Best Pigmented Lipglosses | 2018

I love a pigmented gloss, and I’m so glad that 2018 gave us a lot more finishes to choose from, whereas the previous couple of years felt very heavy on the matte lipsticks. There were some richer coverage formulas this year, like Too Faced Juicy Fruits Comfort Lip Glaze, MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour, and NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer, plus more shades in one of my favorite gloss formulas, NARS Velvet Lip Glide.  I feel like I might have a “type” when it comes to more opaque gloss–copper, plum, mauve, and a few reds, haha!

What more pigmented glosses did you reach for this year?

P.S. — You can view swatches of my favorites here.

Best of 2018

Best Pigmented Lipglosses

P.P.S. — If you enjoy reading/viewing my favorites, make sure you check out my all-time favorites here, products I’m thankful for (2018 series), and all of my editor’s recommended products here.



Top Pigmented Lipglosses of 2018

15.

15. Rose Gold Jouer

Jouer

LELimited Edition. $17.00/0.21 oz.

A-

Jouer Rose Gold High Pigment Lip Gloss ($17.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy copper with warm, red undertones and a metallic finish. The...

Jouer Rose Gold High Pigment Lip Gloss ($17.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy copper with warm, red undertones and a metallic finish. The...

17.

17. Dirty Chai Bite Beauty

Bite Beauty

LELimited Edition. $22.00/0.15 oz.

A-

Bite Beauty Dirty Chai French Press Lip Gloss ($22.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, medium coral with warm, rosy undertones and barely-there, gold...

Bite Beauty Dirty Chai French Press Lip Gloss ($22.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, medium coral with warm, rosy undertones and barely-there, gold...

18.

18. Deep Set MAC

MAC

LELimited Edition. $17.50/0.1 oz.

A-

MAC Deep Set Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, purplish-plum with subtle, warm undertones and multi-colored pearl--it primarily flashed green...

MAC Deep Set Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, purplish-plum with subtle, warm undertones and multi-colored pearl--it primarily flashed green...

Glossover Breakdown

94%

Average Score
A
19
B
1
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9.5
longevity
9.5
application
5
Total
94%
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9.5
longevity
9.5
application
5
Total
94%
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I really like Rose Gold by Jouer and Yummy Rummy by Too Faced. There is a wide selection of shades here and from lots of different brands too.

Happy New Year Christine, to you and your family.
I hope you have an enjoyable celebration with your family and friends.

Stunning glosses! I agree, it’s such a nice change of pace after matte lips reigning supreme for so long.

My favorites I bought 2018: NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Everglades, Cape Town, and Abruzzo; MAC x Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour in Ruby Princess; Too Faced Juicy Fruits Comfort Lip Glaze in Plum Crazy; MAC x Aaliyah 1 in a Million; MAC x Patrick Starrr Ride My Sleigh, Silent Night, and Queen P.

I definitely want to get more Too Faced Juicy Fruits in 2019.

I did get TF Yummy Rummy, and would say that it as well as UD Beso are 2 of my favorite pigmented lipglosses that I picked up this year even if neither one seems to like my lips! I still wear them, but always put a a week or two in between wearings. Other favorites of mine in this category are MAC x Aaliyah One In A Million and At Your Best You Are [Loved], and Grand Illusion It’s Just Candy.

How did I miss Melted Gold ??? Oooooo that is soooo hot! Definitely will be one on my list this year.

And Happy New Year to you and yours!

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