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Best Lip Gloss in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best lip gloss in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

One more from the “beauty essentials” list. Wearing a lip gloss is more in-fashion now than it ever was even back in the 90s. Apart from being a quick touch-up product, a lip gloss is also an excellent moisturizer for the lips. Here is a deck of our picks of the top 7 best lip gloss in India! Take a shot at choosing the better amongst the best!

Lipsticks

UPDATED

12/8/2021

Model

Our Rating

Rating

Durability

Feel/ Texture

Pro's & Con's

Weight (in grams)

Container Type

Applicator Needed and Included

Colour/s

Application Over Lipstick

Application For Full Coverage

Quantity

Special Features

Return Policy

Infallible

L’Oreal Paris

Infallible

115

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Our Rating

9.5 / 10

11/2020

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Up to 8 hours

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High gloss

Hydrating formula keeps the lips soft
Great durability
Petit Coeur applicator helps in the exact application
Cannot be applied over lipstick
Glass bottle may tend to break in the travel
23
Glass bottle
Available in 13 different shades
Single application
30 ml
Hydrating formula

Beromt

Metallic Mermaid

BLG2

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Our Rating

9.4 / 10

11/2020

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Up to 5 hours

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High gloss

Easy application
Can be applied over lipstick
Flawless gloss
Precise application
Quantity is very less
Does not give you a coloured look
Carrying can be tricky if the lid is not fixed properly
30
Plastic bottle
Transparent
Single application
7 ml
Enriched with Vitamin E and other oils

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Diamond Shine

DSL013

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Our Rating

9.3 / 10

11/2020

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Up to 5 hours

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Soft gloss

Perfect finish
Enriched with essential oils
Suitable for all skin types and tones
Precise application
Quantity is very les
Cannot be applied over lipstick
Carrying can be tricky if the lid is not fixed properly
40
Fibre bottle

Midnight Liar

Vanity Mauve

Flossy Gold

Afterglow

Single application
3.8 ml
Enriched with Vitamin E and other oils

Lakme

Insta Combo

B08378WYH3 (ASIN)

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Our Rating

9.2 / 10

11/2020

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Up to 4 hours

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High gloss

The gloss has an incredibly high glossy feel
The gloss has a slight hint of colour
The eyeliner is Lakme’s signature product
Easy application
The gloss cannot be used with lipstick
If you don’t apply eyeliner, choosing this help you much
65 (both)
Glass bottle and squeeze tube
Pink
Dual application
9 ml and 15 ml
This is a combo which packs the signature Lakme eyeliner along with the gloss

SUGAR

Smudge Me Not

B07SPZV26Q (ASIN)

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Our Rating

9.1 / 10

11/2020

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Up to 5 hours

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Medium gloss

A 2-in-1 combo that gives both lipstick and lip gloss
You can use these both independently
Easy application
Quantity is very less
Need to be careful while taking it anywhere
3.5
Fibre bottle
Lip colour is available in 21 shades
Dual application
3.5 ml
2-in-1 combo with lip colour and a transparent lip gloss

Swiss Beauty

Gloss Me

B07CW2SHDS (ASIN)

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Our Rating

9.0 / 10

11/2020

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Up to 3 hours

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High gloss

Provides high gloss
Can be applied over lipsticks
Easy application
Quantity is very less
Carrying can be tricky if the lid is not fixed properly
30
Fibre bottle
Transparent
Dual application
8 ml
Not mentioned

Kiro

Airy Matte

LLQNS01301

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Our Rating

8.9 / 10

11/2020

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Up to 6 hours

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Matte

Enriched with essential oils
Lightweight and easy spread
100% vegan
Precise application
Quantity is less
The finish is more of a lipstick than a gloss
30
Fibre bottle
Available in 16 different shades
Dual application
5 ml
Enriched with avocado and apricot oil

