Give Your Lips The Sp-‘Oil’ing They Need This Winter


As much as we love the full-colour coverage and mattes for our lips, it’s time to put them aside for the winters. Giving your lips intense hydration and nourishment is the need of the hour, because the winter can wreak havoc, leaving you with lips that look like they have definitely seen better days. Sans moisture, your lips will emulate your worst nightmare, flaunting cracks, rips, and sores. Your lips do not contain oil glands, much like the palms and soles of your feet, so they need the extra hydration from product application.

Winter comes snuggly blankets and warm coats and then, of course, the woes of skincare. Dry skin, discomfort, flakiness, and chapped lips, winter has us slathering on moisturiser with a passion. Of course, we very often turn to social media for remedies, so sparkly lip masks seem like ‘the’ thing to do, you know, for an instant fix. But deep nourishment is the only thing that can truly aid you in your time of cold turmoil.

A perfect unity of your lip balm and lip gloss, hybrid lip oils are a new cult-favourite, some of them being multitaskers providing a tint, sheen and nourishment, all in one. To describe them in one word, ingenious. These are usually super easy to apply and blend with the rest of your makeup and are likely to become a staple for all days cold and dreary. Overnight treatments, products packing a pop of gloss and colour, there are a variety of lip oils in the market and, needless to say, we stan. Your ideal lip oil should be long-wearing, non-sticky and must have maximum hydration properties if it’s your winter pick.

Here is a list of hands (lips) down the best lip oils for your winter of 2021 –

1. Estèe Lauder Pure Colour Envy Nighttime Rescue Lip Oil Serum

With an applicator that feels like a pillow for your lips – this lip oil glides over contours and rescues your lips from the dryness that matte lipsticks leave your lips with. It comes infused with nourishing camellia, rose, and lavender so there is plenty of moisture here. Lightweight, easy to use, and with collagen filling spheres, this is a lip oil that can also be used during the day. You could sport it to add a soft sheen to your lips that can uplift your winter outfits.

2. Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss

Want your lips to look plumper but not in an obvious way? We’ve found the perfect product. With 4 pretty colours and one transparent Jellyfish sheen, the Wet Lip Oil Gloss is a perfect addition to your daily makeup routine. With peptides, hyaluronic acid, avocado oil and Konjac root making up most of this formulation, this lip oil nourishes, protects your lips from environmental damage and looks stunning. What’s not to love?

3. Yensa Beauty Super 8 Lip Oil

If you are looking for high shine and deep nourishment, this lip oil should be on your list of ‘must-haves’. It comes with 8 high-shine shades, with a colour payoff and it’s infused with their 8 ‘super oils’, which should have your lips thanking you with relief. Lightweight and non-sticky, this lip oil needs just one swipe wonder to take your look from ‘meh’ to ‘wow’.

4Dior Lip Glow Oil

This is a lip oil that does everything it’s supposed to and then some. It nourishes, hydrates and revitalises the lips but we love that it has a colour revival technology that brings out your natural lip colour. This lip glow oil has cherry oil and a minty-vanilla scent that will have you smacking your lips.  Slather on this lip oil and bid dryness and flakiness goodbye. We also love that it has a non-sticky formulation so you won’t have to worry about flyaway hair sticking to your lips.

5. Kiehl’s Love Oil for Lips

This Kiehl’s Love Oil is the kind that will immediately make a place in your makeup kit. A blend of coconut oil, moringa oil and cherry extract, it hydrates, it protects and it makes your lips glowy. It even comes with SPF. You can go the untinted route with this product, but if you crave a pop of colour, you can opt for some of the brighter shades. The highly pigmented glossy texture is a great companion when you are stepping out on cold winter nights.

6. ICONIC London Lustre Lip Oil

Enriched with coconut-y goodness, Iconic’s lip oil gives your lips a lustrous shine that’s hard to beat. It has superhero Vitamin C, best known for curing tears and cracks, which doubles up and helps in lightening the pigmentation of your lips. It also has hyaluronic acid, great to give your lips a bit of extra plumpness.

7. Lottie London Gloss’D Supercharged Lip Gloss Oil Tint Outshine

This is the kind of product created when deep nourishment and high tint had a baby, so it’s perfect.  It’s a lip tint and a gloss. It gives your deep nourishment and a high shine tint. And let’s be honest, doesn’t the packaging give you a total 2000’s fashionista vibe? We’re living for it.

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- Beauty Contributor

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