I've Tried 100s of Trending Lip Oils, But These Are the Only 9 I'd Recommend

While I love a statement lipstick shade, there is a certain amount of beauty admin that comes with maintaining a bright-red lip. (I'm that girl with the lipstick on her teeth, always.) Lipstick usually parches my lips, so I'm always on the lookout for hydrating formulas that won't dry them out. And as someone who is never more than two feet away from her lip balm, I sometimes yearn for something a bit more luxe to apply but that won't dry out my lips. Enter lip oils.


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With the hydration of a lip balm and the shine of a gloss, a lip oil is the perfect hybrid for achieving a glossy look without the stickiness or upkeep of a lipstick. Whether you want a tint of colour or a clear oil to add shine to your natural lip colour, so many great lip oils have been cropping up of late. Here are some of the best ones to try.


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Shop The Best Lip Oils:

1. Dior Beauty Addict Lip Glow Oil

2. Clarins Lip Comfort Oil

3. Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir

4. Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip Oil 

5. Hourglass Lip Treatment

6. Fenty Skin Cherry Treat Lip Conditioning Oil

7. Versed Silk Slip Conditioning Tinted Lip Oil

8. Vieve Lip Dew

9. Gisou Honey Infused Lip Oil

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Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.