L’Oreal Paris

Infallible


1

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Our Rating

9.5 / 10

11/2020

Pro's & Con's

Hydrating formula keeps the lips soft
Great durability
Petit Coeur applicator helps in the exact application
Cannot be applied over lipstick
Glass bottle may tend to break in the travel

Features

Durability

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Up to 8 hours

Feel/ Texture

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High gloss

Weight (in grams)

23

Container Type

Glass bottle

Applicator Needed and Included

Colour/s

Available in 13 different shades

Application Over Lipstick

Application For Full Coverage

Single application

Quantity

30 ml

Special Features

Hydrating formula

Return Policy

Your guides

Maitreyee Bapat

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Buyer’s Guide - Best Lip Gloss in India

Make a well-polished choice!

1

Features: Most important purchase criteria for a lip gloss

Keep an eye on these while buying!

2

Use Cases: The lip gloss for you

Check which one makes you shine the most!

3

FAQs: Learn more about details

We have all the answers!

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Our Picks: How we picked the lip glosses

Read how we picked the best.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for a lip gloss

Lip glosses serve 3 primary purposes; adding shine to your lips, moisturizing the lips and adding a little colour.

Lip glosses serve 3 primary purposes; adding shine to your lips, moisturizing the lips and adding a little colour.

1.1 Purpose

While picking a lip gloss, you need to know why you are choosing one. Depending on that, your selections will vary. For example, you want to buy a gloss to add shimmer to your lips; you should choose a colourless or transparent lip gloss that will enhance either your natural lip colour or the colour of your lipstick. Similarly, if you want to add colour and prefer to use the gloss directly rather than the lipstick, you should buy one that gives you excellent colour. So be very clear as to why you want to buy the gloss.

While picking a lip gloss, you need to know why you are choosing one. Depending on that, your selections will vary. For example, you want to buy a gloss to add shimmer to your lips; you should choose a colourless or transparent lip gloss that will enhance either your natural lip colour or the colour of your lipstick. Similarly, if you want to add colour and prefer to use the gloss directly rather than the lipstick, you should buy one that gives you excellent colour. So be very clear as to why you want to buy the gloss.

1.2 Ingredients

The lip gloss sits on your lips and has a 99% chance of getting into your stomach with water or food. This is why ingredients matter! If you are prone to some allergies due to ingredients like beeswax, preservatives or colouring, then you should pay attention while buying them. Have a good look at the ingredients tagged at the back or in the product description.

The lip gloss sits on your lips and has a 99% chance of getting into your stomach with water or food. This is why ingredients matter! If you are prone to some allergies due to ingredients like beeswax, preservatives or colouring, then you should pay attention while buying them. Have a good look at the ingredients tagged at the back or in the product description.

1.3 Colour

If you are buying a gloss to add colour to your lips, you should consider your original lip colour and also your skin tone. The glosses either give you a full sheer cover or a just adds a light sheer of colour.

Pro Tip: Choose a lip colour that is slightly darker than your natural lip colour. This will highlight your lips well and still not appear too bright.

If you are buying a gloss to add colour to your lips, you should consider your original lip colour and also your skin tone. The glosses either give you a full sheer cover or a just adds a light sheer of colour.

Pro Tip: Choose a lip colour that is slightly darker than your natural lip colour. This will highlight your lips well and still not appear too bright.

1.4 Flavour

Lip glosses also have flavours. Most common amongst these are grape, cherry and strawberry. But sometimes the real feel of this flavour can be a bit off than what you expect.

Our Recommendation: Don't ponder too much upon this.

Lip glosses also have flavours. Most common amongst these are grape, cherry and strawberry. But sometimes the real feel of this flavour can be a bit off than what you expect.

Our Recommendation: Don't ponder too much upon this.

1.5 Container Design

You may get a few variants in this. There are squeeze tubes that you can directly use to apply the gloss on your lips. There are also plastic or fibre bottles that come with a brush applicator. You may also find rollers in this which have a small rolling ball placed at the head, and you can just apply the gloss by rolling the tube on your lips. Select a container design that best suits your needs and lifestyle. If you ask us, the one with brush applicators is much easy and precise in their application.

