When it comes to makeup preference, the biggest difference between me and my twin Colleen is that she’s team lipstick and I’m team lip gloss. Actually if I’m being really honest, I’m more than team lip gloss. I’m a straight up lip gloss junkie who is completely obsessed with all varieties – clear, pigmented, shimmery, glittery, you name it I’ll take it. There’s something about that shine and glossiness that I just cannot resist.
I also love that they are super easy to apply so I don’t need to put too much thought into it. Just a simple swipe or two and an otherwise boring smacker is transformed into something prismatic and magical.
And the best part? A really good lip gloss doesn’t need to set you back $20. (I still love you Fenty Gloss Bomb!) Some of the most amazing and affordable lip glosses are hiding in your drugstore’s beauty aisle and today I’m dishing on all of them.
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1. Nyx Butter Gloss
If you follow the blog, you know that this is one of our holy grail drugstore makeup products of all time. Available in 23 vibrant shades, this gloss keeps lips moisturized and instantly makes them look full and plump. Wear it on its own or put it over any lip color to make it pop. The shades are also named after yummy sweets which is so cute!
2. Rimmel Stay Glossy Lip Gloss
This gloss looks beautiful and feels very lightweight and comfortable on the lips. I personally don’t mind thick gloss formulas but if you’re looking for something on the lighter side, this is the gloss for you. It comes in 29 gorgeous pink, nude and clear shades. My favorite shade is Blushing Belgraves.
3. Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Soother Gloss
Not in the mood for all that shimmer and color? Swipe on some of this simple moisturizing gloss for a natural lip look that’s perfect for everyday. It also has SPF 20 to protect your precious pout from the sun if you’ll be spending time outdoors.
4. Revlon Super Lustrous The Gloss
Lustrous is the perfect word for this gloss because it definitely delivers on the shimmer and shine! The fine glitter particles give lips out of this world dimension, and the pigmentation is perfectly balanced so you get that naturally juicy lip look without it being over the top.
5. Almay Goddess Gloss
If you’re a fan of iridescent holographic shine then you need to try the Almay Goddess Gloss. It’s subtly pigmented though so you can still wear it over your favorite lip color to add prismatic shine without over powering it. It’s also hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free and made with nourishing botanical ingredients.
6. Maybelline Lip Lifter Gloss
I just tried this newly released lip gloss a few days ago and I’m already in love. The formula is rich, silky and smells like a luxurious tropical vacation. It honestly feels like Maybelline’s answer to the cult favorite Fenty Gloss Bomb. Both glosses have high shine, hydrating lip plumping effects and similar shade choices. The only difference with Maybelline Lip Lifter is you’ll only be set back $7 instead of $20. I have the shades Silk and Moon and I can’t wait to try more.
7. Milani Ludicrous Lip Gloss
This lip gloss has one of the shiniest and glossiest formulas around. It’s thick and richly pigmented so you get serious color payoff. I absolutely love the shade She’s All That. It’s also 100% vegan and cruelty-free like all Milani Cosmetics products.
8. e.l.f. Lip Plumping Gloss
This is the gloss you slap when you’re in a hurry to get to work and need something natural looking with just a hint of color. It’s formulated with Vitamin E and coconut oil to nourish and plump lips and has a cooling sensation when applied. And as with all e.l.f. products, it’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
9. L’Oreal Infallible 8HR Pro Gloss
This gloss is so intensely pigmented that it almost feels like a glossy lip stain. Glosses typically don’t last as long as lipsticks and lip stains so I always expect to be reapplying throughout the day. However, this one stays on longer than your average gloss. If you need some staying power in your gloss, try it out.
10. Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip
You won’t find Colourpop products at your neighborhood drugstore. They’re sold exclusively at Ulta or on the Colourpop website but they are priced in the drugstore range so they’re super affordable. And these glosses were just too good to leave off this list. The shimmery shades in this line are absolutely stunning and definitely give you that full juicy lip look!
Final Thoughts On The Best Drugstore Lip Glosses
So are you team lipstick or lip gloss? And if you’re a lip gloss freak like I am, have you tried any of the drugstore glosses on the list? Let me know in the comments and thank you so much for stopping by!