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8 Nourishing Lip Oils That Make Your Lips Shine Without Feeling Sticky

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We're thankfully living during a time when most-every product in our makeup bags is skin-friendly. We have skin care-foundation hybrids, lip-to-cheek palettes spiked with serum-worthy ingredients, and hydrating lip oils packed with good-for-skin ingredients and give lips a shellac of pigment.

"Lip oils tend to be more nourishing than traditional lip glosses since skin-care ingredients are in the formula versus traditional glosses where shine is the main goal," says Jeannie Vincent, a Boston-based makeup artist. "These new options also tend to be less sticky, which is a nice alternative, since regular lip gloss has a pretty gluey reputation."

She points to the Kosas Wet Lip Oil, which has hyaluronic acid that works to "draw hydration back into the skin." That said, if you go with a colorless option, she recommends topping your gloss with a waxy balm to seal in moisture because "an oil alone generally isn't enough for the lips—you might lick it off or it will disappear after a while." Her fave? Drugstore staple Moroccan Magic Rose Lip Salve ($12).

As someone who ditched lip gloss after middle school, I'm a born-again shine fan, because these lip glosses douse my lips in hydration that is much needed. Keeps scrolling for the ones to grab next.

Ami Colé Lip Treatment Oil — $20.00

This lip oil from Ami Colé is the perfect everyday product. It conditions and nourishes your lips while providing a neutral swipe of color.

Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Treatment Gloss
Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Treatment Gloss — $22.00

This gloss packs a lot of moisture into your lips using hyaluronic acid, konjac root, and avocado oil, plus peptides to stimulate collagen production.

Wander Beauty Lip Retreat Oil
Wander Beauty Lip Retreat Oil — $22.00

Made with rosa canina fruit pil, apricot kernel oil, avocado oil and more, this lip oil provides nourishment and shine. It’s available in four shades: clear, excursion (deep berry), spa day (maroon), and skinny dip (warm medium brown).

Lilah B Lovingly Lip Tinted Lip Oil
Lilah B Lovingly Lip Tinted Lip Oil — $30.00

Infused with bilberry seed oil, milk thistle extract, and vitamin E, this lip oil provides light-to-medium coverage in a non-sticky, silky formula. It’s available in five shades: b. elegant (mauve), b. sincere (rose quartz), b. brilliant (bare peach), b. remarkable (berry wine), and b. romantic (petal pink).

innbeauty Project Glaze Lip Oil
innbeauty Project Glaze Lip Oil — $15.00

This super juicy lip oil provides a high shine finish with a big dose of color. It’s available in red and pink.

Ilia Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil
Ilia Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil — $26.00

These tinted lip oils from Ilia provide a slightly more opaque finish than their transluscent counterparts. They’re made with hydrating and plumping hyaluronic acid and meadowfoam seed oil which supports the skin’s natural barrier to help lock in moisture. It’s available in six gorgeous shades including Tahiti (burnt coral), linger (berry mauve), and petals (tropical pink).

Merit Shade Slick Tinted Lip Oil
Merit Shade Slick Tinted Lip Oil — $24.00

This sheer lip oil is made with rosehip oil and shea butter. It comes in eight fun shades like Marrakech (soft peach, taupe, and sangria (deep berry).

Jouer Cosmetics Essential Hydrating Lip Oil
Jouer Cosmetics Essential Hydrating Lip Oil — $20.00

This super lightweight lip oil has a subtle baby-pink tint to add a bit of color to your pout.

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