Enter: lip oil. The cool younger sister of lip gloss, lip oil is your long-lasting, thicker, and more nourishing option- with the same shine. First popularised by Clarins with their Lip Comfort Oil (OGs will remember from the Zoella days), we’ve since seen an uptick in interest following the launch of Dior’s Addict Lip Glow Oil. Combined with the viral nature of TikTok makeup trends, lip oil seems to be the new hit.
What is lip oil?
Like the name suggests, lip oil is formulated with rich oils, adding a more nourishing element to your everyday glossy lip. With a thicker consistency, the product is more long-lasting and luxurious-feeling than a gloss. Pigment is another major factor in these products as sheer, rosy tints have been a common denominator across the board.
What are the best lip oils?
Considering their (relatively) newfound popularity, here are some of our favourite lip oils...
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil, $35 at Sephora
Selena has done it again...
After launching their all-new Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil, Rare Beauty have re-solidified their viral status. The tint/oil hybrid has a high-shine jelly finish that wears down into a matte tint throughout the day. With an opaque pigment and non-sticky formulation, snap this one up while it's still in stock!
Clarins Lip Comfort Oil, $41 at Adore Beauty
A true OG. Clarins’ Lip Comfort Oil will always be a reliable option. After a recent reformulation (in line with their resurgent popularity) jojoba, hazelnut, and rose oil are star players in this formula. After expanding to eight shades, the beautifully-tinted oil also leaves a stain on the lips after the glossiness wears off. Application has never been easier with a thick, plush doe-foot providing ample cushioning for the lips.
Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil, $60 at DIOR
The constantly sold-out Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil boasts a whopping 11 shades. The cult favourite product currently holds a place in every it-girl’s makeup bag- and for good reason. The hydrating formula delivers a gorgeously reflective finish in combination with hydrating benefits.
Revlon Kiss Glow Lip Oil, $19.95 at Myer
On the more affordable side, Revlon’s Kiss Glow Lip Oil packs a high pigment punch. Ranging from nude to bright fuchsia, you’ll be sure to find a shade that satisfies.
Naked Sundays Glow + Go Lip Oil with SPF50+, $29.95 at Mecca
Naked Sunday’s lip oil is a thin, yet smooth formula. The subtle tint and shiny finish make the lips appear rejuvenated, while the addition of SPF is another highlight.
Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Treatment Gloss, $35.89 at Revolve
Melding peptides, hyaluronic acid, avocado oil, and konjac root together, Kosas’ lip oil hybrid is a great option for those seeking hydration. Combined with the ultra-glossy finish and nourishing ingredients, the product also welcomes plumper-looking lips.