Summertime calls for easy-wear makeup solutions all over but especially on the lips. Swap your trusted balms for the best lip oil as a high-shine alternative. While previous iterations of glossy pigments might have been incredibly hydrating, there are plenty of new additions that boast similar benefits to balmy elixirs.
“Lip balm, depending on the brand, once it dries, it actually cracks your lips and your skin more. So oils I find, like, seep into the skin a little bit better,” says model Shanina Shaik during her installment of Vogue‘s Beauty Secrets. Perhaps you feel the same way and would rather reach for an oil-based product for that hydration boost. Here, 10 formulas to keep on hand all summer long.
Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss
“I always have one of these in my bags,” says actor Adria Arjona during her skin-care routine in her installment of Vogue‘s Beauty Secrets. The product in question is Kosas’s Wet Lip Oil Gloss—a lip treatment featuring a blend of hyaluronic acid, peptides, shea butter, and botanical oils to plump, hydrate, and protect.
Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil
It wouldn’t be an edit of the best tinted lip oils without mention of Dior’s Lip Glow Oil. The formula, which went viral on TikTok in 2021, counts Vogue editors and celebrities like Bella Hadid and actor Emily Alyn Lind as fans. While the oil is lauded for its juicy, lip-filler effects, Lind reaches for it during her skin-care regimen, calling it “soothing”—proof that this buzzy pick boasts multipurpose.
Merit Shade Slick
The Merit Shade Slick is your secret weapon to nailing that minimalist makeup look. Available in clear and an array of tints, this oil will ensure your lips stay moisturized, thanks to a cocktail of fatty acids and shea butter along with grapeseed and jojoba oils.
Ilia Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil
Want to bring the hydrating power of hyaluronic acid to your lips this summer? Look no further than Ilia’s Balmy Gloss. Formulated as a cushiony tint infused with moisture-retaining ingredients, this delivers a nonsticky glossy finish.
Hermès The Hermèsistible Infused Lip Care Oil
Give your lips a light wash of color with Hermès’s recently launched lip oil. What’s more, each of the six shades features a unique signature scent crafted by the French fashion house’s perfumer Christine Nagel.
Ami Colé Lip Treatment Oil
Diarrha N’Diaye-Mbaye’s clean-beauty brand Ami Colé knows a thing or two about makeup essentials for people of color. The lineup includes this lip treatment oil that uses a blend of baobab-seed extract and hyaluronic acid for intense moisture and stick-free shine.
Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil
Perhaps you’re in the market for a lip oil that offers anti-aging benefits? With one use, expect hydration, softness, and plumpness powered by essential oils, vitamins, and actives—whether you prefer a sheer oil or pigmented option.
InnBeauty Project Glaze Lip Oil
From candy apple to glazed donut, InnBeauty Project’s lip oils come in a variety of shades for a juicy, supple-looking pout and an out-of-this-world glossy shine—all while nourishing oils, a plumping complex, and fermented pomegranate work to gently exfoliate and moisturize lips.
Versed Silk Slip Conditioning Lip Oil
Vitamin E and a moisturizing blend of oils (jojoba, camellia, sesame, and sunflower seed, to be exact!) come together in Versed’s lip oil. Stash it in your beach beauty bag or summer tote for a hydration surge when you need it.
Clarins Lip Comfort Oil
With Clarins Lip Comfort Oil, expect high-shine, lightweight pigments to melt right into lips. Another TikTok favorite, this formula earns bonus points for its featured plant-based oils, which provide a protective layer to chapped lips.