Move Over Matte Lipstick. We’re Calling This THE Trend of Summer

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Matte lip colors recently replaced the glossy-lip trend that had been around for ages, but now it’s time for the flat finishes to step aside, too. The new trend that’s here to stay? Lip oils—a focus on a flush of color with nourished, hydrated lips beneath for an effortless yet intensely chic look.

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YSL Beauté Volupté Tint-in-Oil ($32)

More of a liquid balm than a stain or a gloss, this ultra-chic lip oil features a high shine finish and adds a gorgeous flush of color (the range of hues are spot-on for summer) while comforting and caring for dry and cracked lips. 

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Lancôme Juicy Shaker ($21)

This pigment-infused, bi-phased lip oil is made with a blend of pigments and essential oils—including musk rose, almond, peach and almond—to saturate lips with a hefty dose of moisture while also leaving behind any of the 20 shades of color you choose to apply. 

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Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil ($18)

Enriched with the brand’s signature 100-percent pure argan oil touch, this multi-use oil can be used for a soft wash of color on your lips or cheeks. Plus, the good-for-your skin ingredients in the tube will leave you wanting to apply all over.

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Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Lip Satin ($48)

Precise enough to outline your lips for a perfect finish but easy enough to apply anywhere, these long-wearing lip stains leave behind full color payoff with a unique satin finish while also making your lips feel baby soft while you wear it. 

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Physicians Formula Ultra-Nourishing Argan Lip Oil Duo ($13)

This easy-on-the-wallet duo is essentially a lip treatment with a hint of color and shine. It works to repair cracked lips and deliver deep hydration to soothe while also protecting lips against further environmental damage.  

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MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Stain ($24)

Imparting full-on lip shine, this stain-meets-gloss is infused with emollient oils for a comfortable, long-lasting wear with—in true MAC fashion—intense color payoff.

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Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil ($25)

A gel-like oil that nourishes lips with plant-based active ingredients, this must-have staple adds the perfect hint of translucent color to your lips for a sexy-meets-careless pout.

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Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil ($42)

The 24-karat gold-plated tip on this oil makes the nourishing and comforting effect even more luxe. Infused with 14 essential oils and designed to deliver a sheer, high-shine finish to lips, say hello to your newest “topcoat” if you will, to every single lip color you own.

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Milk Makeup Oil Lip Stain ($18)

The rollerball on this stain makes for a foolproof application anytime you want a pop of color on your lips that won’t flake or fade. Vitamin E and nourishing oils make this a go-to for a jetsetting dose of hydration. 


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Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care ($14)

This translucent, half-balm half-oil formula delivers a sheer just-been-kissed finish to lips while kendi oil and shea butter tackle any unwanted dryness. 

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Clinique Pop Oil Lip & Cheek Glow ($18)

Safflower, jojoba and sunflower seed oils make an appearance in this dewy lip stain that can also be applied to cheeks for a long-lasting finish. 

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