8 Clear Lip Gloss Picks You’ll Love in 2023

Updated on March 3, 2023
Tatiana Cooper By Tatiana Cooper
8 Clear Lip Gloss Picks You’ll Love in 2023PIN

Table Of Contents

    8 Clear Lip Gloss Picks You’ll Love in 2023

    We all want our skin to look like a glazed donut, hydrated, dewy, and healthy, so why not wish the same for your lips? If you also want your smoochers to look irresistibly yummy and gooey, don’t worry about picking your poison cause we’ll do it for you. A clear lip gloss is an ideal makeup product to get those hydrated and shiny kissable lips.

    There are loads of different clear lip glosses on the market, and we have outlined all the best ones to help you navigate what will suit you and your smoochers most. The “What We Like” and “What We Don’t Like” section for each product listed is compiled of reviews and experiences from people just like you, so you know you’re getting the real and raw truth.

    Before you embark on your journey to find what clear lip product you like, here is a chart distinguishing good quality from bad clear lip glosses to help you understand what to look for and what to avoid.

    Good Quality Clear Lip Stick Bad Quality Clear Lip Stick
    • Non-sticky
    • Shiny
    • Long lasting
    • Lays nicely overtop of other products
    • Has nice or zero scent
    • Very sticky
    • Not shiny or too shiny
    • Doesn’t wear long
    • Makes product underneath smudge
    • Has a strong smell (This can sometimes cause irritation for people sensitive skin)
    09/18/2023 08:29 pm GMT

    Zohna Rating

    7/10

    This Extreme Shine Essence lip gloss has a high shine and is a cheap clear lip gloss while still looking like good quality. It is jam-packed with ingredients that help give your pout and some extra poutyness for an extreme plumping effect. Not only will it give your lips more volume, but it will also provide them with a bit of a pink color because of the plumping ingredients.

    Specific characteristics worth mentioning in the product are:

    1. Gluten-free
    2. Vegan
    3. Paraben free
    4. Cruelty-free
    5. Oil-free
    6. Alcohol-free

    Zohna Tip

    If you feel tingling and mild burning, don't be alarmed; it means the plumping is working. If your lips are intensely burning and very swollen, discontinue use immediately and contact your doctor.

    What We Like

    • High gloss finish
    • Has a nice applicator
    • Very moisturizing
    • Inexpensive

    What We Don’t Like

    • Feels heavy on the lips
    • The scent can be overwhelming
    Glossier Clear Lip Gloss
    $19.41 ($138.64 / fl oz)
    09/18/2023 08:36 pm GMT

    Zohna Rating

    6/10

    The Glossier lip gloss in color Clear provides just the right amount of glow to your peckers. You’ll get instant shine and softer-looking and feeling lips in just one application. Vitamin E and Jojoba oil give the lips a cushiony soft feel and appearance. This product is dermatologically tested and made without any alcohol. It comes in four shades if Clear ends up differing from what you’re looking for.

    What We Like

    • Cruelty-Free
    • Enhancing
    • Nourishing
    • Vegan

    What We Don’t Like

    • It isn’t fully clear
    • Doesn’t last long
    • Very sticky
    09/18/2023 08:36 pm GMT

    Zohna Rating

    9/10

    The cult favorite NYX product, Butter Gloss, now comes in a clear lip gloss formula. According to NYX, this sweet-smelling gloss is non sticky and provides a blinding shine. With 32 different shade options, there is something for everyone and every skin tone. This product is formulated to feel like butter on the lips, providing a moisturized and nourished feeling.

    What We Like

    • Has a high shine
    • Skin tone inclusivity
    • Inexpensive

    What We Don’t Like

    • Has a pungent smell
    • Very sticky
    • The new formula is different from the beloved formula it used to be

    Zohna Rating

    8/10

    Tye together your effortless no makeup, makeup look with this “give-it-to-me lip gloss” that looks and feels unreal. The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer grants unparalleled shine. The XXL wand gives your lips the love and nourishment they deserve in one swipe. This shade, hand-picked by Rihanna and her Fenty Beauty team, is a super non sticky shiny clear lip gloss that provides instantly fuller-looking lips.

