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Why Lip Oils Are the Latest Beauty Trend & Popular Glosses You Should Try

Beauty & Style

April 16, 2023

Have you ever heard of lip oils? If you are on any type of social media platform, you most likely have. However, if you haven't, that's completely fine, as this article is going to answer all of your questions about lip oils, while also giving you a few examples that are fan favourites.

Lip Oils are a new trend a lot of makeup lovers seem to be talking about and for good reasons. Read below to find out about this innovative lip product and see for yourself what the fuss is all about.


What exactly are lip oils?

Even though the term "lip oil" is pretty self-explanatory, this makeup product does more than you would think. Because the oils are made with natural ingredients and a wide range of oils, they make your lips very smooth and hydrated. They also create a barrier that seals all the ingredients, minimizing the possible cracking and dryness of lips. And as a bonus, the oils give a nice shiny effect and tint.

How to use them?

You just have to apply the lip oil whenever you feel like receiving instant hydration that will last hours. You can apply it over lipstick, lip balm, or any other product for a glossy finish.

You can use them to heal, nourish or smooth the skin on your lips. I would suggest using them as a nourishing foundation layer under long-lasting lipstick for added moisture or applying it over your favourite lip stain for a shinier finish.

However you decide to use your lip oil, you'll most certainly get the smoothest and softest lips. You just need to swipe the provided applicator to receive long-lasting hydration and protection anytime.


Are they useful?

Now for the big question, are they really useful or are they the same as lip balms? Are they really worth it?

How many of you wanted to reach for that lip balm every time you felt your lips chapped? Well, what if I tell you to reach for lip oil instead? Most lip balms are made from a wax base, meaning that the relief they offer only lasts a temporary amount of time, without providing any benefits in the long term.

Lip oils, on the other hand, can be useful in both the beauty and skincare departments. The ingredients that are found in this type of product are meant to help hydrate and heal your lips for a long time throughout the day, while also giving you a nice plump and juicy effect. Thus, in my opinion, they are definitely worth the splurge!

A few options

There are many options on the market, each with a different effect, formula, and shade. You should consider carefully which one is right for you based on factors, like the price or the type of lips you have. Here are 7 options listed below that you might like.

Note: please check the ingredients before purchasing in case any of these lip oils contain irritants for your particular skin type.


1. Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil

This product captured the hearts of experts and all of social media and for good reasons. The one feature about it that some people don't like is that the consistency is thicker than the usual lip oils, so some may find it a bit too heavy. However, there are a lot of good aspects about it we can't deny, such as the fact that it has a non-sticky feature and it offers you an extra plump and juicy look with just one swipe. It instantly nourishes, protects, softens and revitalizes the lips.

Price: around $40 (depends on where you buy it from)

Scented: Yes

Effect: Shiny, moisturizing

Main ingredients: cherry oil

Nr. of shades: 8

2. Clarins Lip Comfort Oil

Another good option that has caught the eye of the beauty world is the one made by Clarins. Its popularity comes from one specific factor: it is very pigmented while also providing instant hydration. You should be aware of the fact that the colour transfers quite easily, so you should be careful when you apply it. A definite plus is that it rises to the hype is that it offers you a glass-like shine.

Price: $28

Scented: Yes

Effect: luminous, bright finish

Main Ingredients: Jojoba oil, hazelnut oil

Nr. of shades: 8

3. Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Treatment Gloss

This specific lip oil is specifically for those who wish to get a plumping effect while also receiving the benefits of lip oil. To keep the colour, you may need to reapply it frequently. Even though it sounds great, it does have its defects, like being a little sticky on the lips. Overall, it is a good option if you want your lips to have a nice plump and shiny effect, but only for a temporary period.

Price: $22

Scented: Yes

Effect: Visible, plump, soothing, softened

Main Ingredients: Hyaluronic acid, peptides, Evening primrose oil, Avocado oil, Shea butter

Nr. of shades: 11

4. Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil

This lip product created by Rare Beauty is a new addition to the world of lip oils, but that doesn't mean it's any less effective. This innovative gel composition transforms the application into a coloured oil for the most comfortable feel on your lips, without being sticky. It rapidly hydrates and nourishes soft, smooth lips that are moisturized all day.

This makes your lips gently plump and offers them a nice shine. It is especially good when you are on the go, thanks to the flat, angled doe-foot applicator.

Image Credits: Rare Beauty site

Price: $20

Scented: Yes

Effect: Shine, smooth

Main ingredients: Jojoba seed oil, sunflower seed oil

Nr. of shades: 8

5. Gisou Honey-Infused Lip Oil

Another popular option is the one from Gisou. This honey-infused lip oil is known for its hydrating and healing properties. It is made with natural ingredients to help your lips get that natural shine, while also giving them the nourishment they need.

Your lips will appear smooth, full, and defined after using this liquid lip oil, and they will feel soft and refreshed. But you should be aware of the fact that this formula is thicker than other oils, so it may feel a bit heavy on the lips.

Price: $32

Scented: Yes

Effect: Plump, smooth, softened, shining

Main Ingredients: Mirsalehi honey, Hyaluronic acid, Blueberry seed oil

Nr. of shades: 1

6. Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Oil

One big feature that a lot of people appreciate about this oil is that it's made from 100 per cent natural ingredients. This shows that you don't need to spend a crazy amount of money to receive a good quality formula. However, some say it is quite hard to dispense with the oil when you are first using the twist applicator. However, all the natural ingredients help your lips to retain moisture.

Price: $9

Scented: Yes

Effect: soft & smooth

Main Ingredients: Meadowfoam seed oil, coconut oil

Nr. of shades: 6

7. Fruit Fetish Lip Oils

This one may be a little less popular than the others, but it sure is a great option. A big plus is that this lip oil is 100% vegan and 100% cruelty-free. It provides quick hydration and a glossy shine, without being sticky.

You also get a subtle hint of colour once you apply it on your lips and it gives you a nourished & hydrated feeling. You can wear it as a lip treatment or apply it after lipstick for a glossy effect.

Price: $10.99

Scented: Yes

Effect: glossy shine

Main Ingredients: fruit extracts & Vitamin E

Nr. of shades: 4


Have I answered all of your questions about lip oils? I certainly hope so! Lip oils offer several advantages that help with the hydration of your lips.

Because they are all manufactured with various oils and natural ingredients, they are among the greatest alternatives to consider when deciding which lip product to buy next. It all comes down to your tastes and expectations when trying to find the best lip oil, just for you. Hopefully, the options mentioned in this article helped you with selecting a lip oil that works for you!

Ioana Moga
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Ioana is a high school student who has a passion for writing. In her free time when she's not doing schoolwork, she can be found reading books, finding new music, or watching Youtube.