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14 Lip Glosses That'll Convince You to Give Up Your Mattes

We rounded up the most popping glosses
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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

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss, $20

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.

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Best Moisturizing Lip Gloss

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lip Shine, $8.99

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!

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Best Galactic Lip Gloss

Laura Geller Beauty Color Luster Lip Gloss Hi-Def Top Coat, $19

"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.

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Best MLBB Lip Gloss

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, $18

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.

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