The Best Lip Oils for Finally Curing Chapped Lips

Apr 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET
The Difference Between Lip Oil and Balm
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No one has ever liked chapped lips. This might be a generalization, but for the most part, no one opts for dry, cracking, uncomfortable lips when they could have soft, plush lips instead, which is why lip balm has become a staple for just about everyone.

But what if there were something that worked even better? A lot of balms carry ingredients (such as petroleum) that instead of penetrating deep to moisturize only coat your lips. This means you have to constantly reapply, and there’s no real moisturizing going on.

A lip oil, on the other hand, goes deep. The thought of applying oil to lips may seem a little funky, but we all thought that way about putting oil on our faces, and look how well that turned out. An oil isn’t sticky or texturized like a gloss or balm, but rather glides on. Plus, once the shine fades (because the oil has seeped in to nourish), the leftover tint in some formulas stays put for hours.

Most important, oils are generally all-natural, with ingredients such as avocado oil and honey. This means they provide incredible amounts of natural nourishing, plumping and sometimes even antiaging benefits. Check out some of our favorite oils, from those that are tinted to one with a 24-karat gold applicator.

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /11: Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil
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1/11 :Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil

2 /11: Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Lip Oil

Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Lip Oil
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2/11 :Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Lip Oil

3 /11: Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil
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3/11 :Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil

4 /11: 24/7 Honey Dual Lip Treatment Oil & Color Tint Balm

24/7 Honey Dual Lip Treatment Oil & Color Tint Balm
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4/11 :24/7 Honey Dual Lip Treatment Oil & Color Tint Balm

5 /11: Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil

Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil
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5/11 :Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil

6 /11: Memebox Nooni Applecoco Lip Oil

MemeBox Nooni Applecoco Lip Oil
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6/11 :Memebox Nooni Applecoco Lip Oil

7 /11: Julep Tinted Lip Oil Treatment

Julep Tinted Lip Oil Treatment
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7/11 :Julep Tinted Lip Oil Treatment

8 /11: Milani Moisture Lock Coconut Oil Infused Lip Treatment

Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment
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8/11 :Milani Moisture Lock Coconut Oil Infused Lip Treatment

9 /11: Milk Oil Lip Stain

Milk Oil Lip Stain
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9/11 :Milk Oil Lip Stain

10 /11: Missha Essential Lip Oil

Missha Essential Lip Oil
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10/11 :Missha Essential Lip Oil

11 /11: Yes to Miracle Oil Brighten & Condition Argan Lip Oil

Yes to Miracle Oil Brighten & Condition Argan Lip Oil
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11/11 :Yes to Miracle Oil Brighten & Condition Argan Lip Oil