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Clinique Chubby Plump & Shine Lip Gloss – Goliath Grape 

I am so picky when it comes to lip gloss! I like high-shine, shimmery colors that are mid-opacity and never ever sticky! That’s a tall order for a lot of glosses, but I found one that I really love: the Clinique Chubby Plump & Shine Lip Gloss in Goliath Grape. This product can be purchased from Clinique’s website and select retailers for $17.50.

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There are so many great facets to this product. Let’s take a look at them:

*Color – I like this purplish shade that’s a fun mix between a berry and a violet. It’s relatively sheer but still is very noticeable. I love that it’s not too opaque because I think that makes this one more versatile. Also, it has a lot of shimmer, which is perfect for me!

*Texture – This one is not even a teeny bit sticky, which is so ideal for a gloss. It goes on smooth and lasts for quite a while. You’ll need to reapply after eating, but that’s really standard for a gloss.

*Benefits – While this product claims to plump the lips, I didn’t see this any more than I do with any other lip gloss. Any shiny, glossy product is going to create the illusion of fullness. However, it is noticeably moisturizing, so that does set this product apart from some glosses. After a day of wearing this product, my lips still feel supple and smooth. So, this one scores some bonus points for not drying out my lips.

Overall, I loved this gloss and I would definitely try more shades in this range. Have you tried this one or do you have a favorite gloss you want to share? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Marc Jacobs Lip Gloss 

The other day, I got a fun surprise in the mail from Allure: the Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Gloss in Moonglow. This product is available at Sephora and similar retailers for $28.

This is a fantastic gloss! Moonglow is a very soft pink nude shade, which is pretty much universally flattering because it just adds a glossy boost to your natural color. I don’t know how the more dramatic shades perform, but this one really is the perfect neutral.

From a texture standpoint, I love how smooth this gloss it. It’s not sticky at all! I really hate sticky glosses, so I’m thrilled by this one. There’s also a teeny bit of tingle and plumping action, which is a nice bonus. Plus, the scent is very minty, which I love.

Overall, I adore this gloss. It’s definitely a bit pricier than I would normally go for when it comes to a basic, sheer lip gloss, but I’ve still been really enjoying this product!

Have you tried any Marc Jacobs makeup products? What did you think? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Anastasia Lip Gloss 

I adore lip gloss, but I’m very picky sometimes. I have a cool-toned complexion, so I limit my color choices. Plus, I hate sticky things. But a good lip gloss is a great confidence booster. Recently, despite my aversion to corals, I tried the Anastasia Lip Gloss in St. Tropez. This gloss retails at Sephora for $16.

I was pleased that I could pull this off, even though it has some warm coral undertones. It’s still pink enough to be kind of neutral though, so that works in my favor. It’s a truly stunning color with a high-shine finish that is a bit metallic.

The consistency of this gloss is delightful. It’s thick enough that you really only need one coat for a beautiful, opaque look. Best of all – it’s not sticky at all. It feels almost like a mousse on the lips, which never completely dries down. The good thing about that is you get all the color of a lipstick without any dryness.

Have you tried this gloss? What did you think? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Jordana Cosmic Glow Holographic Lip Gloss 

It’s no secret that one of my vices would be buying new lip products. I have way more than a person ever needs, yet they keep catching my eye. The other day, I was walking around Walgreens and saw the Jordana Cosmic Glow Holographic Lip Gloss. It was mesmerizing and only $5, so I decided to give it a chance, having no expectations whatsoever.

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Truth time: I’ve always avoided this brand because it seemed cheap and I’d never read good reviews. But I knew I wasn’t going to care if a $5 lip gloss ended up sucking. Still, I was extremely impressed! I went with the shade “crystallized pink” which shows up as a sheer medium pink wash of color with some blue holographic sparkles (fun fact – blue and blue undertones make teeth look whiter!)

