First, we got into body oil. Then came face oil and hair oil. Now, there's a new oil in town: lip oil, the prettiest new way to lube your lips.
Unlike balms, which have a high concentration of wax, lip oils are liquid and yield a gloss-like finish -- without the stickiness that accompanies most glosses. Lip oils also soothe and condition severe chapped lips. Plus, lots of the newest products are tinted and contain beneficial ingredients to make lips and feel soft and youthful. You could say lip oil is the BB cream of lip products, providing sheer, gorgeous color while it improves lips over time.
Here are the best lip oils for shiny, pretty, chap-free lips.
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Best Lip Oil for Bold Color
If you love the look of lipstick but get chapped AF, you've got to check out Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss, $19. It's packed with pigment, building to a semi-opaque finish while moisturizing lips with coconut oil, vitamin E and peach oil. The palest shades -- Peach Fuzz, Papa Don't Peach and Peach-Sicle -- give us major 1960s Brigitte Bardot vibes, and brights like Poppin' Peach (orange) and Tickle-Me-Peach (warm pinkish-red) might be the only makeup you need in the summertime.
Best Under $10 Tinted Lip Oil
The pigmentation and shine of Burt's Bees Lip Oil, $9, are incredibly muted, so it's perfect for a subtle, no-makeup makeup look. Like Burt's Bees best-selling lip balms, the formula contains a touch of beeswax for staying power, but you'd never know it by the lip oil's insanely smooth, liquid texture. Meadowfoam seed oil, coconut oil and shea butter keep your lips feeling soft and plump for hours.
Best Lip Oil for Long-Lasting Hydration
Missha Essential Lip Oil in Honey, $12, looks, feels and smells like you should be squeezing it out of a plastic bear. It's made with avocado oil and honey extract, the latter of which may account for why it seems to stick to lips for hours on end. We're even bigger fans of the rose-tinted Berry, which tastes like raspberry bubble gum and provides the perfect popsicle-stain flush of color.
Best Lip Oil for Long-Lasting Color
Lip oil tints feel amazing and give great, subtle color, but the pigment's usually gone by the time you've polished off a can of La Croix. The tint in Milk Makeup Oil Lip Stain, $18, sticks around through eating and drinking, and moisturizes with black currant oil, olive oil and vitamin E. We love the shade Feelz, a punchy color that wakes up any complexion, and the rollerball applicator -- it gives us serious Lip Smacker Lip Gloss vibes.
EMILY WOODRUFF, KATIE MCCARTHY |
MAY 8, 2017 | SHARES