8 Non Sticky Lip Glosses Worth the Splurge

8 non sticky lip glosses worth the splurge buxom white russian, joker divine gloss, urban decay kinky, hourglass truth gloss, koh get do gloss, bare minerals cosmic gloss, Lorac gloss, Marc Jacobs gloss
8 non sticky lip glosses worth the splurge

The struggle was real as a tween. I was constantly pulling my hair out of what felt like tar on my lips. The Lancome Juicy Tubes (the regular ones and the Jelly ones) were uber glossy, and not for the faint of heart. Those things were S T I C K Y and put a bad taste in my mouth– pun intended– when it came to lip gloss. Side note: I don’t know why my mom was buying my sister and me Lancome lip glosses when we were 12 LOL.

Sure, I loved them as a 12 year old who was into super glossy lips and roll on glitter. It was cool back then, amiright? But, I veered toward the matte lip look once I really got interested in makeup. It was a matte lip or nothing. Ask me how I feel about glossy lips now and I’ll tell you I’ve joined the gloss gang. Give me glossy lips sans the sticky.

8 non sticky lip glosses worth the splurge buxom white russian, joker divine gloss, urban decay kinky, hourglass truth gloss, koh get do gloss, bare minerals cosmic gloss, Lorac gloss, Marc Jacobs gloss

8 non sticky lip glosses worth the splurge

8 Non Sticky Lip Glosses Worth the Splurge

Buxom White Russian

I picked this shade up when I wasn’t even into gloss all thanks to YouTube and probably used it like 3 times. But, now that I’m into glossy lips it has been a go to, and I’ve picked up a couple more shades along the way. It feels cold and tingles on the lips since it has some gentle plumping properties, and I personally really love that about this.

Jouer Divine*

The Jouer lip glosses are really hydrating, glossy, and more on the sheer side. They contain Vitamin E, Shea Butter, and Jojoba Seed Oil so they’re really moisturizing. This sheer rose shade is just one of many from their range that I have been loving. I forgot to pack a lip balm on a recent trip (doh!) and heavily relied on this gloss for hydration.

Urban Decay Kinky

I swatched every single shade in this collection when I saw it in store, and picked up two. This shade is my favorite out of the two because it’s more on the nude side. It’s very pigmented, creamy, and glossy so you don’t really need a lipstick underneath if you want full on lip color.

Hourglass Truth

Another sheer rose shade that I have been loving. This is the only Hourglass lip gloss I own, but the formula is really beautiful. It’s more pigmented so you’ll get full pigmentation without needing a lipstick underneath.

Koh Gen Do BE403*

The Koh Gen Do glosses are also infused with lots of oils so they’re hydrating and give the lips a slight tint of color. This shade in particular is a light beige that I love to pair alone on natural makeup days or on top of their lipstick in the same shade for a bit more color.

Bare Minerals Cosmic

Bare Minerals just launched their Gen Nude Buttercream gloss collection, and I picked up a muted coral shade. This has been a lip gloss I reach for a lot recently because the muted coral shade really brightens up any look. It is more pigmented so you can wear this alone and you’ll be able to notice the color on your lips. I really like the wand on this because it’s slightly slanted so it makes applying it very easy.

Lorac Seductress

I don’t own many Lorac products, and I don’t know why because I love the few I’ve tried. Their lip glosses are so good and I don’t think they get enough love in the makeup community. They’re not super expensive, they’re glossy, pigmented, and very smooth.

Marc Jacobs Hey You!

This is my most recent gloss purchase and it was love at first swipe. Hey You! is a beautiful fuchsia cherry shade and adds a gorgeous pop of color to the lips. The formula of this is very smooth, pigmented, super shiny, smells like mint, feels tingly on the lips, which makes it slightly plumping, and the paddle shaped wand is very flexible so application is very seamless.

Buxom, Jouer, Marc Jacobs, Lorac gloss

What are your favorite glosses? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Dom

    I just love MJB glosses They are one of my favorite formulas! You just reminded me how lovely White Russian is! I used to wear it all the time. Lovely post!


  • These are all soo beautiful! I really want to try out some MJ glosses after hearing so many great things about them. Hopefully I can wait till the VIB sale lol

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    • Girl!! The MJ glosses are so good! I’m glad I finally gave in. Definitely check them out during the sale ;)

  • Great post! I love glossy but like you (and most people!), hate the stickiness of some – especially Stila Lip Glazes. I’ve had my eye on Lorac Seductress for a while and I love the look of the UD gloss! xx

    Beautylymin| Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Giveaway

  • So so pretty! I love the colors…I’m always looking for tried-and-true lipsticks, so this is good to know!
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com

  • Rebecca Fletcher

    Urban Decay glosses are so nice. Its the only brand of glosses I actually like.


  • I’m really into glossy lips at the moment too! I love UD Liar, but Kinky looks like a slightly lighter sister – so pretty. The Hourglass shade is gorgeous too. I’ve ordered a Kylie lip gloss so I’m looking forward to reviewing that one and seeing how it feels on the lips! xx

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

    • I have Liar too! It really is the lighter more nude sister. Ooh I an’t wait to read your review on it! I borrowed my friends Kylie lip gloss and liked it :)

  • I really love the shades of these, especially Hey You! from MJ. I cannot recommend MUFE’s artist plexi gloss enough, it’s so glossy and pigmented.

