to your pout from the slightest breeze. The glory days, right? 

While those thick and tacky (albeit ridiculously shiny lip glosses) disappeared for a hot second, they have returned to the beauty scene in a major way. Gloppy and heavy formulas are gone, and instead, our makeup bags are newly stocked with hydrating, plumping and lightweight formulas that don’t sacrifice shine. To get back on board the lip gloss train (and pay tribute to some of our old time faves) we’ve rounded up the best of the best high-shine lip glosses, ahead. 

Maybelline New York Lifter Gloss With Hyaluronic Acid

High shine doesn’t have to mean high stickiness, and this Maybelline New York buy is proof. The Lifter Gloss hydrates lips with hyaluronic acid while boosting shine and leaving a smooth, glossy surface behind.

NYX Professional Makeup This Is Juice Gloss

If you like your lip gloss as, well, juicy as possible, then it’s all in the name with this gloss. This Is Juice is slick as liquid and sweet as sugar with an array of electrolyte-infused scented glosses. Packed with luscious lip oils including jojoba seed oil, grape seed oil and avocado oil, this formula is all about the shine.

L’Oréal Infallible Pro Plump Lip Gloss With Hyaluronic Acid

For instantly fuller, plumper lips, the L’Oréal Infallible Pro Plump Lip Gloss With Hyaluronic Acid is a must-have. The lightweight formula lasts all day, while hyaluronic acid hydrates and a soft applicator perfects a precise application.

Urban Decay Vice Plumping Shine Balm

A formula that feels like a lip balm but looks like a lip gloss is the dream, right? Well, Urban Decay is making all our dreams come true. The Vice Plumping Shine Balm works like a buildable gloss, with more shine and less sheerness at every swipe of the applicator.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Ecstasy Mirror Lip Gloss

With its blinding shine, the Ecstasy Mirror Lip Gloss by Giorgio Armani Beauty is a makeup stash essential. Rich in color and hydration, the gloss is lightweight and comfortable, with a long-lasting and full-coverage formula.

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