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A completely honest, unbiased review on Maybelline Lifter Gloss.

Get full details on overall performance, swatches, and a color guide to help you find a shade you’ll love!

Nine lip glosses standing up side by side on a white background.

I purchased 9 Lifter Gloss shades and put them to the test! Dry winter lips, mealtime, and late nights with friends, these glosses have seen it all.

After weeks of giving it my rigorous crash test, I’m excited to share everything I’ve learned. (Spoiler alert, I’m obsessed!)

These glosses also pair perfectly with another drugstore favorite of mine, Elf Cosmetics Putty Blush.

I even took an internet deep dive to see how the shade range looks on beauty bloggers with skin tones different from own.

I love sharing my favorite beauty wins with you! Read more makeup reviews in my Pixi on the Glow Blush, Typology Tinted Serum, and Julep Eyeshadow Stick posts.

I hope by the end of this Maybelline Lifter Gloss review, you’ll be running (not walking) to the drugstore for this little makeup gem.

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What is Maybelline Lifter Gloss?

A lightweight, non-sticky gloss with 20 gorgeous shades to choose from. The high shine finish gives lips a fuller look. Hyaluronic acid works to keep lips hydrated.

What You Should Know:

  • The pigments can be deceiving – Some shades that look dark in the tube, are actually sheer when you wear them.
  • The shimmer glosses have more “oomph” – Their light reflective quality adds just a little extra glitz and definition compared to the non shimmers.
  • Lifter Gloss has a slightly sweet taste and smell.
  • One color can look very different on two different people.
  • It doesn’t tingle – No known skin irritants are used in the formula. My lips just felt soft and silky.

A Color Guide to Lifter Gloss

Pigments in Lifter Gloss range from sheer to full coverage. This guide details how much color payoff you get with each shade.

Pink and white infograph chart with small dabs of color and text.

Maybelline Lifter Gloss Full Shade Range

The Pros of Lifter Gloss

  1. Large doe foot wand.
  2. Drugstore price.
  3. Really plumps and hydrates lips!
  4. Packaging – Rectangular tube is pretty and prevents counter roll-offs.
  5. Thick & lightweight formula – Feels bouncy, plush, and silky smooth!
  6. Non-sticky.
  7. Crystal-like glossy shine.

The Cons

  • Not long wearing

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best Maybelline Lifter Gloss shade?

You’ll need to experiment to find the best shade for you. Each Lifter Gloss will look different from one skin tone to another, so grab a few colors and test them out!

How long does it last?

I’m able to get one or two hours of wear if I’m not eating or drinking. After eating you’ll probably have to reapply.

Maybelline Lifter Gloss Swatches

Closeup portrait of a brunette woman.

Opal 012

Shimmery, barely there pink.

Sun 020

Clear with warm gold shimmer.

Closeup portrait of a brunette woman.
Closeup portrait of a brunette woman.

Brass 011

Sheer pink-peach with gold shimmer and metallic finish.

Moon 003

Soft shimmery pink.

Closeup portrait of a brunette woman.
Closeup portrait of a brunette woman.

Amber 007

Warm brownish pink without shimmer.

Topaz 009

Pink-bronze with gold shimmer and metallic finish.

Closeup of a brunette woman.
Closeup portrait of a brunette woman.

Silk 004

Neutral pinkish-brown with gold shimmer.

Petal 005

Rich rosy pink with warm shimmer.

Closeup of a brunette woman.
Closeup portrait of a brunette woman.

Heat 014

Deep reddish-pink without shimmer.

Maybelline Lifter Gloss Review: Final Thoughts

Lifter Gloss checks all the boxes for my perfect gloss. If you have dry lips like myself, and need a top notch hydrating lip product, I highly recommend it!

Have you tried Maybelline Lifter Gloss yet? Share your experience below!

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