You may get a few variants in this. There are squeeze tubes that you can directly use to apply the gloss on your lips. There are also plastic or fibre bottles that come with a brush applicator. You may also find rollers in this which have a small rolling ball placed at the head, and you can just apply the gloss by rolling the tube on your lips. Select a container design that best suits your needs and lifestyle. If you ask us, the one with brush applicators is much easy and precise in their application.

1.6 Durability

A gloss should last for a significant time through a day and not wear out quickly. Of course, lip glosses have lesser sustainability than lipsticks, but there are a few in the market that are smudge-proof and will stay for a reasonable amount of time. The more durable the gloss, lesser the number of repeated applications.

A gloss should last for a significant time through a day and not wear out quickly. Of course, lip glosses have lesser sustainability than lipsticks, but there are a few in the market that are smudge-proof and will stay for a reasonable amount of time. The more durable the gloss, lesser the number of repeated applications.

1.7 Feel

The older lip glosses had a heavy feel upon application, and we all surely want to avoid that. Choose a lip gloss that does not feel like you have just added a layer of it upon your lips. Lighter feeling glosses make it more comfortable to wear them.

The older lip glosses had a heavy feel upon application, and we all surely want to avoid that. Choose a lip gloss that does not feel like you have just added a layer of it upon your lips. Lighter feeling glosses make it more comfortable to wear them.

1.8 Cost

There is a common misconception that pricey lipglosses are the best! But the cost of the gloss does not determine its quality. If you are buying a gloss, keep a fixed budget in mind and look at what the gloss offers you in it. Even some less pricey glosses provide the exact same features as expensive ones do. It is really all about your choice!

There is a common misconception that pricey lipglosses are the best! But the cost of the gloss does not determine its quality. If you are buying a gloss, keep a fixed budget in mind and look at what the gloss offers you in it. Even some less pricey glosses provide the exact same features as expensive ones do. It is really all about your choice!

2. Use Cases: The lip gloss for you

2.1 Which lip gloss is best for daily use?

If you are selecting a gloss for daily wear, it will do well if you choose a colourless or a neutral coloured gloss. These shades add a little glimmer to your everyday look and still not appear to be overdone!

If you are selecting a gloss for daily wear, it will do well if you choose a colourless or a neutral coloured gloss. These shades add a little glimmer to your everyday look and still not appear to be overdone!

2.2 Which lip gloss is best for special occasions?

While selecting a gloss for some special occasions, you can opt for darker or more poppy shades. These are perfect for highlighting your lips which complements the overall make-up. Deep shades or fresh shades add a lot of glamour to your look and make it look all “party ready.”

Our Recommendation: Transparent or colourless lip glosses are the best pick if you want an all-rounder. The reason for this is that in daily use, they add glitter to your natural lip colour or lipstick. And if purchased for special occasions, they add shimmer to the lipstick that you choose to wear without changing its colour.

While selecting a gloss for some special occasions, you can opt for darker or more poppy shades. These are perfect for highlighting your lips which complements the overall make-up. Deep shades or fresh shades add a lot of glamour to your look and make it look all “party ready.”

Our Recommendation: Transparent or colourless lip glosses are the best pick if you want an all-rounder. The reason for this is that in daily use, they add glitter to your natural lip colour or lipstick. And if purchased for special occasions, they add shimmer to the lipstick that you choose to wear without changing its colour.

3. FAQs: Learn more about details

3.1 Are lip gloss tubes recyclable?

Yes, they can be recycled. However, don't attempt to do it on your own. Check for recycling programs organised by brands.

Yes, they can be recycled. However, don't attempt to do it on your own. Check for recycling programs organised by brands.

3.2 Is lip gloss safe to use?

If overused then definitely no! The ingredients have to be carefully looked at while buying.

