September 5, 2016
Oils have been a part of beauty regimens since the beginning of time, but there’s definitely been a resurgence on our shelves as of late, with specialised formulas created just for our face, body, hair, and now our lips. Beyond their obvious moisturising properties, most of these innovative lip oils lend a natural shine to the lips and doubles up as a convenient lip stain, leaving you with a fuller-looking pout. So, step away from the lip gloss, ditch your trusty lip balm, and swipe on one of our top picks.
1. Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-in-Oil
Its lustrous sheen and delicate colour will have you addicted to Yves Saint Laurent’s Volupté Tint-in-Oil. With a tapered wand for precise application, you can drench your lips effortlessly in apricot kernel, coriander fruit, jojoba seed, and possiflora edulis seed oils. What sets this lip oil apart is its revolutionary formulation, where colour and oil are seamlessly blended together, allowing it to melt onto your lips beautifully.
$48, available at YSL counters
2. Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil
Inspired by Clarins’ expert face and body oils, Clarins’ Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil is a fusion formula that’s rich in plant-based active ingredients. Saturate your lips in Mirabelle plum, jojoba and hazelnut oils with its simple sponge-tip applicator. This one has a gel-like consistency that imparts a hint of colour, leaving a shiny, non-sticky finish with a subtly sweet taste. Just make sure you don’t lick it off every time you put it on.
$36, available at Clarins counters
3. Lancôme Juicy Shaker
We’re sure you’ve heard of the Lancôme Juicy Shaker. Drawing inspiration from cocktail shakers, this product works just like one. When you shake the tiny bottle, the oil and colour pigments fuse to create a concoction of silky colour that applies smooth and sheer. The über-soft pointed cushion applicator resembles a felt-tip marker which makes it easy to navigate your lip contours, so you won’t have to worry about going overboard.
$36, available at Sephora and Lancôme counters
4. Clinique Pop Oil Lip & Cheek Glow
If you’re looking for a multitasking product for lazy mornings, then Clinique’s Pop Oil Lip & Cheek Glow is perfect for you. Formulated with safflower, jojoba and sunflower seed oils, this fluid-gel gives a nourishing tint to your lips and cheeks. Its wand applicator delivers the right amount of application, providing an instant dewy glow on the lips and cheeks.
$33, available at Clinique counters
5. Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil
It may be a little indulgent and costly, but this Hourglass lip oil is an advanced anti-aging treatment that blends essential oils, vitamins, and three powerful active ingredients that will help to boost moisture levels, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of lip shape. Its 24-karat gold-plated tip may sound like a gimmick, but it sure is an opulent way to glide the oil over your lips.
$69, available at Sephora