TBH, we don't think anyone has pulled off super slick lip gloss since Britney Spears's "...Baby One More Time" video. Sticky and overly shiny, the goopy stuff should stay in the past with super low-rise denim.
Now there's a new product on the market that's a little softer and more moisturizing than the average gloss. It's called lip oil, named for the ultra hydrating oils that make this lip color/lip balm hybrid essential to your daily makeup regimen. The main ingredients are the same - mineral or vegetable based oils, lanolin derivatives or polybutene (a hydrocarbon) - but once it sets, the formula is
less sticky (aka, less strands glued to your lips as soon as a breeze comes along).
Lip oils are more natural-looking and better for your skin, thanks to a longer list of beneficial add-ins like jojoba seed and virgin coconut oils. Some claim that the tint on these lip oils lasts longer, too, but otherwise, they wear just like your normal lip gloss. See our list below for our five fave goodie-packed lip oils:
1. Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-in-Oil, $32
A blend of apricot kernel, jojoba seed, coriander fruit and passionfruit seed oils translates to super light, conditioning color on your lips.
2. Yes to Coconut Cooling LIp Oil, $5
About as natural as it gets, virgin coconut, olive and eucalyptus oils work magic on your lips in this no-tint formula.
3. Hourglass N˚28 Lip Treatment Oil, $42
#TreatYourself to a 24K-tipped lip tube that's formulated with 28 magic ingredients, including the oils of kukui nut, hazelnut, rosehip, geranium, ylang ylang and vanilla alongside vitamins A, E, B5 and C.