The Best Lip-Gloss Picks
Tocca Aqua Baci Lip Gloss
The roller-ball design may take you back to junior high, but the ever-so-subtle tint feels all grown-up. In three shades.
To buy: $14, dermstore.com.
Clé de Peau Beauté Lip Gloss
Skin-softening argan oil and the richest texture make this gloss truly splurge-worthy.
To buy: $48, neimanmarcus.com.
VMV Hypoallergenics Lip Gloss
With sun-shielding titanium dioxide and antioxidant green tea, this creamy formula is as protective as it is pretty. In 18 shades.
To buy: $27, vmvhypoallergenics.com.
The Balm Plump Your Pucker Tinted Lip Gloss
Its blend of menthol and vitamin C increases circulation (and leaves a pleasant tingly sensation). And a peptide helps create a fuller-looking pout. In 11 shades.
To buy: $15, thebalm.com.
C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint
This peppermint oil–infused cream is the next best thing to a breath mint. In seven shades.
To buy: $7.50, bigelowchemists.com.
Easiest to Apply
Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss
The flexible sponge-tip applicator bends effortlessly to the curve of your lips. In 30 shades.
To buy: $23, esteelauder.com.
Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss
After the color wears off, you’re left with a glamorous—but subtle—sparkle. (Who says the glitter has to fade?) In 15 shades.
To buy: $24, bobbibrown.com.
Vincent Longo Perfect Shine V Gloss
Consider it Balm 2.0. The lightweight formula contains hydrating amino acids that feel “amazing” on lips, said one tester. In four shades.
To buy: $22, vincentlongo.com.
Maybelline New York Superstay 24 Lipcolor
All-day lip gloss: It’s not a beauty oxymoron. This tube offers intense pigment on one end, a sealing topcoat on the other. In 30 shades.
To buy: $10, maybelline.com.
Best Fall Color
Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Mauve Plum
This sheer grape works on everyone and with everything—from a minimal daytime look to a smoky evening eye.
To buy: $24, lauramercier.com.