If I had to choose only one makeup product to wear for the rest of my life, it would be lip gloss, hands down. I’ve always been a gloss girl, and I can say with the utmost confidence that this part of my identity will never change. This means that I have three or more lip glosses in my purse at all times, and I can count how many times I’ve worn a matte formula on one hand. If you couldn’t already tell, the obsession is real—so real that I often message my co-workers about my latest purchases, turning our Slack channel into a hub for product links and comments like, “OMG. You need to try this.” (I swear swapping beauty notes is a bullet on my job description. It’s just written in invisible ink.)
Whenever I receive a makeup product in the mail, Caitie Schlisserman, our beauty director and my manager, is the first person I message. I know that I can count on her for an honest review and top-tier product recommendations. Our latest Slack conversation was on the topic of lip gloss (shocking, I know), and we bonded over our hatred for sticky glosses. We love the look of a shiny and hydrating formula, but we hate the feeling of our hair getting stuck to our lips or the glue-like sensation when our lips rub together. We’ve made the executive decision to ditch these glosses in 2022 and replace them with our top 20 non-sticky lip glosses below.