10 best lip glosses of all-time

The 2000s are back, and so are glossy lips!

Harper's Bazaar India

Here's some good news for anyone who's living for the Y2K fashion resurgence: It's happening in beauty, too. One of the most beloved products of the 2000s, the best lip glosses are back and better than ever. These new tubes likely aren't like others you may have stashed in your handbag years ago.

Packed with skincare ingredients (think shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and plant oils), the best new lip gloss formulas nourish and moisturise while leaving lips looking plump and juicy. Ahead are 10 of the best lip glosses of all time that our editors and experts love to wear alone or layer over our favourite lipsticks and liners.

Dior Lip Glow Oil,₹3,795

Dior Lip Glow Oil

Somewhere between a gloss and a balm is this sheer tint, which coddles lips with moisture and the prettiest wash of colour.

Customer Review:

"Obsessed with this lip oil. I got the cherry colour and it’s the cutest shade (I'm a more tan/olive colour). It’s not sticky at all and makes my lips feel super moisturised."—Elianemaalouli

Mac Cosmetics Clear Lipglass, ₹,2,200

Mac Cosmetics Clear Lipglass

A favourite of makeup artists everywhere, there is no clear gloss better than MAC's Lipglass. It was designed to wear alone or over your favourite lipstick, so it's not in the business of slipping and sliding around.

Customer Review:

"Where have you been all my life? I bought the mini just to try it out because I have so many other lip gloss that I just don't like. I see many others complaining about the stickiness, but I personally LOVE that about this lip gloss. I can feel it's on. I hate most other lip gloss because they are so runny and won't stay on, and they ruin your lip stick colours. I love this lip gloss, I wear it over the Revlon Colorstay lip stick. I will continue to buy this product."—Kay

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Luminizer, ₹,2,500

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Luminizer

Comfortable, long-wearing, hydrating, plumping—what more could you want from a lip gloss? We'd expect nothing less from Rihanna.

Customer Review:

"Fenty glow is one of the best glosses of all time. It smells great and is very hydrating. The colour is your lips but better." —Stydia15

Maybelline New York Lifter Gloss High Shine Lip Gloss, ₹1,176

Maybelline New York Lifter Lip Gloss

This drugstore gloss gently plumps and hydrates lips thanks to the hyaluronic acid in the formula. Plus, we love all the shade options.

Customer Review:

"I love this lip gloss. I gave this one as a present but I have another one that I just love, it’s so pretty and it shines on the lips."—Meg

Tower 28 Shine On Jelly Lip Gloss, ₹1,329

Tower 28 Shineon Jelly Lip Gloss

If you're looking for all the shine without the stick, this is the gloss for you. Every shade is gorgeous and we love the hydrating plant oils that are safe for sensitive skin.

Customer Review:

"The first gloss that I reach for! Shiny, hydrating, non-sticky, and long lasting. I lost my first one and immediately replaced it because I couldn’t live without it. The price is also extremely affordable."—Julia G.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Crushed Oil Infused Gloss,₹2,450

bobbi brown

This vitamin-enriched gloss comes in shades that apply more sheer and others that leave a pop of colour if that's more your vibe.

Customer Review:

"The oil in this lipgloss helps to not create that guck that most lipglosses create after 30 minutes on your lips. I love the texture and feel, it looks stunning and natural, and you can really pack it on. This is a must-have product for me."—Luxury Doll

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumper,₹2,550

Too Faced Lip Gloss

All lip glosses will make lips look a little fuller, but this one goes the extra mile with tingle-inducing plumping ingredients.

Customer Review:

"I was very satisfied with this plumper! It showed immediate results, did not burn, was not super-sticky, and my lips stayed full all day with just one application. I have been disappointed time and time again, so this product was such a shock! It actually does what it claims!"—AmyMarieK

Clarins Lip Comfort Oil, ₹2,842

Clarins lip gloss

We're obsessed with the brightening shade Strawberry—it works on all skin tones and is the easiest way to add a pop of colour to your everyday makeup look.

Customer Review:

"Absolutely obsessed. I had to leave a review—this is officially my favourite lip product I have ever owned. The applicator cushion is heavenly, the oil feels amazing on (zero stickiness), is hydrating and actually has colour pay off. Even after eating and having the glossy shine eventually wear off, my lips were still left with a natural looking pigment. I have the colour Pitaya but will undoubtedly be ordering other colours."—Ishka13

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss, ₹2,270

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss

At less than $5 and with so many shades to choose from, this is the gloss to try if you're just now exploring the world of shiny lips.

Customer Review:

"I love these glosses over any lip colour, or by themselves. They look great with liners as well. Would highly recommend!"—Candace P.

Chantecaille Brilliant Lip Gloss, ₹9,299

Chantecaille Brilliant Lip Gloss

You'll find yourself reapplying this gorgeous gloss not because you have to (it lasts for several hours) but because it just feels so good on your lips.

Customer Review:

"I have repurchased this over and over. It’s gotta be one of my favourite glosses aside from the Fenty one. I own the shade Charm, which I got once I found that this was the shade Angelina Jolie wore on the movie Salt. Makes your lips look soo juicy and I love that it’s NOT sticky as other glosses that I have purchase, which is huge for me, because there’s nothing more annoying than having a lipgloss with a feeling that you can barely open your mouth. I like to wear this with a lip pencil close to my skin tone. Some people don’t like that you have to reapply, but that is not an issue for me since the more long-wearing it is the more sticky the gloss will be as well. I will forever keep repurchasing this gloss."—Yulz

This piece originally appeared in Harper's Bazaar US.