15 Lip Oils For Serious Gloss & Hydration

By Tamara Corin | 21st March 2024

Consider a lip oil, a lip gloss plus. It has all the sheen and shine but with added hydrating benefits. According to celebrity makeup artist, Zoe Taylor, “while lipgloss is more cosmetic, sitting on the lips rather than penetrating the skin, lip oils are essentially skincare for lips, hydrating deep into the skin”. Expect a high-shine pout that doesn’t stick to your flyaways. Here are the lip oils we rate for serious gloss and hydration…

This no-frills formula has a natural plumping active (made from liquorice root) to make lips appear fuller and boost the level of moisturisation, not to mention it’s 100% natural.
You can always rely on this brand for all-round fabulousness. This delivers great colour, plumps pouts with hyaluronic acid, and has major moisturising properties that leaves lips soft, smooth and anything but sticky.
This multi-tasking hero is packed with squalene that hydrates and smooths lips. A great winter repairer for chapped lips but with all the full-on shine you’d expect from a gloss.
With an array of delicious flavours and smells from fruity watermelon to exotic coconut, these lip oils are like cocktails for your lips. They give superb shine and lock in hydration.
Hydrating and protecting in equal measure. Its rich texture is brilliant at working on minimising fine lines around the lips while leaving a gloopy but not greasy film in its path.
Wear on its own, as a primer under lipstick, or as a topcoat for volumising shine. This multi-tasker certainly gives you its money’s worth. Infused with cherry oil to nourish, protect, and soften the lips while the flattering shades compliment your natural colour and leave a glass-like shine to lips.
High on every influencer’s beauty hit list, this lip oil went viral for delivering superb shine to lips, a non-sticky finish, but the biggest selling point is the signature honey smell and taste, that will have you licking your lips all day long. And let’s also take a moment to appreciate this fabulous wave shaped bottle too. An all-round winner.
What it lacks in size, it makes up in formulation. Packed with a combination of oils including jojoba and briar rose oil, this rather small lip oil comes in fruity flavours that leaves a slight tint to lips but with maximum gloss. Three of the ten shades are pH reactive which means they adjust to the pH levels of your own lips, so you have a bespoke shade. Genius!
A bargain buy that doesn’t disappoint. This gives a sheer wash of ultra-glossy colour in dinky packaging perfectly size for your clutch bag. The XXL applicator slicks on a comfortable, non-sticky formula that is infused with nourishing oils and a fresh minty scent.
Thin lips rejoice. This lip oil will plump up your pout – naturally, while adding brilliant shine. It comes in five fruity flavours that are very satisfying to use. If your lips feel particularly dry, use in the evening for extra-conditioning overnight.
Overflowing with good-to-skin ingredients, this supercharged oil doubles as a glossy, smoothing conditioner by day and a deeply nourishing lip mask by night. Everything you’d expect from the queen of A-list beauty.
If you love a natural finish, these ultra-glossy lip oils will give you just this, with a teeny tinge of colour that is almost invisible to the eye. Working with your lips' natural pH and colour to create a subtle stain that looks a little different on everyone. Not sure what shade to choose? Their website guides you to the colours that best suit your skin tone.
This featherweight formula will leave you wondering whether you put on your lip oil or not, so light in texture yet punchy and bold in colour. It has a slightly shimmery finish which is unusual to find in a lip oil. Plus, it’s infused with collagen and packed with castor seed oil to work on those feathery lip lines. It basically ticks all the boxes.
From one of our fave clean beauty brands, this nourishes lips like an oil but gives sheen like a gloss. It’s comfortable on lips, handbag friendly, and full of nourishing botanical ingredients. Plus, Hailey Bieber is a fan. Need we say more?
If your lips take a battering when the temperature drops, this will keep them suitably hydrated and nourished. Formulated to fill in fine lines while plumping with a unique blend of six plant oils. Meanwhile antioxidants fight environmental aggressors like the moisture-zapping cold weather and central heating combo. Think of this as your winter coat for your lips.

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