We would be lying if we said that we weren't obsessed with smothering our lips with an assortment of flavored glosses when we were tweens. As we've gotten older, though, we started to venture into the world of high-end lipsticks, saying goodbye to our Bonne Bells and hello to super-saturated mattes.
But now, the pendulum is swinging back toward the glossy side of things, with even Charli XCX and CupcakKe singing the sweet praises of lip gloss (although it has an entirely different meaning coming from their glossy lips), and we are so here for it. Below, we picked 12 of our go-to lip glosses that are fresh on the market. Get lost in the gloss and add these tubs to your list pronto.
Glossier, Lip Gloss, $14, available at Glossier
Even if you haven't tried this cult favorite yet, your friends probably have. Glossier is known for being cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, and dermatologist tested and their gloss is no exception. In addition to the long-lasting shine, the formula also moisturizes your lips with Vitamin E.
M.A.C Cosmetics, Lipglass Clear, $16, available at M.A.C Cosmetics
This highly concentrated gloss is great for layering with your favorite matte lipstick. A little goes a long way, so the tube will last for a while. Also, you can easily mix it with other products and apply it anywhere except for your eyes to give the rest of your makeup a glossy finish.
ColourPop, Ultra Glossy Lips, $6, available at ColourPop
These tinted glosses are just what you need for an effortless chic makeup look, and they won't break the bank either. With a variety of color options, you can go for a more natural beige or pink tone or more sultry with a deep purple.
Too Faced, Sweet Peach Oil Lip Gloss, $19, available at Sephora
This vegan and gluten-free gloss is made to appeal to all of our senses. The shades of nudes, pinks, and corals do not only make for the perfect look for the warmer months, but they're also infused with the essence of peach, coconut oil, and vitamins. And did we mention they smell like the ripest, freshest of peaches? They do!
NYX, Butter Gloss, $5, available at NYX
It's called "butter" for a reason. The soft and smooth formula isn't sticky at all and makes your lips feel super soft. There is also a wide variety of colors that range from shades of pinks to reds and purples.
Buxom, Full-On Lip Cream, $20, available at Ulta Beauty
These are oldies but goodies! No shimmer here, but it does give you all the plump you need for a fuller lip look. The formula is creamy and tingly and will provide your lips with vitamins A and E.
Yves Saint Laurent, Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Lip Stain, $36, available at Sephora
This tube is perfect for those nights out when you really want to rock a bold lip, but you don't feel like dealing with the whole lipstick ritual. YSL's glossy lip stain combines the texture and shine of gloss, but the color lasts long like a lip stain. It's lightweight and easy to apply on the go, too.
Bite Beauty, Prismatic Pearl Crème Lip Gloss, $22, available at Sephora
These metallic pearl glosses have a multidimensional shimmer that creates a trendy foiled look. They smell good enough to eat, and all Bite products are free of petrochemicals, so your lips will feel, look, and smell fabulous.
By Terry, Gloss Terrybly Shine, $45, available at Dermstore
This is a long-lasting gloss and stain in one. As an added bonus, its anti-aging formula will have your lips firm and plump all day and night.
Lancôme, Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer, $22, available at Sephora
This full-coverage, metallic lip lacquer has amazing pigments in eight different colors. The formula is infused with exclusive plexi-gloss polymers and metallic pearls that give a 3-D shine. They also contain a blend of Vitamin E and grape seed oil, so your lips feel nice and hydrated.
NARS, Charlotte Gainsbourg for NARS Lip Tint, $26, available at NARS
This limited-edition Lip Tint, inspired by the iconic Charlotte Gainsbourg, comes in three shades that channel her effortless French style. With a combination of coconut oil and vitamins C and E, your lips will stay moist and look fierce.
Milk Makeup, Holographic Lipgloss, $24, available at Urban Outfitters
Here to make your galactic beauty dreams a reality, this gloss has a holographic formula infused with meteorite powder and twilight pearls for a futuristic aesthetic. All of Milk's products are eco-conscious and made with minimal-to-no preservatives.