The Best Lip Glosses on the Market

Your search for the best non-sticky, moisturizing lip gloss is over. Find out the most popular lip glosses on the market from steep to cheap, including Allure Magazine's top picks, Sephora favorites, and beauty blogger picks. 

This lip gloss is a hands-down favorite of Allure Magazine readers and gets great reviews on and Beloved for its moisturizing properties and texture, this lip gloss color is also popular because it's just a couple shades darker than the average lip color. It's also super affordable. 

NARS Lip Gloss is one of Sephora's best-selling lip glosses. Non-sticky, moisturizing and long-lasting, NARS Lip Gloss comes in a plethora of shades. Out of a whopping 650 reviews on Sephora as of the time this article was written, it averages 4.5 out of 5 stars. It's a fan favorite on, too, with 78% of users saying they'd buy it again.

This gloss is touted by Bare Escentuals as a lip plumper. You won't find this lip gloss sticky or tacky and you'll love the moisturizing effects from the vitamins A and E in it. It'll also leave lips with a tingly and cooling sensation, which I loved when I tried it. Wear it over a lip color and use to replace your Chapstick. It's more moisturizing. One of Sephora's best selling glosses.

Lip gloss infused with color provides the perfect combination of shine and color boost. Aveda's rehydrating lip glaze is one of the glosses that once you try, you'll never stop buying. It's former Vogue Teen editor Amy Astley's go-to gloss. It's meant to plump up lips and diminish the signs of lip wrinkles, and people love it because it's not goopy — a huge plus when it comes to glosses.

Comes in many shades from barely there to bold.

An Oprah magazine and a favorite, Dior's Creme de Gloss is more like a lip balm than a gloss, according to one top reviewer who writes, "The texture is creamy and coverage is opaque like a lipstick instead of sticky like a gloss." Reviewers love it because the colors are highly pigmented and flattering to skin tones. One wrote, "It lasts and lasts, and never forms the white line on the inside of my lips." 

MAC's lip glosses have been a perennial favorite for years. It's sheer with just a bit of shimmer and comes in several shades (clear is pictured here). Some users complain it's a bit too sticky, while others swear by it as their favorite everyday gloss. 

At about $5.75 and up, you can't beat this basic drugstore lip gloss. It's not sticky, there are loads of colors to choose from and it lasts a long time for its price. Extra bonus: it has SPF 15.

This is like a stain and gloss all in one. Apply the color, let it dry and then put the gloss over it. While the gloss will need to be reapplied, the color won't budge. It's not cheap, but it's worth the price.

If you can't afford Chanel's lip color plus gloss, try Maybelline's SuperStay Lip Gloss, which is a much cheaper version of the color plus lip gloss concept. You put on the color first, let it dry, then apply the gloss. The effects are long-lasting. 

For a drugstore purchase, you can't go wrong with Cover Girl's Lipslicks. At about $8, it's a basic gloss and Cover Girl's most popular gloss.

The lip balm stick contains peppermint oil so it not only refreshes and cools lips but it freshens breath with every lick of the lips. It's a super popular gloss on where reviewers loved the taste and the price. It doesn't come in colors, but you can fill in lips first with a lip liner and then apply this balm on top of it.

If you prefer a pot of gloss rather than a tube or a brush, this a great go-to lip gloss. It's not too shiny and the texture is a bit like Vaseline but not as thick. The shade is also lovely. A perfect gloss in a pot.

L'Oreal's Color Juice lip glosses are great basic glosses. They aren't sticky, they last a long time, and users love them. 

Stila is a great brand and their lip glosses are beloved.

Origins lip glosses get overwhelmingly great reviews on and Origins' own website (not everything gets 5 stars, but the lip gloss does). Users love its minty taste and incredible shine. The colors are sheer (Origins calls it "barely there"), and there are many shades to choose from.