The 12 Best Lip Oils to Replace Your Usual Gloss

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One reason I’m personally ecstatic about the end of dreary winter weather? The end of the incessant need to constantly keep reapplying my favorite lip balm. But, because I am not one to let my lip get chapped for even a moment, I’ve swapped them out for a new lip oil this season. 

It’s no secret that oils have been at the center of the beauty zeitgeist lately: hair oils and face oils reign supreme these days, so it was only a matter of time before it reached our lips, too. Lightweight, protective, and ultra-reflective, the best lip oils act as a barrier to your lips to lock in moisture all day long. Think of them as the 2023 edition of even the best lip gloss.

It also seems that Hollywood—and the internet—has taken note of the trend, too. Emily Alyn Lind, the star of HBO Max's recent Gossip Girl reboot, swears by it. Bella Hadid has applied it in a few videos on her TikTok. Users on the app have even sold out Dior’s viral Addict Lip Glow Oil a few times over thanks to its luscious glossy look and hydrating feel. Associated with the viral “clean” makeup trend that’s currently dominating the app, Gen Z has dubbed it the go-to lip product of summer 2023. 

Keep reading to read all about the best ones to choose from right now, including a few hand-selected picks from our very own beauty team here at Marie Claire. 

Julia Marzovilla
Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she reviews the latest launches from fashion and beauty brands, finds the best on-sale items around the internet, and interviews experts to find the best products in any category to share with her readers. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site as an expert in everything from the best laptop bags to the best laser hair removal devices.

In her near decade of experience, Julia has both written for several top outlets in the E-Commerce space and worked at major fashion labels. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and worked as the Trending Fashion and News Writer STYLECASTER. You can find her across the internet at @JuliaMarzovilla. In real life, you can find her creating shopping guides for her friends, cooking or baking in her too-small kitchen, or buying tickets for the next time Harry Styles is in town.

Julia has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in New York City, her hometown.