Lip Oils Are Here To Replace Your Beloved Lip Balm

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Lip oils have made a real splash of late, don’t you think? Where once we just turned to lip balms for nourishing dry lips, now lip oils have taken centre stage thanks to their ability to both soothe lips and give a shiny finish minus the stickiness we often get from lip glosses.

In case you’re new to the concept, lip oils are very different to balms. Where lip balms coat lips to create a barrier against irritants like wind and cold, working within this barrier to repair damaged lips, lip oils visibly plump and smooth lips while also providing some barrier protection. They’re a great choice for anyone who likes a wash of colour without the dryness lipstick can sometimes bring, or if you love the shine of a gloss but find your hair sticks in it all the time.

Is Lip Oil Better Than Lip Balm?

Not necessarily, it really depends on what you need. We love lip oils as an alternative to lip tints with added nourishment, so if you’re looking for a light wash of colour that will also help protect and nourish your lips, try a lip oil. If you need intensive repair, you might prefer a lip balm as the barrier is thicker, and will prevent further environmental damage.

Below you’ll find our favourite lip oils for all budgets, from affordable must-haves to luxury picks you’ll cherish.

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