Would you say that your lips are always nicely plumped and hydrated? Me neither. However, we’re not alone. Dry lips are a thing, a very annoying thing at that too. Luckily for us thirsty-lipped few, Clarins have added four extra shades to their sought-after Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oils collection. Now we get to enjoy the full range of gorgeous, colourful hues for summer! So, if you want your lips to look good whilst feeling nourished at the same time, read on.
Hailed as a permanent lip remedy that should belong in everyone’s makeup bag or back pocket, if you didn’t know, the Clarins Instant Light Lip Oils are the ultimate SOS treatment for making your lips look and feel good. For those aware of these game-changing oils, I can assure you that the new shades are just as moisturising and nourishing as your favourite Honey and Raspberry shades.
Ready to save the day and ready to revive the livelihoods of all dry lips out there, now’s the time to forget Vaseline, because it’s all about Clarins Instant Light Lip Oils (don’t miss the swatches below to pick your favourite shade).
Why do I need a Lip Oil?
Trust me, the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oils are different to any other lip balm out there. Classed as a lip tint/treatment hybrid, if caring for your lips is just as important as making your lips look kissably comforted, this hydrating solution is for you.
You know you’re in good hands with Clarins, as each formula has been inspired By Clarins’ expert face and body oil selection. Every Lip Oil in the collection harnesses the botanical power of plant oils to keep your lips soothed and hydrated, finally putting to bed the rumour of ‘the more lip balm you apply, the worst your lips will get.’
Firstly, you need to know that this formula is non-sticky, which is a godsend. Its texture is completely comforting. Secondly, the consistency isn’t that oily or heavy on your lips. Imagine the feel as more of a lightweight gloss that melts into your lips softly. Cleverly, this texture and formula diminishes the appearance of dry, flaky lips too.
How do they moisturise?
Dry lips aren’t a good look and Clarins, being the skincare giant that it is, thankfully understand this. It’s all about the base oils with this formula. Each bottle consists of a nourishing blend of organic jojoba and hazelnut oils, then each individual shade is complemented and cocktailed with its own specific oil to match its hue – cute right?
Clarins’s study shows that 94.4% of testers noted the texture as nourishing, whilst a staggering 92% of users reported their lips feeling more nourished and comforted after just two weeks of usage. I bet you’re now keen to find your perfect shade? Let’s take a look at the swatches…
Which Clarins Instant Light Comfort Oil shade is for me?
From barely there to a pop of pink, the Clarins Instant Light Comfort Oils shades cater to every makeup look. The best thing about these oils is that they’re so multi-purpose. You can use them alone, underneath lipstick or on top of lipstick to completely customise your current lip routine.
Star Ingredient: Mirabelle Oil
Honey is the perfect everyday shade! It’s ideal for those who take a minimal approach to beauty, or those that are looking for clear, neutral lip gloss that will hydrate and nourish their lips. Honey is one of the original shades, it’s enriched with mirabelle oil, which is known for its suppleness and soothing properties, so if your lips are feeling a little thirsty, you can expect dehydration to be gone in no time.
Star Ingredient: Raspberry Oil
What I love about the Raspberry shade is that its ever-so-slight hue gives your complexion a subtle boost of colour that warms your skin, ever so gently. As you can see above, this minimal pink hue will complement any makeup look perfectly. Also, the smell of this lip oil is absolutely divine, talk about a sweet treat!
Star Ingredient: Achiote
This glamorous tint looks a lot darker in the tube, however, I think that you’ll agree that its warming red hue creates a stunning and natural-looking lip that suitable to wear everywhere and anywhere. It’s a subtle wash of colour that warms the skin, keeping your makeup looking fresh and glowing, whilst nourishing and soothing your lips with Achiote.
Star Ingredient: Organic Amaranth
The brightest lip tint of the bunch, Candy adds a pop of pink fun to your everyday look. Its fuschia pink undertone adds a polished, finished look to your makeup, wouldn’t you agree? The added organic amaranth oil nourishes and comforts your lips, creating a super-kissable pout in an instant.
Star Ingredient: Organic Buriti
Don’t you just love this tangerine shade? It’s ideal for summer. Bright and inviting, the orange hue uplifts your complexion, whilst its fatty acid-infused formula keeps your lips comfortably hydrated and colourful. Similar to the Raspberry shade, Tangerine tastes like a dream.
Star Ingredient: Field Mint
For those in need of an extra lip plump, the Mint Lip Oil was made for you! The formula contains the menthol of special field mint oil to stimulate your pout. Instantly cooling and refreshing, I like to use this Lip Oil before applying my favourite lipstick to create a fuller shape to my lips.
Star Ingredient: Mirabelle Oil
If glitter is your thing, Honey Glam will be right up your street. Subtle yet sparkly, it’s absolutely perfect for those who like to make more of a statement. Infused with golden glitter particles to add a touch of glamour to your everyday or evening look, the added mirabelle oil prevents dehydration in your lips, whilst providing your lips with protection from free radical damage.