Talking about lip gloss feels like you’re reminiscing on makeup that was cool a decade ago. We either call to mind Lil’ Mama’s famous 2007 anthem or the feeling of frustration when our hair got ruined in the stickiness. We’re here to tell you that the latest lip makeup trend, lip oil, will have you thinking of neither. Lip oil is a trendy alternative to gloss and lip stains, which sometimes can dry out your skin. Luckily, lip oil usually contains essential oils packed with subtle-to-intense color pigments. And not only does a lip oil combat problems like chapping, but also it gives you a nice touch of color in a range of hues. Unfamiliar with the new #trend? No problem! We’ve categorized our favorites, so you can decide which oil is right for you and your needs.
This was the product that introduced many to lip oils. With 20 shades offered, there's truly a color for everyone. Why is it called a shaker you might ask? Well, the formula separates into two layers, which requires shaking, to combine for the hydrating lip color.
If you’re like us and forget SPF on your lips, this Clarins lip oil is the answer to your prayers. It’s great for extreme hydration, as it contains hazelnut, mirabelle plum, and jojoba oil to deeply nourish. Lightly scented and available in three colors, honey, raspberry, and red berry, this lip oil should be a year-round staple.
Available in eight gorgeous shades, YSL’s Volpté Tint-In-Oil contains nourishing essential oils such as apricot, jojoba, and coriander. Lightweight and designed for precise application, this lip oil delivers amazing natural-looking lips at the swipe of an applicator.
To kill two birds with one stone, try Clinique’s Oil Lip & Cheek Glow in one of its four lovely shades. The fluid-gel is hydrating for lips and cheeks, delivering you a rosy lip hue that doubles as long lasting blush. After shaking well, apply the lightweight formula sparingly onto cheeks until you’ve reached the desired level of flush.
For a steal: Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Lip Oil Duo, $13 at Walgreens
Meet the drugstore’s take on the lip oil trend. At two for the price of one, who could pass up this find? This two-pack comes with a Liquid Gold and a Pink shade that appear very sheer after application. Unlike other lip oils, Physicians Formula doesn’t come with a separate applicator. Regardless, this could be the perfect product to convert any hesitant buyers!
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