Lip gloss is a must-have in your beauty arsenal. In fact, it’s a must-have in your purse, on your nightstand, in the car and at your desk, too. Whether you have one go-to gloss that you tote along with you, or you buy a few to keep in all your favourite places, here are some of the best lip gloss products you can get for puckering up with soft, moisturized, healthy lips. —Jennifer Cox
This lip gloss from Glossier ($17) gives you just the right amount of shine without being sticky or tacky. The fuzzy doe-foot applicator scoops up just the right amount of gloss, giving you instant shine in one simple swipe, while vitamin E and jojoba oil keep lips cushiony soft and moisturized. There are four shades so you can find the perfect one for you!
Tarte’s maracuja juicy lip balm ($20) is a hybrid lip gloss and balm. A Cushion Comfort Complex formula instantly plumps the appearance of lips and smooths the look of lip lines, while maracuja drenches lips in moisture. There are also more than 10 antioxidant-rich fruits to help smooth and nourish.
Marc Jacobs Beauty has an incredible line of Enamored hydrating Lip Gloss Sticks ($19 each, sold at Sephora Canada) that combine the brilliant shine of a gloss into a nourishing tinted balm. It glides on easily and has a texture that feels ultra-luxurious and creamy. The formula features vitamin-rich kahai oil and is never sticky, plus the light mint scent helps protect, moisturize, and soften lips.
Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Lustre Lip Gloss ($28), which is part of their Pillow Talk Collection, is a dreamy light-reflecting nudish-pink gloss that comes in more than 10 subtle shades. It helps lips looks healthy, plump, and super shiny without being sticky. Not only is it hydrating and long-lasting (eight hours!), but it contains lotus flower extract to protect and soothe lips for a perfect lacquered finish.
The Oil-Infused Lip Tint from NARS ($34) comes in four unique shades (what can we say; we love Orgasm pink!) and has an indulgent, gel-oil texture that glides on effortlessly and has a smooth, non-greasy feel. Raspberry seed oil and pomegranate extract hydrate and protect lips, while vitamins A and E deliver a nourishing sensation to the lips to protect against environmental free radicals.