Woman wearing orange lip gloss

Just less than a year ago, it was all about the mattes. Bone-dry finishes that would make your lips the boldest part of your MOTD were a total must-have. Now the tide is finally turning to a wet look that is all summer. Thankfully, there is such a huge variety of lip glosses from natural to edgy and everything in between. But before you pick your new favorite lip gloss, let us show you some of our favorite shades for every skin tone. These lip colors are all under $25 and come with Cash Back at Ebates so you can update your face game without breaking the bank.

Light Skin

Three lip glosses in gold, pink, and wine

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Lipgloss in Forbidden, $18 (Sephora) | Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Lip Gloss in Seedless Watermelon, $1.99 (Walgreens) | Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Bordeaux, $16 (ULTA Beauty)

Light skin tones look fabulous with a mauvey nude for day, sheer pink for the weekend, and dusty brick red for evening.

Olive Skin

Three lip glosses in gold, purple, and pink

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Sandstorm, $5.99, (Walgreens) | Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy in Like A Boss, $22 (Sephora) | NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss in Peach Cobbler, $4.99 (ULTA Beauty)

Don’t shy away from a little sparkle. Olive and warmer tones should give a glittery gold a whirl, go bold with an electric violet or spicy with an orange-toned red.

Dark Skin

Three lip glosses in peach, gold and pink

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lip Gloss in Sunset, $10.49 (Walgreens) | Black Up Lipshine in Champagne, $19 (Sephora) | BAREMINERALS Moxie Buttercream Lip Gloss in Electric Fuchsia, $18 (ULTA Beauty)

These lip glosses for dark skin will take you from the board room to the boardwalk in a snap. Go peachy pink for day, metallic copper for evening and fiery fuchsia for the weekend.

Deep Skin

Three lip glosses in pink, peach and red

stila Lip Glaze in Watermelon, $22 (Sephora) | Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Maui, $16  (ULTA Beauty) | L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lip Gloss in Rich Red, $5.89 (Walgreens)

Some of the best lip glosses just take your natural lip color up a notch. A sheer pink will make your lips pop ever so gently while a pale coral will look bold yet beautiful against deep-toned skin. Then, go redder than red for a sultry evening look.

Which one of these shades are you dying to try? Let us know with a comment below?



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Briana Hernandez
Briana is a shopaholic whose newest obsession is matching top-and-skirt sets (but she also can’t resist a good jumpsuit). She loves rock music, horror movies and is an all-around pop culture junkie. She is, without fail, always down for karaoke. Her blog, Mamafierce, is a chronicle of personal fashion, body positivity and the adventures of motherhood. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three-year-old son and tortoiseshell cat, Divvy.

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