Who doesn’t love a glossy, sophisticated lip, whether it’s bare or bright?
The right lips can make an outfit. But lip gloss is not meant to be hydrating, it’s just makeup, and it can be sticky and sometimes even goopy. And lip balms are moisturizing, but they are waxy, and lip balms containing phenol, menthol and salicylic acid actually make your lips drier.
So step aside, lipstick, lip balm and lip gloss — lip oil is taking over as the new alternative to healthy, shiny, sexy lips. Lip oils offer the shine of gloss while softening and keeping your lips hydrated all day. If you’re curious about which to buy, read on.
Clarins Lip Comfort Oil
This version includes a hydrating blend of jojoba and hazelnut oils for plenty of moisture. Clarins also offers an oversized applicator that’s curved to hug your lips. Some options bring a sheer wash of color while others react with the pH of your lips for a personalized hue. Some even have lip-smacking flavors.
Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil
This splurge is worth it. While it increases moisture levels, it also improves lip texture and reduces the depth of wrinkles. The 24-karat gold-plated tip not only looks luxurious, it’s also antibacterial. There are clear and tinted options.
Ogee Luxury Organics Tinted Sculpted Lip Oil
If you prefer using lipsticks and solids, choose Ogee. This chubby, oil-based pencil brings oodles of moisture and glides across lips. Main ingredients include jojoba oil, hyaluronic acid and peppermint oil. It also comes in a nice selection of shades.
Winky Lux Lip Oil
This TikTok-famous lip oil is jam-packed with vitamin E and peptides. It leaves a glossy shimmer and features avocado, sunflower and jojoba oils to keep your lips nourished. Winky offers clear, barely-there tints and brighter shades.
Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil
This lip oil is formulated to enhance your lips. You’ll love the shiny, nonsticky and cherry-oil infused goodness that nourishes, protects and revitalizes your lips. Dior offers numerous shades from light pink all the way to mahogany.
FENTY Beauty Cherry Treat Conditioning + Strengthening Lip Oil
Singer Rihanna created Fenty Beauty believing that makeup should be fun. This top-trending, ultra-hydrating lip oil goes on clear and keeps your lips continually moisturized. Jojoba seed and rosehip fruit oils hydrate and strengthen your lips’ moisture barrier, leading to plump and fuller lips.
Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir
Charlotte’s crystal-infused lip oil conditions by day, works as a lip mask by night. The formula includes Sqisandryl, a plant extract from the schisandra chinesis fruit, as well as swertian and resurrection leaf extracts to hydrate and smooth lips, lock in moisture, reduce the appearance of lines and offer plumper-looking lips. Hyaluronic acid also hydrates your lips. The clear oil can be used alone or on top of lipstick for a glossy colorful look.