Let’s face it. Lip glosses can sometimes be sticky; lipsticks can can be too much of a statement for everyday wear; and lip balm lacks that special oomph you want from a lip color. Enter, the goldilocks of lip products: lip oil. The best lip oils are key to achieving that no-makeup makeup lip stain look we’re all after. The effortless stain look has cemented its place as a viral TikTok trend, so we’re here to help make things easier by dropping the absolute best hydrating, non-sticky, and long-lasting lip oil recommendations.
From drugstore lip oils to high-end lip oils (all backed by IPSY reviews and our beauty editors), these best lip oils will help you say goodbye to chapped lips and hello to the softest, smoothest lips of your life.
IPSY members and editors alike are crushing on this TPSY Lip Crush Oil, big time. One of the most versatile options on our list, this pink shade automatically adjusts to your lips’ pH level, so you end up with a perfectly customized pout (without any flaking or stickiness) every time. “In love with this lip gloss,” wrote one IPSY subscriber. Want all the moisturizing power of chapstick with the high shine of gloss? This baby’s for you. “The way this changes shades is so cool!” another member said. “I love the pink tint I get left with and how it lasts for hours.” Try it for yourself and join our lip oil crush club ASAP.
This gorgeously sheen lip oil from JELLY PONG PONG takes the cake in terms of nourishing seed oils. A truly therapeutic lip oil treatment, it’s got skin-soothing safflower oil, moisturizing coconut oil, and dry lips-smoothing tomato seed oil. “I really love how moisturizing this gloss is. The subtle shade is nice, great chapstick replacement,” said one IPSY subscriber in their review. Don’t be fooled by the bright red; this lightweight oil seamlessly soaks right into your lips to reveal just a subtle hint of color.
High shine gloss meets hydrating lip moisturizer in this crowd favorite from STEVE LAURANT. One IPSY Glam Bag subscriber said it best in their product review: “this lip oil has become my favorite gloss! It’s not sticky like most lip gloss and lasts a decent time for a lip gloss making your lips look luscious!” Cruelty-free and gluten-free, you can reapply the silky-smooth oil again and again throughout the day without any risk of flaking or drying out. Trust us on this—it feels and looks fancy, but it packs the punch of a heavy duty chapstick. “This lip oil smells and feels luxurious. It helped my lip heal from a terrible crack that wouldn’t go away in a matter of days,” another member reviewed.” Your makeup bag doesn’t know what it’s missing.
This nourishing blend is loaded with both antioxidants and superfoods, and it creates a moisturizing barrier against harsh elements that normally leave your lips feeling dry and chapped. Bonus: the sheer pink is the perfect glossy shade to take you from desk to drinks.
This lip oil from WANDER BEAUTY is like an international grab bag of natural plant oils (that are well-known skincare saviors). Enriching avocado oil from Chile, skin-firming vitamin E from Switzerland, healing niacinamide from India, and antioxidant-packed rose cantina oil combine to treat dry lips and make them look kissable and fabulous at the same time. Plus, the beauty brand offers a variety of different shades, so you can find your favorite to match your skin tone or try them all. With this lip oil, the possibilities are limitless. Our members love the doe foot applicator brush which isn’t typically found paired with lip oils.
Shout out to my vegan makeup lovers! This CIATÉ LONDON lip oil is for you. Vitamin C-rich watermelon extract–the star ingredient–jojoba oil, and avocado oil all work together to hydrate cracked lips in need of a little TLC. The non-sticky formula delivers the moisture of lip balm and the shine of glass, all packed into a handy, squeezable applicator.
IPSY subscribers love that this lip oil treatment “soaks into your lips and stays there to continue to hydrate,” which makes it perfect to wear on-the-go during winter months. It’s also made with a clean formula and a blend of nutrient-rich chia seed, sweet almond, and sunflower seed oils.
This vegan and cruelty-free formula is never thick or goopy and glides on lips to deliver lasting hydration. Members note that this makes it the perfect partner to matte lipsticks in the winter, as it acts as the perfect hydrating base to layer underneath color. “The lip color I add after looks so smooth thanks to this awesome product,” says one IPSY member.
The star of the show with this lip oil is pomegranate seed oil, which plumps and hydrates all in one. The color is sheer, but has the tiniest amount of a shimmery pin tint. One member wrote that the subtle tint lasts even after the gloss shine fades, which is pretty impressive.
If you like your lip oil to have more of a strong tint, this TARTE vegan lip oil is for you. It has a strong pink color that makes your lips look perfectly flushed and kissable long after you apply it. Plus, the scent will have you coming back for more. “This stuff smells amazing!!! I literally wear it every day,” said one IPSY subscriber in their five-star product review.
This is the perfect-sized lip oil to grab, go, and throw in your pocket for whenever you need it. It comes in eight different shades, including clear, so you can get the perfect burst of hydration to match any look you’re going for. Since it’s made with raspberry oil, cloudberry oil, and vegan squalane, it’ll actually lock in moisture after the initial application.
TikTokers can’t get enough of this lip oil that reviewers say tastes great, hydrates lips for hours, and even helps improve the appearance of lips over time. Ingredients like apple extract and fermented pomegranate help gently exfoliate lips as you wear it too.
Have you tried any of these top-rated lip oils for yourself? Get any in your Glam Bag? We’d love to know what you think! Post a review of your favorites on your Glam Bag page. If you’re feeling extra proud of your lip oil pout, share a photo on Instagram or Twitter and tag us @IPSY.