5 of the best: Lipglosses we swear by!

Open up your handbag. Exactly how many shiny, multi-coloured, bellini-scented tubes and pots do you have in there? If you’re anything like us it will be roughly 147. Which means you (and we) probably know a thing or two about which lip lacquers are really worth the money (and which are just taking up valuable handbag real estate!).

Best super-glossy gloss – MAC Lipglass

It’s an oldie, but a goodie. And despite Paris Hilton swearing by it, it really is one classy (and glassy) little number. If you want your lips to look almost breakable then this is the tube for you. And with its cult status and fab new shades being added every season, this is one beauty product we’ll happily commit too.

SHOP IT: MAC Tinted Lipglass, $35, maccosmetics.com.au

Best budget gloss –  Maybelline Sensational Shine Gloss

Save money for more important things (like bags and shoes) with this little tube of delish smelling shimmer. Not only is it light on your pocket, it’s light on your kisser too! Giving a gorgeous pearly non-stick shine the more expensive brands should be jealous of.

SHOP IT: Maybelline Sensational Shine gloss, $11.72, colesonline.com.au

Best conditioning gloss – Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss

Want your pout to not just look good, but feel great too? Smashbox’s Lip enhancing Gloss nourishes lips with a drenching of Vitamin E and sunflower seed oil while also upping your pouting power with a creamy touch of kiss-me-now colour.

SHOP IT: Smashbox Lip Enhancing gloss, $26.95, meccacosmetica.com.au

Best non-sticky gloss – Rimmel Vinyl Gloss

Hate it how a freshly glossed pout seems to have an almost magnetic effect on your blow-out? Us too! So give stick the flick with this genius Rimmel gloss.

SHOP IT: Rimmel Vinyl Gloss, $13.38, colesonline.com.au

Best long-wearing gloss – Clinique Long Last Glosswear

When it comes to beauty products, anything that doesn’t last longer than a few cocktails (or coffees) goes straight into our too-hard (re-gift to friends) basket. We are low-maintenance girls, we like our beauty products to be the same. Which is why we love this last most-of-the-day gloss. According to the pack  it stays put for eight hours, four is more accurate, but that’s still better than most! And it also has SPF15 to keep your pout pretty for years to come.

SHOP IT: Clinique Long Last Glosswear, $35, clinique.com.au



What are your favourite lip glosses? Tell us in the comments below!

Kate McKibbin (Editor)

Kate McKibbin (Editor)

Before launching DDGDaily.com in 2007 I worked for a whole bunch of women's glossies both here and in the UK including Shop Til You Drop, New Woman (RIP), Grazia.com.au (also RIP), Cosmopolitan UK, and I even had a column in FHM (RI... I might be jinxed!). And before all that I was listing shopping as my number one hobby from about the age of five.

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Nyx Mega Shine Lipglosses are really good, they're not sticky and really pigmented. Not to mention cheap! Only problem is that they are a bit hard to find in Australia, but you can get them online.


Can I add another? actually two!

I recently got inglot's sleeks cream in #93 - it's amazing! I'm in love!! and I'm a sucker for modelco glosses 🙂


Calvin Klein - Glistening Lip Gloss

Its really light and not too sticky. My favourite colour is Taffy



I agree that Clinique's glosses are good. 🙂 I also like Estee Lauder's.


And Lancome Juicy Tubes!


Me too. Been my favourite for years.


I'm a lipgloss addict! So many good ones, but my absolute favourite is a pink Nutrimetcics one which everyone said was too pink, until I put it on and found my holy grail shade


I like a number of lip glosses but have to say the Rimmel vinyl gloss is surprisingly bold in colour and definitely not sticky like most. Truly shocked me how much oomph it has for a mid priced gloss. I am a fan of Bobbi Browns's new glosses at the moment too (but they are sticky gloss!)


I've struggled to find a gloss I like due to the sticky factor, may have to give the Rimmel a chance.


All of them look really good. Might reignite my lipgloss faze


Clinique Long Last Lipgloss is a great gloss, I love their range of shades and they have spf which is great too.