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9 Lip Oils That Offer Shimmer and Shine And No Stick

Glossy lips without the discomfort.

For the past few years matte and satin lips have certainly had their days in the sun, but with rise of Clean Girl beauty and an emphasis on glossy, hydrated makeup it’s time for them to make way for the hottest lip product on the block – lip oil. 

The answer to all of your lip product woes, lip oil combines all of our favourite aspects of lip sticks, glosses and balms – being hydration, colour and shine – and makes it easier to wear and more comfortable on the lips. 

What is the difference between a lip oil and lip gloss? 

Lip oils and lip glosses may seem similar, but they offer distinct benefits. Lip oils are lightweight, packed with nourishing ingredients for deep hydration and a subtle sheen, with a sheer colour payoff. In contrast, lip glosses provide a thicker, glossy finish with more colour pigment, perfect for instant shine.

2024’s top 3 lip oils 

  1. Milk Kush Lip Oil, $44 at Sephora
  2. Clarins Lip Comfort Oil, $47 at Adore Beauty
  3. e.l.f Glow Reviver Lip Oil, $17 at ASOS

The best lip oils for a perfect pout in 2024 

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Milk Kush Lip Oil 

$44 at Sephora

Lightweight and comfortable on the lips, this versatile lip oil provides a much needed hit of hydration to your pout and is packed with nourishing ingredients. With hemp seed oil, sunflower and coconut oil and camellia japonica seed oil your lips will be thanking you. 

It comes in six sheer shades to choose from although all provide that juicy pout in seconds.  

Beauty notes: 

  • Naturally derived ingredients 
  • Lightly scented and flavoured 

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Clarins Lip Comfort Oil 

$47 at Adore Beauty

A best-selling product of the brand since the products release in 2015, it’s no wonder the Clarins Lip Comfort Oil is a beauty buff favourite. Powered by naturally derived ingredients to deeply nourish the lips whilst still looking glam, this is officially a beauty bag essential. 

You can find this lip oil in 10 sheer shades from subtle nudes to deeper plums and reds, ensuring you’ll always find one to suit any beauty look. 

Beauty notes: 

  • 93 per cent naturally derived ingredients
  • Can be used as a lip mask overnight 
  • Helps protect against environmental agressors

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e.l.f Glow Reviver Lip Oil 

$17 at ASOS

If it’s high shine you’re after from your lip oil then e.l.f’s Glow Reviver provides a luminous sheen to the lips without the heaviness of your favourite glosses. 

It includes nourishing squalane, apricot oil, avocado oil and jojoba oil and has a light minty scent for comfortable wear. 

Beauty notes: 

  • Comes in seven shades 
  • Non-sticky texture 

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Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil

$64 at Myer

The lip oil that began it all, the Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil is a constant in the handbags of It Girls everywhere as it provides the perfect pout with maximum shine and glow with minimal stickiness. Pick from 12 versatile lip shades and have your lips do the talking. 

Beauty notes: 

  • Enhances the lips and smoothes lines 
  • Non-greasy or sticky formula 
  • Enriched with cherry oil 

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Lip Oil Hydrating Treatment

$14 at MCoBeauty

For deep hydration, MCoBeauty’s Hydrating Treatment is all about nourishment and providing a high-shine look to the lips. It’s long-lasting, so no reapplication every 10 minutes, and is perfect for using as a topcoat over your favourite lipliner or lipstick. 

Beauty notes: 

  • Enriched with jojoba oil for deep hydration
  • Enhances natural lip colour

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Fenty Skin Cherry Treat Conditioning and Strengthening Lip Oil

$36 at Sephora

Who doesn’t want to achieve Rihanna’s enviable pout? Well, now you can with Fenty’s Cherry Treat Lip Oil that helps to replenish the delicate moisture barrier and create a hydrated kisser. 

Deliciously scented with a sweet cherry scent and enriched with ingredients including sweet cherry seed oil, barbados cherry and wild cherry extracts – yum! 

Beauty notes: 

  • Jojoba seed and rosehip fruit oils help to lock in moisture 
  • Subtle pink tint

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NYX Professional Fat Oil Lip Drip

$19.99 at Priceline

NYX know lips. Their latest lip launch the Fat Oil Lip Drip packs a punch and provides intense moisture, colour payoff and shine. Perhaps the most pigmented of products in this guide, if you are after something less subtle and more glam then this is the oil for you. 

Beauty notes: 

  • Offers up to 12 hours of moisture 
  • Enriched with cloudberry oil, raspberry oil, and squalane
  • Vegan and cruelty-free 

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NYX Professional Fat Oil Lip Drip

$19.99 at Charlotte Tilbury

This is one for the girlies who really struggle with dry, chapped lips, Charlotte Tilbury’s award-winning lip oil formula offers a unique design with a rollerball applicator that differs from the other lip oils. It glides on and delivers an intense hit of hydration and nourishment. 

Beauty notes: 

  • Uses swertian leaf extract to reduce the appearance of lines 
  • Lightweight and non-sticky formula 

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Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil

$43 at Mecca

Another viral product that has found its way into the beauty bags of beauty buffs everywhere, this tinted lip oil actually has a more blurred finish on the lips as opposed to pure gloss. 

They provide the hydration and high-shine finish you’re after but with a more opaque finish. 

Beauty notes: 

  • Fragrance-free 
  • Cruelty-free and vegan 
  • Features plant-based collagen 

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