People Always Slide Into My DMs When I'm Wearing This Long-Lasting Lip Gloss

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Let's take it back to the early 2000s when lip gloss was having a major moment. Which gloss was your vice? I was a MAC Lip Glass ($17) girl and would go through tubes every two weeks like clockwork. I'd ask my mom to take me back to the mall's MAC counter so I could re-up on a fresh one for my tween shenanigans. Fast-forward to now—gloss is a having a resurgence. Brands are coming out with new and improved formulas left and right that are non-sticky, hydrating, and will give your lips a gorgeous shine. 

Believe it or not, I'm a freshly converted gloss girl. I'm admittedly addicted to matte textures that I don't have to touch after I apply them. But get this—good lip glosses are the same and take minimal effort. For so long, I had this false impression that glossy textures were more high-maintenance and would require me to apply them over and over again, which is not my style. But I was wrong. There are long-lasting lip glosses out there that will stay put and are comfortable to wear. I recently fell in love with a gloss that garners me compliments every time I wear it. This gem from Pat McGrath changed everything. Learn more about it below, plus more of our favorite long-lasting lip glosses that will outlast summer's sweltering heat.


This Pat McGrath Lust Gloss in Flesh 4 feels like it was made for me. Any time I post a selfie on Instagram wearing it, my DMs go crazy—full of girls wanting to know the shade ID and men complimenting me. I'd like to call it my signature gloss for a fire selfie. 

Lust: Lip Gloss in Flesh 4
Pat McGrath Labs Lust: Lip Gloss in Flesh 4 $28

The mother of makeup hit the nail on the head again with this winning formula that's far from sticky. Imagine a silky veil of color swept across your lips that lasts for hours. 

Lip Gloss
Glossier Lip Gloss $14

Sometimes you want a glossy lip sans glitter. This crystalized finish will give your lips a light-catching shine and is filled with skin-first ingredients.

Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Fenty Glow 0.30 oz/ 9 mL
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer $18

Fenty Beauty is inclusivity at its finest. This high-shine gloss is a universal rose nude that works on all skin tones, and the texture locks onto your lips for hours.

Coconut Lip Glossy 0.35 oz/ 10 g
Kopari Coconut Lip Glossy $12

Kopari created a hydrating formula full of coconut oil and shea butter. It has a gloss effect with the moisturizing benefits of a balm. 

Nyx Butter Gloss $4

This cult-favorite line of glosses are dirt cheap but offer major color payoff. In an array of neutral, wearable shades, this texture lives up to its smooth name. 

Rimmel Oh My Gloss! Oil Tint $6

Infused with oils, this glossy texture leaves a tint on your lips that lasts even after the shine has worn off. 

Lip Glacé Blush
Laura Mercier Lip Glacé Blush $26

This lip gloss looks gorgeous layered on top of a matte lipstick for extra shine, or wear it alone for a sheer, high-shine look. 

Lip Slick Spiked Cherry
Tom Ford Lip Slick Spiked Cherry $54

These bright-colored hues cloak your lips in a luxurious shine. Each shade shows up and stays put for an extended amount of time.

Full-On Lip Polish
Buxom Full-On Lip Polish $20

Blended with vitamins A and E, this lip gloss has a serious plumping effect. It'll give your lips a lustrous shine.

Artist Plexi-Gloss 208P 0.23 oz/ 7 mL
Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss $20

If you don't want to sacrifice shine for a vivid shine, this option is for you. Make Up For Ever is a brand known for its high-performance products, and these glosses are no exception. Available in a bold color range, this shine is far from subtle.

Nars Lip Gloss in Super Orgasm
Nars Lip Gloss $26

This nourishing formula has a doe-foot applicator that makes gliding it on simple and easy. 

Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss APRICOT 0.2 oz/ 6 mL
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss $34

Touch up your lips with this enhancing gloss that'll give you instant volume with its pumping powers and a noticeable shine.

Jennifer Lopez Inglot Lip Glossy Lip Gloss $21

A new favorite of mine, this Jennifer Lopez x Inglot collab is everything. Everyone knows this lip gloss is one of Jenny From the Block's staples. You can re-create her luscious-looking lips with this creamy gloss, available in a multitude of nude shades.

Lip Gloss
Ilia Lip Gloss $24

Ilia is a brand dedicated to clean, natural ingredients. So you know this gloss won't dry out your lips because its made of healthy vitamins that'll give you a dose of hydration in shades that scream summer.

Molten Liquid Lipstick Blue Amethyst 0.14 oz/ 4.12 mL
Kevyn Aucoin Molten Liquid Lipstick $30

It's advertised as a liquid lipstick but comes in a shimmer-shine finish that is to die for. This metallic gold shade looks stunning layered on top of a lipstick or even worn alone.

Give gloss a chance with one of these long-lasting formulas.

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