14/08/2014 12:40 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Lupita Nyong'o's Clarins Lip Balm: Is It Worth The Hype?

As well as winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar at this year's Academy Awards, Lupita Nyong'o also sparked a craze for a certain makeup product.

Nyong'o was carrying Clarins' Mositure Replenishing Lip Balm with her on the night and since this news broke, sales of the £19 tube have soared (it's currently sold out in the US.)


Who told the world about Lupita's beauty secret? Er, Ellen DeGeneres.

When the Oscars host asked the audience to contribute cash for the pizza delivery guy's tip (she was using Pharrell's hat), Lupita kindly donated her lip balm. The turquoise blue colour made it clear what her lip product of choice was. Lucky Clarins.


So - is this now best-selling makeup item actually any good? After trying out the balm since the Oscars, Team MyDaily can confirm this rose-wax and shea butter cream does wonders for dry lips.

It feels and looks glossy, without being sticky, and has a sweet taste. It's also a great one to wear over a matte lipstick to add a hint of shine (this is exactly what Lupita used it for.)

The good news? It's still available to buy from Clarins in the UK. Just get there quick!

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