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Clarins Water Lip Stain Review + Swatches


clarins water lip stain review and swatches


In today’s mask-wearing world, it is pretty much common sense not to wear any lip gloss. Anything that is shiny and sticky on the lips is a no-no, because it will not only attract hair strands but will also stick and stain any face mask. In fact, even some sticky and heavy lip balms can cause such disaster.


Currently, I am using some lightweight, non-sticky, and staining lip balms like the ones from Dior and Nars. I l also like the ones from Laneige and Glossier for very sheer lip colors, and they are reviewed HERE and HERE. Also, I am investigating some matte tinted lip balms and will report to you soon.


clarins water lip stain review


In my quest for that perfect pandemic lip balm :-), I discovered these fantastic lip stains from Clarins, and though these are not new releases, I find that these are perfect lip products to use for constant virtual meetings. Yes, I have been living my life in Zoom after Zoom like a lot of us, and I prefer the look of sheer lip products instead of full-shade lipsticks just because the sheer ones give an au-naturel look.


clarins water lip stain 04 violet water


These Clarins Water Lip Stain are probably some of the best lip stains I have ever tried, and I have tried my luck on several staining lip products before, but I always end up getting disappointed. These lip stains do feel like water and have fruity scents. On the outside, these may look like Merthiolate (lol, if you know what that is, then you know some serious vintage medicine ), but once applied, you will find that these products really do stain the lips very well. In fact, these are so staining that it is a challenge to get rid of the stain, especially the darker shades.


clarins water lip stain 01 rose water, 02 orange water, 03 red water, 04 violet water swatches


01 – Rose Water – medium rosy pink

02 – Orange Water – true orange stain

03 – Red Water – bright red

04 – Violet Water – deep berry

clarins water lip stain lip swatches

One thing to note is that these products tend to stain the innermost part of the lips, which also has the thinnest skin. So, these will give you that ombré lip effect, or that K-pop lips. I think that these are perfect for layering, and you will not feel any stickiness from these products. The colors are also beautiful, vibrant, and very long-wearing. Even the whole tube will most likely last a long time because a little bit of the product can stain the entire lips.


clarins water lip stain review


I highly recommend these, especially when you are out and social distancing. These won’t interfere with your face mask and will not dry your lips. These are also perfect for Zooming.


Have you tried these before? What are your favorite lip stains?







Dior Addict Lip Glow & Lip Sugar Scrub Review

dior addict lip glow berry coral lip sugar scrub review


Hello Guys! I know you’ve been waiting for this review, so let’s get this party started. For a very long long time, I have adored, loved and worshipped the Dior Addict Lip Glow, not to mention its chic packaging. I always have one in my pocket, in my purse, and always in my travel bag. It is my go-to lip balm for my day to day activities and it has never failed me. It has the right amount of creaminess that doesn’t feel heavy on the lips, while its moisturizing power is very long lasting. It has a soothing effect that calms chapped lips and is truly my holy grail for lip moisturization during long plane flights. On top of that, the Dior Addict Lip Glow gives a slight tint of color on the lips, which makes it glowy and healthy-looking. The great news is, it now comes in different shades, which I am so excited about because I have always purchased and repurchased the Pink shade for years now. It’s not that I hated that color, it’s just that it’s quite too sheer for me and I was wishing for a darker tone that could match my pigmented lips.Then I switched to the Coral shade, which is really good, but I was still wishing for a mauve-ish or berry-ish hue. Finally, prayer answered, Dior Beauty just released the Berry shade, yey! oh and I didn’t even realize that there’s a Lilac shade too, but still, it’s too sheer for me. 

On the other hand, along with the new Dior Addict Lip Glow in Berry shade, Dior also released the Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub. Another yey! (looks like Dior is really paying attention to what their customers need). The Lip Sugar Scrub is basically an exfoliating stick, to bring out that fresh and vibrant-looking lips. Which I think is very necessary before applying a lipstick, specially a liquid lipstick. This scrub stick has tiny grains of sugar that has just the right amount and feeling of grittiness. You can swipe and either leave the tiny grains on your lips as it melts and becomes a balm, or you can use it to scrub the dead skin layer off your lips. Either of the two will do because this Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub will get the job done.



dior addict lip glow coral berry lip sugar scrub


For this review, I have my overused Dior Addict Lip Glow in Coral shade, and I have the new Dior Lip Glow in Berry. Also, down below is the new Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub.


dior addict lip glow coral swatch

Dior Addict Lip Glow (Coral) – I switched to this when I finally got bored of the pink shade. I love this shade so much, even though it doesn’t show much on my lips. I kinda like the tiny hint of coral shade that it gives me because it makes my lips look bright and healthy, Owwws!, plus, I have a thing for coral shades. That’s really my point, LOL ????


dior addict lip glow berry swatch


Dior Addict Lip Glow (Berry) – Meet my new holy grail. I dig this shade so much, I wanna buy more! this is my kinda shade. It’s my lips but a whole lot better. Hehehe. The berry-mauve tone is just purrrfect for everyday wear, and it has the same moisturizing feel, but has more menthol flavoring than the previous Dior Addict Lip Glows.


dior addict lip sugar scrub review


Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub – Meet my other new holy grail. An exfoliating lip scrub but with a hint of color. Can be used as a scrub or as a balm, or both. Whichever works for ya. For me, at least in this review, I used it solely as an exfoliator on my lips and wiped away the dead skin with a tissue to show you how good this Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub at exfoliating. Indeed, it’s remarkable.


dior addict lip glow and lip sugar scrub swatch

Bottomline, I’m in love with these new releases of Dior Addicts. I can only wish that Dior will continue to make, improve and add more colors to them, because J’adore Dior!


Have A Good Day Guys!


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