These are the best (and most nourishing) lip oils to try now

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  • Glossy, popsicle-stained lips are the perfect low-maintenance option for Spring. But if you don’t want the hair-trapping stickiness of a gloss, try one of the latest lip oils.

    If you thought these were a slightly weird and unnecessary addition to your make-up bag, you’d be wrong.

    We get it – lip oils are a funny beast. But simply put, they marry the best parts of a colourful lipstick, the moisturising benefits of lip balm and high-shine finish of gloss.

    But what’s also nice about lip oils is that the ‘oils’ in the name refer to nourishing jojoba or essential oils, which cushion dry skin.

    Take Charlotte Tilbury’s new Magic Lip Oil. It’s packed with hyaluronic acid, a super moisturiser that seriously plumps up skin. As well as boosting lip volume by up to 70% in 28 days, it also reduces the appearance of lip lines and can be applied as a mask overnight for chapped lips.

    Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir Lip Oil, £28

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    Also lip-smackingly good is Dior’s Lip Glow Oil. ‘Its intense lip care formula is infused with cherry oil,’ says Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior make-up. ‘Its flattering shades and its mirror shine leave lips radiant.’

    One sweep delivers an extremely glossy and smoothing film that hugs the lips. Also nice: special technology ensures the rosy tint adapts to all lip shades so you get a custom shade.

    Dior Lip Glow Oil in Cherry, £28, Feelunique

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    With more and more brands jumping on the lip oil train, here are a handful of the best we’ve tried…

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