Overall, I actually loved this lip gloss. It was super easy to apply evenly with its doe-foot applicator and just a swipe or two provides enough coverage. It’s pretty but also kind of whimsical with the holographic/glittery finish. Texture-wise, I was so pleased that it was not sticky AT ALL. As for wear, it’s pretty typical for a gloss. The glossiness will fade within 2 or 3 hours, but it still left an even stain of light color which was nice.

I can’t believe how well this product performed for $5. I think I’ll actually repurchase it and get a few more shades to try soon!

Have you tried anything from this brand? What did you think? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel

There are so many types of lip products in the world: glosses, balms, lipsticks, etc. So, recently I was intrigued when I saw that Sephora was offering samples of their Ultra Shine Lip Gel. The full size product can be purchased from Sephora for $12 which is comparable with the more expensive drugstore products but it on the low end for stores like Sephora.

I actually really liked this product. I didn’t love the shade I received, but I didn’t get to choose the sample shade. It just didn’t work with my skin tone, but it was pretty sheer so it wasn’t terribly noticeable. Like most lip products, texture is a big factor, and this gel formulation wasn’t nearly as sticky as a lot of glosses, which is something I really liked. The product claims to be inspired by the shine of gel nail polish, but I didn’t think it looked shinier than other gloss-like products. Overall, it was a decent product for the price. The color doesn’t last for very long, but it usually doesn’t with a gloss anyway, and ultimately this “gel” product is just another name for a gloss.

Have you tried any new lip products lately? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Too Faced Sweet Peach Oil Gloss

Glosses that are oil-based are some of my favorites because oil makes glosses a lot less sticky! Recently, I received a sample of the Too Faced Sweet Peach Oil Gloss which can be purchased in full size from Sephora for $13.

This is definitely a great lipgloss, especially if you’re looking for a moisturizing neutral. All of the colors in this range are pretty neutral because the shades are so sheer. So, if you’re looking for a deep colored gloss, this isn’t the range for you. However, this is a great neutral range.

One great thing about this product is that, like most oil-based glosses, this one is not sticky! I don’t know about you, but I hate when lip gloss is sticky. It makes me distracted all day long when my lips are sticky, and I also feel like stickier consistencies make glosses look worse. Sticky glosses somehow make lips look flakier (even when they’re not particularly dry) because they don’t wear evenly. However, this gloss looks great and fades evenly because of it’s oiliness.

Also, like the rest of Too Faced’s Sweet Peach product series, this gloss smells like peach! Now, I can’t say that it smells entirely natural. It smells more like synthetic peach candy, but overall it’s still a really nice scent.

I definitely recommend this one!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss 

I tend to gravitate more towards lipsticks than lip glosses, but I do love the look of a gloss. I like shiny lips, and I love that lip glosses don’t seem to dry out my lips like long-wear lipsticks can. However, I hate when glosses are too sticky in texture. Recently, I was able to try the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss. These can be purchased from Sephora for $16.

Anastasia Beverly Hills is a brand that rose to fame because of their great eyebrow products, but recently they’ve been putting out more and more other products that are getting rave reviews. I’m so glad that I tried this lip gloss because I’m pretty sure it’s become one of my favorite lip glosses of all time. First, it doesn’t feel very sticky on the lips. My lips just feel a bit slick with moisture after using this gloss, but I don’t find that they feel sticky. Also, the pigmentation is incredible. One little swipe packs a huge punch of color. It totally looks like it has the opacity of a lipstick. Finally, these are incredibly long lasting. After the wet feeling has faded, and even after eating a whole meal, there is still color on my lips – and it still looks even! I’ve been ridiculously impressed by how well this lip gloss works, and I definitely would like to buy more colors.

There are some cons to this product though. For one, the color selection is disappointing and filled only with neutrals and berries. I’d love to see more pink, red, and coral options to round out the line. Also, I don’t care for the smell of the product. It smells like a strange mix of cake batter and chemicals. I can definitely live with the smell, but I just wanted to let everyone know in case you feel very strongly about scents in your makeup products.

