Reader's Choice: Top Ten Lipglosses

We recently asked our readers which beauty product they never leave home without; and the majority answered with a resounding "lip gloss!" We weren't surprised. Gloss inspires all kinds of emotions in women: Nostalgia (no doubt you remember the exact brand you wore during your first kiss), comfort (ever reached for gloss before a tense meeting with your boss?) and, above all else, loyalty. Once we find a gloss that butters our muffin, we'll rock it forever! Last weekend, we polled our Facebook friends on their favorite lip glosses, and after sifting through hundreds of passionate responses, we noticed ten clear front-runners. Without further adieu, here are your top ten favorite lip glosses of all time!
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We recently asked our readers which beauty product they never leave home without; and the majority answered with a resounding “lip gloss!” We weren’t surprised. Gloss inspires all kinds of emotions in women: Nostalgia (no doubt you remember the exact brand you wore during your first kiss), comfort (ever reached for gloss before a tense meeting with your boss?) and, above all else, loyalty. Once we find a gloss that butters our muffin, we’ll rock it forever! Last weekend, we polled our Facebook friends on their favorite lip glosses, and after sifting through hundreds of passionate responses, we noticed ten clear front-runners. Your number one favorite? MAC Tinted Lipglass in Oh Baby ($14), a sparkly golden brown tint that’s simply dazzling against brown skin.

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Our Facebook friends are head-over-heels for Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss ($7 each), especially in Grapefruit Blast and Slice of Heaven. These deliciously-flavored glosses come in 16 sexy shade, and leave lips looking impossibly glossy for hours.

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Iman Luxury Lip Shimmer Lip Gloss ($9.99) was an overwhelming favorite, and for good reason. These high-shine glosses come in wildly flattering hues—plus, they’re super moisturizing (the formula is spiked with shea butter, Vitamin E and chamomile).

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C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint ($7.50) has more fans than Justin Beiber. This super-glossy, moisturizing lip balm is blended with 2% peppermint oil (so tingly!) and leaves lips with a subtle hint of a tint.

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You’re not the only ones who love Lancome Juicy Tubes ($18)—they’re a cult-hit among celebs and makeup artists, too! These juicy, shimmery glosses come in an endless variety of hues and flavors, and every season Lancome introduces a new set of limited edition shades. A must-have for true gloss addicts.

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NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Frosted Beige ($3.75) is a fan favorite for two reasons: A.) the champagne shade is totally sexy, especially layered over a nude lip pencil, and B.) the price is irresistible!

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An overwhelming Facebook friend favorite, Avon Glazewear SPF 15 Lip Glosses ($6, each) come in a range of lush shades that are available in three different textures: Shine, sparkle and intense.

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Rimmel London Royal Gloss Delicious Lipgloss ($9) is a vitamin-infused formula that gives lips a juicy, wet-looking finish. The best part? The shades come in the most delicious scents—everything from bubble gum to chocolate. It’s like seventh grade all over again!

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You’re obsessed with CoverGirl WetSlicks Amazemint Lipglosses ($5), and so are we! Not only do they come in the most vibrant, spring-perfect hues, these gorgeous glosses are infused with Crest Peppermint Oil, which actually helps freshen breath.

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Burts Beeswax Lip Balm ($2.23) is a bonafide cult classic. This 96% natural balm is blended with moisturizing vitamin E and peppermint, and comes in recyclable packaging.