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The beauty industry is obsessed with oil right now and understandably so. From shampoo to face moisturizers, oil is everywhere and no longer gets a bad rap (remember when seeing “oil-free” on a label was a good thing?). The truth is that healthy oils nourish your skin by providing it with antioxidants and vitamins not to mention they give it an extra boost of hydration—something especially your pout needs desperately. Because there are no oil or sweat glands in your lips, keeping them well moisturized is entirely up to what each one of does about it.
That’s why having lip oil in your makeup bag is so important. Beauty companies formulate their products with high-quality oils such as coconut, jojoba, hazelnut, and sunflower that essentially act as a hydrating treatment and a barrier against environmental pollutants while making your lips look plumper and giving them a hint of color.
Here we rounded up the best lip oils on the market right now.
Clarins Lip Comfort Oils Intense
Clarins just gave its best-selling lip comfort oil a bold makeover. The lightweight gloss-like formula is infused with a blend of jojoba, cranberry, and hazelnut oils that softens, nourishes, and hydrates your pout and comes in five color options (we are fans of the Intense Burgundy one).
To buy: $28, clarins.com
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick
If you prefer the texture of lipstick but would still like to get all the benefits of oil, then this YSL Beauty oil-in-stick is perfect for you. Its formula consists of 60 percent oils that provide an instant boost of hydration and will make your lips more healthy-looking and soft in four weeks. Just be warned: with 38 color options, it may be hard to choose just one.
To buy: $38, yslbeauty.com
Dior Lip Glow Oil
This cherry-infused oil delivers a glamorous mirror-like shine while deeply moisturizing your lips. The non-sticky formula will make your lips softer in just five days. We love the soft pink shade that enhances your own lip color—it’s perfect for those who favor a natural, “no-makeup” look.
To buy: $34, sephora.com
Hourglass N#28 Lip Treatment Oil
As you age and your body produces less collagen, your lips lose plumpness and you may start seeing fine lines on them, too. Thanks to a blend of anti-aging ingredients, this treatment oil will reduce the depth of wrinkles and fine lines and will improve the texture of your lips while it moisturizes them. Another great thing about it is that its tip is actually gold-plated so it soothes the lips as it dispenses the oil.
To buy: $49, sephora.com
Lancome Juicy Shaker Pigment Infused Bi-Phased Lip Oil
This delicious lip oil works in two phases—first, it delivers a healthy dose of hydration thanks to a blend of five nourishing oils and second, it gives your pout a light tint of shiny color.
To buy: $22, neimanmarcus.com
Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(Cover) Hydrating Coconut Lip Oil
This hydrating lip oil reminds us of summer thanks to its coconut-infused formula that smells so fresh and sweet. The Aloe Vera and Vitamin E soothe and soften your lips while making them look fuller and plumper.
To buy: $29, net-a-porter.com
Rodin Mermaid Collection Luxury Lip Oil
This is the perfect lightweight, non-greasy lip oil that comes in a sexy nude shade and delivers just the right amount of shine with a single glide. It is formulated with a luxurious blend of sunflower, olive fruit, safflower, and jojoba seed oil for a healthy-looking pout.
To buy: $30, rodinoliolusso.com