15 Lip Oils That Bring The Shine Without The Stickiness

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Over the past couple of years, lip oils have grown in popularity due to their nourishing properties and the way they look on lips. "We have seen facial oils becoming more and more popular, and now we have one specifically for the lips," Alexx Mayo, a celebrity makeup artist, reveals to InStyle. "Lip oil is skincare and [gives lips] shine in a non-sticky way."


If you're wondering how and when to wear lip oil, there are really no rules. "A lip oil can be used on its own, layered under lipstick for extra hydration, or over lipstick for extra shine," celebrity makeup artist Bryan Cantor tells Byrdie. In fact, while some lip oils are tinted and are intended to be worn as makeup, others are clear and can be used as a lip care product. In case you need help figuring out where to start, we gathered 15 of our favorite lip oils for you to choose from.

How we selected the lip oils

To select the lip oils, we looked at current beauty trends, the most popular makeup and skincare brands, user reviews, expert opinions, the most popular product ingredients, and what is currently viral on social media. While all of these lip oils will give you shine and moisture, some are better at certain things than others, and that influenced our categorization.


We classify the lip oils based on what you need them to do — so, for example, there is a lip oil for plumping, one for giving you long-lasting color, and another for nourishing your lips overnight, etc. We also took packaging into account, and while most lip oils have a doe-foot applicator, we also wanted to include a couple of different application options. As far as prices go, the lip oils we chose range from $10 to $55, meaning there is something for everyone's pocket.

Best moisturizing lip oil

Lip oils are known for their moisturizing benefits, but not all will nourish your lips deeply. Our best moisturizing lip oil choice is the Gisou Honey Infused Lip Oil. According to the brand, the oil contains Mirsalehi honey and "intensely hydrating" hyaluronic acid. Its stellar reviews speak for themselves. "This is one of the best honey-infused lip oils I have ever used," a happy buyer raves on the brand's site. "Great for anti-aging around the lip area. [It] softens, hydrates, and plumps my lips just like they say it does."


You can buy the Gisou Honey Infused Lip Oil on the Gisou website for $32.

Best celebrity-line lip oil

With the rise of celebrity beauty and makeup lines in the past decade, we absolutely had to include our favorite celebrity lip oil. While the competition was rather tough (with Fenty Beauty's Cherry Treat Conditioning + Strengthening Lip Oil and Kylie Skin's Lip Oil in the running), the winner is the Haus Labs by Lady Gaga PhD Hybrid Lip Oil. The lip oil contains vegan collages, prickly pear oil, and plant squalane — all of which nourish and hydrate your lips. A satisfied buyer couldn't stop gushing about the product in reviews. "This Hybrid Lip Oil is amazing. I have very dry lips, and it makes them soft and supple. Not sticky in the slightest and enhances my lipstick," they wrote.


You can buy the Haus Labs by Lady Gaga PhD Hybrid Lip Oil at hauslabs.com for $24.

Lip oil with the best shine

The Clarins Lip Comfort Oil has slowly become a cult classic amongst beauty gurus, and for a good reason. Apart from moisturizing and tinting your lips, lip oil also gives a glossy shine. According to the brand, its lip oil has "a sheer hint of color and mirror-like shine," and those who have bought it certainly agree. "I love how moisturizing Clarins lip oils are! They make my pout so luscious too! My lips glow and shine and have a beautiful subtle tint, too," a happy buyer wrote in their review.


You can buy the Clarins Lip Comfort Oil on the Clarins website for $28.

Best solid lip oil

Ogee Luxury Organics Tinted Sculpted Lip Oil is an excellent option for those who love the idea of lip oil but prefer to avoid the runny texture. This solid lip oil comes in many shades, and per the brand, it is made out of "organic cold-pressed Jojoba Oil and Butters that melt instantly onto lips to moisturize and nourish." On the Ogee website, the solid oil has 4.5 stars from more than 3,400 reviews. "[It's] convenient to use and carry around with you so you can re-use as needed," a buyer writes in their review.


You can buy the Ogee Luxury Organics Tinted Sculpted Lip Oil on ogee.com for $28.

Best budget-friendly lip oil

Just like all beauty products, lip oils can get expensive too. If you're looking for a more affordable lip oil that still gives you color and shine, we recommend ColourPop Lux Lip Oils. A satisfied user raves on the product's website, writing, "The lip oils are my absolute FAVORITE! So obsessed!" Per ColourPop, the lip oils contain a "blend of antioxidant-rich chamomile and calendula oils."


You can buy the ColourPop Lux Lip Oil on colourpop.com for $10.

Best high-end lip oil

If you're willing to splurge on lip oil, look no further. The Hermèsistible Infused Lip Care Oil by the French luxury brand Hermès comes in six colors and nourishes your lips while giving them shine. Per the brand, "Hermes perfumer Christine Nagel has created a collection of 6 unique scents, each corresponding to a color." Now, if that doesn't scream luxury, we don't know what does.


You can buy Hermès' The Hermèsistible Infused Lip Care Oil on the Hermès website for $55.

Best TikTok-viral lip oil

Speaking of French luxury brands, another one that we included is Dior. In today's modern society, many product recommendations come from social media, and when it comes to the beauty industry, TikTok is particularly powerful. One lip oil that became viral on the social media platform is the Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil. "The application on this is amazing, it's super smooth, and it lasts long — I wore this before bed, and when I woke up, it was as if I just applied it on my lips," a delighted buyer raves on the Sephora website.


