Outdoor hangs, whether you’re on a vacay or at the park or the beach in your hometown, are a must in spring and summer- especially if you’re living in a city like San Diego (like me) that has an endless amount of attractions.
There’s a downside of spending time under the sun or traveling for long hours though. It takes a toll on my skin, including my lips. My Lips are usually the first to show signs of dryness and flakiness, especially during long beach days or flights. I have to combat this problem by using products that hydrate my lips, keeping them healthy and kissable for summer.
So how do I keep my lips flawless and hydrated?
During daytime or for my photo/video shoots, I usually go for a more sweet and natural look and use Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, which I have talked about before. Read HERE and HERE. With sheer but glossy coverage, this product makes lips look instantly more radiant, and they smell delish – blackberry and candy are my faves! I obsessively use this product in the winter to prevent chapped lips and also as an overnight treatment to lock in the moisture.
But in the evenings, whether I’m grabbing dinner or drinks, or going to an event, I usually go for vibrant, bold colors on my lips that last long and don’t transfer easily. I hate when my lipstick disappears even before the photo shoot starts or after getting a couple of sips from my drink. Anyone else feels that way?
Clarins might have heard our prayers ‘cause they just came out with a new product that does exactly all of that! The product is called water lip stain, and yes you guessed it right – it is water based. 77% of it is water-based; it has a light, almost water-like texture which makes this product super comfortable to wear while rocking a long-lasting, bold lip. It comes in four different shades, and Red Water is my fav.
If you know me personally, you know that I’m always thirsty and I never leave my house without a water bottle. Staying hydrated keeps my skin healthy in my hectic daily life and especially more when I’m traveling. If you don’t know the benefits of drinking water, read more HERE.
I’m all about using products with plant extracts versus chemicals, so another exciting thing about this product is that it’s infused with pure plant extracts that are supposed to help nourish, soothe and protect lips.
Organic Aloe Vera helps hydrate and soothe lips while organic raspberry water softens lips. Clarins chemists also created a complex called Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex which contains white tea, succory dock-cress, sanicle and furcellaria that help protect lips from environmental aggressors. It’s the first time they included this complex in a lip product! Game changer! If you’ve read my recent post about facials, you remember I mentioned how pollution affects our skin and lips.
Overall, my favorite way to keep my lips healthy and hydrated is to combine these two products by Clarins. The Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil adds the ultra-glossy finish to the bold and long-lasting color the water lip stain gives. Have you tried these products already? Leave a review in the comments below!
This post is sponsored by Clarins, but the review, styling, and tips are mine.