My Lip Gloss Collection: 4 Formulas Ranked from Worst to Best

Hey, everyone! One beauty product that’s been really growing on me lately is lip gloss. Although I love how pigmented lipstick can be, if you’re someone who loves to eat/is eating constantly (me), it’s not the most practical beauty item. Let’s be real, lipstick does NOT look cute after you’ve eaten a sandwich 90% of the time. Lip gloss, however, is a good solution for those who want a more low-maintenance lip look. It looks great and if it comes off after you’ve scarfed down a pita, it’s really NBD.


That said, my lip gloss collection at the moment is quite small compared to that of my eyeshadow. Small, but mighty- and each one is from a different brand, no less! I break down my reasons for why each lip gloss rocks and/or sucks in true Emily fashion.


glossier lip gloss review no repeats or hesitations

Glossier Lip Gloss

Oh, Glossier. Everyone loves you, but I really don’t love you. Glossier claims this product is not sticky or gluey, but I beg to differ. This lip gloss is very heavy and feels super goopy once applied. It also lasts a total of 0.10 seconds before coming off (ok, I’m exaggerating, but take 1 sip of water and this baby’s toast). Looks pretty for a few Photobooth selfies, but if you’re looking for something lightweight and long-lasting that won’t attract your hair, this is not it.


Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick in Uh Huh Honey and Sweet Escape

I recently received these two beauties in the mail courtesy of Influenster. While I was impressed with their application, pigmentation, and hydrating properties, they were no match for my BLT sandwich. I literally ate a sandwich on camera to test the staying power of both of these colors in my latest YouTube video. See for yourself!


Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Fancy Nancy review no repeats or hesitations

Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Fancy Nancy

Mary Kay, how random, right?!? I know this brand isn’t super popular amongst us millennials, but I received this lip gloss in a goodie bag a while back and I’m a fan. It has mixed reviews on Amazon, but I love that it has a touch of gold glitter, softens your lips, and isn’t too heavy. The color is also not too far off from that of the next gloss on this list.


Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

There’s a reason this lip gloss has a near-perfect rating. The color is specifically designed to be universally flattering (it’s so gorgeous, guys), it’s NOT sticky, and it lasts 5ever. Sure, it doesn’t have the hydrating properties of the Mary Kay or Marc Jacobs, but that doesn’t mean your lips are going to be super dry or anything. Rihanna said she made this gloss so that girls would get kissed more, and if that isn’t enough of a selling point, idk what is.

Do you have a favorite lip gloss? Which one of these glosses sounds the most appealing to you? Share your thoughts with me in the comments down below.

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  1. July 25, 2018 / 7:34 am

    I am a lipgloss junkies as well! My current favorite lipgloss has to be Fenty! I totally agree it’s the best nude lip for anyone. Even a chocolate gal like me 😊 great post!

  2. July 25, 2018 / 9:31 am

    Oooo I really want to try out that Fenty lipgloss now! Love that you tested the Marc Jacobs glosses by eating a BLT — that really IS the true test, if it can withstand bacon, it can survive anything!

  3. July 25, 2018 / 11:43 am

    Totally trying that fenty lip gloss! Also, that color is beautiful!

  4. Annaliese
    July 25, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    Girl I just had the chance to try some Mary Kay products and I was SO impressed- they know their stuff!! Loved this style of review!

    xoxo A

  5. July 25, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    I’m loving the Fenty gloss right now! I feel the Marc Jacobs glosses are a bit too thick for my preferences.

  6. July 26, 2018 / 6:11 am

    That Fenty gloss seriously needs to exist in my collection someday even if I’m not a gloss fan. I’ll wear lip oils (I like the ones from YSL and Clarins) from time to time, but I’m definitely more of a matte lipstick person through and through!

  7. July 26, 2018 / 6:27 am

    ahh i don’t think i tried any of these! thanks for rounding them up and being honest about your preferences!!

  8. July 26, 2018 / 7:41 am

    I’ve heard so many things about the Fenty lipgloss! I really need to try it!

  9. the sophia diaries
    July 26, 2018 / 9:27 am

    i definitely think fenty beauty is the next leading beauty line because almost all of their products have been favored! it sucks that glossier products are hit or miss… i think they are trying too hard to cater to everyone xD

  10. July 27, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    OOoO! I need to try the Fenty Universal Lip Gloss! It sounds amazing! 🙂

    xo, Chloe //

  11. paige
    July 27, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    love the system you used to review!! definitely need to try the fenty gloss now 🙂 x

  12. July 30, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    This is helpful! I always buy tons of lipgloss and end up with lots of hits and misses.

  13. Carly Delengowski
    August 2, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    I love the Fenty beauty lip gloss!! It just costs so much so I only have one color lol.
    -Carly Delski

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