Jessica Wang
July 23, 2018 7:00 am
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With summer sales in full swing, your virtual shopping carts are probably filled to the brim with warm weather essentials. But as you peruse those on-trend culottes and straw handbags, are you treating yourself to beauty essentials, too? While SPF and facial mists are obvious necessities, don’t forget to stock up on lip products. After all, your lips need some love this summer, too. If you’re not sure what to get, reach for a shiny gloss instead of a matte. This way, you won’t need an Instagram filter or the Kira Kira app to get your sparkle on.

We’ve compiled a handy list of shiny lip products for you to shop from the comfort of your air-conditioned apartment — or office, because honestly, who doesn’t do the occasional online shopping during work hours? Don’t worry. We won’t tell Sharon from Human Resources about this. 

1EM Cosmetics Scarlett Knight True Gloss, $17

Upgrade your classic red lip with some added shine.

2Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Lip Gloss Stick, $28


Become enamored with a variety of these glossy (and hydrating!) shades.

3Winky Lux Watermelon Jelly Balm, $14

Winky Lux

Apply summer’s staple fruit onto your lips (and swoon over its packaging).

4The Balm Plump Your Pucker Lip Gloss, $14

The Balm

Plump your pucker with this luscious gloss.

5Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick, $5.94


Experiment with less conventional shades with this high-shine formula.

6Glossier Lip Gloss, $14


This moisturizing gloss contains Vitamin E and will give you dazzling shine.

7City Beauty City Lips, $35

City Beauty

Paint the town (and your lips) red with this gleaming shade.

8Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, $18


Plan a Met Gala heist with RiRi’s shimmering rose nude.

9Huda Beauty Lip Strobe, $18


Give your lips a glistening (and millennial) glow with this rose-gold pigment.

10Crop Natural Smooth Glide Lip Gloss, $24

Crop Natural

Chase the sun with this vibrant and non-sticky clear hue.

11GA-DE Crystal Lights Lip Gloss, $15

GA-DE Cosmetics

Show off classic Hollywood glamour with this sophisticated shine.

12Wet n Wild Color Icon Lip Gloss, $2.99

Wet 'n Wild

Ponder the universe with a gloss inspired by your zodiac sign.

13Laura Geller Nude Kisses Lip Gloss in Blushing, $21

Laura Geller

Plan a picnic with this rose shade to accompany your sparkling rosé.

14Kylie Cosmetics Poppin’ Gloss, $15

Kylie Cosmetics

Pretend you have Kardashian-Jenner riches with this shiny gold pigment.

15Jouer Cosmetics Long-Wear Lip Topper, $16

Jouer Cosmetics

Fantasize about cool weather with this snow pearl shade.

16Too Faced Magic Crystal Lip Topper, $19


Dream about the mystical with this unicorn-inspired finish.