Affordable drugstore brands have been upping their game. They bring us the best lip products with fun packaging and to-die-for formulas! Whether you prefer a gloss that reflects (and protects against) the sun or one that works as a hybrid moisturizer, I’ve lined up for you the cream(y) of the crop.
Here are the crown jewels of drugstore glosses and those that deserve honorable mention.
The Best Drugstore Lip Glosses Every Girl Should Have in Her Bag
1. ColourPop So Juicy Plumping Gloss
Bigger, better, juicier.
The So Juicy Plumping Glosses offer a glassy finish that’s still comfortable to wear. ColourPop’s formula is also hydrating, so your lips can keep looking healthy even after you remove them.
They offer a wide variety of shades, so you’ll find your perfect shade no matter your skin tone. The brand carries light baby pinks for a natural flush. They have terracotta to nude shades to warm up your complexion. Their dark shades will give you sass and attitude even before you open your lips.
Wear them alone or top your liquid lip with the plumping gloss in Princess Cut to turn your matte to fat. With 21 shades to choose from, you’ll never run out of ways to wear your pout.
2. Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Soother [Sun Protection]
Rain, shine, or snow, and the sun is always there, and so should sun protection.
Protect and repair is the name of the game. This lip soother has SPF 20 sun protection formulated with cucumber, glycerin, and chamomile to soothe and calm chapped lips.
It’s perfect for days when you want a pop of color. This gloss will give you just enough tint to warm up your complexion and tons of hydration and protection.
3. Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color [Great Pigment]
It isn’t easy to find a gloss with as much coverage as the Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color. And with longevity that stands up even to liquid lipsticks, this will give your luxury favorite a run for its money.
The sponge applicator is designed to give you a perfect swipe 100% of the time. Its pointed tip will help you line your lips with ease and help shape a voluptuous pout.
4. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizing Lip Gloss [Amazing Moisture]
Can’t decide between looking good and feeling good? Then this pick is for you.
A tall glass of water, the Neutrogena Hydro Boost lip gloss will condition your skin and leave them plump and glossy. Your lips will look and feel healthy at the same time. They offer 14 different shades, ranging from natural shades to deep tones.
5. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss [Glittery]
This brand offers not just a glorious shade range but a wide selection of finishes. They offer high shine, glittery, and holographic finishes, and none of them sticky and icky on your pucker. Formulated with agave, moringa oil, and cupuacu butter, you can leave your balm at home.
6. Nyx Butter Gloss
The Nyx Butter Gloss lives up to its name. Its texture is buttery and silky, and its consistency is comfortable and non-sticky. It has sheer-medium coverage, so this is great to wear alone or as a topper over your favorite lippie!
One swipe will last hours on your kissers so you can say goodbye to retouching and hello to kissable lips.
The glosses come in 21 wearable shades, including a mauve and blueberry colorway when you’re feeling adventurous.
7. e.l.f. Jelly Pop Juicy Gloss
This is the best drugstore lip gloss for beauties that deal with chapped lips.
Formulated with skin-loving ingredients, hyaluronic acid, avocado oil, castor oil, and coconut oil, this gloss is the balm. Hyaluronic acid is known to absorb moisture, so your lips will stay hydrated and kissable throughout the day.
Choose from three sheer shades, perfect as toppers or as a pop of shine and color. Its non-sticky formula is comfortable to wear and can work as a conditioning balm for your staycation days.
The best part – it’s leaping bunny approved.
8. Maybelline Lifter Gloss With Hyaluronic Acid
Beauties know how much we love hyaluronic acid here at Makeup Tutorials, and it seems as though Maybelline does too!
One swipe with their chubby applicator will easily and evenly apply the hydrating gloss over the contours of your lips. It has great color payoff and great moisturizing properties for a gloss.
Grab this if you want instantly full lips.
9. Almay Goddess Gloss
This Almay Goddess Gloss deserves a spot on the list for its holographic finish alone.
The brand carries 12 shades – each one holographic, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic. Even beauties with skin sensitivities and intolerances can enjoy this truly divine gloss.
See your holo lips glisten and shimmer from every angle. You can even combine them to create unique and iridescent shades.
A gloss that stays on my lips for hours stays in my purse forever. This is an it-girl gloss.
10. Essence Shine Shine Shine Lip Gloss
This Allure Best of Beauty 2020 winner nabs a spot on our list. Essence gives you value-for-kaching and a pop of bling in one swipe, truly living up to its name. This is the best drugstore lip gloss for babes that want the shine.
They offer opaque shades, but I would recommend their clear Behind The Scenes shade as a topper for your matte lippies. The gloss is not sticky but still gives you an insane amount of shine and shimmer.
It’s also paraben-free, making it perfect for beauties with sensitive skin that react to fragrances.
Check out this tutorial on how to get instantly fuller lips:
I’ve lined up for you my personal favorites – glosses that would suit different preferences and have varied gloss priorities. But of course, none of them are sticky. And definitely, each and every one of them is glassy.
Go ahead and add to cart to turn your glossy pout upside down.
Did your own ride or die drugstore gloss make it to our list? Or did we miss out on the best drugstore lip gloss? Let us know in the comments section below! We’d love to hear from you.
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