Real Simple magazine has taught me you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a lip gloss. According to Real Simple magazine, you should save your money when it comes to buying a lip gloss.
However, there is something to be said for high quality ingredients and great colors.
Here are some of my favorite lip glosses, from the drugstore to the department store.
Best tinted lip gloss
I like a long-lasting lip gloss and MAC Lipglass is a very long-lasting lip gloss. Lipglass is a bit sticky so be prepared if you don’t like to have your hair caught on your lips. MAC Lipglass comes in a large variety of different shades, my favorites being the sheer peachy-pinks that don’t overwhelm your eye make-up. One of the best MAC Lipglass shades, and overall best shades of lip gloss, is the new MAC Lipglass Viva Glam V. This is a universally flattering lip gloss shade and was also voted an Allure Magazine Best of Beauty Winner for 2007 – which means it must be good! Here’s the best part: 100% of all proceeds from the sale of MAC Lipglass Viva Glam V go to fighting AIDS.
Best Lip Plumper
Hands down, my favorite is LipFusion Color Shine Micro-Injected Collagen Lip Plump. It’s a little pricey, but it contains scientifically proven technology that actually plumps your lips from within. You can definitely feel this lip plumper working, so it does take some getting used to. All of the LipFusion Lip Plump shades are great, but my favorite LipFusion shade is Sugar which is a neutral pinky-peach that actually makes your teeth look whiter!
Best Combo Lip and Cheek Tint
Sonia Kashuk for Target makes a nice line of cosmetics for great drugstore prices! The Sonia Kashuk Lip and Cheek Tint is similar to Benefit Benetint but costs a lot less. I like lip and cheek stains or tints because you can carry them in your purse and quickly touch up your look after work before going out. With a lip and cheek stain product you want to be careful with your application or you might have color somewhere you don’t want it!
Best Cheap Lip Gloss
Here’s a cult favorite: Bonne Bell Lip Gloss. There’s just nothing like that vanilla cake batter smell and taste to just make re-applying your lip gloss that much happier. Bonne Bell Lip Lites Lip Gloss in Vanilla Swirl has just that scent and taste to bring you back to your childhood, with the added benefit of being a really nice, natural tinted lip gloss! Best part about Bonne Bell Lip Gloss? The cost! Amazon.com has a great value on a two-pack.