The Best Oil-Based Makeup Products

These sleek, nourishing formulas will make you glow.

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Glossier Haloscope Dew Effect Highlighter
Photo: Courtesy of Glossier

You heard it here first: Oil-based makeup is about to be the next big thing. The reason? These products are packed with hydrating and nutrient-rich ingredients and are suitable for all skin types—yes, even for acne-prone complexions. What's more, these options comes with the added benefit of skin care-inspired formulas and can promote healthy lips, lashes, and brows, all while delivering a full face of makeup. From tinted foundations to nourishing lip stains, we've rounded up the best oil-based makeup products for a glowing complexion.

Top Picks

Milk Makeup

Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara
Courtesy of Sephora

Just one swipe of this volumizing mascara is all you need to achieve full, feathery lashes. The hemp-derived cannabis seed oil formula not only conditions lashes but gives the product its creamy, never flaky texture.

Shop Now: Milk Makeup "Kush High Volume" Mascara, $25,


Thrive Brilliant Eye Brightener
Courtesy of Thrive Cosmetics

This eye-brightening pencil is designed to give you an instant eye lift and can be applied as eyeliner or eyeshadow. Its light-reflecting formulation delivers a luminous finish and is packed with five plant-based oils that work together to nourish and smooth the appearance of fine lines.

Shop Now: Thrive Brilliant Eye Brightener, $24,


Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation
Courtesy of Sephora

A favorite among makeup artists and makeup minimalists alike, Kosas' serum-like foundation is packed with six nourishing oils that brighten, balance, and soothe your complexion. The clean formula goes on sheer, but it effectively blurs blemishes and dark spots.

Shop Now: Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation, $42,

Josie Maran

Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid
Courtesy of Dermstore

If you suffer from acne-prone skin, you may be wary of oil-based products. But, certain oils, like argan, contain anti-sebum properties which can actually be beneficial for those with oily or acneic complexions. This foundation from Josie Maran is chock full of the stuff and is suitable for all skin types.

Shop Now: Josie Maran "Vibrancy" Argan Oil Foundation Fluid, $45,

Jones Road

Jones Road Miracle Balm
Courtesy of Jones Road Beauty

This multi-tasking balm is made from two ingredients rich in vitamins and fatty acids: jojoba seed and argan oil. These oils not only give the formula its gorgeous texture, but keep skin dewy and hydrated for an all-over glow.

Shop Now: Jones Road Miracle Balm, $38,

Milk Makeup

Milk Makeup Glow Oil Lip + Cheek
Courtesy of Sephora

Infused with antioxidant-rich and hydrating rice bran oil, this tint delivers a natural-looking radiance while nourishing your complexion. Its multitasking formula can be worn on your lips and cheeks and has a subtle shimmer finish.

Shop Now: Milk Makeup Glow Oil Lip + Cheek, $15,


Tarte Maracuja Oil Tinted Moisturizer
Courtesy of Ulta

This tinted moisturizer contains oil derived from passionfruit seeds which are known to be rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C. Not only does this product even skin tone, but it also helps protect your complexion from free radicals and inflammation.

Shop Now: Tarte Maracuja Oil Tinted Moisturizer, $29,

rms beauty

rms beauty Un Cover-Up Concealer
Courtesy of Dermstore

Just a couple of taps of this concealer is all it takes to banish the appearance of dark circles and pesky brown spots, while a dynamic combination of coconut and jojoba oils soothe delicate skin.

Shop Now: rms beauty "Un Cover-Up" Concealer, $36,


Glossier Haloscope Dew Effect Highlighter
Courtesy of Glossier

This stick highlighter is infused with a combination of deeply hydrating oils that work to hydrate dry skin while imparting a luminous glow. For a natural and fresh look, apply the shimmering formula to your cheeks and brow bones.

Shop Now: Glossier "Haloscope" Dew Effect Highlighter, $22,


Clarins Lip Comfort Oil
Courtesy of Sephora

If you have perpetually dry lips, consider trying this oil; it contains ingredients like jojoba and sunflower seed oil that hydrate and protect delicate lip skin. Plus, the berry-colored tint works on all skin tones.

Shop Now: Clarins Lip Comfort Oil, $26,


Chantecaille Lip Veil
Courtesy of Nordstrom

This wonderfully hydrating lipstick contains baobab oil, which is pressed from the seeds of baobab tree. Chantecaille's Lip Veil leaves lips incredibly soft and smooth and comes in 13 versatile shades.

Shop Now: Chantecaille Lip Veil, $49,


Kosas Air Brow Tinted Clean Volumizing Eyebrow Gel
Courtesy of Sephora

For perfectly sculpted brows, look no further than this tint from Kosas. Its clean formula contains castor and sunflower oils which promote hair growth and make for a smooth application process. A simple swipe will land you full and feathery brows.

Shop Now: Kosas "Air Brow" Tinted Clean Volumizing Eyebrow Gel, $22,


MERIT Shade Slick Tinted Lip Oil
Courtesy of Sephora

MERIT's lip oil provides a wash of beautiful, subtle color and is formulated with rosehip oil and shea butter for hydrating and comfortable all-day wear.

Shop Now: MERIT "Shade Slick" Tinted Lip Oil, $24,

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