Five of the best lip oils

Lip oils are our latest thing, giving a subtle hint of colour, lots of moisture and without the stickiness of a gloss.

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Modern juicy

Back in the day, we loved Juicy Tubes, you loved Juicy Tubes. So we’re keen on The Juicy Shaker, Lancôme’s modernised and grown-up take on the early-2000s favourite lip gloss. The biggest difference is the lack of stickiness, but they’ve also added sweet almond, omega three and cranberry oils. Lancôme Juicy Shakers, £18 each.

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Rose, almost red

The colour of this Gosh oil is much more subtle than it appears in the tube. We even got a colleague who is “scared of red lipstick” to wear it. It’s the sheerest hint of a tint and also contains sea buckthorn oil to moisturise. Gosh lip oil in rose, £7.49, Superdrug

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Perfect circle

This one has the coolest packaging (“you have such pretty things!” a friend squealed). The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder has launched innovative product after innovative product, and this easy-melting coconut lipbalm is a good addition to the range. (It also great fun squeezing the middle to get the product out.) Estée Lauder Cocobalm, £15, Selfridges

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Our Barry

Expect a faint berry shade and a hydrating blend of raspberry and pomegranate oils – again, without hair-trapping stickiness. Barry M have put out a very decent product for the price and there’s also a clear version with coconut oil. Berry Good lip oil, £4.99, Barry M

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Clear luxury

This is the serious one, a clear formula that promises to strengthen skin and smooth out fine lines. It also contains the skin-plumping ingredient hyaluronic acid -and we will run toward anything with hyaluronic acid in it. Zelens lip oil, £40, Cult Beauty

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