Battle of the Lip Oils | Clarins | Barry M | Milani

Lip oils seem to be the in thing at the moment. Especially, the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, It seems to be in nearly every blog post I read of late. Obviously I wanted to see what all the hype was about. But at £17 it isn't the cheapest so I thought I'd try some dupes out first. I did eventually cave and get the Clarins one. I've been putting it to the test and I'm ready to let you know if the Clarins one is worth the price...

Milani Moisture Lock Grapeseed Oil Infused Treatment | £7.49

This is the first one I picked and the first affordable option I'd seen at the time. I was so excited to try. But unfortunately I was instantly disappointed! First off it smells like those cheap lipglosses I used to use when I was 12 - that horrible sweet, sticky scent. Secondly the doe foot applicator is so strange. It's really big and round, with a curve in it. I'm guessing it's curved to fit around the lips, but it doesn't. It's really stiff too which makes applictation difficult. Despite getting off on bad foot with it, I tried to persevere, but it just reminded me of cheap lipgloss. I didn't notice any long term hydration benefits either. Overall, this is really disappointing. I'd say avoid this! 

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil | £19

I love the packaging of this, it's quite small and I love any packaging that is Gold! This promises to add dazelling shine that's non sticky and has a nourishing formula. This doe foot applicator is also curved like the Milani one, which scared me a bit. But it hugs the lips perfectly and fully coats with the product. The formula is silky smooth, definitly more along the lines of an oil. It feels really nourishing but I haven't noticed any overall improvement in the nourishment of my lips. But I feel like this would be great product in the winter months. 

Barry M Berry Good Lip Oil | £7.99

Another more afforable lip oil comes in from Barry M. Like the Milani one I really don't like the smell. It doesn't smell like berries, I can't really describe the smell but I don't like it. The applicator is normally doe foot. But mine rotated when its applied. I'm not sure if its supposed to do this or mine is faulty. The Formula of the oil is smooth, I wouldn't say it was sticky but its not as buttery as the Clarins one. I feel like this would be an ok alternative if it wasn't for the smell. 


I just want to add these, including the Clarins one, are more along the lines of nourish lip glosses rather than a lip treatment. Which, I found diffcult to tell from what I've seen of them. So if your in the market for lip oil treatment then these probably aren't the way to go. But if you want a nice silky nourish lip gloss the Clarins one is brilliant. I've been loving glosses recently so this has been a welcomed addition to my collection! 

Have you tried any these? What are your thoughts?

Until next time... 

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