You can buy the Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil on sephora.com for $38.

Best multi-purpose lip oil

When carrying your makeup around or traveling a lot, having products that have multiple uses can be a lifesaver. Milk Makeup's Glow Oil Lip + Cheek can be used as a solid lip oil, as well as a cream blush. "Love this stick. [It] glides on so smoothly [so] that you can feel the moisture that it's adding to your lips! As a blush, I thoroughly enjoy this product. I use a light touch, and it's amazing," a satisfied buyer writes on the product's site. Apart from your lips and cheeks, you can also put a tiny bit of this on your eyelids for that perfect monochromatic makeup look.


You can buy the Milk Makeup Glow Oil Lip + Cheek on the Milk Makeup website for $22.

Longest-lasting tinted lip oil

Lip oils are known for their shine and moisturizing properties, but they often need to be reapplied a lot throughout the day. A lip oil that users claim is very long-lasting is Merit's Shade Slick Tinted Lip Oil. "They wear super well and provide the perfect amount of sheer tint/color to bring life to my lips. I love the way the color wears over time — as the gloss starts to wear, a very subtle color stain is left," a buyer writes on Sephora's website about the vegan, cruelty-free product.


You can buy the Merit Shade Slick Tinted Lip Oil on sephora.com for $24.

Best overnight lip oil

Apart from giving color and shine, many lip oils are used as lip treatments. Our recommendation for the best overnight lip oil is the Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Nighttime Rescue Lip Oil-Serum. Estée Lauder is known for its impeccable skincare and beauty products, and this lip oil is no different. Per the product's website, it contains Salicornia Herbacea Extract, a plant extract that "helps support skin's barrier and moisturization." Those who have used it claim the amount of moisture the product gives is unparalleled. "I have tried so many products, and this actually lasts on my lips, penetrates, and keeps my lips from peeling and crackling. Everything else absorbs too quickly and doesn't work. I wake up in the morning, and my lips are smooth and moisturized," a satisfied buyer raves.


You can buy the Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Nighttime Rescue Lip Oil-Serum on estéelauder.com for $33.

Best anti-aging lip oil

For those who are looking to try an anti-aging lip oil, the Uma Lip Oil is an effective choice. According to the brand, the formula contains "grapeseed, avocado, geranium, and peppermint [and] leaves the lips looking fresh and revitalized." Of course, no product can change your lips overnight, but with consistent use, you will notice a change in lip dryness and lines. Satisfied buyers rave about this holy grail product on the Uma website. "This lip oil is truly decadent! The luxurious ingredients do an incredible job of drenching my lips in natural nourishing delightfulness. I love to apply [it] before bed and I wake [up] in the morning to beautifully pampered lips," one person writes.


You can buy the Uma Absolute Anti-Aging Lip Oil on umaoils.com for $32.

Best rollerball applicator lip oil

Not everyone likes a doe-foot applicator. Luckily, lip oils come in different packaging options. Apart from the previously mentioned solid oil, a roller applicator lip oil is also an option. Our favorite one is the Pixi Glow-Y Lip Oil which contains avocado, jojoba, and meadowfoam seed oil. "This product hydrates and leaves your lips feeling soft and smooth. Plus, the lovely lavender smell stimulates your senses and makes you want to relax. I keep this one next to my bed and apply [it] before I go to sleep to keep my lips hydrated through the night," a pleased buyer reveals.


You can buy the Pixi Glow-Y Lip Oil on pixibeauty.com for $16.

Best scented lip oil

Not everyone enjoys a scented lip product, and that is okay. However, if you like a yummy smell on your lips, the Milani Fruit Fetish Lip Oils are utter perfection. The lip oils come in four fruit-inspired flavors: Passionfruit Coconut, Strawberry Melon, Raspberry Peach, and Cherry Lime. "If you're looking for a lip oil that smells sweet and leaves a stain behind, then look no further! [I] got this in Strawberry Melon, and it smells sweet and fruity. The scent does last for a while, and I can smell it for hours," a buyer notes in their review.


You can buy the Milani Fruit Fetish Lip Oil on the Ulta Beauty website for $10.99.

Best clear lip oil

When it comes to lip oils, there are two kinds of people — those who like them tinted and those who want them clear. We picked the Jouer Cosmetics Essential Hydrating Lip Oil for our favorite clear lip oil. Per the brand, it contains apricot oil, jojoba seed oil, and vitamin E. "I have hypothyroidism, and I've searched for a product to help my dry, cracked lips, and I have finally found the one," a satisfied buyer admits. "It's amazing! Not sticky, very silky and hydrating!"


You can buy the Jouer Cosmetics Essential Hydrating Lip Oil on jouercosmetics.com for $20.

Best plumping lip oil

Lip oils are also known for their plumping effects. Some even have special ingredients to make your lips poutier. The Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Treatment Gloss is an excellent choice as it contains hyaluronic acid, peptides, and evening primrose oil. According to the brand, after a 28-day study done on 33 people, "participants reported 249% increase in lip plumpness."


You can buy the Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Treatment Gloss on sephora.com for $22.