The Best Tinted Lip Oils to Try This Summer

The Best Tinted Lip Oils to Try This Summer

With the intense shine of a gloss and the nourishing care of a lip balm, lip oil is a relatively new category of lip colour that makes an ideal easygoing option this summer.

Chances are if you love the skin-nourishing effects of adding a face oil to your evening routine, you’ll love the smooth, soothing tints that the latest releases have to offer. 

Made with plant oils infused with a sheer dose of colour, they feel slippery but not sticky and won’t trap your hair the way some glosses do.

Intense patent shine is back in a big way for lips, but if your lips tend to be on the dryer side, some glosses can dry them out even more, especially if they have ingredients like mint or menthol, designed to give a plumping effect. Gloss also tends to catch around flakes, making them even more obvious. 

If the nourishing feel and soft glide of a lip balm appeals, but you wish there were better colour options, we highly recommend trying one of the new lip oils.

Unlike the rest of your body, your lips don’t have any oil glands, meaning they’re seriously lacking in both nourishment and protection and one of the first areas to feel dry. 

Many balms are made from occlusive waxes designed to protect your lips from the elements while preventing loss of moisture. Lip oils on the other hands are made of oils like almond, olive, jojoba, avocado, hemp seed, castor oil, and rosehip. Because these natural ingredients contain fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants, they’re better at providing natural nourishment for your lips.

This Season’s Must-Have Lip Oils

This season’s popsicle-hued tints are perfect for pairing with lush, bronzed summer skin, but there are more neutral and colourless options available too. They are ideal when your pout feels parched after a long day in the sun.

Clarins Intense Lip Comfort Oil in Burgundy ($45), Kiehls Love Oil ($39), Morphe Glassified Lip Oil in Flutter ($16), Tarte Maracuja Glossy Lip Oil ($27), Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss in Jellyfish ($48) and Dior Lip Glow Oil in Cherry ($60)

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