What Is Lip Oil?

Wondering what the benefits of lip oil are and how lip oil differs from lip balm and lip gloss? This helpful guide tells you everything you need to know.

Darlings, lip oil is one of the MAGIC secrets to a PERFECT POUT. Combining the skincare benefits of lip balms and masks, and the dreamy high-shine finish of a lip gloss, this oil-based lip care product is the secret to year-round lip nourishment!

For an ultra-hydrating, luxurious lip oil, choose Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir. This crystal-infused oil for your lips contains MAGIC 8 INGREDIENTS to lock in moisture and leave your lips looking PLUMP, SMOOTH, and KISSABLE.

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Benefits of Lip Oil

Lip oil treats, smooths, hydrates and nourishes your lips… Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir is enriched with potent ingredients including Sqisandryl™ for smoothness and definition, Swertian Leaf Extract to help reduce the appearance of vertical lip lines and Alpine Rose to create a barrier on your lips against dehydration.

Meanwhile, its Plant Adaptogen Extracts, First Light Snow Lotus and Resurrection Leaf help your lips to LOCK IN MOISTURE, while the MAGIC ingredient hyaluronic acid adds a veil of hydration for a GORGEOUS, GLOSSY finish.

How To Apply Lip Oil

Lip oil is a truly versatile product to be worn alone or layered with your favourite lip products! Here are three MAGIC METHODS for applying Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir:

MAGIC METHOD 1: Apply to bare lips for a healthy and glossy shine.

MAGIC METHOD 2: Apply on top of lipstick to add a sheer gloss finish to your lips.

MAGIC METHOD 3: Apply before bedtime as an ultra-nourishing overnight lip conditioner.


Lip Oil vs Lip Balm

Lip balms are known for their moisturising qualities. Most lip balms have a waxy base, making them a lot thicker in consistency compared to lip oils. They’ll leave you with a hydrated and natural lip look.

But for long-lasting moisture, lip oils are the way to go. Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir can be applied throughout the day whenever you need a dose of moisture and a high-shine finish. And thanks to its ultra-hydrating and moisturising properties, you’ll enjoy its benefits for up to 24 hours!

Lip Oil vs Lip Gloss

The differences between lip oil and lip gloss are a lot more obvious. Lip gloss is a makeup product, while lip oil falls under the lip care category. Lip gloss can give your lips a super-glossy look with a touch of colour but it won’t provide your lips with as much moisture and nourishment that lip oils provide.

Meanwhile, Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir combines the lip care benefits of a lip oil, while also giving you the desired high-shine finish provided by lip gloss. This lip oil boosts hydration by 2X after 1 hour* and boosts your lip volume by up to 70% in 28 days**. One of the other lip oil benefits of Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir is that it visibly reduces the appearance of lip lines by up to 31%**!

Tilbury Tip: While a lip oil provides the most lip care benefits, Charlotte’s lip glosses are packed full of lip-loving ingredients, too! After allowing your lip oil to absorb into your lips, follow with your favourite lip gloss for a veil of high-shine, beautiful colour and MORE lip care benefits! Charlotte’s Collagen Lip Bath lip glosses are enriched with ingredients like hydrating marine collagen, vitamin A for smoother-looking lips, softening & conditioning coconut oil (and more!) for lips that look plumper and luscious!

When To Apply Lip Oil

Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir can be applied to your pout whenever you need a dose of lip hydration. Simply roll over your lips throughout the day for instant hydration that lasts for hours. You can also apply this MAGIC product over your lipstick to give your lip colour a glossy finish. Or for a deeply nourishing overnight lip treatment, apply to bare lips just before bedtime!

What is Lip Oil? Magic Lip Oil Lip Close Up

Darlings, my tinted lip oils are back! Exclusively available in my Charlotte Tilbury App, my pink lip oil Rose Lust and red lip oil Berry Bliss give the lips a soft tint while providing conditioning moisture and a gorgeous, glossy finish. Download the app now darlings to get exclusive access to these tinted versions of Charlotte's Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir for a limited time!

*Tested on 17 people

**Tested on 32 people over 4 weeks

Sqisandryl™ is a trademark of BASF Beauty CareSolutions France SAS

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.

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