The Best 5 Lip Glosses

Nothing makes a woman feel sexier than a big dose of confidence and some lip gloss. Lip glosses are a little less heavy and opaque than lipstick and come in tons of beautiful colors and levels of shine. And sometimes, it’s even fun to gloss over your lipstick for added shine. You can get anything from glittery and shimmery glosses to clear glosses. There’s no shortage of options when you want a little sparkle on your lips but we’ve found the top 5 options you must try.

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss

Silky soft gloss in a rainbow of shades

Have you ever had trouble finding the perfect gloss to match your new look? Do you prefer something creamy and smooth with the perfect amount of color and shine? If you answered yes to either of those questions you absolutely need to try Butter Gloss by NYX.
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The NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss is a sensual and creamy lip gloss that provides a sheer to medium color palate while also displaying maximum gloss. It goes on smoothly and evenly without the sticky, tacky, uncomfortable feeling some glosses have. It comes in an array of amazing colors. Which shade will you try first?


  • Creamy and smooth texture
  • Gives you perfect gloss
  • Many color options
  • Great price
  • Cruelty free and PETA certified


  • Can be tacky when applied too liberally
  • Not many dark color options, if that’s what you are looking for

Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm

Amazing balm and gloss in one

Are you prone to dry, cracked lips? Do you like to add a pop of color to your routine? Maybelline New York has brought us the deeply moisturizing and beautifully colored Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm. Pick a shade and swipe it on to reveal just how smooth and silky your lips can be while looking amazing.
Best Moisturizing Gloss

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Baby Lips from Maybelline is a lip balm and lip gloss in one that will hydrate your lips while making them shine brilliantly. It comes in a variety of shades, each one made to go on smoothly with a creamy finish. It can be used alone or in combination with lipsticks or tints. You can even use it overnight as a moisturizing treatment. You will never find a creamier, more moisturizing gloss at such a low price. 


  • Affordable
  • Many colors available
  • Soft and creamy
  • Not tacky
  • Moisturizing and soothing


  • Changes the shade of your lipstick
  • Not super pigmented on its own

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Shimmer

Natural ingredients with beautiful shine.

Sometimes we want to feel beautiful while still paying attention to our impact on the environment. Burt’s Bees understands that, so they have brought us a line of natural beauty products which includes the beautiful and versatile 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Shimmer.
Top Natural Gloss

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Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Shimmer is a great gloss that gives your lips a natural shine that enhances your beauty while providing beautiful color. They use a blend of sunflower oil, vitamin E, and antioxidant fruit oils to provide your lips with healthy moisture and softness. Burt’s Bees has been a long-time trusted brand in the skincare industry, and we love that they are now giving us beauty products too.


  • Great company
  • Healthy and moisturizing
  • Perfect amount of shimmer
  • Softening
  • Affordable


  • Not shiny in a slick way
  • Not enough colors

Rimmel Stay Glossy 6 Hour Lipgloss

Beautiful shine that lasts all day.

You’re busy. You don’t want to have to stop to reapply your makeup 20 times a day. You can get longwear lipsticks, mascara, foundation, and more. Now you can get longwear lip gloss too when you use Rimmel London Stay Glossy 6 Hour Lip Gloss.
Best Longwear Gloss

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The 6 hour Lip Gloss from Rimmel London gives you a drenched shine that lasts for hours on end without the need to reapply. The wand is the perfect shape for precise application making it easy for you to use this gloss to complete your look. It works well alone or on top of your favorite lipstick. It’s moisturizing and available in 14 gorgeous colors.


  • Many colors to choose from
  • Super glossy
  • Lasts longer than other glosses
  • Non-sticky formula
  • Affordable


  • The staying power isn’t as great if you eat or drink throughout the day
  • Smells of chemicals whereas others often go for pleasant smells

Broadway Vita-Lip Clear Lip Gloss

Versatile set of clear glosses.

Why get one lip gloss when you can get 3? Experience hydration, anti-aging, and cooling with these glosses. They take the guessing out of which issue to shop for. You won’t find a more versatile set than the Vita-Lip Clear Gloss set from Broadway.
Most Versatile Gloss

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The Broadway Vita-Lip Clear Gloss set comes with the 3 distinct glosses, each going on super shiny with an amazing smell. Rosehip Oil is anti-aging and reduces fine lines and wrinkles on the lips. Mint oil is cooling and refreshing. Coconut Oil is moisturizing and renewing. Each one smells awesome and glides on with ease.


  • Versatile in the issues they address
  • Can be used for any look with or without lipstick
  • Affordable
  • Smells great


  • No variation in color
  • Applicator is not precise

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between gloss and lipstick?

Lipstick is meant to saturate your lips in color. Some are glossy, some are matte. Glosses can be pigmented, but the primary use is to make your lips shiny and glossed.

Is Balm the same as lip gloss?

No. A balm can be a gloss, and a gloss can be a balm, but they are not always the same thing. Balm is focused on moisture and lip health. Gloss is more focused on the look.

What should I look for in a good lip gloss?

Decide what color you want, if you want any color. Clear is great too. Find one that is not sticky or tacky. Make sure it has moisturizing agents in it so you don’t end up dried out. Otherwise, experiment.