A few years ago I would not have been caught dead with a lip gloss in my purse. I loved a matte lip. Fast forward to 2020 and I have officially reverted to my 2004 self and am in love with lip gloss. Thankfully gone are the days of super sticky and goopy formulas. Today gloss formulas improved, so much so that they actually hydrate your lips! Plus they make your lips look like a beautifully glazed donut and isn’t that always the goal??
I personally love lip gloss because I have DRY lips. I use a lip mask nightly (this one is my favorite) and actively exfoliate (with this scrubber) to prevent dry lips as best I can. But no matter how much effort I make my lips are still a little dry. I love lip gloss because it makes my lips feel hydrated and juicy. It also camouflages the dry flaky lip texture that is inevitable during winter in the midwest.
The Three Best Lip Glosses of 2020
1. Maybelline Lifter Gloss (shade Reef is pictured) this drugstore gloss plumps and hydrates at the same time thanks to the hyaluronic in this affordable gloss. The extra large doe foot applicator make application full proof. Best of all this formula is comfortable and NOT sticky. I love the shades: Reef (a pinky nude) and Moon (a shimmery mauve).
p.s. Do not be intimated by bolder colors when purchasing lip gloss. The color may look bold in the tube but will simply provide a sheer wash of color on your lips!
2. Tower 28 Shine On Jelly Lip (shade XOXO is pictured) if you only buy one gloss make it this one. This formula defies everything you know about gloss. It is a lip jelly meaning it has a completely unique jelly like texture. Don’t let the bold colors fool you the bright pink and orange are stunning and subtle. Pro tip: instead of buying one buy this $20 holiday set with four minis, OR slip this set into your bffs stocking this holiday season.
3. Buxom Plumping Full On Lip Cream (shade Pumpkin Spice Latte is pictured) I have been in love with the Buxom Plumping Full On Lip Creams since college. This lip gloss is by far the most intense on this list. This formula makes your lips tingle as they plump(which I love). The pictured shade is a fall exclusive, the fall colors can be found here. The permanent lip cream shades can be found here, my personal favorite shade is Dolly. And once again there is conveniently a set of four minis available right now!