If overused then definitely no! The ingredients have to be carefully looked at while buying.

3.3 Are lip glosses made from whale sperm?

No, in fact, they are not made of sperms of any creature!

No, in fact, they are not made of sperms of any creature!

3.4 Is lip gloss edible?

Up to a specific limit, there is no harm in ingesting a gloss. But excess of consumption will surely make you sick!

Up to a specific limit, there is no harm in ingesting a gloss. But excess of consumption will surely make you sick!

3.5 Does lip gloss go bad?

Yes, like all other products, gloss also goes terrible after the date of its expiry. Check the dates before buying!

Yes, like all other products, gloss also goes terrible after the date of its expiry. Check the dates before buying!

3.6 How to apply lip gloss?

Check out the guide below.

Check out the guide below.

3.7 How to store a lip gloss?

Storing a lip gloss is relatively easy. Keep it in a dry place, and make sure you close the lid properly. When directly exposed to air, the gloss tends to solidify!

Storing a lip gloss is relatively easy. Keep it in a dry place, and make sure you close the lid properly. When directly exposed to air, the gloss tends to solidify!

3.8 Can lip gloss cause allergy?

No, if you are not prone to allergies. However, some ingredients can indeed cause some reactions if you have a particular history.

No, if you are not prone to allergies. However, some ingredients can indeed cause some reactions if you have a particular history.

3.9 Can lip gloss help chapped lips?

Yes, lip gloss does help moderately chapped lips. If you have excess chapping, refrain from using any chemical products on the lips.

Yes, lip gloss does help moderately chapped lips. If you have excess chapping, refrain from using any chemical products on the lips.

3.10 Which lip gloss is the best in India?

Our selections are the 7 best in India. Have a look at the product reviews to see which suits you the best!

Our selections are the 7 best in India. Have a look at the product reviews to see which suits you the best!

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for lip gloss

4.1 How to use a lip gloss?

Using a lip gloss is no rocket science!

  1. Shake the bottle well before you began the application.

  2. Unstopper the lead, if you have a brush applicator, pull it out. If you have a squeeze tube, directly put it on your lips.

  3. If you are applying with an applicator, dip the brush and take a small portion of the gloss on it. Apply a thin and even layer covering the entire lip area.

  4. If you are using a squeeze tube, press the tube lightly and run it all over the lips to get a fine and even layer.

  5. After you are done with the application, purse your lips together to even it out!

  6. All set to go!

Using a lip gloss is no rocket science!

  1. Shake the bottle well before you began the application.

  2. Unstopper the lead, if you have a brush applicator, pull it out. If you have a squeeze tube, directly put it on your lips.

  3. If you are applying with an applicator, dip the brush and take a small portion of the gloss on it. Apply a thin and even layer covering the entire lip area.

  4. If you are using a squeeze tube, press the tube lightly and run it all over the lips to get a fine and even layer.

  5. After you are done with the application, purse your lips together to even it out!

  6. All set to go!

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures, and things to know about lip glosses

5.1 Lip glosses were invented way back in 1930 by Max Factor and launched the first one in 1932. It was called X-Rated

5.2 The first flavoured lip gloss was hailed as “Lip Smacker” which was introduced in 1973!

5.1 Lip glosses were invented way back in 1930 by Max Factor and launched the first one in 1932. It was called X-Rated

5.2 The first flavoured lip gloss was hailed as “Lip Smacker” which was introduced in 1973!

6. Our Picks: How we picked the lip glosses

Are you still trying to make out how to select the perfect gloss for you amongst so many? Here are the product reviews of our top 7 best lip gloss brands in India!

Are you still trying to make out how to select the perfect gloss for you amongst so many? Here are the product reviews of our top 7 best lip gloss brands in India!

6.1 L'Oreal Infallible: The steady companion!

  • Why?

    • This one has relatively long durability and hydrating formula.

    • Gives excellent coverage in a single application.

