Thursday, August 13, 2015

My Favorite Lip Glosses

They say my lip gloss is cool, my lip gloss be poppin'!

Except usually not for me if I'm being honest. Lip gloss is something that fades in and out for me; I'm either wearing a gloss everyday or I don't wear any for months on end. I was (and still am) very into a matte or satin lip and have been neglecting my lip glosses recently. Now that we are in the summer months I tend to go lighter on the makeup and have been reaching for my glosses or even just a tinted balm to complete my look with minimal effort. Here are a few of my favorite drugstore glosses!

P.s. name that song and artist! It's astounding how many songs I associate with everyday items. Some would say its a gift, others a curse. But I digress...

A few aren't really glosses, but I use them the same way so I included them anyways (fight the power!).

Since I am only in gloss phase once in a while, I tend to stick with my tried and true favorites. Most of my lip glosses are Nyx! I have two Nyx Butter Glosses in Creme Brulee and Apple Strudel, both being on the nude side with Apple Strudel being a brighter peachy-pink. They smell so good and have just the right amount of shine and pigment without being too much if you decide to layer them on another lip color or just by itself! I definitely want to pick more up.

I also have three Nyx Mega Shine Lip Glosses in Sugar Pie, Natural and Beige. Sugar Pie is a sheer, slightly frosted peach beige color that is my go-to gloss on top of another lip color if I don't want to alter the shade too much. Not to be confused with the other color Beige however, which is actually a nice pink nude. Natural is more of a brownish pink nude. I feel like the names of these glosses don't match the color at all and are actually more misleading than anything. Nontheless, I like these glosses a lot because of the great shine and color pay off. These are pretty thick and sticky though, so if you hate sticky glosses I would stay away.

I have two of the newish Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquers in Smoky Topaz and Rose Quartz. These aren't technically a "gloss," but I really like them! Smoky Topaz is a very opaque brownish nude and Rose Quartz is, well, a rosy pink nude. Both have little shimmers that are so fine its hard to detect on the lips but provides a great multi-dimensional shine. The applicator is a brush which I don't particularly enjoy. However, it does help to be more precise, but takes more work to completely coat the lips. The packaging is so cute though, with a jewel on the lid of each tube! I'm a sucker for Bedazzled shit, what can I say?

The last three are my random favs: Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss in Beach Plum, Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Gloss Stick in Love Affair and Beauty For Real Lip Cream (technically not a gloss) in Always There. The Cailyn and Beauty For Real glosses I got in a subscription box, and the Jane Iredale gloss has been my homie for years and got it back when I worked at a spa that sold Jane Iredale.
 Beach Plum is a lovely peach with gold iridescence that almost is metallic but doesn't look crazy. I would say it's on par with the Revlon Ultra HD Lacquers with the finish. The tube is deceiving though, and actually has a doe foot applicator instead of being a squeeze tube, which I prefer. Love Affair is a deep burgundy red in the tube, yet oddly swatches more of a deep wine color. It swatches a little more sheer for being a darker color, but it's a nice option when I want a deeper red lip but don't want to fully commit to a lipstick.
 Always There is my favorite shade, a mauvie brown nude color. Again, it's not technically a gloss, but I like it so much I wanted to include it. Plus, the packaging is the best part! It has a mirror on the tube AND a light on the wand which you turn on with the button on the lid much like the Gerard Cosmetics lip glosses! So freaking cool. Since it is a lip cream, it is very opaque and glossy. I'm not really a huge lip cream fan since they can be super messy and get all over the place on me, but again I love the shade and the packaging so it's worth it.

I swatched them in the same order as the picture below so you can see the swatch compared to the tube color!

Sugar Pie, Creme Brulee, Apple Strudel, Beige, Beach Plum, Natural, Smoky Topaz, Rose Quartz, Always There, Love Affair
I've heard great things about the Rimmel glosses, so I might try those soon and get my hands on a Buxom gloss one of these days. What are your favorite glosses?




  1. I am the exact same when it comes to having those "glossy phases"!! I draw more towards matte as it lasts longer and you don't get the dreaded hair stuck to lips situation, but sometimes i think gloss just compliments some looks better, so this post has given me some inspo of glosses to try out! xx

    1. YES! Hair sticking to lip gloss is so annoying. I'm not into constantly having to re apply a lip color, especially if I'm working because ain't nobody got time for that. But i'm glad it inspired you to try some out! Thanks for reading. :)

  2. im a sucker for matte everything lol i only wear lip gloss that is matte! you need to try coloured raine or dose of colours love those brands.

    Nique ||

    1. I definitely want to! I've heard great things about them!

  3. I have to try the Jane Iredale!! I need a new lip gloss homie. lol. The Nyx butter gloss in Maple Blondie has been my go to this summer. Also, for those of you who don't really enjoy a shimmery sticky gloss, Benefit makes an Ultra Plush Gloss that has a powdery base so has more pigment, less shine, and still moisturizing. Thanks for sharing your collection, I enjoyed it.

    1. For how cheap they are, the NYX Butter Glosses are hard to beat, and I want to expand my collection! I'll have to look into the Benefit glosses! I also want to branch out and try more matte glosses since I noticed a lot of my favs are quite shimmery. Thanks for the suggestion!

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