Apparently, Fashion People Everywhere Carry *This* in Their Bag at All Times

Sabina Socol Best Clear Lip Gloss

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As a beauty editor, I swear by a select few makeup products and remain dedicated to them. I can go without mascara, skip shaping and filling in my brows on certain days, or forgo sweeping liquid blush across the apples of my cheeks to my temples, but I will always appreciate a good clear lip gloss. Whether I'm in the mood to wear it alone or layered with my favorite lip tints and balms, I can always count on clear lip gloss to add the perfect finishing touch to any look. If I'm not wearing anything else on my face but a clear lip gloss, I still feel put together and ready to take on my day. (I even wear a few coats of my favorite non-sticky selections during semi-weekly workout sessions.)

Wondering which ones other fashion people and I have in constant rotation? Below, discover the clear lip glosses I've tested and can't stop reapplying whenever I get the opportunity to as well as ones I've spotted being used by beauty and fashion lovers. There's something for everyone—from wallet-friendly early 2000s selections to higher-end options that look as luxurious as their formulas feel.

The 16 Best Clear Lip Glosses

Sasha Mei Best Clear Lip Gloss

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Chanel McKinsie Best Clear Lip Gloss

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Maya Thomas
Assistant Beauty Editor
Maya Thomas is Who What Wear's assistant beauty editor based just outside of Seattle, Washington. Her strong love for all things beauty and fashion stems from a strong childhood interest in the fine arts. During a gap year spent in Paris studying the history of French fashion, she shifted her focus to English literature and journalism as a student at Loyola Marymount University with the goal of one day pursuing a career in fashion. After graduating in May 2021, Maya began freelancing for as a contributing commerce writer while also building a following on her lifestyle blog, When she's not writing, Maya spends her free time catching up on reading, perusing art galleries, and enjoying a night out at the ballet every now and then.