Ah, lip oils — the product that teeters the line between gloss and balm. Here’s what we know for sure, though: A lip oil is meant to not only shine up the dullest of pouts, it also moisturizes lips with ingredients like jojoba and avocado oils. So while it looks just as glorious as a gloss — it’s even better for you if you feel like your lips are constantly dry. Ahead, find the best five lip oils to swipe across your pout this (and every) season.  


NYX Professional Makeup This Is Everything Lip Oil

NYX #ThisisEverything is pretty self explanatory in its nomenclature. But if that still doesn’t convince you, we recommend you slide this on overtop a lip color for some extra shine and blur. In addition, this stuff is super moisturizing if you wear it by itself, as it’s chock full of almond and jojoba extracts.

Nooni Applecoco Lip Oil

This lip oil by Nooni is one of our favorite products for prepping and priming a pout — simply because it swipes on the most moisturizing layer of nine botanical oils to really hydrate the skin. It also contains Vitamin A, C and E and smells like the sweetest apple oil from the beauty gods.


Milk Makeup Oil Lip Stain

If a lip oil stain is more your speed, the Milk Makeup Oil Lip Stains are perfect for adding some high-shine and pigment to your routine. This oil simultaneously works as a stain and lasts throughout the day for *legit* hours.

Hourglass N°28 Lip Treatment Oil

Some lip oils are purely moisturizing, and Hourglass N°28 Lip Treatment Oil is one. This is another great makeup prep oil because it contains a ton of anti-aging properties and essential oils.

YSL Volupté Tint-in-Oil

Last but certainly not least, another lip oil-stain hybrid that will stop you in your tracks is the YSL Volupté Tint-in-Oil. This oil comes in a whopping 12 shades and works to softly stain the lips all while hydrating with a variety of fruit oils that have us completely hooked.



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About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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