Disclaimer: I have won the product(s) in a giveaway, and wasn’t under obligation to review it. Read the full disclosure here.

Elizabeth Arden is a department store brand that doesn’t need much introduction. Although they’ve been largely popular with my mum’s generation, they’ve been constantly working on innovative products suitable for all ages. I’ve been a lucky winner of one of Rhonda‘s birthday giveaways, and she sent me this lovely Elizabeth Arden package. The star is the Sheer Kiss Lip Oil in Heavenly Rose, but there were some skincare samples included that I really wanted to try, too. I’ll be reviewing those on my Instagram account, but today I want to introduce you to this wonderful tinted lip oil.

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The oil comes in a bit bulky packaging, with the outer shell being made of hard transparent plastic, the middle part that contains the oil is soft, and finally, the cap is made of hard black plastic. The cap snaps into place easily and doesn’t come off, which is important when you toss a liquid product like this into your purse.

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If you’re anything like me, wondering how to get the oil out of it’s hard plastic casing, well, as already mentioned, the center part is actually soft, so all you need to do is gently squeeze the sides to get the oil out. I can already see that this will lead to me not being able to use every last drop of the oil, which is annoying.

The applicator is simple and made of hard plastic, but it glides nicely over my lips and deposits the oil evenly. The application is a bit awkward, because of the bulky packaging, and I recommend you to keep the oil parallel to your lips. If you try to apply it vertically, it will keep touching your lips.

 

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All that beaing said, I really love the oil. It’s really quite pigmented for a “sheer” oil, but the color is a bit more pink than rose. I do need to pop out a mirror to apply it, because of the pigmentation, but it applies easily and quickly. It’s very comfortable on my lips, nourishes them, and most importantly – IT’S NOT STICKY. At all!

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I really don’t like the packaging for this oil, but what’s inside matters, and the product is really fantastic. It nourishes, gives shine and lot’s of color. It’s perfect for natural makeup looks, and great to use between matte lippie days, to restore lips, but still give them some color.

Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil retails for $25 CAD/ 7 ml/ 0.24 oz and it’s available at London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart and Hudson’s Bay (maybe some other stores, too).

Have you ever used lip oils? Which one is your favorite? What are you thoughts about this one, do you have any questions?

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