Sticky, goopy and over-the-top scented lip glosses (we’re looking at you Coca Cola flavor) are a beauty pick of the past. Nowadays, we want to show off our pouts without a mouth full of flyaways. So thankfully, formulas have evolved to give you a hydrating, plumping and lightweight finish rather than a thick and gluey coating. Here, 25 of the best non-sticky lip glosses to stock up on for that coveted plump and shine.
The 25 Best Lip Glosses to Keep Your Lips Plump, But Not Sticky
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1. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
With over 10,000+ reviews, there’s no surprise that the Gloss Bomb is an all-time fave. Thanks to its main ingredient—shea butter—lips can look and feel smooth, plumped and shiny. Because of the popularity of the OG shade, there are now five more glosses to add to your collection.
6. Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss
Another hyaluronic acid formula, this blend is ideal for achieving that glossy look you love without any of the side effects you don’t. Editor Brianna raves about the nourishing gloss, saying, “I rubbed my lips together and they didn’t stick to each other, and the subtle shimmer made them appear a bit plumper. But the best part IMO is that it felt like a nourishing balm. I even began using it as such when my lips felt dry.”
7. Lancome Juicy Tubes
Best Shade Range
Transport yourself back into the early 2000’s when glossy tubes were all the rave. Lancome relaunched their juicy tubes lip glosses with a 20 shade upgrade, but don’t worry, they’ve still got the OG Clear Gloss.
8. Mented Cosmetics Deep Tan Nude Lip Gloss
Best for Dark Skin Tones
You can never go wrong with a nude lip. This gloss layers well to help you achieve a natural or bold look, depending on the number of coats you apply.
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14. Innbeauty Project Lip Oil
Best Gloss-Lip Oil Hybrid
The benefits of a lip oil plus the shine factor of a gloss equal this beauty hybrid. The plant-based ingredients (aka red root oil, jojoba oil and pomegranate) nourish and plump lips while leaving a subtle tint. Plus, it smells very fruity.
20. Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss
This collection is filled with only dark glosses, perfect for the colder seasons. The combo of antioxidants and vitamin C and E can protect lips from dryness. But it’s the doe-foot applicator that really brings the look together with its even and smooth finish.
21. Kopari Coconut Lip Glossy
When the OG ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil are involved, chances are your lips will get the star treatment they deserves. Plus, the lightweight gloss’s antibacterial and antimicrobial components offer the look of a gloss, but the benefits of a balm. Win-win.