I can't swipe on a lip gloss without singing that Lil' Mama song. Think back to 2008. You know the one. ("They say my lip gloss be cool/My lip gloss be popping.") And I'm about to have it playing in my head on repeat because lip gloss is back in a major way.
Unlike most lipsticks (particularly matte lipsticks), a good lip gloss can actually moisturize dry lips — instead of bringing attention to every dry spot and fine line. And the formulas have come a long way since your high school days. Instead of goopy, sticky formulas that made you fear even the slightest breeze (hair + lip gloss is not a good combo), the best new glosses are supershiny without any tackiness. Plus, there are so many exciting finishes to play with, including a whole host of unicorn-level holographic glosses.
Here are 14 cool lip glosses that will have all the boys chasing you after school (or, to bring things back to 2018, get you a lot of right swipes). Get ready to work it.
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Best High Shine Lip Gloss
With four finishes, 20 shades and chic space-age packaging, there's pretty much no way to go wrong with Urban Decay's latest and greatest new lip gloss.
Best Moisturizing Lip Gloss
This lip gloss is so comfy and hydrating, you'd swear that it was a tinted balm — except for the fact that it's got pigment and shine to spare. Score!
Best Galactic Lip Gloss
"Hi-Def" sounds about right: This ultra-sparkly lip gloss will put your lips into sharp focus. It styles itself as a top coat but you can also wear it alone for a double take-causing pout.
Best MLBB Lip Gloss
Rihanna designed her first lip gloss to be universally flattering and it certainly lives up to that claim, boosting your natural color to sparkly new heights in a gorgeous neutral My Lips But Better hue.