Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Raspberry | Review

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Raspberry Review and Swatches

I may be late to the lip oil party, having tried one for the first time only weeks ago, but I’m making up for loss time now by wearing lip oil all day every day. The most recent addition to my collection is the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Raspberry*, and it’s my favourite lip oil yet.

Clarins lip oil review

The Clarins lip oil is the perfect compromise between a lip treatment and a lipgloss. The Clarins lip oil is incredibly comfortable to wear. It’s formulated with hazelnut, raspberry and jojoba oils to hydrate and nourish the lips. Despite the name and the super shiny finish, it’s not slippery, oily or sticky at all, though you’ll still want to avoid getting your hair near your lips when you wear it.

The shade Raspberry has a slight berry scent and appears to be a bold shade of pink in the bottle. When swatched on the skin, there is a slight pink tinge to the oil, but the colour doesn’t show up at all on the lips.

Clarins lip oil review

Clarins lip oil swatches

While there’s no colour payoff to speak of, the lip oil doesn’t interfere with lip colours and can be used as a glossy top coat over your own lipsticks or tinted lip balms. I love using it to jazz up a matte red lip. I always apply the oil with a cotton bud when I wear it over lipstick, so that the colour doesn’t transfer to the oil and the spongy applicator. Used alone, the Clarins lip oil instantly gives the illusion of fuller, plumper lips.

Clarins lip oil applicator

The oil is applied with a super-soft oversized teardrop applicator that is built with a slight curve to fit the shape of the lips. Even though it’s quite a bit larger than your average lip product applicator, it still allows for precision. The gold cap on the packaging adds a nice touch of luxury, especially considering that the price is fairly reasonable.

Oh, and the fact that it can be applied without a mirror is also a big plus…It makes every day a lazy makeup day. 


The illusion of plumper lips in a second? Check. Ingredients that nourish your lips? Check. A glossy finish without the stickiness? Check.

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