Lip balms are so last year. Just kidding, we love a good balm, and there will always be a place for them, but there’s also room for lip oils in our beauty arsenals—and I’m a fan. These are seven new ones I can’t get enough of that will whip your dry, chapped lips into shape, making them softer, silkier and more kissable than ever.
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Chock-full of the brand’s signature oil, fatty acid–rich maracuja, plus five others, this sheer lacquer has both hydrating and plumping benefits. It may only come in one shade, but it’s the perfect shade of light pink that flatters every skin tone for that “your lips but better” look. There’s a bonus, too: it tastes like candy!
Want the lip-softening benefits of conditioning oils—abyssinian, buckthorn berry, sunflower and evening primrose—without the oily texture? These sheer sticks glide on easier than ever, are totally mess-free and come in six wearable shades.
I, for one, love a transparent
lip oil, but this is formula is so good, I hope they make tinted versions,
stat! Somehow it feels lightweight but also really rich, and it soothes dryness
instantly thanks to five forms of nutrient-dense coconut, vitamin E and aloe
CoverGirl Clean Fresh Lip Oil ($10.50)
Part of CoverGirl’s new Clean Fresh collection—the next generation of the brand’s Clean line, formulated without talc, parabens, formaldehyde, phthalates, mineral oil and sulfates—this lip oil hits the mark. Each of the six, high-shine hues (including clear) aren’t sticky in the least and taste like candy.
KOSAS Wet Lip Oil Gloss ($27)
An oil-meets-gloss hybrid, this moisturizing lippie was a crowd favorite in our office from the second we tried it. Brand founder Sheena Yaitanes spent more than a year formulating it and was pickier than ever with the selection of each clean ingredient to ensure it was perfect. And we can attest, it is.
Toss your balm and reach for this luxurious moisturizer—it’s not super new, but the brand just added three gorgeous new shades; b. brilliant is my favorite—which makes dry lips a thing of the past thanks to bilberry seed oil, vitamin E and milk thistle extract. Trust me, one swipe with the extra-cushiony doe-foot applicator and you’ll be hooked.
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