The best lip gloss product reviews on Marie Claire. The best lip gloss brand in the UK for plumping and non-sticky colour including YSL, Benefit Lip Gloss, Chanel and Rimmel.
It’s the season of the lip gloss – and we’ve found the best lip glosses out there and rounded them up all in one place (here, in case you wondered).
Whether it’s a sheer sweep of barely-there glossy colour, or a powerful punch of pigment, we’ve tried and tested the best lip gloss brands to bring you reviews of the very best of the bunch.
To find your perfect match in the lip gloss department, first you need to decide whether you want to wear your lip gloss as a stand-alone lip colour, or whether you just want a finishing product to add a touch of shine to your look. Glosses are the perfect product for touching up on the go, so choose a sheet, low-pigment option to store in your handbag to freshen up absolutely any makeup look, no matter what lip colour you?re wearing.
If you want a high colour pay-off that won’t require any lipstick underneath, chose a glossy stain. We adore Yves Saint Laurent?s Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain which deliver a high pigment lip colour and a high shine finish with absolutely no stickiness.
Barry M’s Lip Boss product is a good middle ground between lip colour and gloss, adding a sheer slick of colour and a high dose of shine, so you can wear alone or matched with your favourite lipstick. At under a fiver it?s a great pocket money product, too.
If you’re more concerned with gloss than colour, chose a sheer gloss and simply apply over a matte lip colour or nude lips for a more natural finish. We love Benefit’s Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Dandelion for just the subtlest hint of girly pink.
There are also a lot of added bonus features offered by the glosses in our best-of edit. From plumping properties to hydrating ingredients, check our reviews for added highlights.
The original glossy stain - this cult classic lip colour changed the face of lip glosses forever. No more sticky finish, just a slick of high-pigment, high-shine colour that stays put for hours. We love it.
One of the glossiest glosses on the market, expect a high colour pay off and plenty of shine.
Part lipstick, part gloss, this super-glossy high pigment colour is one of our absolute favourites. Invest in one pink and one red shade and carry in your handbag to touch up any lip colour.
This gloss creates a look as bold and glamorous as you?d expect from a Tom Ford makeup product. A little goes a long way so it's worth the investment.
The most fun lip gloss on the market, this sponge-applicator shake and go gloss picks up where Lancome?s classic juicy tubes left off. Less stick, more colour. We love them.
This super-sheer gloss gives lips just a hint of girly pink for a seriously pretty look any time of the year.
This bargain lip gloss feels light on the lips and gives a high shine with a good coverage of colour. They are great for adding a high shine finish to your favourite lip colour.
Shop now: Barry M Lip Boss for £4.49 from Boots
lightweight gloss is enriched with Argan Oil and Vitamin E to hydrate
while it colours. The shiner lasts for up to six hours, too.
If you want a powerful plumper along with a splash of high-shine
colour, this is the lip gloss for you. This is the ultimate glamorous finishing touch for any makeup look.
If you want a touch of shimmer with your lip colour, you'll love the light reflecting pigments in these high shine colours, which give a real 3D finish. Vitamins C and E give an extra hit of moisture, too.
These non-sticky, semi-sheer glosses are some of the most wearable on the market. No mirror required, just have one in your pocket for an on-the-go makeup touch-up whenever you need it.
Shop now: NARS Lip Gloss for £19 from fabled.com
This gloss-meets-balm is an ultra-hydrating gel formula that adds a slick of colour while conditioning lips and adding instant shine.
If you want an affordable gloss that delivers a high pigment colour punch,
this is the choice for you. The velvet-smooth colour finish is one of the best available for under a tenner.
The added hyaluronic acid in this mega gloss makes it a really hydrating choice if you suffer from dry lips.
This gloss balm is a super-light and comfortable glossy colour with a sheer slick of colour. The unique applicator is great for on-the-go application, too.
Not only does this By Terry lip shine deliver a pretty sheer slick of colour, it also has anti-ageing benefits and plumps lips, too.
If you love a beauty multi-tasker (who doesn't?) you'll adore Stila's lip glaze which doubles as a lip gloss and high-impact blush. The colour goes on sheer but is easily buildable.
This high pigment gloss requires only one application for a flawless high gloss finish. We love the range of colours on offer, too.
This soft, sheer lip colour plumps while it glosses, giving the appearance of a more perfect pout.
If you like your lip gloss with just a hint of colour, this super-sheer
formula is the one for you. It works well to add a non-sticky highlight to cheekbones, too.