10 best lip oils for hydrating a super-dry pout


While there will always be a space in our hearts (and make-up bags) for a classic matte liquid lipstick, now is the time for lip oils to shine.

Sitting somewhere between a lip gloss and lip balm, these new heroes come with nourishing benefits that are very much welcome in these chilly climes. If you’re fed up of flaky bits and sore patches on your lips, yet still want a touch more glamour than that old tub of Vaseline can deliver, these are for you.

From Hourglass’s beautiful coloured oils that somehow add fullness, colour and hydration, to Clarins’ legendary repairing formula – and a nostalgic new drop from Ciaté’ – these are the very best lip oils to keep permanently in your pocket until the temperature finally rises again.

Dior has created many a cult product in the past few years, and this new launch is set for similar stardom. The beautifully luminous oil comes in five flattering shades, all of which deliver a reflective shine.