    What We Like

    • Very moisturizing
    • High shine
    • Long-lasting

    What We Don’t Like

    • Has a thicker formula than usual lip glosses
    • Packaging is prone to leaking
    09/18/2023 08:39 pm GMT

    Zohna Rating

    5/10

    According to Revlon, their Super Lustrous The Gloss in the clear lip gloss shade is lightweight, nonsticky, dewy, and moisturizing. In one swipe, your lips look plumper and shinier due to the bold and large applicator. The clear gloss shade is great to apply to overtopping other lip liners or lipsticks and doesn’t make the product run. The added moisturizer in the clear lip gloss comes from:

    1. Agave
    2. Moringa oil
    3. Cupuacu butter

    What We Like

    • Feels smooth on the lips
    • Doesn’t make lip product underneath run.
    • Dupe for Fenty Gloss
    • Inexpensive

    What We Don’t Like

    • Super sticky and tacky on the lips
    • It can look cheap on the lips
    • Doesn’t last long
    Dior Clear Lip Gloss
    $53.99 ($269.95 / Fl Oz)
    09/18/2023 09:16 pm GMT

    Zohna Rating

    7.5/10

    The Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Serum is a lip-plumping and hydrating universally clear lip gloss. According to Dior, it provides 24 hours of hydration and quick and noticeable volume. This colorless product melts onto the lips providing a duo of skincare and volumizing action all in one. Using infused mallow flower extract and hyaluronic acid delivers hydration and plumping. The inclusion of hydration to the lips provides a nearly immediate and long-lasting volumizing effect for your peckers.

    This product can be worn on its own to finish off a makeup look or to bring your makeup-less face some sparkle, but it can also be worn as a makeup primer or as a night serum for some lip T.L.C.

    What We Like

    • It’s skincare and makeup in one
    • Has moisturizing ingredients we trust
    • Nice vanilla scent

    What We Don’t Like

    • Not very plumping
    • Expensive
    • Has a semi-matte-like finish- not very shiny
    09/18/2023 10:31 pm GMT

    Zohna Rating

    9/10

    A little goes along with this MAC Lipglass clear lip gloss. Only a tiny bead of the product will bring a glass-like finish and a perfect sheen to your smoochers. The inclusions of jojoba oil condition the lips, leaving them softer and more hydrated. What’s great about this product is it’s ideal for those makeup experimenters that like to experiment with their makeup products.

    You can mix this transparent lip gloss with other products like nude lipstick, lip stain, liquid blushes, or sparkles, you name it, and it can be applied anywhere on the body (except the eyes). Makeup is meant to be played with, and MAC certainly appreciates that with this product.

    What We Like

    • Highly concentrated
    • It can be used on other areas of the body
    • Long-lasting

    What We Don’t Like

    • Very sticky
    • Leaky packaging
    • Thick formula
    09/18/2023 10:35 pm GMT

    Zohna Rating

    6/10

    With their doe-foot applicator, effortlessly glide on NARS’ clear glossy lip gloss in the shade Triple X for a creamy and transparent color to elevate your lip game. After application, you will be left with a deep and notable shine. The sheer coverage, shimmering finish, and subtle sheen, all from a non sticky formula according to NARS, will leave you feeling as shining and as luminous as your peckers.

    This clear lip gloss looks fantastic on the lips and is also excellent for them. This product has Sea Lavender which helps to protect against aging. The formula also nourishes, hydrates, smooths fine lines and keeps the lips looking and feeling soft and juicy.

    What We Like

    • Not too sticky
    • Creamy texture
    • Easy to apply
    • Moisturizing

    What We Don’t Like

    • Packing leaks
    • Very sheer
    • The applicator is on the smaller side
    • Odd smelling scent

    The Best Clear Lip Gloss Winners

    To make it easier on your eyes and brain, we have summarized our favorite clear lip glosses and added one pro and one con to the chart below.

