Lip oils have been dominating the market for their nourishing benefits combined with the high shine of a traditional lip gloss. After the viral success of the Dior lip oil, other beauty brands have raced to produce their own version of the trendy product.
With so many lip oils to choose from, I asked the Issued team for their recommendations and reviews. Here are our top ten favorite lip oils that we think you should add to cart ASAP.
1. Colourpop Lux Nourishing Lip Oil
Recommended by Sarah, she loves how the texture of the Colourpop lip oil feels exactly like a lip gloss. This lightweight gel formula gives a gorgeous wash of color and maximum shine. According to reviews on the website, the wide color range offers shades that work with all skin tones, making this line incredibly inclusive.
2. Tower 28 ShineOn Lip Jelly
Gurman pairs the Tower 28 lip oil in the shade XOXO with a brown lip liner for her everyday makeup. These vegan glosses are non-sticky and loaded with beneficial vegan ingredients such as rosehip and apricot kernel oil. This line also boasts a wide shade range for diverse skin tones, and the formula is safe for sensitive skin.
Source: Cult Beauty
3. Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil
At this point, we're convinced that Selena Gomez can do no wrong. Loved by Ashley, this innovative product combines the best of lip oils and lip stains to create one unique formulation. The jelly-based formula delivers a glossy finish before fading to a long-lasting tint. The newest product from Rare Beauty stands out from the rest of the lip oil market because of its massive color payoff.
Source: Rare Beauty
4. Haus Labs PhD Hybrid Lip Oil
This high-gloss lip oil is beloved by team member, Acacia, who says the oil is super thick and hydrating compared to other ones she's tried. Jojoba oil gives this product its texture and shine while also nourishing dry lips. These oils use pH technology to create a custom shade for the wearer, ensuring that the color is perfect every time.
Source: Haus Labs
5. Dior Lip Glow Oil
Rounding out the Issued favorites is my go-to. Call me basic, but the Dior lip oil has been a purse staple for me since I managed to get my hands on it. I love how hydrated it makes my lips feel, especially living in the Arizona desert. The luxurious feeling of the product, from applicator to formula, makes this product and I practically inseparable.
6. NYX Fat Oil Lip Drip
Touting claims (and reviews to back it up) of 12-hour hydration, the NYX fat oil is an excellent affordable alternative to some of the pricier items on this list. Infused with squalene, cloudberry oil, and other hydration-packed ingredients, this formula will definitely keep your lips happy and healthy. We love the inclusion of the shimmer for an even more eye-catching finish.
Source: NYX Cosmetics
7. MERIT Shade Slick Gelée Sheer Tinted Lip Oil
Taking a look into clean beauty brands, MERIT has ensured that their products meet a high standard of safety and ingredient quality. Quinoa seed oil makes this lip oil extra juicy while providing a sheer wash of color for those no-makeup makeup days. The reviews are loving its lightweight texture and fresh, clean feeling on the lips.
8. Gisou Honey Infused Lip Oil
According to the Gisou website, this long-awaited lip oil is made of 99.5% natural ingredients, meaning this product is ideal for people with sensitive skin. Enriched with their exclusive Mirsalehi Bee Garden Oil Blend, the product claims to plump and protect lips while delivering long term improvements to the overall appearance of the lips.
9. Milani Fruit Fetish Lip Oil
Our other affordable fav is the Milani lip oil, which is both cruelty-free and vegan. The usage of natural fruit extracts give this formula a gentle hydrating finish that's not sticky and incredibly long-lasting. These deliver a subtle sheen of color comparable to other lip oils on the market at a fraction of the price.
10. iNNBEAUTY Project Glaze Lip Oil
Loaded with fermented pomegranate, apple extract, and natural red root oil, this indie brand is quickly making a name for itself. Its soft red tint looks beautiful on any skin tone while simultaneously healing dry and chapped lips. Not only is this oil hydrating, but the powerhouse of ingredients also plumps the lips over time.
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The lip oil market might be jam-packed with options, but we hope that our recommendations make shopping for your new bag bestie much easier.