Summer is a time when many of us swap some of our favorite cosmetics for lighter options. There is no doubt I’m a lipstick aficionado but even I opt for a quick swipe of a gloss on hot summer days. Light and moisturizing, tinted lip gloss adds a sheer wash of color and lots of shine. The sun amplifies the luster quotient, highlighting your lips in way that is still soft and subtle. It’s easy to apply on the go making it the perfect item to throw in your bag before hitting the beach, park, picnic, or farmer’s market. In my humble opinion, lip gloss is definitely not a beauty product that you need to spend a lot of money on. I prefer to try on lipsticks before purchasing them to be certain they will work with my skin tone. Gloss is much more forgiving because it’s translucent and will blend with your natural lip color. So, pop into your favorite drugstore and pick up one of these fantastic budget-friendly options.
Click through the slideshow below for 10 pretty lip glosses under $10.
10 Under $10: Lip Gloss
I'm wearing NYC Up to 8 Hour CityProof Gloss.
Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Gloss
I love color so this line of pigmented lip colors is right up my alley. Shown here in Captivating Coral, this sweet gloss with honey nectar is a softer way to rock the orange trend.Found on Drugstore $7.79
Physician’s Formula Matchmaker Lip Gloss
This fool-proof, high tech gloss reacts to the light and your pH to ensure the perfect hue with fluorescein-based dye and photochromic powders.Available at Drugstore $9.95
NYC Up to 8 Hour CityProof Gloss
This gloss is a serious steal! It’s got great shine without migrating off your lips and is fortified with kokum butter, jojoba oil, and antioxidants. Pick it up at CVS $2.99
L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lip Gloss
This moisturizing lip gloss has real staying power! It’s available in 20 shades and the one shown here, Sangria, is an Allure reader’s favorite.Available at Drugstore $9.99
Flower Shine On Lip Gloss
I’m a big fan of Drew Barrymore’s luxury-for-less makeup line, Flower. These glosses don’t disappoint and this sweet pink, Hibis-Kiss, is universally flattering. Exclusively available at Walmart $6.98
e.l.f. Mineral Lip Gloss
Formulated with: minerals, coconut oil, and vitamins A and E. Formulated without: parabens, preservatives, or chemical dyes. Need I say more?Found at Eyes Lips Face $3
Covergirl Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers Lipgloss
Who can resist the chance to relive childhood with these delicious glosses in grown up flavors like papaya, cranberry, and lychee?Pick it up at Walgreens $6.29
Hard Candy Glossaholic Lip Gloss
Add some serious sparkle with this gloss laced with reflective pearly prisms.
Get it at Walmart $5
Burts Bees Lip Gloss
Feel good about what you are putting on your lips (and let's face it, ingesting) with this 100% natural formula. Found on Drugstore $8.99
Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Lip Gloss
Credit where credit is due: I love this lip gloss in Red Sensation (shown here). For $2, you get awesome long-wearing color with sparkly shine. So much shimmer, in fact, that this pick is great for nighttime. Found at Drugstore $1.99