7 Nude Lip Glosses That Are Perfect for Every Day

There’s a time and place for every beauty trend—or many of them, at least—and dark, matte lipsticks don’t go hand in hand with warm beach days. What does pair well with a cold mimosa and sunbathing? Lightweight, almost-sheer glosses that punch up any look *just* enough. Here, seven that are about to be on heavy rotation.

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Charlotte Tilbury Latex Love Lip Gloss ($34)

High shine, long wear and intense pigment make up Charlotte Tilbury’s latest lip-enhancer that’s perfect for every day. Made up of six nude-to-berry shades—our favorite is Belle du Sour, pictured—there’s a hue for every mood, and each promises mirror-like shine that won’t slip.


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NARS Orgasm Oil-Infused Lip Tint ($26)

Looking for one of those no-fuss glosses you can apply without a mirror? The coveted, universally-flattering Orgasm shade is back, but now in a fast-absorbing, hydrating lip oil that conditions as it shines—minus all the goopy mess.


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Hourglass Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss ($30) 

A lip plumper-meets show-stopping gloss, this nonsticky formula instantly boosts hydration and plumps without the sting of traditional lip plumpers. We’re partial to the shade Ignite, pictured, (a peachy nude with gold flecks) but the 18-shade range includes flattering pinks, nudes and even an ethereal clear coat.


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YSL Glossy Stain Summer Look 2019 ($37)

If you’re after a consistency lighter than a gloss—think a fluid, but not sticky—with the dry-down of a stain, look no further than this limited-edition nude that sticks around all day.


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STILA Beauty Boss Lip Gloss in Synergy ($15)

This shimmer-packed gloss looks a little intimidating in the tube, but once it’s applied, lips are swathed with a pinky-nude hue and iridescent pearls that amp up dimension instantly as hyaluronic filling spheres help support volume over time.


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La Mer The Lip Volumizer ($75)

$75 for a lip gloss? Look at it as a treatment with a subtle sheen. The brand's iconic Miracle Broth, plus antioxidants and serious hydrators that work to fade lip lines over time, make this your-lips-but-better formula worth every penny.

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Sara Happ Let’s Glow Lip Illuminator ($24)

Just like highlighter can add dimension to our faces, this first-of-its-kind “lip highlighter” spotlights the high points of the lip to make it look fuller when applied to the cupid’s bow or all-over. What’s not an illusion, however, is the blend of hydrating oils and ultra-filling light spheres inside the bottle to benefit lips for hours.