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Best Lip Gloss 2015

Chanel Glossimer

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Best Lip Gloss 2015
WINNER 2015

Chanel Glossimer

The wand may be square, but the modern colors and innovative texture are anything but. “It’s not too sticky, and it has push and body,” VanLeeuwen says. Wear it solo for a glassy shine and a whisper of color, or layer it on top of your favorite stain. “It marries with other colors beautifully.”

$30
Best Lip Gloss for Medium-Dark Skin 2015

 Estée Lauder in Peach Glass 

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Best Lip Gloss for Medium-Dark Skin 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

 Estée Lauder in Peach Glass 

What looks like opaque coral on the wand is just right on the lips.

Sephora

$25
Best Eco-Friendly Lip Gloss 2015

BareMinerals

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Best Eco-Friendly Lip Gloss 2015
WINNER 2015

BareMinerals

“These glosses glisten and make lips look instantly fuller,” says Kimberly Bragalone. Hydrating shea, avocado, and murumuru butters plump, while vitamins A, C, and E play defense against environmental stressors.

$18
Best Lip Gloss for Dark Skin 2015

Chanel Glossimer in Spark

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Best Lip Gloss for Dark Skin 2015
WINNER 2015

Chanel Glossimer in Spark

A raspberry base spiked with flattering copper flecks makes a statement, not a scream. 

$30
Best Lip Gloss for Fair-Medium Skin 2015

Tom Ford in Naked

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Best Lip Gloss for Fair-Medium Skin 2015
WINNER 2015

Tom Ford in Naked

The inviting taupe tone that we with fair to medium skin wish we had in our birthday suits.

$46
Best Lip Stain 2015

Benefit Benetint

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Best Lip Stain 2015
WINNER 2015

Benefit Benetint

If you’re going for that just-bitten look, a little of this bloodred liquid goes a long way. And the results are far from sinister, says Malouf, who blots the bottom lip with three dots, then asks her clients to press their lips together. “It never looks too heavy.” 

$30
Best Lip Gloss for Fair Skin 2015

Tom Ford in Sugar Pink

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Best Lip Gloss for Fair Skin 2015
WINNER 2015

Tom Ford in Sugar Pink

Drenches lips with a soft cotton-candy hue that’s not overly sweet.

$46
Editor's Pick

Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer 

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Editor's Pick
WINNER 2015

Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer 

It looks like a lip gloss, feels like a lip gloss, but one look in the mirror—hours later—will tell you that this lacquer is a heck of a lot more. A generous splash of vitamin E helps keep color in place without any shriveling. 

20% off at smashbox.com from 4/17 until 5/15; use code INSTYLE20

$24
Best 2014 Lip Balm

Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15

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Best 2014 Lip Balm
WINNER 2014

Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15

This best-selling balm (available in eight shades) might be the sweetest treat of the company's beloved Sugar collection. "I have four of these in my handbag at any given moment," says Dubroff, praising the "perfect hydration and always-flattering tints." Made with real sugar (which helps to retain moisture, FYI), it tastes delicious, naturally.

$23
Best 2014 Lip Gloss for Medium to Dark Skin

Marc Jacobs in Kissability

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Best 2014 Lip Gloss for Medium to Dark Skin
WINNER 2014

Marc Jacobs in Kissability

The warm berry gloss smells like a Starburst and looks deliciously sweet on lips.

$28
Best 2014 Fair to Medium

Dior Addict in Angelique

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Best 2014 Fair to Medium
WINNER 2014

Dior Addict in Angelique

With its ultra-sleek shine, the apricot pout perfector is not that innocent.

$30
Best 2014 Lip Gloss

Dior Addict Ultra Gloss

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Best 2014 Lip Gloss
WINNER 2014

Dior Addict Ultra Gloss

We demand a lot from our gloss: shine without stickiness, glimmer minus gloppiness, and sheerness with staying power. This one delivers in three distinct finishes: sparkly, pearly, and pure. All are "see-through while still giving a luscious punch of color," says Kim Bower, who works with Christina Ricci. Now, was that too much to ask?

$31
Best 2014 Long-Wearing Lip Color

MAC Pro Longwear

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Best 2014 Long-Wearing Lip Color
WINNER 2014

MAC Pro Longwear

Lipstick that lasts all night can also be a flaking, cracking nightmare. But Beau Nelson, who works with Kristen Stewart, calls these two-step shades (one end’s a base; the other, a gloss) "a creamy, comfortable-to-wear staple for moments when you can’t touch up."

$24
Best 2013 Lip Balm

Smith's Rosebud Salve

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Best 2013 Lip Balm
WINNER 2013

Smith's Rosebud Salve

“I feel French when I put it on,” says Reiko Brown. The rose-scented balm turns lips petal-soft but is strong enough to heal ragged cuticles and-quelle horreur!-sand-papery elbows.

$6
Best 2013 Shade for Olive Skin Lip Gloss

Nars in Odalisque

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Best 2013 Shade for Olive Skin Lip Gloss
WINNER 2013

Nars in Odalisque

Milky and semi-opaque, this gloss drenches lips in a peachy beige that looks gorgeous alone or layered over nude lipsticks.

$26
Best 2013 Lip Gloss

Chanel Glossimer

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Best 2013 Lip Gloss
WINNER 2013

Chanel Glossimer

If lushness is what you crave—and really, don’t we all?—this sheer, nonsticky gloss hits the spot, says N.Y.C. makeup artist Dominique Samuel. The 32 shades offer glossy, frosty, or extrashimmery finishes, like the best-selling Amour, a sparkly baby pink that’s polished, not PG-13.

$30
Best 2013 Inexpensive Lip Gloss

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche

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Best 2013 Inexpensive Lip Gloss
WINNER 2013

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche

Full of argan and omega-3 oils, this nourishing gloss comes in 16 creamy and shimmery hues: corals, nudes, pinks, and reds, including the popular Nude Touch. Each one lends natural shine (“no stripper lips,” says Leah Rial), leaving a pretty stain long after the gloss is gone.

$8
Best 2013 Shade for Dark Skin Lip Gloss

MAC in Oversexed

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Best 2013 Shade for Dark Skin Lip Gloss
WINNER 2013

MAC in Oversexed

Try a plucked-fromthe-orchard plum for the plushest-looking lips.

$20
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