Have you tried this gloss? What’s your very favorite lip gloss? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Urban Decay Revolution Lipgloss 

Urban Decay is an awesome brand. They have quality products for reasonable prices, and everything has such great pigmentation. However, they have a tendency to scrap great products and introduce new things in their place, which makes it hard to get attached. Still, that also means that sometimes you can get great deals on their products! Right now, you can get the Urban Decay Revolution Lipgloss from Sephora for only $11.

I went with the shade Scandal (seen above) which is a really dramatic pink. I think it’s really fun and gorgeous. The texture of the gloss is only a little sticky, which I think is a victory for any lipgloss. I will admit that it doesn’t last as long as I’d like it to, and I do find myself having to reapply every few hours. Still, the pigmentation and texture are great, and I’m sad that they’re getting rid of these. Hopefully, something just as awesome will replace them. In the meantime, don’t delay! Get these for half-price before Sephora sells out and they’re gone forever!

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Sephora Oil Infusion Lip Product 

How is it that my lips feel so chapped in both winter and summer? Weather extremes are so harsh on delicate skin, and lips are covered with some of the most sensitive skin on the body. Recently, I’ve found that I’ve become obsessed with oil-based lip products because they are so moisturizing without being sticky! One that I’ve been turning to a lot is the Sephora Oil Infusion Color & Care.

This tube looks like a gloss, and it is very similar to a gloss, but it’s actually an oil-based balm with a concentration of color. It also retails for $14, but recently Sephora put them in the sale section for $7. This is a bad sign and probably means that they’re being discontinued, so you should definitely snag one while you still can. I’d also like to note that even when this product no longer exists, there are some other great lip oils out there (from YSL, Clarins, and more – although, they’re more expensive).

So, this Sephora lip oil glides on so smoothly with the doe foot applicator. It packs a nice punch of color, but it is not as vibrant as the tube might lead you to believe. It’s definitely more pigmented than all other tinted balms I’ve used, but it is not near the full pigment of a lipstick. Still, I love this wash of color for lower key days. For a balm, the color also lasts really well. I definitely have to reapply after eating, but I find that this balm does stain the lips a bit in a really pretty way. Finally, and most importantly, this product is so moisturizing. It leaves my lips feeling soft and supple. In many ways, it looks and feels like a gloss, but there is absolutely no stickiness, which is great because that’s the one thing I consistently dislike about most glosses.

You should definitely buy one before they’re all gone! $7 is a steal. I’ve purchased Pink Granita which is a nice medium pink sheen and Cherry Cocktail which is a gorgeous cool red with blue undertones that suits my skin tone really well.

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Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss – Fancy 

Lipgloss is a deeply personal choice. Some people love the stickiness, and others avoid it completely because they hate sticky lips. Others think the shine is too bold while others want all the shine and glitter imaginable. I happen to love the shine and glitter, but I do often opt for a lipstick instead because I don’t love the stickiness. Still, I’ve found a gloss that does a great job with minimal stickiness: Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss.

This product can be purchased at Sephora for $30, which is a truly gut-wrenching price for a lipgloss. This is definitely a luxury product, but I am glad that I tried it. The one that I have (pictured above) is in the shade Fancy.

I love that this product has a brush instead of a sponge applicator. I feel like this allows for more precision. I’ve also been very impressed by how my lips don’t stick together much when I’m wearing this product. Most glosses, even the very pigmented ones, don’t have much lasting power, but I will say that this product gives a lot of lasting color compared to other glosses.

Overall, this is a great product and the best gloss I’ve tried, but it’s also ridiculously expensive. If you have some extra cash to burn and you want to splurge, then go for it! But if not, don’t feel too bad about skipping this product. It’s still just a lipgloss. I think that most splurging should be reserved for skincare and foundations since those make a more noticeable difference to an overall look. This luxurious gloss isn’t going to make or break a look.