    • The applicator is pointed and gives excellent to the point application.

    • It is available in 13 different shades.

    • The only negative point we would like to note is that you cannot apply it over any lipstick as the colour will change. However, at the same time, who needs lipstick when you have a coloured gloss like this!

  • Why?

    • This one has relatively long durability and hydrating formula.

    • Gives excellent coverage in a single application.

    • The applicator is pointed and gives excellent to the point application.

    • It is available in 13 different shades.

    • The only negative point we would like to note is that you cannot apply it over any lipstick as the colour will change. However, at the same time, who needs lipstick when you have a coloured gloss like this!

6.2 Beromt Mettalic Mermaid: The shinny pal!

  • Why?

    • This will last up to 5 hours and is enriched with vitamin E and other essential oils.

    • The feel is light and comfortable making it easy to wear.

    • You can wear this over any lipstick to add that shiny effect.

    • The brush applicator makes application super easy.

  • Why?

    • This will last up to 5 hours and is enriched with vitamin E and other essential oils.

    • The feel is light and comfortable making it easy to wear.

    • You can wear this over any lipstick to add that shiny effect.

    • The brush applicator makes application super easy.

6.3 Colorbar Diamond Shine: Your sparkly fit!

  • Why?

    • The Colorbar offers a simple shade that can be used for daily life.

    • The colour matches every skin tone.

    • It is enriched with vitamin E and other essential oils.

    • It has a soft gloss finish and would work well even on natural lips.

    • It is easy to use and apply.

  • Why?

    • The Colorbar offers a simple shade that can be used for daily life.

    • The colour matches every skin tone.

    • It is enriched with vitamin E and other essential oils.

    • It has a soft gloss finish and would work well even on natural lips.

    • It is easy to use and apply.

6.4 Lakme Insta Combo: The value pack!

  • Why?

    • You get an eyeliner along with a lip gloss.

    • The lip gloss has a slight pink tinge that gives your lips a soft, natural colour.

    • The bottle is a squeeze tube, and you can apply the gloss without needing an extra applicator.

    • The lip gloss also has a high gloss level and is perfect to wear due to its lightweight and fresh feel.

  • Why?

    • You get an eyeliner along with a lip gloss.

    • The lip gloss has a slight pink tinge that gives your lips a soft, natural colour.

    • The bottle is a squeeze tube, and you can apply the gloss without needing an extra applicator.

    • The lip gloss also has a high gloss level and is perfect to wear due to its lightweight and fresh feel.

6.5 SUGAR Smudge Me Not: The 2-in-1 gloss!

  • Why?

    • This unique flip design packs a lip colour as well as a gloss in just one sleek bottle.

    • It has two separate applicators; one for the lip colour and the other for the gloss.

    • You can use these independently that is either the lip colour or the gloss.

    • You can choose from 21 different shades.

    • The gloss is transparent so you can apply it over any lipstick.

  • Why?

    • This unique flip design packs a lip colour as well as a gloss in just one sleek bottle.

    • It has two separate applicators; one for the lip colour and the other for the gloss.

    • You can use these independently that is either the lip colour or the gloss.

    • You can choose from 21 different shades.

    • The gloss is transparent so you can apply it over any lipstick.

6.6 Swiss Beauty Gloss Me: The super gloss!

  • Why?

    • This is a transparent lip gloss so you can easily apply it over any lip colour.

    • It has high gloss and will give you a shimmering finish.

    • You can apply it over your lips without applying any lipstick. It will still work well and enhance your natural look.

    • The coverage is fantastic and will give a good finish in the second coat.

  • Why?

    • This is a transparent lip gloss so you can easily apply it over any lip colour.

    • It has high gloss and will give you a shimmering finish.

    • You can apply it over your lips without applying any lipstick. It will still work well and enhance your natural look.

    • The coverage is fantastic and will give a good finish in the second coat.

6.7 Kiro Airy Matte: The classy champ!