The Best New Lip Glosses We’re Wearing On Repeat

Karina Hoshikawa
·3 mins read

Not too long ago, wearing lip gloss felt about as grown-up as ordering chicken fingers at a fancy restaurant. But, oh, how the makeup tables have turned. One of the few bright and uncomplicated spots in this otherwise downer of a year is the reembracing of these juicy nostalgic potions that take lackluster pouts to freshly-glazed-doughnut levels of delight — because we all deserve to have a little more fun.

New fall 2020 lineups from top beauty brands are overflowing with a parade of just-launched lip glazes — which, IMHO, points directly towards gloss making its big comeback. With Zoom swiftly replacing everything from work meetings to happy hours, a little lip shine goes a long way to perk up your look and lighten up your mood. Ahead, we've rounded up the glossiest tubes that we'll proudly slick on our smackers all autumn long — from Fenty Beauty's Luscious Lip Balm to Maybelline's Lifter Gloss and beyond.

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<h3>Honest Beauty Gloss-C Lip Gloss</h3><br>For a gloss experience that looks as good as it feels, we love this new Honest Beauty formula, which comes in six pretty shades. and contains pomegranate extract, hyaluronic acid, and jojoba seed oil for added hydration benefits.<br><br><strong>Honest Beauty</strong> Gloss-C Lip Gloss, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ulta.com%2Fgloss-c-lip-gloss%3FproductId%3Dpimprod2017384" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ulta Beauty" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ulta Beauty</a>

Honest Beauty Gloss-C Lip Gloss


For a gloss experience that looks as good as it feels, we love this new Honest Beauty formula, which comes in six pretty shades. and contains pomegranate extract, hyaluronic acid, and jojoba seed oil for added hydration benefits.

Honest Beauty Gloss-C Lip Gloss, $, available at Ulta Beauty
<h3>Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss'r Luscious Lip Balm</h3><br>If we were betting folks, we'd wager that you've never seen a lip balm that looks this good. If you want to avoid glassy, dramatic shine, then allow us to point you towards Fenty's new liquid lip hydrator, which drenches your pout with moisturizing ingredients that leave behind a healthy, juicy finish.<br><br><strong>Fenty Beauty</strong> Pro Kiss'r Luscious Lip Balm, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F3kkgS1Q" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fenty Beauty" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fenty Beauty</a>

Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss'r Luscious Lip Balm


If we were betting folks, we'd wager that you've never seen a lip balm that looks this good. If you want to avoid glassy, dramatic shine, then allow us to point you towards Fenty's new liquid lip hydrator, which drenches your pout with moisturizing ingredients that leave behind a healthy, juicy finish.

Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss'r Luscious Lip Balm, $, available at Fenty Beauty
<h3>Maybelline Lifter Gloss With Hyaluronic Acid</h3><br>At under $10, this hyaluronic acid-infused gloss holds its own against formulas that go for double. For starters, the rainbow of neutral tones suits a wide range of complexions, and the oversized doe-foot applicator (which makes it easier to apply in fewer strokes) stands out in a sea of drugstore tubes.<br><br><strong>Maybelline</strong> Lifter Gloss With Hyaluronic Acid, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ulta.com%2Flifter-gloss-with-hyaluronic-acid%3FproductId%3Dpimprod2016411%26sku%3D2566266" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ulta Beauty" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ulta Beauty</a>

Maybelline Lifter Gloss With Hyaluronic Acid


At under $10, this hyaluronic acid-infused gloss holds its own against formulas that go for double. For starters, the rainbow of neutral tones suits a wide range of complexions, and the oversized doe-foot applicator (which makes it easier to apply in fewer strokes) stands out in a sea of drugstore tubes.

Maybelline Lifter Gloss With Hyaluronic Acid, $, available at Ulta Beauty
<h3>Juvia's Place Lip Reflect Gloss</h3><br>According to reviews, there's not a bad shade in the bunch when it comes to this pigmented gloss — which BTW, also smells like fresh lemon bars.<br><br><strong>Juvia's Place</strong> Lip Reflect Gloss, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ulta.com%2Flip-reflect-gloss%3FproductId%3Dpimprod2017841" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ulta Beauty" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ulta Beauty</a>

Juvia's Place Lip Reflect Gloss


According to reviews, there's not a bad shade in the bunch when it comes to this pigmented gloss — which BTW, also smells like fresh lemon bars.

Juvia's Place Lip Reflect Gloss, $, available at Ulta Beauty
<h3>Stila Plumping Lip Glaze</h3><br>Nostalgia factor aside, <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/09/10015792/stila-plumping-lip-glaze-review" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Stila's reboot of the iconic twist-up gloss" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Stila's reboot of the iconic twist-up gloss</a> from the '00s is a total win across the board. The upgraded formula doesn't stick to hair and has a subtle plumping effect and fresh minty flavor.<br><br><strong>Stila</strong> Plumping Lip Glaze, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F32lNYHC" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Stila" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Stila</a>

Stila Plumping Lip Glaze


Nostalgia factor aside, Stila's reboot of the iconic twist-up gloss from the '00s is a total win across the board. The upgraded formula doesn't stick to hair and has a subtle plumping effect and fresh minty flavor.

Stila Plumping Lip Glaze, $, available at Stila
<h3>Tower 28 ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly Gloss</h3><br>Let us count the ways we adore this <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/09/9999434/tower-28-lip-jelly-milky-gloss-review" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:creamy, decadent gloss" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">creamy, decadent gloss</a> inspired by our fave <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-milk-alternative" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:plant-based milks" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">plant-based milks</a>: it creates a natural (shimmer-free) finish, softens, <em>and</em> plumps all while being 0% sticky.<br><br><strong>Tower 28</strong> ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F3gMoMiw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tower 28" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Tower 28</a>

Tower 28 ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly Gloss


Let us count the ways we adore this creamy, decadent gloss inspired by our fave plant-based milks: it creates a natural (shimmer-free) finish, softens, and plumps all while being 0% sticky.

Tower 28 ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly, $, available at Tower 28
<h3>Charlotte Tilbury Jewel Lip Gloss</h3><br>Think of this stuff as a glitter topcoat, but for your lips. Pop it on top of your fave matte lipstick for a sparkly finish, or wear alone for a shiny hint of sheer color.<br><br><strong>Charlotte Tilbury</strong> Jewel Lip Gloss, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F2ZCVBbZ" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sephora" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sephora</a>

Charlotte Tilbury Jewel Lip Gloss


Think of this stuff as a glitter topcoat, but for your lips. Pop it on top of your fave matte lipstick for a sparkly finish, or wear alone for a shiny hint of sheer color.

Charlotte Tilbury Jewel Lip Gloss, $, available at Sephora

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