March 06, 2022

This Cult Lip Oil Is A Beauty Editor’s Best-Kept Secret

by GRITTY PRETTY - In partnership with Clarins
Photography: Amelia Dowd

If you know, you know.

What makes a beauty product a cult product? The definition? A cult product has a small but seriously loyal following. Every now and then, you stumble across a beauty product that’s so damn good that you want to keep it a secret, lest you find it sells out. Clarins Lip Comfort Oil is one of those products—internationally, it’s a best-seller, but here in Australia, it has a more dedicated following among editors and other beauty devotees for its perfect no-makeup-makeup look. 

This year, the French beauty brand has launched the new Clarins Lip Comfort Oil, an alternative for beauty addicts that want more from their standard lip gloss. It offers high shine, with a light wash of colour, and somehow still leaves lips hydrated. Unlike other glosses that create a barrier on the lips, Clarins Lip Comfort Oil still penetrates the pout, nourishing lips with natural plant oils while providing kissable shine. Clarins Lip Comfort Oil is a mainstay in women’s handbags. 

The new Lip Comfort Oil is made with even more natural ingredients—now, 93% of its ingredients are of natural origin. Plant-based oils remain a core ingredient—Lip Comfort Oil is now made with 30% plant-based oils, including hazelnut and jojoba. New to the formula altogether is sweetbriar rose oil; extracts of this clever ingredient are used for unrivalled hydration, giving the wearer extra soft lips. That’s because Clarins Lip Comfort Oil isn’t a gloss, it’s technically an oil that harnesses the power of mother nature in its efficacy. 

Then there’s the colourways: Clarins is the go-to for ‘no-makeup-makeup products’—or, as they put it, ‘make-up made for skin’—and Lip Comfort Oil is available in eight natural hues. That’s down to science too. Stay with us here! Five of the shades contain a pigment which actually reacts to the lips of the wearer by matching its pH Level. Then, like magic, the lip oil adjusts to a customised colour that’s as unique as the wearer. The shades range from 01 Honey (inspired by the golden transparency of honey) all the way to the vibrant 10 Plum (a richer colour for darker skin tones or those that want to wear a bolder lip). Our pick is 02 Raspberry, which is the perfect your-lips-but-better pink stain, which suits most pouts.

Clarins Lip Comfort Oil is the perfect investment—wear it alone, for a put-together look,  invest in a higher pigment hue for the ultimate finishing touch, or wear the transparent 01 Honey as a nourishing overnight lip mask. All colourways have the benefit of those powerful plant oils, meaning this is a lip product you can actually wear all day.

Now, just don’t tell anyone…

You can shop Clarins Lip Comfort Oil here.

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