Every woman has a few staples in her makeup arsenal. Maybe it’s concealer, foundation, or tinted moisturizer. Or maybe it’s bronzer and mascara. But pretty much every lady under the sun has at least one go-to lip gloss in her purse (or backpack, or diaper bag). Clutch in those moments when your hair is dirty and you forgot to put on blush, lip gloss is perfect because it’s heavier than a balm, but less intense than a lipstick. Oh, and it adds just the right amount of color (and glam!) to your pretty little pouts, whether your off to the grocery store or a night out on the town.
With so many brands and textures—not to mention the recent resurgence of matte varieties!—on the market, it can be hard to choose which gloss is best for you. Well, we’re here to tell you we’ve tested a TON, and these are our favorites. Housed in pretty vessels, the glosses themselves go on beautifully, don’t get goop-y or cake-y, and last for hours so you’re not reapplying every 20 minutes. Did we also mention that they make your lips highly kissable? It’s true, and if you’re got a hot Valentine’s date this year, you’ll be all set with any of the below selections.
Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet
Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint
Christian Louboutin Loubilaque Lip Lacquer
Sonia Kashuk Ultra Luxe Lip Gloss
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
Dior Addict Fluid Stick
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Lipcolor
Yves Saint Laurent Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Lip Stain
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick
By Terry Gloss Terrybly Shine
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss
Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer Lipgloss
Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet Liquid Lipstick
Lune + Aster Lip Gloss
Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer
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