I’ve been wanting to try A’PIEU’s Honey & Milk Lip Oil because of all its positive reviews from YesStyle customers. Unfortunately, it’s so popular that it runs out of stock quite quickly. Finally, I got my chance!
I was originally struggling between picking this or MACQUEEN’s Volume Fix Essential Lip Oil. I feel like MACQUEEN’s has a better applicator because it’s made of silicone, meaning you can wipe away any dirt when used on top of lip products like lipsticks. I decided to try A’PIEU instead mainly due to its overwhelming popularity, but also because it’s cheaper. A’PIEU’s lip oil is similarly priced to MACQUEEN’s but contains 2ml more, which means I likely don’t have to repurchase it again anytime soon.
First things first, I love the idea of putting milk and honey extracts into lip products. Milk and honey sound delicious, so what’s not to love? (Check out this article if you haven’t yet learned the soothing and moisturizing benefits of milk and honey on skin.) This lip oil also contains Vitamin E acetate to protect skin.
The lip oil looks like honey, from its color and texture down to its formation of lasting bubbles after mixing. It has a rather thick texture. In fact, it doesn’t feel like lip oil but more like a lip balm. The product has a rather small opening on the clear plastic bottle so it won’t spill even when you turn it upside down. The sticker on the cap may look a bit cheap, but I can’t complain as long as its contents are worth the dough.
One thing worth noting is the applicator. The product comes with a big fat flocked applicator that allows you to coat your entire lips with a single swipe. It also doesn’t soak up too much liquid, which is good since this minimizes waste and contamination when used on top of other lip products.
I first tried the lip oil on my bare lips. To my surprise, it’s unscented and unflavored (the official description mentions that it has a faint milk scent, but I found it unnoticeable). I don’t know if this makes sense: It feels a bit sticky when I smack my lips together but not when I lick my lips. The oil gives my lips a natural glow and makes them look slightly brighter. If you have pale lips, this is ideal for creating a healthier look.
Before (left) and after (right)
Next, I tested the lip oil on top of four different matte lipsticks: Etude House’s Dear My Blooming Lips Talk No Syrup Coffee To Go Edition (#BE118 Vienna Strawberry Latte), too cool for school’s Glam Rock Hush Brown (#05 Blind), 3 CONCEPT EYES’s Mood Recipe 2 Matte Lip Color (#221 Mellow Flower), and Holika Holika’s Heart Crush Lipstick Velvet (#RD01 Bite Me). Here’s how the results looked:
Before (left) and after (right)
The shine is pretty obvious and there is no caking. Just make sure you wipe away any contaminated parts from the applicator after each application, or use a cotton swab.
About the product’s moisturizing power: I don’t have chapped or dry lips so I can’t comment on its healing properties, but my lips do feel smoother and softer after two weeks of use. There are fewer fine lines on my lips and I even noticed a slight plumping effect.
This lip oil has now become my daily go-to. I normally use it over my bare lips as a moisturizing lip balm, but sometimes over lipsticks to add a hint of gloss.
It actually went out of stock again while I was writing this. So if you catch it while it’s in-stock, don’t hesitate and just grab one!