The Best Lip Glosses

Find The Best Lip Gloss At Any Price Range

Lip gloss comes in many varieties and colors and they can also vary greatly in price. The following list is a selection of popular lip glosses with their features and benefits. While the luxury glosses truly are wonderful, budget glosses also tend to be quite good. So, whatever your price range, there is a top lip gloss here for you.

Buxom Lips

Buxom Lip Gloss

The Buxom Lips line of lip glosses by the Bare Escentuals line are intended to create the appearance of having lips that are larger and more plump. It contains a mix of both Vitamins A and E which provide moisture to the lips and help to prevent dryness. The Buxom gloss consists of minerals which are good for the lips and creates the look and shine of a lip gloss without the feeling of stickiness. There are over 30 different shades to choose from, ranging from clear, pink, peach, plum and red, making it a mid-price range best lip gloss. These lip glosses are medium in price range and can be purchased between $14-$18.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss

Revlon Lip Gloss

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Glosses create a shiny look on the lips through micronized spheres that reflect light. The formula moisturizes the lips and also offers protection from the sun with SPF 15. Pigment is quite good in these. The colors range from very light pink to darker tones of mauve and plum. These lip glosses rival the quality of many luxury brands but  are within an affordable price range of $7.99.

Philosophy Kiss Me

Philosophy Kiss Me Gloss

Philosophy Kiss Me contains the look of a gloss combined with the moisturizing properties of a lip balm. Kiss me contains a blend of highly moisturizing ingredients such as kiwi, almond oil and Vitamin E to provide intense moisture that will both treat and prevent the appearance of chapped lips. SPF 20 provides protection from the sun and it also has a very light peppermint flavor and scent. Kiss Me comes in a clear and red shade and is within the range of $10-$12.

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss Serum

Guerlian Kiss Kiss lip gloss

Guerlain’s gloss is a high-end product is a high-shine lip gloss that protects the lips from signs of aging. It is also a waterproof formula that provides long-lasting wear that is also waterproof.  Highly popular among luxury lip products, this product is available at Nordstrom in eight different shades ranging from nudes to pinks and has a price of $31.50.

Dior Addict Ultra Lip Gloss

Dior Addict gloss

My personal favorite, Dior Addict Ultra Gloss will give lips a high-shine effect through the use of light-reflecting micro pearls. The Dior formulation is developed to create lips that are around 35 percent fuller and more hydrated after four weeks of use in comparison to other lip glosses available. Hyaluronic spheres provide anti-aging benefits while also creating the appearance of fuller lips that are moisturized. Sephora has over 10 shades of this lip gloss ranging from light pink to dark plum and is $27 per lip gloss.

Cover Girl Shine Blast Lip Gloss

Cover Girl lip gloss

Cover Girl Shine Blast consists of light-reflecting spheres that creates a shiny look when applied to the lips. It has a unique applicator that is designed to give lips a more defined and voluminous look after application. There are nearly 20 shades to choose from and they range from clear to dark burgundy. This product is available at most drugstores for a price of $8.99 and is a good bargain product.

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Too Faced Glamour Gloss Lip Plumper and Swatches

Too Faced Glamour Gloss is a high pigment lip plumping gloss that comes in a variety of nice shades. I gave two shades a try and was quite impressed with the level of pigment in this non-sticky gloss. Many lip plumpers are more on the oily and sheer side, so some high pigment color is nice to see! I found that the plumper had a decent amount of tingle, and enough to notice a bit of plumping, but it wasn’t overbearing. Keep in mind that the best pumpers will tingle some. Personally I like the sensation.

Here is what Too Faced cosmetics has to say about their Glamour Gloss and then a couple of swatches are below that.

A super shine lip gloss collection with a natural plumping and cooling action. Our richly pigmented shade is a chic choice for today’s glam girl.

  • Pain Free, Pretty Plump: An innovative and luxurious feeling gloss formula provides the plumping results of Lip Injection with a sensual cooling sensation.
  • High Color Impact: A wide range of long-wearing, sexy shades offer color-rich, true pigment payoff.
  • Flawless Brush-on Application: Custom tapered tip is designed to follow the natural lip shape. High quality Taklon bristles resist fraying and dispense the optimal amount of gloss.
  • Natural Plumping System: Natural rice lipids and dehydrated marine spheres work directly with the body’s hydration system to collect moisture and plump lips.
  • Firming and Anti-Aging: A combination of Omega 3, 6 and 9, Natural Vitamin E, Jojoba and Avocado oils hydrate and moisturize lips for a youthful appearance.

Below are swatches of the shades Pillow Talk and Peek-a-Boo:

Too Faced Glamour Gloss Swatch

Disclosure: this post is based on products provided to me by a representative of the company.

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Luna Twilight DuWop Lip Venom

the Luna Twilight Makeup Collection icon has some interesting items with neat packaging. One that really intrigued me was the Luna Twilight Duwop Lip Venom, so I eagerly went out to Nordstrom to see it and fully planned to buy it if I liked it. I ended up coming home empty handed.

Luna Twilight Lip VenomThe idea of the Twilight Lip Venom is that there is lip stain at the bottom and clear plumper at the top. In theory, you dip the the applicator into the bottom for stain, only in the top for clear plumper, or shake it up to get both. That is it in theory. I had a hard time getting it to work well in practice. When I tried to just get stain, I still ended up with oily plumper as well that washed the stain away. When I shook it up, I had better results, but the stain still sat on top of the plumper, making it hard to get an even stained look. Here it is on my hand which, unfortunately, was as even as I could get it. This is taken outside in natural light after it dried.

Luna Twilight DuWop Lip Venom Swatch

I ended up disappointed, in part perhaps because I had such high hopes for this product. The overall shade of the stain is nice, but I don’t want to battle with a product to get an even color application. You can get a more even look with a standard lip stain. Then, if you want plumping, add regular Lip Venom or your other favorite plumper over it.

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