Even though glossy lips are all the rage right now, there's one reason why many ladies are still hesitant to sport this trend. It's because wearing lip gloss means dealing with that icky, sticky feeling. Not to mention that you would need to reapply often to maintain the colour. But the good news is, these woes will soon be a thing of the past. Introducing our new obsession: lip oils. They've got the longevity of a stain, the nourishing properties of a balm, and the pretty shine of a gloss but none of its stickiness. Sounds like a good deal? Here are five of the best lip oils that should be on your radar.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil
Made with a unique fusion of plant-based oils, this lip oil will give your puckers a serious dose of hydration. One swipe of this product is all you need to coat your lips with a non-greasy, sheer shine. If you love a little flavour in your gloss, you'd be delighted to know that this one leaves a subtle sweet taste.
Hourglass Nº 28 Lip Treatment Oil
Want a lip oil that feels super luxurious? The Hourglass lip treatment is the one for you. From its 24-karat gold lip applicator to its indulgent blend of 14 botanical essential oils and anti-ageing active ingredients including Saliporine-8, Volulip™ and Viamerine, this lip oil is opulence in a bottle.
Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight
An oldie but still a goodie, Sisley's Phyto-Lip Delight is one of the first to introduce us to the concept of lip gloss and lip care in one. It starts with a gel-balm texture, but upon contact with the lips, it transforms into oil and unleashes its nourishing properties while giving you a light sheer tint.
Lancôme Juicy Shaker Pigment Infused Bi-Phased Lip Oil
Unlike the other lip oils that only provide a hint of colour, this Lancôme Juicy Shaker pigmented lip oil will give you that soft, glossy ombre look that's so popular right now. It contains a cocktail of five nourishing oils: peach kernel oil, sweet almond oil, apricot oil, cranberry oil and muscat rose oil. To use this, all you have to do is shake the bottle to mix the formula and dab (not swipe) the product lightly on your lips.
Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Lip Oil
This super adorable peach-infused lippie may not be as glossy as the others but it's got that creamy, bold colour that's hard to find in other lip oils. Additionally, it has a wide shade selection that ranges from nudes to pinks and oranges.
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