Step aside, lipstick: It's all about lip oils this summer

A new crop of sheer (and nourishing) lip colours are just what we need for the warm months.


Photo, Roberto Caruso.


Let’s be clear: We love a highly pigmented, long-wear lipstick. But for those casual summer evenings (say, after a day at the beach), a dewy, moisturized lip with just a kiss of colour is all you really need. Lip oils are the new iteration of the gloss — they give all of the shine with none of the stick. Plus, you get the nourishing benefits of oil — some formulas contain up to six varieties. They come in a range of shades and most have a fruity scent to match. We recommend tossing one in your makeup kit, your work tote and your beach bag.



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