LIP GLOSS IS OFTEN SEEN AS PURELY COSMETIC, BUT THE CLARINS INSTANT LIGHT LIP COMFORT OIL IS ANYTHING BUT.
Given the name of this blog, you might have gathered that I’d likely always choose gloss over lipstick. But I am picky about my glosses (I mean, is anyone surprised by this?). I don’t want tacky, sticky or gummy gloss; When you have long hair, you know that trouble lip gloss brings with that!
I also suffer from perpetually dehydrated lips, regardless of how much water I chug a day. So that means I need lip balm in my life, but sometimes balm and gloss don’t play nice with each other. But what if I told you there was a super nourishing lip oil that offered the mirror shine of gloss, but the soothing comfort of a balm?
Say hello to Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, the gloss that cares for your lips.
WHAT IS IT: “This pure plant oil formula—with a blend of hazelnut and organic jojoba oils—nourishes, smooths, and enhances lips while forming a protective layer of transparent color to help lock in moisture for deep hydration.” – Sephora
- Red Berry
- Honey Glam (gold shimmer)
Occasionally there is also limited edition options, like The Kooples one I have shown here with the iridescent sparkle.
PRICE: $28 CND/7ml
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WHY I LOVE IT: These little squared tubes of glory are a unique hybrid of gloss and balm in feel. They’re rich with oils that are meant to infuse the lips and have a lasting effect. Some lip oils have a greasy, oily feel that wear away almost instantly; The Lip Comfort Oils actually hang around and wear away gracefully without getting gummy or gross.
Some of the shade options have a slight tint, in that “I just ate a popsicle” kind of way that is flattering to those who don’t have loads of pigment to their lips. Mine are fairly dark on their own, and the Tangerine shade still shows up with a slight coral tint that I love.
Mint is my favourite, purely because I love the fresh minty scent. There’s the slightest minty tingle, but it’s subtle at best which suits me well.
What I love the most is how easy these wear; They’re glossy and juicy in appearance but actually give my lips the healing nourishment they need. I always consider the true sign of a much-loved lippie is how many I keep around the house; Currently have one at my desk, one in my handbag and one ready in waiting for when I need it!
I’ve repurchased these over and over again, like my other all time holy grail product, the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors. They are just that good!
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HAVE YOU TRIED A LIP OIL? WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE?