Move Over, Matte Lipstick — Lip Gloss is Trendy Again

From cult classics to brand-new hues, gloss will always be a staple in our purse.

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Lip glosses have come a long way since your middle school days. With more advanced formulas, grown-up colors, and serious shine, it's about time you gave them another look. Check out the best lip glosses for your purse, and get ready to shine!

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Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
$26.18

Best Overall

Channel Rihanna's show-stopping shine with Fenty Beauty's Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer. There's only one deep rose shade, handpicked by RiRi herself, with a special vanilla-and-shea-butter formula that's as kissable and irresistible as it gets.

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COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lip Gloss in Sweet Strawberry
$5.94

Best Budget Buy

COVERGIRL's latest lip gloss is one of the juiciest you can scoop up on a budget. This luscious gloss is available in a variety of shades, but our pick is this darling Sweet Strawberry shade, a red berry perfect for this season.

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Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss in Sheer Pink
$34.00

Best Splurge

It's no secret that collagen is having a moment, so pump up your pout with an extra collagen-infused boost from one of Dior's best-selling glosses. The hyaluronic acid component, sheer pink shade, and vanilla-mint scent work together to create a gotta-have-it gloss that's hard to beat. 

More: No-Pain Lip Plumpers That Actually Make a Difference

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Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in Portobello Girl
$22.00

CT's never considered lip gloss a dying trend. Instead, the makeup artist takes full advantage of the lustrous formula's ability to give the illusion of fuller lips. Infused with lotus flower extract and a slew of antioxidants, one coat of this mega-saturated vinyl blend creates a three-dimensional pout you'll really love. 

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butter LONDON Plush Rush Lip Gloss in Double Dare
$20.00

Pastels and nudes have been ruling the trends lately, but let's talk neons for a minute, because Butter LONDON's electric violet hue is so striking. Just one coat initiates a tingling sensation, creating fuller lips with just one wear, so you're getting a lip gloss and a lip plumper in one tube.

More: Purple Lipsticks for a Haute Pout

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Stila Lip Glaze in Raspberry
$21.00

A classic hot pink is a beauty staple, and while we've narrowed down our stick and liquidized must-haves, stila's glaze is our bright fuschia gloss of choice. Complete with a patented high-shine finish and gentle, candy-like scent, it's a moderately sticky formula that lasts through the night with high-performance pigment. 

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Huda Beauty Lip Strobe Lip Gloss in Shameless
$18.00

Bring the dreamy colors of a glimmering sunset straight to your lips with Huda Beauty's Lip Strobe. The pink pearl base is speckled with iridescent gold pigments that instantly give your lips extra contour and definition. Go bold and layer on several shades, or blot off the extra shine for a more pared-down look. 

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O-PLUMP Intuitive Lip Plumping Gloss
$26.00

There's about to be major chemistry between your lips and Smashbox's intuitive gloss. Designed to adapt according to your personal chemistry, the O-PLUMP glides on clear before customizing itself to your natural shade of pink, all while plumping up your lips. Impressed? We were, too.

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MAC Lipglass in Explicit
$17.50

It's officially summertime, and bronze bombshells are now in style. We love this shimmery golden bronze for a nontraditional lip gloss look. MAC's creamy blend of shiny, nonstick gloss could very well be an even trendier choice over a traditional red or pink.

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Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy in Babe Alert
$22.00

This Too Faced lip gloss is anything but basic. The brand has upgraded its original translucent plumping serum to incorporate a range of pigment to the formula. Our favorite is Babe Alert, a bright peachy shade. Each gloss triggers a slightly intense tingling sensation that can (and most likely will) last up to 10 minutes, creating temporarily fuller lips with each application.