To my dearest:
I just realized that it’s been a long while since I’ve done a beauty review on my blog! And I knew I definitely owed it to you all! So today, I’m back with a review for Clarins’ two lip products – the Water Lip Stain and the Lip Comfort Oil. They’re having a debate over these two products right now for #TeamSassy which is the Water Lip Stain and #TeamSweet which is the Lip Comfort Oil. So today, I’ll tell you my take on the two products and also show some swatches!
Here is the line up of the colors I have. On the left, we have the Lip Comfort Oils and on the right, the Water Lip Stains.
First, let’s talk about the Lip Comfort Oil. They call it an “Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil”.
The description for the product by Clarins:
This lip oil combines all the high shine benefits of a gloss with the soothing comfort of an oil. Each shade contains a blend of botanical oils to instantly sooth and nourish your lips day after day. The highly sensorial and lightweight texture never feels sticky. Lips look enhanced and plumped.
However, I found it to be more heavy than light. I did like how moisturizing it was. But, it goes on more thick than it is light. I don’t really feel the oil aspect of this lip product. To me, it feels more like a heavier and more moisturizing lip gloss. It goes on very glossy and makes the lips look plump and adds dimension. The color applies sheer for the most part.
These are the swatches I swatched on paper for the respective colors. I could not do a skin swatch because the color didn’t really pick up. As you can see on paper, there is some color to it. An interesting fact is, some colors like Candy, Tangerine, and Red Berry is a unique formula that reacts to your lip’s pH to give you a natural customized shade. So I guess it’s meant to look “your lips but better and plus it’s shiny!”. However, it’s still meant to be sheer. So if you want a product with more color, this one wouldn’t be for you. On the other hand, if you wanted something that was more natural looking with a hint of color and you like something like lip gloss, this would be a good pick.
And these are Clarins Water Lip Stain. They’re in nicely round bottles and are nicely pigmented. Due to that, this is a completely different product than the Lip Comfort Oil.
The product description by Clarins:
Adaptable Colour Result, Matte Finish & Bare Lips Feel, Supple and Soft Lips, Fresh and Light Texture, Anti-pollution Complex, Lip Hydration, Enriched in Plants, Resists up to 300 Kisses*
If you want actual color on your lips, then this would be the product I recommend. I like that the product is buildable. And because of that, it is also a perfect product for gradient lips. So the claim of adaptable colour result is true. The matte finish and bare lips feel is also true. That’s part of a big reason why I like lip stains – color transfer is the closest to zero. However, since it is a water lip stain, the supple and soft lips claim is just mediocre. It’s not really meant to be moisturizing, but at the same time, this product does not dry out your lips.
I don’t know about the “resists up to 300 kisses” (well they did put a * next to that product description), but the staying power of this product is also really great. I swatched it on my arm and even after an oil based make up remover, plus water, I can still see a little color on my arm. Though I’ve tried eating with this and the color does come off and you will need to reapply after a meal.
Personally, I like the outcome of using both products together. I usually find myself putting on the Water Lip Stain as a base for color, then adding the Lip Comfort Oil for moisture and shine. Does that make me #TeamSassySweet? Haha!
However, if I had to pick one to put in my purse, I’d pick the Water Lip Stain for it’s long wear and good pigmentation of color. To me, it’s just more versatile. So I guess, ultimately I’d be on #TeamSassy. How about you? After reading a review of the products, which team would you find yourself on? #TeamSassy (Water Lip Stain) or #TeamSweet (Lip Comfort Oil)? Do write back and let me know!
This post is not sponsored. Products are sponsored by Clarins for testing. All opinions are unbiased and my own.