Remember how those ridiculously sticky and shiny glosses were all kinds of popular in the '90s? Well, I don't miss them and much prefer reaching for all of the non-sticky lip glosses below for my hopeful Valentine's Day smooch. Heck, even if I didn't think I had a V Day kiss coming my way, I'd prefer non-sticky gloss any day.
The first time I knew my love of sticky '90s lip gloss would eventually end was at an amusement park when I was 13 years old. I grew up in Texas and there was this new rollercoaster called the Titan at Six Flags that allegedly had a "mile long" drop and was a huge deal. I distinctly remember trying to impress my super crush at the time, John, so I swiped on an extra coat of heavens-knows-what-gloss before hopping on the ride next to him.
He went in for a kiss right before the mile drop (swoon), but a huge gust of wind blew all my previously long hair right into my face and it got so stuck to my sticky, shiny gloss. By the end of the ride, my hair was more or less plastered on my face and my hopes of getting a first kiss were totally dashed.
In hopes you never encounter a lip gloss tragedy like me, scroll on to see the best non-sticky lip glosses out there!
Sephora's cream lip stain features avocado oil that keeps things extra silky — not sticky — smooth all day long.
This serum-infused lip stain glides on with a super lightweight texture.
3. Butter Gloss
This 100 percent vegan gloss goes on as smooth as its namesake.
The gel texture of this gloss keeps things from getting gloppy and you can determine how strong the color pops depending on the number of coats you add.
The latest of Lancome's glosses, this super dewy gloss-balm comes in tons of great shades like Violette Pirouette.
This gloss from Maybelline is specifically designed to keep lips creamy and shiny with zero sticky gunk.
7. Lip Glace
This sheer gloss is perfect on it's own, but also adds a clean, shiny finish over lipstick.
This shimmer-free gloss is 100 percent pure and clear shine.
This stick gloss goes on super creamy and bright, leaving no goopy stickiness.
In a major variety of shades, this gloss balm walks the line perfectly between chapstick and gloss.
The Kardashian clan knows what's up when it comes to makeup, and this plumping, non-sticky gloss is no exception.
12. Smooth Lip Gloss
This gloss from Burt's Bees features sunflower oil and beeswax to ensure a smooth finish.
13. Color Elixir
The micro pearls in this high shine gloss give it a balm-like creaminess.
This gloss from Bobbi Brown is straight perfection and goes on non-sticky every time with just enough color.
BareMinerals keeps things pure and simple, and this sheer gloss is no exception.
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