Though I do love the look of an eye-catching bold lipstick hue, I have always been partial to lipgloss for its ease of application and the way it feels on my lips. It’s simply more hydrating and comfortable on my prone-to-chapping pout. And, over the years I’ve tried hundreds — serious boat loads — of glosses. It’s one of the joys of being a beauty editor. Though I can’t say every experience was a positive one.
But, there are only a few lipglosses that I’ve ever replenished and those are the ones I’m sharing with you today. These are the wands and tubes I found to be the most gorgeous (obviously), but beyond that, the ones that feel the best on and are so versatile that I can slick them on with almost any other makeup — or any outfit — I might be wearing. The best part? All four of these lipgloss shades are flattering on almost any skin tone — from pasty types like mine to rich cocoa tones. I hope you try them and like them as much as I do.
Chanel Glossimer in Spark, $29.50 — a shimmering, sheer pinky-red hue that instantly brightens up your look without being over-the-top. It has just enough stick to last longer than some glosses, but not so much that you’ll catch every gnat that flies by. And, the sponge-tip applicator makes it easy to apply precisely without a mirror.
Estee Lauder High Gloss in Blush, $16 — this blushy-nude hue can be worn alone or on top of another lip color to add a pop of shine or moisture. I talked both my mom and sister into buying it and they loved it, too. Not sticky at all (though it doesn’t last quite as long as a result) and perfectly shiny (without being shimmery). It should be a makeup bag staple for all.
Make Up For Ever Lab Shine Lip Gloss Star Collection in S24, $18 — though I’m not a big fan of the brush applicator — it tends to get smooshed and bent out of shape — it’s worth putting up with because the formula is divine. Again, not sticky at all — this makes your lips feel hydrated and look juicy and kissable. The sheer, peachy-coral hue adds just a touch of color to your face without making a statement. Love.
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss in Blushing Berry, $7.95 — the newest addition to my list, this tube-o-gloss has a somewhat similar shade to the Chanel Glossimer mentioned above. It’s just a touch more raspberry than strawberry. It’s shimmery, stick-free and at this price, a definite keeper.
Now that I’ve shared my faves, tell me which product is your favorite lipgloss of all time.