Summer Lip Hydration from Clarins
Lip Oil Versus Lip Water Stain
This post is in collaboration with, and sponsored by, Clarins.
Whenever summer hits, my lips are one of the driest things on my body. There's something about the lips that needs extra hydration.
Luckily, Clarins has 2 lip options when it comes to hydration. The Instant Light Comfort Lip Oil is perfect for that everyday natural look, giving light coverage with a glossy sheen. Something about this glossy lip product is so satisfying, and keeps the hydration going.
The second lippie is the Water Lip Stain which is perfect for building a bold, long-lasting color. This formulation is very lightweight and you forget you have anything on your lips. I'd label this one as a moisturizing stain, and this is why it lasts so well.
Both of these products are plant-infused. They're the epitome of lightweight and moisturizing. The Water Lip Stain is much more bold and lasts much longer, while the lip oil is more so moisturizing and gives a light lip color. It's very sweet and can definitely be labeled as natural. When it comes to the summer, I love the lightweight natural option to hydrate, while the long-lasting bold stain is perfect for those summer nights out. Both are effective, with varying consistencies.
The lip oil comes in 8 different shades. Its goals are to prime, hydrate and give you that beautiful shine. This formula can be used in 3 different ways. It's possible to apply before lipstick for a smooth application of lipstick. I prefer to wear it alone for a beautiful gentle shine. Lastly, it can be added on top of lipstick to make the lips look plumper and add some gorgeous shine.
Honey Glam, Mint, Candy and Tangerine are the shades which react to the PH of the lips creating a custom shade of pink or coral.
The water stains come in 4 different colors ranging from rose water to violet water. It's possible to wear this 3 different ways. It can be used alone as a bold color, underneath the lip oil OR underneath a lipstick. While the formulation is lightweight, the color payoff is bold. This is said to last 300 kisses, but I can attest to it lasting a few kisses since I don't think I'll ever kiss anyone 300 times (haha!)