It’s no secret that lip gloss and summer go hand-in-hand, but finding a formula that delivers a high-level shine without feeling super tacky and uncomfortable isn’t always an easy feat.
Gloss lovers know that the perfect lip gloss is more than a dewy glow; it all comes down to the ingredients. Opting for lip glosses that are made with nourishing oils and butters is always the way to go, and experts stress that avoiding the ones that contain irritating silicones and additives will keep your lips healthy, hydrated, and juicy.
Keep scrolling to find the lip glosses that our editors can’t stop raving about:
Glossier Lip Gloss ($14)
The fuzzy doe-foot applicator scoops up just the right amount of gloss so after just one swipe lips look instantly shinier. Did you hear the good news? Glossier's best-selling gloss is now available in two new shades: red and holographic!
Supercharged with vitamin E, this glossy, high-shine oil keeps lips hydrated and nourished.
Revlon Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish ($9.99)
Slick, lacquered lips made simple delivering that high-pigment, high-shine lacquer finish you’ve been waiting for.
3D light-reflecting pigments as well as ginger, peppermint oil, and a non-stinging peptide make lips appear fuller and smoother. Vitamin E, plus hydrating shea and murumuru butters soften and condition lips.
This universal lip luminizer delivers explosive shine in three shades that flatter all skin tones. One swipe of Gloss Bomb’s XXL wand leaves lips looking instantly fuller and smoother. "I made it because I wanted the girls to get kissed more," Fenty Beauty founder Rihanna, says.
Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer lip gloss delivers maximum color and brilliance with its unique Triple Shine Complex, a blend of high-performance ingredients that provide unstoppable wear and shine like "30 coats of lacquer."
Each shade is rich in emollient oils that help to create the high-shine of a gloss with a fluid, super-soft texture.
This limited-edition lip gloss was designed with influencer Summer McKeen and channels her carefree, shining, fun personality. Each gloss melts onto the lips for an ultra-shiny, radiant finish.
This high-shine gloss uses a special blend of oils helps to condition and hydrate lips, which work together to hide dry lines and deliver plumper-looking lips.
Laura Mercier Lip Glacé ($27)
This sheer, high-shine gloss can be worn alone or layered over lip color to add a touch of luster to lips.
Trust us, this gloss is as juicy as it sounds. Formulated with hydrating watermelon and designed with a unique jelly texture, the Jelly Pop Juicy Gloss gives you lasting sheer color, dewy skin, and a healthy glow.
This water-based lip gloss is packed with ocean-sourced nutrients in holographic, metallic, cream, and pearlescent finishes with an intense, super-lacquered shine.
Moisturizing, plumping lip gloss in a range of gorgeous nude shades for all skin tone.
Celeb makeup artist Patrick Ta created this universally-flattering, high-shine lip gloss that comes equipped with the cushion and slip of a lip balm for zero stickiness, all shine.
Kopari’s cult favorite, petroleum-free lip gloss is formulated with squalane (derived from olives), shea butter, and 100 percent organic coconut oil to leave your lips silky-soft and hydrated to perfection.
This ultra-light, sensorial gloss cloaks lips in a never-sticky gel formulation. It glides on flawlessly, soothing and smoothing while creating the look of amplified volume with a brilliant, three-dimensional luster.
Get your glow on with Glow Easy Nourishing Vitamin C Lip Oil's tinted formula that gives your pout a juicy look with moisturizing raspberry seed oil, vitamins C and E, sunflower seed oil, and jojoba oil.
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