    Selene Addicted

    • Ooh thank you for the recommendation!! I have to try more of their stuff.

  • I love Bare Minerals glosses, I’d love to try Urban Decay’s. I love the shades you have, perfect for summer!
    A Blushing Beauty Blog x

  • Neha 14wow

    Wow…these Urban Decay glosses luk so fab….xoxo, Neha


  • I’ve fallen in love with gloss again too but never tried a high end one. These all look really beautiful, thanks for the suggestions! Definitely saving this post and will come back to it on my next haul :)

    The Makeup Directory

    • I hope you found it helpful :). Do you have a favorite drugstore gloss?

      • I love the NYX butter glosses and Tanya Burr ones :)

        • Ooh I really want to try Tanya Burr stuff. Especially her Martha Moo liquid lip!

  • Lovely post – sticky glosses are a pet peeve of mine too! I love the Chanel and Clarins glosses. I would love to try the Marc Jacobs glosses, Hey You looks gorgeous!

    Emma | http://www.fluffandfripperies.com

  • Hourglass lipgloss packaging is so pretty, I need to just give in and get one!

  • I’ll have to check these out! I hate sticky glosses!

    xo, Liz

  • I have not tried any of these. I love all the shades though. So pretty!

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Abby Evans

    I love those Jouer Lip Glosses! I’ve also recently tried their Lip Creams and those are wonderful as well!

    Abby Talks

  • I have heard amazing things about Marc Jacobs lip gloss and have a couple in my Sephora Love list. Never thought of trying Hourglass lipgloss but will definitely check them out.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I really suggest trying out the MJ ones! I love my HG lip gloss, but reach for the MJ one more. So good.

  • life is a shoe

    What a great list, thanks for sharing all these! I’ll be checking them out!


  • Hungry Caramella

    Great post! Yay for these non sticky glosses! :))


  • I am loving the Jouer and Hourglass packaging! I’m definitely somewhere between a matte lip and a gloss fan, but I have a UD gloss somewhere I am going to be digging out and try again after reading this!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • I love the UD glosses, the ABH ones look nice too. In Toffee and Butterscotch, have you tried them? Great post x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • I have an ABH gloss in Vintage! I do like that one too, but I rarely ever reach for it since I prefer these over it. Perhaps I need to get more shades in that formula!

  • All these swatches are so nice! I would love to try the Marc Jacob ones as I’ve never tried a Marc Jacob product before
    Kathy x

  • OMG I should not have opened this post, now you’ve got me running to Sephora looking at that MJ gloss… it’s too pretty! I don’t wear gloss too often, actually only own probably 5-6 that I keep on my vanity (the rest in my drawers w/the other makeup I don’t use on a regular basis). But wow too gorgeous!


    • Haha sorry not sorry for enabling ;p. It’s been really hard not ordering every MJ gloss haha! I’m sure I’ll build up my collection more slowly.

  • These shades are gorgeous, I love the bareminerals one!

    Lauren x | http://www.huggled.co.uk/

  • Lovely post! I believe the main reason why I never wear lip glosses is because they always create a mess with my hair! I’ve always wanted to try some Buxom glosses yet the Jouer ones are quite tempting as well!


    • Thank you :). Yes! On windy days I don’t reach for gloss at all lol! They’re both really good, but I like the minty tingling of the Buxom gloss.

  • I love Buxom lip polishes! They have such an amazing formula. Really want to try the Hourglass one next!

    Thirteen Thoughts

    • I love the HG one :). MJ is probably my number one out of these, but it’s so hard to pick lol!

  • Ah roll on glitter, I remember those days haha. I really into glosses at the moment too. I’m really loving the NYX butter glosses. I love the sound of Jouer ones and the UD one! xx


    • haha roll on glitter was my jam! I need to try the NYX butter glosses!

  • Buxom Lipglosses are some of the best! Would love to try some more of these soon as I’m just getting into lipglosses :)
    – Ambar x

  • HaHa Nida! You are so right! I hate a sticky lip gloss. I own and love Marc Jacobs, Jouer and Urban Decay. I will have to try these other brands! Thanks for sharing these.

  • Auna

    Love beauty post always looking for good non sticky lip glosses, definitely going to have to try some of these out. Thanks for sharing.

    xx Auna | http://simplyauna.com

  • I’m very happy to use glosses that aren’t sticky as well. Guerlain ones, Clarins Instant Light or Chanel Levres Scintillantes are my favourites! I’m keen to try the Hourglass one, the shade looks perfect.

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

  • Samileen

    I always love your recommendations. But that hourglass lipgloss is one thing I have been searching for a long time. I can never find these at my local sephora :( I think I need to get them online.

    Sam || Beautydetour

    • The Hourglass lip glosses are always sold out at the Sephora’s near me too! I had to order mine online.