    The Best Clear Lip Gloss Pro Con
    M.A.C Clear Lip Gloss Highly concentrated Thick formula
    NYX Clear Lip Gloss High shine Very sticky
    Fenty Clear Lip Gloss Very moisturizing Packaging leaks
    Dior Clear Lip Gloss Skincare and makeup in one Not very plumping even though Dior claims it’s a lip plumper

    How To Make Clear Lip Gloss

    If your favorite and best lip balm isn’t cutting it for you in the gloss department, but you aren’t into all the different colors, give making your own clear lip gloss recipe a try. If this idea gets you going and you are really into making your own products, try a DIY lip scrub to ensure your new clear lip gloss applies as nicely and smoothly as possible. Now for the fun stuff. Here is a step-by-step on how to make lip gloss at home.

    What you’ll need to make clear lip gloss:

    1. Olive oil
    2. Mixing bowl
    3. Vaseline
    4. Aloe vera gel
    5. Flavoring oils or essential oils (optional)
    6. Empty lip gloss tubes

    Step #1

    Scoop a tablespoon of vaseline into your mixing bowl and place it into the microwave for about a minute.

    Zohna Tip

    Take out the vaseline at the 30-second mark and give it a good stir to make sure it's melting okay before putting it back in for the final 30 seconds.

    Step #2

    Add about a teaspoon of the aloe vera gel to the melted vaseline and combine them.

    Step #3

    Add a few drops of olive oil.

    Zohna Tip

    Try using olive oil containing sunflower oil for some added nutrients.

    Step #4

    Now would be a good time if you wanted to add some of your essential oils or oil flavoring.

    Step #5

    Add the mixture to the microwave for a minute to ensure all the ingredients are melted together.

    Step #6

    Now that everything is combined, it should be completely transparent. Transfer the lip gloss from the mixing bowl into your empty lip gloss containers using a pipet of some sort.

    FAQ

    • What Is Clear Lip Gloss Made Out Of?

      If you choose to make clear lip gloss at home, we suggest making it out of olive oil, vaseline, and aloe vera gel. However, there are other ways to make them, and large companies that mass-produce lip glosses typically use different formulas.

      The two main ingredients for clear lip gloss are emollients and thickeners. The emollients are typically oils, which give the gloss a wet texture and shine. Depending on the company, the oils can either be synthetic or natural. Natural oils would be like coconut oil, Jojoba oil, and vitamin E. Sometimes companies will combine both natural and synthetic oils to get the best of both worlds.

      Thickeners include waxes and clays that, like oils, can be natural or synthetic. Thickeners work to keep the gloss on your lips and prevent the dreaded dripping or smearing. Usually, lip glosses are heavier on the oils with a minor addition of waxes, whereas lipsticks are heavier on the waxes with a minor addition of the oils.

    • Where To Get Clear Lip Gloss?

      We have your back if you are searching for a clear lip gloss and need help finding one. You can look for new lipgloss either online or in-store. Any local drugstores or local beauty retailers like Sephora or Ulta will sell them. If you like a specific brand, you can also purchase their clear lip gloss on their store website.

    • Can I Apply Clear Lip Gloss Over Lipstick?

      One of the best things about clear lipstick is that it’s clear. Therefore, it can elevate your lips without adding to or changing their color. They are great paired over top of your favorite lipstick shade.

      The clear gloss will add luminosity and the appearance of plumper lips without altering the shade of your lipstick. In fact, we highly recommend this trick to take your lipstick look to the next level.

    Keep Calm And Gloss On

    If making your peckers look like a glazed donut was your goal, hopefully, we have helped you to tick it off the list. Each one of the clear lip gloss products listed will help to bring your lips the glossy finish and moisturized feeling they deserve. Even though some were rated less than others that doesn’t mean they won’t do the job of giving you that glazed donut look; some just do it better than others.