***Special thanks to Clarins for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.***
For the longest time, I had been looking for a good lip oil with moisturizing benefits like a lip balm, while providing a beautiful shine to make my lips look plump and full! When Clarins released their new shades of lip comfort oils, I knew I had to get my hands on some for summer. The two I got are the mint and tangerine shades.
Let’s begin with their applicator — it feels like VELVET which literally has my heart! As far as application goes, the colors are not super distinct when on the lips. Instead, they are more clear with a very subtle hint of color (more for the tangerine shade). The mint one feels really tingly when I initially apply it. I love it because it’s so refreshing and somehow makes my lips feel fuller (without the lip injections)! The tangerine one has less of this tingly effect and rather, is infused with a delightful citrusy scent. I am a sucker for all things fruity! With that said, I wouldn’t be able to pick a favorite if I had to. They are both equally moisturizing and complete my everyday make-up look with the perfect amount of shine.
Unlike regular lip glosses, these lip oils are not as thick. This means I don’t have to worry about my hair getting caught onto my lips annoyingly when it’s windy out. It is indeed possible to have shine without trouble with Clarins! At the same time, they aren’t super light like coconut oil, so the shine does last longer and doesn’t run.
Clarins’ lip comfort oils can be worn in 3 ways. If you’re like me and don’t like to wear lip colors too often, then you’d wear it simply in place of your lip balm to complete your look. If you love to wear lipstick, you can either apply the oil before for extra hydration, or top off your color for added shine. You can even do both! Overall, these lip oils are ideal for everyday wear and I love that they can be easily stored in my bag for me to touch up throughout the day as needed 🙂
Have you tried Clarins’ new lip comfort oils? What do you think about them?
Photos by David Potter