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    16 Lip Glosses Under $15 So You Can Shine On A Budget

    So you can look like a sexy glazed donut for cheap.

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    1. A vegan lip oil designed to naturally plump your smackers and give you a juicy, just-bitten look.

    INN Beauty

    Promising review: "I’ve been using these glosses for a while now and I can definitely say they plump my lips in the long term. I apply before bed, at the end of my skincare routine while my lips are still damp, as well as after every time I drink water, and the lip gloss seals in the moisture and has a very pleasant taste and aroma. Not sticky, and very very pretty and sparkly. I’m never going back to tingly spicy glosses again after seeing the results from these. The spicy glosses irritate the lips while these moisturize, these are my favorite glosses and I keep them on me at all times." —mylinh r.

    Get it from InnBeauty Project for $15 (available in five styles).

    2. A luxurious Glossier lip gloss that won't make your wallet sad. It's a popular "holy grail" lip product that reviewers say isn't sticky in the slightest.


    Promising review: "This is the holy grail lip gloss that I’ve always wanted. I cannot rave enough about it! I purchased the red shade and it is so beautiful, flattering, and glamorous. It feels like a dream and is incredibly long-lasting, unlike most lip glosses. It makes your lips fuller, luscious, and hydrated, and the shimmer from the gloss is so pretty. Not even joking, people smile at me more when I wear this, it’s that good." —Jiayue

    Get it from Glossier for $14 (available in four colors).

    3. A Tower 28 Milky Lip Jelly made with five different moisturizing oils to solve your dry, chapped lips once and for all.

    Tower 28

    Tower 28 is an Asian woman-led small business focused on making clean makeup for sensitive skin.

    Promising review: "I have severe environmental lip allergies and most glosses set off the inflammation, but so far I’m clear and free! I bought the Milky Lip Jelly in Coconut. It is virtually translucent on me (an exact match to my natural lip color). I love the feel— definitely not sticky or gummy. Works great under a cloth face mask. I love that they don’t scrimp on the amount of gloss in the container. Thanks, Tower 28!" —Sarah B.

    Get it from Tower 28 for $14 (available in four colors).

    4. A ridiculously cheap NYX Butter Gloss with over 43,000 5-star ratings on Amazon and a TON of bold shades to choose from.,

    Promising review: "Okay, I have very sensitive lips. They break out and dry out on the edges if I try anything 'cheap,' so I was skeptical about purchasing this gloss. It's pinker than it looks in the pic, but it's SO buttery and pretty! My husband and I both think it smells like cookies LOL. It goes with anything I wear and feels moisturizing; my new FAVORITE! Spend the $3, you won't regret it!" —Andrea Julian

    Get it from Amazon for $2.44+ (available in 32 colors).

    5. A watermelon-tinted Lanolips Lip Water that's the perfect Instagram baddie accessory — smells good, tastes good, and makes your lips look like glittery, yummy fruit.


    Promising review: "I can't wait for summer. This baby smells amazing. It honestly reminds me of my teen years jumping between Lipsmackers and Body Shop lip balms. But SO. MUCH. BETTER. The smell. The color is divine! This one sits in my bathroom for my final touch after cleansing. The color on your lips pops. Oh and it sparkles 😍😍 Great work Lanolips!" —Elena

    Get it from Lanolips for $12.75 (originally $17).

    6. A lip gloss invented for those always on the hunt for the perfect nude glossy lip for your skin tone.

    Mented, Mented Cosmetics / Via

    Mented was founded by two black women who place women of color at the forefront of their brand.

    Promising review: "This lip gloss literally feels like butter. It is not sticky whatsoever. I am planning on buying more colors because I loved the mauve color so much on my tan olive skin. Totally recommend." —RM725

    Get it from Target for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    7. A Sephora lip gloss to put your lips at the center of attention— this will deliver the dimension and the shine by plumping up your lips.


    Promising review: "I bought this on sale, not expecting anything — but it has become my favorite lip gloss of all time. I have extremely thin lips, yet this gloss manages to give them some actual dimension. I enjoy the slight cooling effect of the peppermint, but I think it mostly works by being genuinely hydrating and keeping up that hydration level up for hours. This is the first 'plumping' gloss that has delivered results for me. Universal Volume is a great clear gloss, I'll definitely try out some others." —marie123

    Get it from Sephora for $12.99 (available in eight colors).

    8. A super-cheap E.l.f. lip gloss you can hoard in case there's ever a gloss-pocalypse, because they're so darn affordable.,

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. Seriously, the best lip gloss. It is so moisturizing, no weird taste, not sticky, not super thick but enough that you can feel it and it feels nice. I absolutely love it. I got it in the shade Moody but since then, I had gotten it in many more shades. I love them all. Blown away with this product, and the price point is just a steal. It is so affordable but does not lack in quality. This stuff blows the more 'luxury' products out of the water. I will continue to purchase this product as long as they make it!" —jaylinn

    Get it from Amazon for $3 (available in seven colors).

