The 5 Best Lip Glosses for Dry LipsPublished on January 30, 2020. Updated May 14, 2020
You may think that all lip glosses are hydrating because of their high-shine appearance, but unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. While lip glosses may give off the appearance of being hydrating because of their wet, glossy look, many lip glosses lack moisturizing ingredients and are truly just for show. Fortunately, there are a number of glosses that have been specifically formulated to hydrate the lips while also looking super chic.
Glosses can be notoriously drying, despite their shiny appearance, but Kopari delivers one of the most hydrating clean-beauty lip glosses we’ve found. It comes in a clear gloss (which can be layered over your favorite lipstick) and four pink and red tints. High-quality shea butter and coconut oil give the gloss a nice light scent and hydrate without being sticky while antioxidants nourish and smooth the lips. It full of good-for-you vegan ingredients and starts with “100% pure, organic coconut oil sustainably sourced from small family farms in the Philippines” according to Kopari’s website, so you can feel good about where your dollar is going.
This intensely shiny lip gloss is packed full of hydrating ingredients including coconut oil, and jojoba, sunflower, and mimosa waxes. With 29 color options (plus occasional limited editions!) and intense, iridescent, transparent or lacquered shades, you’ll love this luxury gloss option. The gloss is a non-sticky, melt-on-your-lips formula with good staying power for a gloss (roughly two to four hours, depending on the color), making it the perfect option for your morning coffee or night out.
Fenty Beauty has quickly gained a cult following and for good reason! The Lip Luminizer offers high shine and a light peach-vanilla scent, as well as an XXL wand that makes application quick and easy. Shea butter works to condition the lips, plus it’s also 100% cruelty-free! This gloss comes in three gorgeous colors: “Fu$$y, a soft romantic pink; glaze them in Diamond Milk, a shimmering wash of milky pearl that’s like a dewy highlight for your lips; or drip in the original Gloss Bomb shade Fenty Glow, a perfect rose nude,” according to the brand’s website.
This gloss is a high-shine tinted version of Clinique’s beloved Superbalm, ensuring that lips are as hydrated and soft as they are colorful. It makes a perfect daily-wear as it essentially has all the benefits of a balm and all the beauty of a gloss!
This no-fail high-shine lip gloss is full of nourishing jojoba, avocado oils, and aloe extract, as well as vitamins C and E – perfect for dry, chapped, or flaky lips that need some soothing … and color! The gloss is available in nine colors from a light nude to a bright coral.