Meet the crossover between a balm and a gloss: the lip oil. Find out what makes the eco-friendly lip plumper so famous online.
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Have you ever seen extremely glossy, yet flawlessly natural lips on your feed? Have you ever tried replicating said lips by purchasing über expensive glosses and balms? Did it work? Didn’t think so. I suffered from the same fate as you, dear glossy lip lover. For years, I’ve been in search for a gloss that does not sparkle nor shimmer. I was looking for a gloss that created the illusion of a plumpen sheen on my lips. Alas, it was only until I met the lip oil, when I was able to achieve such shine.
Yes, the lip oil has been the answer to our prayers all along. It is essentially a lip treatment that is made out of a wide variety of highly concentrated oils. Usually, these smackers are made of the following oils: rosehip, sweet almond, grapeseed, avocado, coconut, and the likes. Here are the 7 best lip oils available in the local market.
Support local by purchasing from a newly grad’s passion project. Rosebud Manila was started by Chelsea Bagotsay, so she could provide organic products that help enhance one’s natural beauty. The brand features a wide variety of lip treatments and scrubs that cater to the modern-day Filipina.
Price range: Php 150-200. Shop at Rosebud Manila here.
Happy Skin x Love Marie Lip Treatment Oil
Heart Evangelista adds lip oils to her ever-growing line of products with Happy Skin. She carefully curated these lippies to be for everyday use. If you’re looking to gloss up a lip tint, then you can top it over with this.
Price: Php 599. Shop at Happy Skin x Love Marie here.
Another local lip oil you can add to your cart is RRAW. More than just a provider of the lip glossing product, RRAW incorporates sustainable alternatives in their online shop. Take your time at checking out their organic facial soaps, face masks, body infusions, and of course, lip oils.
Price range: Php 150. Shop at RRAW here.
This minimalistic local brand is a newcomer to the lip game, but that doesn’t mean they don’t provide amazing lip treatments. Actually, Classic Beauty started out by selling lip treatments and then verging on to glosses and scrubs. They are beloved by many for their chic packaging and fragrant lip oils.
Price range: Php 145. Shop at Classic Beauty here.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Nighttime Rescue Lip Oil-Serum
The award winning Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Nighttime Rescue Lip Oil-Serum is a fan favorite. Makeup enthusiasts and industry experts have all praised the lippie for being the best in the market. Originally a treatment, the product has evolved to being a lip topper over your favorite lipsticks.
Price: Php 1750. Shop at Estée Lauder here.
Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Oil
You can never go wrong with Burt’s Bees. The American brand is a self care junkie’s kryptonite. That’s why we fell head over heels when we found out they have a hydrating lip treatment. The lippie contains sweet almond oil and leaves a subtle shine without the stickiness of a gloss.
Price: Php 605. Shop at Burt’s Bees here.
Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil
The Hourglass’ N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil is on the pricier side as compared to the other lip oils on this list, but it comes with good reason. Hourglass has formulated a lippie that can cure chapped lips in a snap, while keeping the lips glossy and pristine. You’ll be able to see the premium feel of Hourglass through the N° 28’s packaging. It’s sleek, chic, and effective.
Price: Php 3350. Shop at Hourglass here.