15 Non-Sticky Lip Glosses Perf For V-Day

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!

1. Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain, $14, Sephora

Sephora's cream lip stain features avocado oil that keeps things extra silky — not sticky — smooth all day long.

2. Long Glossed Stain

Long Glossed Stain, $24, Amazon

This serum-infused lip stain glides on with a super lightweight texture.

3. Butter Gloss

NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss, $10, Amazon

This 100 percent vegan gloss goes on as smooth as its namesake.

4. Ultra Luxe Lip Gloss

Sonia Kashuk Ultra Luxe Lip Gloss, $9, Target

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.

5. Lip Lover Gloss

Lancome Lip Lover Long-Wear Lip Gloss, $24, Nordstrom

The latest of Lancome's glosses, this super dewy gloss-balm comes in tons of great shades like Violette Pirouette.

6. Baby Lips Gloss

Maybelline Baby Lip Gloss, $4, Walgreens

This gloss from Maybelline is specifically designed to keep lips creamy and shiny with zero sticky gunk.

7. Lip Glace

Laura Mercier Black Cherry Lip Glace, $25, Amazon

This sheer gloss is perfect on it's own, but also adds a clean, shiny finish over lipstick.

8. Full On Lip Cream

Buxom Full On Lip Cream, $20, Sephora

This shimmer-free gloss is 100 percent pure and clear shine.

9. High Gloss Lip Color

Urban Decay High Gloss Lip Color, $10, Sephora

This stick gloss goes on super creamy and bright, leaving no goopy stickiness.

10. Colorful Gloss Balm

Colorful Gloss Balm, $10, Sephora

In a major variety of shades, this gloss balm walks the line perfectly between chapstick and gloss.

11. Lip Plumping Shimmer Gloss

Kardashian Beauty Lip Plumping Shimmer Gloss , $20, Amazon

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

Burt's Bees Smooth Lip Gloss, $4, Amazon

This gloss from Burt's Bees features sunflower oil and beeswax to ensure a smooth finish.

13. Color Elixir

Maybelline Color Elixir, $10, Amazon

The micro pearls in this high shine gloss give it a balm-like creaminess.

14. Classic Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Classic Lip Gloss, $26, Nordstrom

This gloss from Bobbi Brown is straight perfection and goes on non-sticky every time with just enough color.

15. Marvelous Moxie Gloss

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Gloss, $18, Amazon

BareMinerals keeps things pure and simple, and this sheer gloss is no exception.

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