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By Gabrielle B

Ladies, we know how difficult it is to find the perfect lip gloss. You’re unsure about the best brand and, honestly, you don’t quite know what to do look for; you just know what you don’t want. Well, we’re here to help your dry lip struggle, because we’ve put together a list of the top 5 qualities you should be looking for when shopping for lip gloss and it starts with the biggest factor: cost.

1. It’s affordable

Who wants to spend more than $25 on lip gloss? Obviously not you, and not us either. You want to find the right lip gloss that is affordable and works within your budget. Quality lip glosses are not always expensive; some lower-end and drugstore brand cosmetics provide excellence lip glosses as well.

For quality, yet inexpensive lip glosses, butter glosses by NYX cosmetics are your go to. NYX butter glosses are quite affordable (about $7.00 each) and available at your local drugstore. These lip glosses are comparable to higher-end lip glosses like MAC lip glasses and NARS lip glosses, yet they don’t put a dent in your wallet. For the perfect all-in-one lip gloss, you have to give it to this girl right here!

2. It’s infused with natural butters and ingredients

If you’re looking for an all-natural lip gloss to improve the look of your lips, it must incorporate natural butters. Look for the big three: shea butter, coco butter, and mango butter. All three butters are perfect to aid in chapped, dry, and cracked lips, and they’re great for reducing hyper-pigmentation. Choose lip glosses that are infused with all natural butters and oils to improve and maintain the overall health of your lips.

Once again, you can’t go wrong with NYX’s inexpensive butter glosses! These lip glosses have a rich and creamy consistency, which is non-sticky and perfect to keep your lips healthy. This is definitely one of the best natural butter glosses on the market.

3. It provides shine

It goes without saying that the ultimate goal for your lip gloss is to deliver that endless shine, right? A great choice is NARS Lip Gloss, retailing at $25. Although it’s expensive, it’s worth giving these glosses a try. The rich and creamy texture makes your lips look hydrated and irresistible.

Tip: One of the best ways to apply lip gloss for a sexier pout is to begin in the center of your lips. This is the area you want to have all the attention, so place the majority of the product here. Next, outline the top and bottom of your mouth with the product and finish by removing the remainder of the gloss from the corners of your mouth and any surrounding areas. This technique will give you the appearance of a fuller pout.

4. It’s long lasting

This goes hand and hand with #3 on the list, but a major priority for a quality lip gloss is longevity. You want your lip gloss to have staying power and one of the best lip glosses to hold hours of wear is MAC lip glass. This product retails for $15-20 depending on the collection; however it is definitely an item you should consider purchasing.

Because this product is higher-end and more expensive than other lip glosses on the market, you want to apply the right amount of product. Too much will cause your lips to become sticky and easily wear off. So please, remember a little goes a long way with lip glosses.

5. It’s non-sticky

Last, but most certainly not least, is the quality of stickiness. Remember the lip glosses you had when you were in middle school that were cheap and so sticky your lips stuck together? Yeah… You don’t want that. You want a lip gloss that delivers the shine without sacrificing the feel of your lips, because no guy wants to kiss a girl with yuck mouth.

To avoid sticky lip gloss, step away from lip products embedded with petroleum jelly and other non-polar formulated ingredients. These ingredients not only make your lips sticky, but only provide shine for a limited time. Always take a look at the packaging for the ingredients of your lip glosses before you make a purchase.


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