In the past one year, if you have been seeing photos of me with juicy, ‘my lips but better’ lips, it is not a lip balm nor a tinted lip balm. Definitely not a lip gloss as I HATE lip gloss and definitely not a lipstick. It is the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil. I keep wanting to talk about this cutie but it kept slipping off my mind. Cannot not admit that I am getting old 😛
When Clarins pulled out all their cosmetic range, all their fans died a little inside. I died a little inside as I am a loyal user of their White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation. I lost count on how many refills and casing I have bought again and again because that is all I used. Suddenly somewhere last year a little package dropped at my door step. Inside there is a small dainty and cute Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil. Even before that I have already been seeing this popping out in a lot of Youtube videos. And I was about to order online because it was intriguing! Little did I know that Clarins Malaysia will be bringing back the cosmetic line and this was their first small step towards the upcoming initiative.
Now what is this Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil? The name says it all. It is a lip oil, which is kinda like a thing last year. Everyone came out with some sort of lip oil LOL. After using it for close to a year, I can tell you that this is like a hybrid between a lip gloss with a lip oil. In fact, this is marketed as a lip care treatment product.
It contain several plant oils jam-packed in this small tube of awesomeness.
- Hazelnut Oil: to nourishes, plumps and softens the lips.
- Organic Jojoba Oil: to nourishes, adds a silky sheen to the skin minus the greasy feeling and soothes the lips whilst enhancing their natural beauty.
- Mirabelle Oil (for honey shade): to helps prevent dehydration and leaves the skin supple and satiny-smooth.
- Raspberry Oil (for raspberry shade): to nourishes, protects the lips from ageing and possesses anti-oxidising properties.
Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil comes in three shades – 01 Honey, which is a soft orangey shade, 02 Raspberry, which is a light red shade, and 03 Red Berry, which is a brighter red shade. The shade that I had is 02 Raspberry, which is a shade that suit my natural lip color the most. Raspberry has a faint raspberry scent to it. Taste like the real fruit without having that artificial scent or taste to it. Despite having a little bit of color to it, it does not comes off opaque. It gives the lips a faint layer of color to it. Nothing intense, nothing vavavoom. Just a color that enhances your natural lip shade.
Now, what about the texture? You know how much I hate lip glosses, right? This one look like a lip gloss BUT is not as sticky as lip gloss. It has a comfortable texture to it, not oily at all. It also does not leave a white strip on the inner rim of the lip, which I appreciate.
Somewhere end of last year, I had an allergy attack on my lips. It was swollen, stretched and dry. The only product I used to treat my lips is Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil. It is the only product that gives my dry lip the long lasting moisture. The thicker consistency keep my lip from drying further. Needless to say my allergy was all better after a few days of having Angelina Jolie lips hahaha!! Truly a lip care treatment product indeed. It can be used on its own or on top of any lipstick.
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.