Love the look of lipgloss but can’t stand the stickiness? You need a lip oil. Here are 24 of the best that give super hydration, plumping powers and high shine…

Sitting somewhere between skincare and makeup, lip oil is having a moment. Perfect if you’re after that Y2K high-shine lip gloss look but want the powerful properties of something that’s going to cocoon and nurture your lips, there are plenty on offer whatever your budget.

For something that’s going to sit pretty in your handbag, check our Dior’s Lip Glow Oil. Available in four shades, from coral to raspberry, the non-sticky, non-greasy texture is enriched with cherry oil to feel like a balm but give the mirror-like shine of a gloss. If colour is your thing, check out Westman Atelier’s Squeaky Clean Lip Oil. Pricey at £35 it’s more of an investment, but the rich pigmented oil will give a wash of colour to lips or really make lipstick pop if worn over the top. Packed with a trio of natural hydrating oils – jojoba, almond and argan – it will sooth dry lips and give you that glossy look in one.

For something more purse-friendly, you can’t fault I Heart Revolution’s Tasty Peach Lip Oil. Bottled up in super cute packaging, it’s vegan and cruelty-free and has a sweet juicy peach fragrance. It ticks plenty of boxes for just a fiver.

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Lip oil is the new handbag must-have if you're after that Y2K high-shine lip gloss look but want the powerful properties of something that's going to cocoon and nurture your lips.

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