Best Lip Glosses Reviews 2017

Any little girl worth her princess dress and tiara has to have something on her lips. That’s where the first experience with lip-gloss comes in, with all those yummy flavors. Coca Cola, Sprite, Fanta, and my favorite Dr. Pepper. Well, little girls grow up to be big girls and we still like our lip-glosses. We love our shiny, kissable lips, all those wonderful colors and, since we’ve grown up, the moisturizing and healing properties that we need on a daily basis.

But how do you pick the one that is right for you? Asking your girlfriends is one way, but you have to take into consideration different skin tones and sensitivity. What works for one might not work for the other. Below are some reviews that we hope will help you make the right decision on what is right for you!

Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm

Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm, Cherry Me, 0.15 Ounce

Every woman wants her lips look moist, soft, smooth and silky. This lip balm is an inexpensive way to have that look. Slightly tinted, it glides smoothly across the lips and gives them a glossy look that has a hint of shimmer. Some lip balms have more color and longer staying power than others in the same line, so it really depends on your preference of color. You will also need to take into consideration your type of skin, because some reports of irritation and drying have occurred. Overall, this lip balm is a great way to get a great look for a small price.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Abu Dhabi

This lip “cream” is another inexpensive option if you want a longer lasting color and a matte finish. It lasts longer than most glosses and comes in eleven colors! The really cool thing about this lip cream is that it doesn’t seep into the natural lines in and around your lips, leaving a cracked, chalky finish. It goes on very smoothly. You will need to reapply it after eating and it does take a few minutes to dry, but it is a quality product for its price. Just be aware that the color may not match the color on the screen, if you are buying it online.

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25, Natural Mint & Shea Butter, 0.25 oz.

First of all, this lip balm has SPF 25, so it protects your lips from the sun, and that is extremely important. You can sunburn your lips. It also protects against the wind, the biggest cause of chapped lips. It’s healing properties, such as antioxidants and moisturizers, leaving lips smooth and soft, instead of flaky, cracked, and painful. Not oily or waxy, this lip balm not only provides relief, you can wear it under your favorite lipstick. As with most other balms, it will need to be applied every so often throughout the day, but that is a small price to pay for healthy, soft and smooth lips.

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer, Fig, 0.09 Ounce

Looking for a lip balm that wears like a gloss? Look no further. This 100% natural lip “shimmer” has conditioners such as beeswax, Shea butter and vitamin E to moisturize and comes in a variety of colors to make your lips shine. Refreshing peppermint oil and natural fruit oils soak in leaving your lips soft and healthier. You can wear this product by itself or apply it over lipstick to lengthen the time it looks fresh or to soften a color. Just remember, it is first a lip balm, so you may need to reapply a few times throughout the day.

NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Gloss

NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Gloss Creme Brulee

With 15 different scents and 15 hints of color, you can certainly find a lip-gloss that works for you! All the glosses feel great on your lips and are not as sticky as regular lip-gloss. Transparent and smooth, you can wear it over lipstick or by itself for a wonderful look and shiny lips, and who doesn’t want that? Dressed up or dressed down, this lip-gloss also moisturizes and evens out those little lines that lipstick by itself can show. You will have to reapply it several times during the day, but you would probably expect that from a gloss.

What To Look For

There are literally thousands of lip-glosses and lip balms on the market, along with millions of colors and scents. What are the considerations that you need to take into account to find the one that is right for you?

First, you need to know how sensitive your skin is. Redness after washing your face is a sign of sensitive skin. While most glosses are probably ok, not all products are 100% organic or natural and that may cause irritation and breakouts if you have really sensitive skin. It goes without saying that if something like this occurs, you need to stop using the product immediately. You don’t want to have to see a doctor over something as small as lip-gloss, but if it is severe, don’t hesitate to get help.

If you do have sensitive skin, or if you have a tendency toward cracked or chapped lips, you may want to look for a lip balm. Most balms have conditioners in them to heal chapped lips. Look for vitamin E in the ingredients, as it is very good for the skin. Some even come in colors, so you can use lip balm instead of lipstick. A lip balm over lipstick will help the color stay on longer while moisturizing your lips

Next, take into consideration your skin tone. Most lip-gloss is very sheer, but some may have a hint of color or a lot of color. If you have pinkness in your skin, you don’t want a peach tone, so if you are buying online, know that what you see on the screen may not be what is in the bottle. If you are buying in a store, look for a tester and put some on your hand or wrist. That will give you a better idea of which gloss will look best on you.

Another consideration is your budget. Most lip-glosses don’t cost very much, so start on the more inexpensive end and work your way up. There is no need to break the bank. If one lip-gloss doesn’t work, go one to the next one. The perfect lip-gloss is out there. You just may have to do some searching to find it.

Finally, don’t be afraid to try something new. If you always wear a nude or sheer color, try a hot pink or a deep plumb for an evening out. Maybe even a red to catch someone’s eye! Get outside your comfort zone and spice it up. It may not work for you, but then again, it might. Have fun with your lip-gloss colors. If you don’t like it, you can always take it off, and try again. Get out the tiara and let the little princess in you play!

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