14 Best Clear Lip Glosses To Keep Your Lips Looking Dewy








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Last Updated: June 4, 2021

Even if you’re not the world’s best beauty influencer, you know that a swipe of a well-formulated lip color can make you feel like a new person. I am a huge fan of lipsticks for exactly this reason, but all of the matte lipsticks from the past few seasons might have left your lips a little dull and dry. 

Sometimes we need to give our lips a little break, but don’t want to go completely bare, which is where clear lip gloss steps in. Read on for 15 amazing clear glosses that will hydrate and soothe without dimming that bright color that you love.

Best Clear Lip Glosses

Fenty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Rihanna first made the beauty industry gasp with her foundations, and she’s done it again with her lip gloss. The Universal Lip Luminizer is a high shine gloss that’s smooth without being sticky. This lip gloss does not contain any animal products and the brand is cruelty-free.

Glass Slipper is perfectly clear, but if you want something that’s a bit more pearlescent, try Diamond Milk.


MAC Lipglass in Clear

This one does not have any particular sustainability or animal benefits aside from there being no animal testing at MAC outside of where it’s required. If you don’t have those concerns though, it’s still a great lip gloss. 

There’s no shimmer in this one, it’s completely clear and the squeeze tube makes for an easy application. It’s also safe to use on any other part of your body with the exception of your eye, so go ahead and experiment!


Vapour Elixir Gloss in Lucid

As a lipstick fan, it was their bright yet sustainably made lip colors that first got my attention on Vapour Beauty. To complement all of their gorgeous colors, their lip gloss is cruelty-free, manufactured with renewable solar energy while using no water in its formula.

Lucid has a slight iridescence and a subtle fruit flavor, so it looks good and tastes pretty good too. A great one to start with if you’re trying to introduce sustainable beauty into your routine.


Glossier Lip Gloss in Clear

Beauty magazines have been raving about glossier for quite some time, and their lip gloss is no exception. It’s another vegan, cruelty free formula and this one contains no drying alcohol.

“Clear” is exactly what it sounds like, but if you’re looking for something with a bit more interest, you can also try the holographic version (or try three shades with the lip gloss trio).


Tower 28 Beauty ShineOn Jelly Lip Gloss

Sometimes lip gloss just isn’t enough and you need a lip treatment too. If that sounds like you, this vegan and cruelty-free jelly lip gloss will be your best friend. 
It’s designed to be a hybrid of a gloss and a balm to keep your lips hydrated and shiny for hours. Chill is completely clear, but you can try Magic if you want some sparkle.


Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Gloss in Jellyfish

This top-rated Kosas gloss uses natural ingredients like konjac root and primrose oil to provide a barrier between your lips and any natural stressors.

It’s a beautifully formulated lip treatment with no animal products or testing. It might be a bit of a splurge, but it’s a lifesaver if your lips are prone to chapping. It offers a beautiful glossy finish without being tacky!


KimChi Chic High Key Gloss in Raindrop

If anyone can put beauty products to the test, it’s Kim Chi. Not only does she perform for hours in her own cosmetics, she does muckbangs in them too and they don’t move. All of the formulas for Kim’s High Key Gloss are vegan and cruelty-free with no synthetic fragrances.

Raindrop is truly a clear gloss with no iridescence, so it’s extremely high shine without looking shimmery.


Josie Maran Argan Lip Gloss in Moondance

Another contender in the competition for best sustainable beauty, Josie Maran offers a vegan and cruelty-free lip gloss with a natural collagen simulator for a plumping effect. The argan oil used in their products is sustainably harvested and they use terracycle to turn their 100% recyclable waste into new products.

Moondance is a clear mid shine gloss with a little bit of shimmer.


OFRA Lip Gloss in Luminous Lips

This next one is perfect if you want a clean lip gloss with a bit of sun protection. As with most of the others on this list, this one is vegan and cruelty-free. It comes with a light scent.

Luminous lips is a shiny, clear gloss with a doe foot applicator. If you have trouble with that sort of applicator, they also have a clear gloss in a stick. Be warned though, the stick contains peppermint, so use with caution if you have allergies.


NARS Lip Gloss in Triple X

Again, nothing remarkable on the vegan or cruelty free front, but this one is still a great lip gloss and does have some anti-aging properties if that’s something you’re looking for.


Dime Beauty Lip Gloss in Ryan

This lip gloss is good for you and good for the planet. Dime Beauty lip gloss is vegan and cruelty-free, packaged in recycled and recyclable materials and uses as little plastic as possible.

Ryan is a sheer lip gloss with a nice vanilla flavor and scent.


Milk Makeup KUSH Lip Glaze

This non-sticky lip glaze from Milk Makeup is infused with hemp seed oil and jojoba oil as well as moringa butter, keeping your lips hydrated and shinier than ever

Plus, it has an unexpected (but exciting) minty taste. They have a clear lip gloss as well as a couple fun tinted options!


KIKO 3D Hydra Lipgloss in Clear

Kiko is a cosmetics company based in Milan. While not 100% vegan, they are cruelty free

As far as benefits go, this one is probably the most affordable and beneficial on the list. It’s hydrating, plumping and uses Bidens extract for anti-aging. If you’re just starting your collection and don’t have a huge budget, this one’s a great first pick.


Dear Dahlia Glass Shine Lip Topper 

You probably recognize Dear Dahlia for their signature marble packaging, but their products are pretty on the inside too. They are vegan, cruelty free and sustainably packaged

This lip topper has a subtle scent and shimmer with a brush applicator.


Bottom Line

Well, that brings us to the end of our best clear lip gloss recommendations. Whether you need pumping or moisturization, may you find the perfect product for you!

Well, that brings us to the end of our best clear lip gloss recommendations. Whether you need pumping or moisturization, may you find the perfect product for you!

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