At the mention of ‘liquid lipstick’, I automatically think of a matte and often dry and flaky finish. I haven’t come across any liquid lipstick with such a glossy finish and hydrating texture quite like the CLIO Virgin Kiss Tension Lip Oil Tint.
I wasn’t expecting much from Tension Lip Oil Tint since I wasn’t impressed with Lipnicure Glass from the same CLIO Virgin Kiss series. But the moment I tried on Muse Fuchsia, OH MAN I could not wait to try all the other shades! When I wore a shade on my lips for the first time, I’d think “Ah, this is my favorite lip color”. The next day I’ll wear another shade and think the same hohoho. To my delight, all 6 shades have shown the same level of vividness, same level of comfort, same degree of shine. One swipe is all you need. How rare for a brand to create such consistency across all shades in a line! 😀
These lip oil tints produce such glow on the lips due to a transparent wax-free oil base, and oil complex to preserve color vibrancy. Typical lipglosses are less pigmented and don’t stay on for long. The closest in pigmentation to CLIO Virgin Kiss Tension Lip Oil Tint that I have is MAC Vamplify Lipgloss. The latter has many shades but pigmentation and stay is inconsistent across the spectrum of colors.
These CLIO ones are moisturizing AND long-lasting. My lips look like there’s a layer of jelly and appear supremely kissable LOL. They do transfer though, and some people might find it embarrassing to leave a stain on cups. On the lips it doesn’t feel sticky or oily. I love how it completely conceals any dryness on my lips and instead creates the illusion of incredibly juicy and well-moisturized lips. Also, after many hours of drinking water and talking, it leaves a nice tint on the lips so I don’t look completely washed out. My natural lip color is rather pale.
The packaging is simple and straightforward, with the little transparent window showing the actual color so I can place the tube against my lips to see which shade best matches my makeup. It comes with a typical doe foot applicator that fits the shape of my small lips.
CLIO Virgin Kiss Tension Lip Oil Tint is available in 6 shades in Singapore and retails for S$22.90.
In order of preference: Muse Fuchsia, Pink Starlet, Wild Cherry, Orange Charge, Cinnamon Spice, Naughty Nude. Every time I wear either Muse Fuchsia or Pink Starlet, I get compliments and get asked about it. If you look closely enough, I’ve used my top 3 shades so much the name on the cap has faded.
There are 12 shades available in Korea; I’d love to try Red Bomb (a super sexy red) and Black Currant (a dangerous kind of red)! 😀
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