These Are The Best Glitter Lip Glosses On The Market — & They're So Cheap

Megan Decker

Lip gloss has seen a major revival over the past few years, which means we're no longer embarrassed to admit that we have a tube or six in our bags at any given time. (Not that we ever were, really.)

What makes a gloss truly worthy of a permanent place in our lip rotation comes down to a few variables: level of long-wear shine, stickiness factor (the lower, the better), and a wow factor — as in, what makes this gloss different from the clear, tacky, globby mess you stocked in your middle-school locker?

We've narrowed down five formulas that hit all those marks and then some, and can be found in the drugstore, of all places. Ahead, our top picks for the best lip glosses around — all wildly shiny, with zero stubborn tackiness when you press your lips together, formulated with a punch of satisfying (but not overdone) sparkle. Turns out you can find a little bit of wow factor under those fluorescent Rite Aid lights, after all.

<p>If you stop to peruse the makeup section of CVS every time you run in to grab a box of tissues or a Tide to Go stick, you've probably come across this shimmery lip gloss. It's been a staple for years because the formula has everything you could need from a straightforward lip gloss: long-lasting high shine with no stickiness — and it only costs 8 quarters.</p><strong>Wet N' Wild</strong>, $1.99, available at <a href="https://jet.com/product/Wet-N-Wild-MegaSlicks-Lip-Gloss-Bronze-Berry/fdda69d7e7a6463ab2e6d33417829e51?beaconId=cd61d771-5325-4e76-880d-7b022b11c2aa%2F1%2Fx~fdda69d7e7a6463ab2e6d33417829e51&origination=PLP" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jet" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jet</a>

If you stop to peruse the makeup section of CVS every time you run in to grab a box of tissues or a Tide to Go stick, you've probably come across this shimmery lip gloss. It's been a staple for years because the formula has everything you could need from a straightforward lip gloss: long-lasting high shine with no stickiness — and it only costs 8 quarters.

Wet N' Wild, $1.99, available at Jet
<p>The squeeze-tube packaging makes this slightly sparkle formula feel less like a traditional gloss and more like a lightweight, moisturizing balm that never turns tacky when you smack your lips. The subtle vanilla scent is also a pleasant plus.</p><strong>L'Oreal Paris</strong>, $7.79, available at <a href="https://jet.com/product/LOreal-Paris-Colour-Riche-Le-Gloss/d214480dab324ce7a67f342e1b246d61?beaconId=dcd530e0-c860-4ab0-a85a-ba15ac5db3fd%2F1%2Fx~d214480dab324ce7a67f342e1b246d61&origination=PLP" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jet" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jet</a>

The squeeze-tube packaging makes this slightly sparkle formula feel less like a traditional gloss and more like a lightweight, moisturizing balm that never turns tacky when you smack your lips. The subtle vanilla scent is also a pleasant plus.

L'Oreal Paris, $7.79, available at Jet
<p>A dead ringer for the new <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/nars-afterglow-orgasm-lip-balm-dupes" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:$28 Nars Orgasm lip balm" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">$28 Nars Orgasm lip balm</a> with a touch more glitter payoff, this pretty peachy-pink gloss has tiny flecks of gold throughout that deliver the prettiest hint of reflective glow.</p><strong>Milani Cosmetics</strong>, $16.48, available at <a href="https://jet.com/product/Milani-Brilliant-Shine-Lip-Gloss-Luminous/28913fe8b9c944dabaaf826318e4f52b" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jet" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jet</a>

A dead ringer for the new $28 Nars Orgasm lip balm with a touch more glitter payoff, this pretty peachy-pink gloss has tiny flecks of gold throughout that deliver the prettiest hint of reflective glow.

Milani Cosmetics, $16.48, available at Jet
<p>If you're going for glitter, why not try a chrome finish? The result is just as dramatic, but gives lips more of a pearlescent shine as opposed to a sparkly one. This formula from NYX comes in 10 shades that can be worn alone or over a matte lipstick for a boost of shine.</p><strong>NYX Cosmetics</strong>, $7.97, available at <a href="https://jet.com/product/NYX-Professional-Makeup-Duo-Chromatic-Lip-Gloss-Booming/ce6895100a794f569182a866310683a8?beaconId=74870194-3a4d-4bb8-8742-accc33073173%2F23%2Fx~ce6895100a794f569182a866310683a8&origination=PLP" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jet" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jet</a>

If you're going for glitter, why not try a chrome finish? The result is just as dramatic, but gives lips more of a pearlescent shine as opposed to a sparkly one. This formula from NYX comes in 10 shades that can be worn alone or over a matte lipstick for a boost of shine.

NYX Cosmetics, $7.97, available at Jet
<p>This classic formula has been likened to the coveted <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/best-nude-lip-gloss#slide-1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb</a>, but with more color pay-off and less stickiness — high praise for a pop of shine at half the cost.</p><strong>Revlon</strong>, $8.49, available at <a href="https://jet.com/product/Revlon-Super-Lustrous-Lipgloss-255-Sandstorm-013-Fl-Oz/967e45cbafa84d55b1032ac261c403fc?beaconId=39c94fcb-6ac3-478c-977d-3ad1c752a0fa%2F1%2Fx~967e45cbafa84d55b1032ac261c403fc&origination=PLP" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jet" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jet</a>

This classic formula has been likened to the coveted Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb, but with more color pay-off and less stickiness — high praise for a pop of shine at half the cost.

Revlon, $8.49, available at Jet

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