Written by Alicia Lartey
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We all love an effortless glow, especially on our lips. Most beauty lovers first introduction to cosmetics was most likely a lip balm or sparkly lip gloss of some kind. Lip glosses have evolved over the years to give us a variety of colours and high-shine wonder, but now they have birthed the even more nourishing lip oil! Lip oils are a hybrid of gloss and nourishing oils which give you all the shine of the best gloss, without the stickiness and with the lip care factor. We typically see lightweight oils in formulas such as squalane, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil. With so many different lip oils on the market, it can be difficult to choose but IALH has you covered!
Dior Lip Glow Oil
Every IT girl has this lip oil in their bag! Dior brings you natural glamour through their shades of the Lip Glow Oil. The Dior Lip Oil focuses on bringing out the beautiful natural flesh tones within your lips, hydrating the skin and ever so slightly plumping the lips to reduce the appearance of lines. My favourite shade of this particular lip oil is 012! The pigment is so subtle and allows the lip to be dressed up or down with ease.
Lip Glow Oil
Clarins Lip Comfort Oil
My first introduction to high-end lip care came in the form of the Clarins Lip Comfort Oil. Just like the juicy flavoured lip balms of my childhood, I started collecting multiple shades of the Clarins Lip Oil. Clarins uses a blend of natural oils which are rich in Omega-6 and omega-3 and include jojoba oil, sweet briar oil and hazelnut oil. After a lot of trial and error I became stuck on the shade 03- cherry, which in my experience is gorgeous on all skin tones.
Lip Comfort Oil
Fenty Skin Cherry Treat Conditioning + Strengthening Lip Oil
Fenty are known for creating universal lip products that look good on all skin tones and their lip oil is no different! Cherry treat comes exclusively in one shade which mimics the natural colour of cherry juice. Fenty used a large doe-foot applicator to evenly distribute the lip oil in one swift swipe.
Nyx Professional Makeup Fat Oil Lip Drip
Most of my favourite lip oils are definitely on the pricier end which is to be expected from brands like Clarins and Dior, but that is where NYX comes in to save the day! Your lip oil does not have to be super expensive if it works for you, it works! I am obsessed with the doe-foot applicator and colour selection of the Fat Oil Lip Drip gloss!