    9. A dewy lip gloss packaged in recycled plastic, made 100% vegan and cruelty-free, and also paraben and phthalate-free. So now you can feel guilt-free!

    left: product image of gloss in Peachy Coral. right: model wearing the gloss

    Promising review: "What's better than cruelty-free? This lip gloss is spectacular. It's not terribly heavy. Not sticky. Didn't dry my lips out. This gloss is everything I look for in a lip gloss. I wear more lip gloss than any other lip product and I'll definitely be incorporating this one into my lineup." —ChristinaC30

    Get it from PYT Beauty for $14, or on sale at Ulta for $9.80 (available in four colors).

    10. A gender-inclusive lip gloss that comes in super unique iridescent and glittery shades for a pop of glam on your next night out.


    We Are Fluide is a Brooklyn-based small business and beauty brand dedicated to celebrating gender-expansive beauty that's also vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free.

    Promising review: "I received a Fluide gloss as a sample and had to have more. It's so hard to find a gloss that isn't sticky or that feels drying or any of the other odd traits some have. This one is light, moisturizing, and feels nice on. I bought several so I would always have a tube available wherever I am, car, office, home office, this stuff!" —Heather O.

    Get it from We Are Fluide for $12 (available in nine colors).

    11. A bunny-shaped Tonymoly gloss bar daintily formulated for those who prefer a subtle sheen over a blinding gloss. Hop to it!

    Promising review: "I love this gloss bar, I carry it in my purse all the time just in case I want to add some color to my lips. The thing I like about these is that it doesn't crack my lips compared to the many lip products that I've used such as drugstore lipsticks, lip tint, or tinted lip balms. For some reason, a lot of colored lip products ALWAYS crack my lips except lip balm and this Tonymoly gloss bar. Great product for sensitive skin and if you want to look subtle." —Mary Noniscan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    12. A chocolate-scented lip gloss made with jojoba oil and avocado oil to ensure that your lips will be fully nourished while they glow.

    Duafe Beauties

    Duafe Beauties is a Black woman-owned small business inspired by the founder's Ghanian roots.

    Promising review: "The color is so pretty, and it’s smooth and isn’t sticky at all. It really adds a rich brown color to my lips and makes me feel like a Bratz doll. It smells really nice too! It arrived faster than I thought. Overall great for its price." —Yatzel R.

    Get it from Duafe Beauties for $2.

    13. A lip gloss reviewers say packs a high-shine punch that's a major steal for the price. If you want a lip gloss under five bucks that's shiny enough to blind passersby, this one's for you.,

    Promising review: "This is by far one of the best lip glosses I've ever used. I've tried a bunch of other ones and nothing compares to this one. There really isn't much of a flavor but it doesn't taste gross, and it lasts for a good few hours without having to reapply a coat. It also makes my lips shine. I've received compliments wherever I go if I'm wearing it about how shiny and smooth my lips look or how pretty they are. It also gives your lips a lift boost and makes them plumper. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants that glossy shine for hours, and who wants fuller lips— this is the one you should get. You will not regret it." —Ashley Nicole Gibson Kiser

    Get it from Amazon for $2.50+ (available in 18 colors).

    14. A Winky Lux lip gloss activated by your lips' natural pH, resulting in the most flattering gloss and color content for your pout.

    Winky Lux / Via, Winky Lux / Via

    Promising review: "This grapefruit gloss is one of my new faves—it turns my lips the perfect shade of pink and they stay pink long after the shininess of the gloss wears off. LOVE!" —Alix D.

    Get it from Winky Lux for $16, or on sale at Ulta for $11.20 (available in three colors).

    15. A Maybelline lip gloss with hyaluronic acid to hydrate your lips, so you don't have to worry about your newly glossy lips withering after a few hours.

    Promising review: "I have had dry, peeling, cracked lips for years. I am the lady with the car lip moisturizer stick, the bedroom moisturizer stick, the living room moisturizer stick, and the purse stick. All this chronically applying of moisturizer has never helped one bit. This gloss has finally been the thing that works! Wish I would have found this years ago. Could have saved a fortune in moisturizer sticks." —Sunni

    Get it from Amazon for $6.29 (available in 15 colors).

    16. A Lizzie McGuire-themed lip gloss from Colourpop for a hit of that '90s nostalgia that will never go out of fashion.


    Promising review: "This was the first lipgloss I tried from Colourpop and I fell in love. It smells like bubblegum, it’s very glossy, not sticky, and just perfect. It has that minty plumping feel to it, but I like it. It quickly has become my favorite gloss!" —Dona

    Get it from Colourpop for $9 (available in four colors).

    Go forth and be your glossiest, shiniest self!

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