- The Best Lip Oils
12 of the Best Lip Oils That Deliver Hydration, Colour and Shine
Lip treatments come in all sizes, formats and textures, but we think our favourite must be the humble lip oil.
Lip oils combine all the benefits of your favourite lip gloss and lip balm in one handy solution to ensure a luscious-looking pout. The makeup and skin care hybrid is a handbag essential which is perfect for natural days or as prep for bolder, glam looks.
Plus, lip oils are super easy to use and come in a range of flavours and shades to suit your tastes. Whether you want a tinted lip oil or a simple clear formula, you can easily find a solution to help soften and nourish your chapped, damaged and dry skin in an instant.
To help you find the best lip oil in the biz, we’ve rounded up our top 12 formulas. Dive in and find your next beauty buy.
It’s no wonder this luxury lip oil tops every list as it contains an extra hydrating and plumping formula infused with plant extracts. Plus, it glides easily across the lips thanks to the doe foot applicator. Wear alone for a subtle tint or pair with your favourite lipstick for a high-shine, non-sticky finish.
Another deluxe addition to any collection is this offering from DIOR. Dubbed one of the best lip oils by editors and influencers alike, this formula enhances your natural lip colour by adapting to each individual pout. It has non-greasy texture and creates a smooth, shiny effect that looks good all day long.
This lip oil acts as an anti-ageing lip treatment to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while also deeply hydrating dry, chapped lips. It’s jampacked with 14 essentials oils, active ingredients and vitamins which help pamper your pout. Plus, this lip oil is a deluxe addition to any makeup bag as it’s packaged in a luxury brown and gold-plated case.
How could we do a rundown of all the best lip oils and not mention the queen of glam Charlotte Tilbury? Charlotte's Magic Lip Oil contains crystals (!!) and helps you achieve fuller-looking lips by up to 70% in 28 days.
Enriched with skin-loving ingredients, like aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and alpine rose extract, this lip product is a must for boosting hydration and reducing the appearance of fine lines.
Make sure you treat your pout to some much-needed TLC overnight with the Estée Lauder lip oil serum. This pretty formula nourishes your lips as you hit the hay, thanks to the mixture of rose, camellia and lavender oils. Simply swipe across your pout before bed and wake up in the morning to soft, smooth and soothed lips.
Add some shine to your lips with this NYX Professional Makeup formula. This lip care product is an affordable solution which blends a cocktail of nourishing oils, such as avocado, rosehip and jojoba, to prep you pout for other bolder lip makeup looks.
Another super affordable option is this dermatologist-tested lip oil balm from the Korean beauty experts, Holika Holika. This stick formulation utilises lavender oil, grapeseed oil, ceramides and fatty acids to create a barrier across your pout. This blend of ingredients protects your skin and tackles dryness to ensure hydrated, smooth results.
Condition your lips with this fruity and juicy option from Ciaté. It uses watermelon seed oil, avocado oil and jojoba oil to nourish any dry or chapped areas. Simply glide over your lips to ensure a soft, hydrated and shiny effect. This is the ideal solution to keep in your kit to use before any matte liquid lipstick application.
Make sure you protect your pout from environmental aggressors with this formula from Florence by Mills. Created by the Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, this super cute lip oil contains African mango butter and paracress flower which ensures a mirror-like finish. Use as often as needed to help restore, repair and rejuvenate broken, chapped skin.
We like this purse-friendly tinted lip oil as it adds a hit of hydration and hint of colour without looking too overdone. It comes in 8 shades, but we love the ‘Beaming Brown’ hue for a 90s vibe. For the ultimate throwback look, why not wear this hydrating lip oil over a matching lip liner?
Last but not least, we have the Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss. This formula contains peptides, avocado oil, evening primrose rose oil and shea butter. All these ingredients work together to plump up your pout, protect against stressors and lock in much-need hydration. It comes in a range of shades which all provide a glossy, shiny finish.
Written by Rebecca Jenkinson
Rebecca is a content writer with over three years’ experience and a keen interest in cosmetics. Cosmetify allows her to combine her blogging skills with her passion for beauty.