Monday, March 2, 2020

Top Pick Cruelty-Free Luxury Tinted Lip Oils from Hourglass and Kosas

 Purchased & Press Sample (Affiliate Links)

That I have a preference for lip glosses and lip oils has been well-documented throughout these virtual pages, and the extent to which I love these tinted variants cannot be sufficiently underscored. Therefore, I thought that I would highlight my favorite cruelty-free ultra-luxe tinted lip oils from Kosas and Hourglass.
Tinted Lip Oils offer the perfect wash of color without sacrifice any of the conditioning benefits of a lip oil or lip balm, and they are a perfect way for people with dry lips, or winter induced dry lips, to adorn their lips with a gorgeous wash of color.
Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss in Malibu, ($27.00 for .15 oz. from KosasSephoraNordstromShen BeautyNeiman MarcusCredo Beauty and Verishop): This gorgeous lip oil, which is described as a Surfy Pink, is a wonderful hybrid lip oil and gloss that is utterly covet-worthy for people who love nourishing lip oils and glosses. This plumping and moisturizing lip oil hybrid is filled with ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, Evening Primrose Oil, Avocado Oil and Shea Butter that nourish and condition even severely chapped lips.

The texture is lightweight, and emollient, with a slightly oily texture, but it is not so oily that it slides right off of the lips or sinks into them and disappears. It is very smooth and silky without the least bit of gritty texture. Instead, it moisturizes, but it also wears like a hybrid lip oil gloss, and I find that it lasts on me for a couple of hours. It is very comfortable on the lips, with the perfect amount of cushion, and has quickly become one of my favorite things to wear. The "Surfy Pink" is a mid-tone rosy pink that is punctuated by tiny multi-colored shimmer, and while the color can be built up or sheered out, the lips always show through. Therefore, this is neither a clear gloss, nor is it opaque– instead it offers a nice middle ground with some lovely pigmentation that allows the lips to show though. It has a light fruity aroma, but that fades nearly immediately, and therefore it should pose no problem for people sensitive to scented lip products.
According to Kosas,

Buy your lips a drink. This hybrid lip treatment + gloss is packed with peptides that plump and hydrate, all while providing a juicy slick of color.

100% treatment, 100% lip gloss. Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, Evening Primrose Oil and other botanicals work to hydrate, plump and protect the lips. The non-sticky formula slides on smooth to give you a soft, comfortable feel and slick, vinyl look. Fully wearable day or night. Slide. Smack. Shine.
Directions: Wet Lip Oil Gloss was made to ride solo or perfectly layer with other lipsticks and lip balms. Hot tip: Apply LipFuel first, then swipe on Weightless Lip Color and Wet Lip Oil Gloss for a long-lasting, super slick finish.
Highlighted Ingredients and Features: 
- Hyaluronic Acid: Attracts water and locks in hydration. 
- Peptides: Protect collagen. 
- Evening Primrose Oil: Maintains plumpness and protect against environmental stressors. 
- This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.
Ingredients: Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract (and) Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract (and) Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract (and) Tocopherol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate (and) Trihydroxystearin (and) Sodium Hyaluronate (and) Glucomannan, Ethylhexyl Palmitate (and) Tribehenin (and) Sorbitan Isostearate (and) Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Vanillin, Citrus Auranium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, [+/-: Red 28 Lake (CI 45410)].
Hourglass Nº 28 Lip Treatment Oil (reviewed here) has been a staple for me since it launched years ago, and their tinted versions are perfection!
HOURGLASS Nº 28 Tinted Lip Treatment Oil in Icon ($49.00 for 0.25 oz. from HOURGLASSSephoraNordstromBeautylishBluemercury, Cult Beauty, Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter and Space NK): The tinted version of this lip oil boasts the same magnificent formula as the original, but with the addition of their gorgeous signature Icon shade. Icon is the perfect blue-based red that can be worn alone, or on top of your favorite lipstick, lip liner or lip stain. It offers the perfect wash of color while it conditions, nourishes and deeply moisturizes the lips. Furthermore, this ultra-luxe oil blend improves the appearance of fine lines and has a slightly plumping effect without any discomfort.
According to HOURGLASS,

An advanced anti-aging treatment for lips that combines essential oils, vitamins and three powerful active ingredients in a supremely luxurious oil blend. Equipped with an opulent 24-karat gold-plated tip.


• Botanical oil blend works on contact to condition lips, address dryness and chapping, and shield against environmental elements.
• Contains three powerful active ingredients (Saliporine-8; Volulip™; and Viamerine) that target the delicate lip area by helping to boost moisture levels, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and improve the appearance of lip shape, volume and softness.
• Contains 28 beneficial ingredients to soften the lips. The number 28 refers to: - 14 essential oils: bois de rose, lavender, geranium, petitgrain, lemon, rosemary, vanilla, clove, amyris, orange, ylang ylang, eucalyptus, cedar and rose geranium. - 10 lipid-rich plant oils: hazelnut, kukui nut, rose hip, borage, olive, green tea, cherry pit, sweet almond, jojoba and evening primrose. - 4 nourishing vitamins: A, B5, C and E.
• The 24kt gold-plated, anti-bacterial palladium tip dispenses product and creates a soothing effect.
Ingredients: Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Octyldodecanol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil/Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Tridecyl Stearate, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil/Aleurites Moluccanus Seed Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil/Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil/Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil/Citrus Limon Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil/Citrus Reticulata Leaf Oil, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil/Corylus Avellana Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil/Eugenia Caryophyllus Leaf Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract/Helianthus Annuus Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil /Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil/Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil/Oenothera Biennis Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil/Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract/Oryza Sativa Bran Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Panthenol, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Prunus Avium (Sweet Cherry) Seed Oil/Prunus Avium Seed Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract/Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil/Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil/ Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, Styrax Benzoin Gum, Sucrose Cocoate, Thuja Occidentalis Leaf Oil, Tocopherol, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
Overall Assessment: If you are seeking ultra-luxe cruelty free tinted lip oils, then I highly recommend taking a closer look at the gorgeous offerings from Hourglass and Kosas.

Purchased and Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own (Affiliate Links).
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  1. These are beautiful lip shades. I think it's so great that it fights the matte lip look, it's much more appealing. I need to look at their shade selection.

    1. They really are stunning shades, and the quality is fantastic for both. I agree with you about matte lipsticks, I am far more interested in these types of textures! You should really look at the shades from both of these brands- they are definitely worth having!

  2. I have the clear version of the Kosas lip oil and I love it!

    1. I want the clear version, and it's ben sitting on my list! Their lip oil quality is amazing!

  3. Both are gorgeous. I’m wearing Eliz Arden oil right now

    1. They really are, and they both feel fantastic on the lips! I haven't tried the lip oil from Elizabeth Arden– I will have to check them out!


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