This article was first published on 10 February 2022.
Did you know that the skin on our upper lips is one of the thickest on our faces? Despite that, it’s still prone to being dehydrated and chapped. Aside from drinking lots of water, you should also have a dedicated lip care routine that consists of exfoliation and moisturising.
Lip oil vs. lip balm
There are a couple of ways to moisturise your lips: using a lip balm, which typically contains emollients such as beeswax and petrolatum, or using a lip oil, which offers the high-shine of glosses with a generous amount of moisturising lipid-rich oils. Plus, you can wear lip oils alone as a lip treatment or on top of your other lippies for added lustre and colour.
If you're curious to know the best lip oils that are available in Singapore, you've come to the right place. Read on to know which ones you can get your hands on ASAP.
Dior's best-selling Lip Glow Oil (SGD59) is well-loved for its lightweight and nourishing feeling on the lips. It's enriched with cherry oil and Colour Reviver technology to coat your lips in a protective non-drying film with a vivid hue. This best-seller also promises to leave your lips looking and feeling improved within five days.
The Clarins Lip Comfort Oil (SGD45), which is available in three finishes — original, intense (more saturated colour), and shimmer (with light-reflecting particles) — has a 100% plant-based formula that contains hazelnut oil, organic jojoba oil, and a third oil that varies depending on the shade you choose.
If your lips are chapped, you'll enjoy the benefits of the five types of oils in the Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil (SGD39.90). It's formulated with soothing coconut oil, antioxidant-rich avocado oil, plumping Tsubaki oil, hydrating meadowfoam oil, and plumping Splianthes Acmella Flower extract that work together to smoothen and rejuvenate your lips for a luscious pout.
The Hourglass Nº 28™ Lip Treatment Oil (SGD88) is an anti-ageing lip treatment oil that has three active ingredients (Saliporine-8; Volulip™; and Viamerine), 14 essential oils, 10 plant oils, and four vitamins that boost moisture levels, diminish texture, and add volume to your lips.
The Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Nighttime Rescue Lip Oil-Serum (SGD59) — formulated with camellia, rose, and lavender oils — combines the best features of a serum and a treatment oil. Plus, its plush applicator allows you to coat your lips in its soothing formula with complete ease.
Crystals for lip care? That's what the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Crystal Elixir Lip Oil (SGD56) offers. It has five-crystal complex, hyaluronic acid, and four plant extracts that nourish your lips with smoothing moisture. Plus, it's lightweight — perfect for those who prefer little to no product on their lips.
Get a whiff of yummy watermelon with every swipe of the Ciaté London Watermelon Burst Hydrating Lip Oil (SGD25). It contains watermelon seed oil, in addition to three other nourishing plant oils, and leaves your lips looking plump and pink.
The I Dew Care Glow Easy Nourishing Lip Oil (SGD32) has brightening Vitamin C and E as its hero ingredients. In addition to these, the tinted formula is also enriched with raspberry, sunflower, and jojoba seed oils to reduce any dryness and flakiness from your pout. The result: oh-so-juicy selfie-ready lips.
The Etude Fruity Lip Oil (SGD19.60) is infused with moringa oil and fruit extracts. The clear formula comes in two variants, Pomegranate Red and Pink Grapefruit, that capture the nostalgia of 2000s lip glosses.
The Decorté Lip Oil (SGD35) contains a combo of high- and low-viscosity (thickness) botanical oils that give shine and comfort. In addition to nourishing your lips, it promises to calm, plump, and refresh your pout.
If you're a fan of Selena Gomez's beauty brand, you don't want to miss out on the Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil (SGD33). The TikTok-popular lip oil has a gel-to-oil formula that applies like a gloss and leaves a non-sticky tint as it fades away. It's powered by a blend of jojoba and sunflower seed oils.
Give your pout the Rihanna treatment with the Fenty Skin Cherry Treat Conditioning And Strengthening Lip Oil (SGD39). It boasts an antioxidant-rich formula with Triple Cherry complex that hydrates even the dryest lips. Plus, its ripe cherry scent is so yummy!
Bring back moisture with Burt's Bees Hydrating Lip Oil With Sweet Almond Oil (SGD14). This affordable lip oil is powered by sweet almond oil that's rich in natural fatty acids that hydrate your lips and help them retain moisture longer. It also promises to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
(Cover photo from: @rarebeauty)
Now that your lips are properly nourished, you can confidently wear a matte lipstick without worrying about flakiness or dryness.
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