Much like The Real Housewives of Orange County's Meghan King Edmonds, here at Most Wanted, we love us a good lip gloss. It’s the perfect way to instantly amp up a beauty look for any occasion. Not to mention the fact that glosses have gotten a major upgrade from the sticky formulas we used back in the day — now, there are even more moisturizing options to choose from.
But, as anyone with a product-obsession knows, it's impossible to just have one — and this infatuation can quickly take a toll on our wallets. Being the beauty investigators that we are, we ventured to find a budget-friendly way to customize your own lip product. In this week's Trend Testers, we experimented with our own lip gloss formula hack, which involves repurposing eyeshadows and petroleum jelly — check out the amazing results in the video above.
If DIY projects aren't quite your thing, we rounded up the very best drugstore glosses below for you to shop. Here are seven sticky-free lip products that'll give you runway-worthy high-shine lips, all for an under-$10 bargain.
NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss
This rich formula melts right onto your lips just like, well... butter. It adds instant shine with a hint of color. And it doesn't hurt that it smells like vanilla.
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss
Infused with natural plant oil, this lightweight gloss will leave you with the appearance of fuller lips within minutes. It also doesn't sting as much as other plumping formulas.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Lip Gloss 8HR Pro Gloss
This gel-like formula enrobes your lips with high-shine color that will truly last for hours.
Rimmel Oh My Gloss!
Just one swipe of this gloss adds a pretty shimmer to your lips that won't fade. Its light formula also makes it perfect for layering over your favorite lipsticks.
e.l.f Lip Lacquer
Infused with vitamin E, this pigment-packed gloss leaves lips with a nourishing wash of bold color.
Wet n Wild Glassy Gloss
This sheer gel formula adds a high-intensity shine to your lips, without stickiness.
Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Glossl
Think of this gloss as the big sister to the OG Baby Lips. It provides the same moisturizing benefits as the balm, but with a shiny finish.
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