Clé De Peau Beauté's Refined Lip Luminizer is the luxe moisturising lipstick you need right now

Clé De Peau Beauté's Refined Lip Luminizer is the luxe moisturising lipstick you need right now

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Text: Emily Heng

Editor: Jolene Khor

While movie critics are generally a credible source when it comes to a flick's fantastic-or-flop status, there are certain exceptions that may warrant intense debate. For beauty nerds, nothing gets us going quite like criticism of the movie 'Marie Antoinette' starring Kirsten Dunst. A visual feast of opulence, pomp, and pastries, it checks all the boxes of a timeless classic: a plucky, rebellious heroine, arresting cinematography, and one too many mentions of cake (see: Sixteen Candles, if you're inclined to disagree).

It may seem like a tall order for a single product to capture such an eclectic mix of gentility and rebellion, but like director Sophia Coppola, Clé De Peau Beauté manages it with their Refined Lip Luminizer. Drawing inspiration from the delectable desserts found within the Versailles court, it harbours a formula that is unique in its own right, which delivers an intense shot of colour with a sheer finish that captures light from all directions. In short: yours is a fuller, more defined pout that doesn't appear OTT, making the whole I-woke-up-like-this shtick entirely plausible.


The secret behind said wonder formula lies in its inclusion of oils. Or, to be more specific, both "light focusing" and "melting fit" oils, according to the brand. The former smooths dry, parched lips to create an illusion of plump, while the latter provides the creamy texture that adheres to lips without stickiness or tackiness (a.k.a. the bane of any lipstick aficionado's existence). Its slim, teardrop bullet applicator lends the crucial finishing touch. Effortless and flawless application is on your fingertips.

Available in 12 vibrant shades, we suggest that you snap these sweet treats up quick. Miracles are far and in-between, but in this rare instance, you get to have your cake and eat it, too.

Clé De Peau Beauté's Refined Lip Luminizer retails at $85 each.