I Tried the Haus Labs Hybrid Lip Oil Stain: It's More Moisturizing Than My Lip Balms

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I can appreciate the look of a bold pigmented matte lip, but I'm glad that the high-shine glossy trend is back. For someone who constantly has dry lips, a glossy lip provides the moisture and hydration my lips need while looking fabulous. However, wearing protective face masks makes my gloss and lip color go all over my face. I needed something that gave my lips a flush of color while nourishing them with hydration and moisture. Thanks to the Haus Laboratories PhD Hybrid Lip Oil Stain ($24), I found my new summer go-to lip product.

When you first apply the lip oil stain, it easily glides onto the lips with a rich and moisturizing consistency. After a few minutes, the lightweight formula sinks into your lips, nourishing it like a hydrating serum. Formulated with prickly pear oil, plant squalane, vegan collagen, and a plant peptide complex, it's no wonder my lips felt soft, supple, and nourished. Haus Laboratories PhD Hybrid Lip Oil Stain ($24) worked better than most of my lip balms , giving me all-day moisture without feeling heavy or sticky. In fact, the high-shine glossy finish made my lips look plump and ultra-hydrating, like I got a subtle dose of lip fillers.

Haus Laboratories PhD Hybrid Lip Oil Stain ($24) gives my lips that natural, "my lips but better" look. It comes in five sheer shades that transform and adjust adjust according to your pH creating a universally flattering hue on every skin tone. The shades include a sheer pink, a sheer red, a sheer berry, a sheer orange, and a universal clear. I was worried that some of the colors might not suit my skin tone, however, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved each shade. The color payoff is subtle at first, but after a few minutes, you notice a change and see it develop a stain. It's a color that isn't bold and in your face but enhances and shifts the tone of the natural pigment of your lip. The best part? The color does not transfer at all. You can eat, drink, and wear a protective face mask without worrying about ruining your lip color. Keep reading to see how each shade looks.

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