Grown-Up Clear Lip Glosses Even Your Middle School Self Would Love

Like Gossip Girl's Serena van der Woodsen once said, "Lipstick lasts longer but gloss is more fun..." This quote — now a viral meme — reflects the playful sentiment of the product perfectly. But lip gloss has come leaps and bounds since our days rolling saccharine-sweet goop over our lips after homeroom.
Eventually, many of us traded our favorite lip lacquers in for matte and cream formulas until lately, when gloss entered the beauty zeitgeist once again. Working from home has reminded us of our love for a creamy, fuss-free lip gloss that requires zero precision and little effort. It's the easiest, comfiest way to spruce up our face without having dry lips when it's all said and done. Luckily for us, the glosses of 2021 are smooth, silky, shiny, and packed with skin-care benefits to boot. Check out our favorites ahead.
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