Today I thought I'd share with you my favorite lip glosses. I put them in 2 categories: "Ultimate Faves" and "Next in Line" meaning they're not by absolute favorites but they come pretty darn close.. here's the list!
The Ultimate Faves..
Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss, NARS Lip Gloss, LORAC Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss, Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss
Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss $18- This was the first "real" favorite gloss that I ever owned. I really think it's the perfect "all around" gloss since it comes in shimmers/nonshimmers and 3 different finishes (the following are my own descriptions for each finish. Check out Sephora's too for more info):
1. Sheer Color- Sheer with just a tint of color. Comes with a brush applicator.
2. True Color- The color you see in the tube is what you get on your lips. It's fairly vibrant and pigmented. Comes with a doe foot applicator.
3. Full Color- Ultra pigmented and longlasting (more so than others 2 finishes.) Comes with doe foot applicator.
In short, the major reasons why I like the gloss are because it's moisturizing, pretty long lasting, nonsticky, pigmented (except for the sheer color), and doesn't sink into my lip lines. I don't need a lip balm to wear this gloss. The texture is inbetween thin and thick –perfect. Also, it comes in tons of colors. I've owned several throughout the years but my favorite is Pout, which is a light bubblegum pink. I'd also recommend Aura –it works beautifully for all skintones. For some swatches of Smashbox Lip Enhancing Glosses, go here.
NARS Lip Gloss $24- I think this is either a gloss people will love or hate. I really love it because it's moisturizing, long lasting, and pigmented. It's got a sort of thick, tacky texture though and it's definitely sticky but not overly sticky –just sticky enough to bind to the lips. You might be put off by the smell as it does smell like crayons and tastes a bit like them too. The taste goes away after awhile so no need to fret! My favorite shade is Harlow (no longer available at Sephora!! Booo.)
LORAC Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss $22- I've been raving about this gloss since I first bought it. This is the most moisturizing gloss I've ever owned and I have just too many positive things to say. In short, the gloss is glittery (but not gritty), smooth, moisturizing, pigmented (BUT Polished and Vivid are on the sheerer side), longlasting, and smells nice. See the 14 reasons why I love it here. Everyone needs to own this. I currently own 3D and Polished –I have/had Vivid and Cliché too but lost them! Still upset about that. =( Anyways, check out swatches of all LORAC Multiplex 3D shades here.
Too Faced Mirror Mirror Lip Gloss $16- To me, this is the most fuss-free of the bunch. It's your basic clear gloss in cute, squeeze tube packaging. The gloss is very sheer (practically clear on the lips), smells amazing (like fruity candy), super moisturizing, slightly sticky, smooth, and has a sort of thick texture. I like to wear this alone or over a lipstick. I can't emphasize on how amazing this smells and tastes –pure deliciousness. I only own one one shade –Don't Hate Me, since these all look practically the same on the lips.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss $6.99- This stuff is fantastic for the low price you pay. They're the best drugstore glosses I've ever stumbled upon. They are decently moisturizing and don't dry out your lips (maintain your lips' moisture), slightly sticky (not in an overly annoying way), pigmented, smooth, long lasting, and decently pigmented. I own 4 shades from the Daydreamer Collection –click here for swatches.
Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss $19- These have the cheekiest, most fun packaging ever. You get a boy from both his front and back view on your cap and you have the choice to undress him or keep him fully clothed. The gloss itself is moisturizing, nonsticky, long lasting, applies effortlessly, and leaves a shiny finish. I only have one shade, in Kirk, and it's semi-pigmented but I can't speak for other other brighter and darker colors. When you rub the tube, it supposedly attracts men (and women maybe?) but I'm not sure if it works –my boyfriend likes the gloss though so maybe! There's one major downside though and that's the smell. It may not bother others but I think it smells like moldy rotten sugar or some sort of artificial, expired dessert. Click here for swatches of Kirk.
Fresh Sugar Lip Gloss $18- I really like this gloss and like the Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss, it's super fuss-free. It's moisturizing and smooth but on the sheerer side. (I only own the shade Sugar Baby so I'm not sure about the other colors.) The best part is the smell and taste –like lemon candy. I'm always tempted to eat it off my lips after applying!
Most Hated Glosses??
There are a handful of glosses I absolutely hate. A couple that I can think of off the top of my head are Too Faced Girls Dig Pearls (gritty and goes on extremely unevenly), Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglazes (drying, just plain gross), and several others others but I can't quite remember right now. =P
Too Faced Girls Dig Pearls Lip Gloss
Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze
Now it's your turn. What are your favorites? Least favorites? Let me know! I'd love some recommendations too.
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