Clarins have a selection of makeup out for Spring / Summer called Garden Escape.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector
Garden Escape is full of gorgeous colours like flowers blossoming in the Spring woods - pretty pink and soft corals in the lip colours and blushers mix with earthy browns and dark greens in the eye shadows and eye liners.
I was sent a selection of the lip balms to try. The new range of Instant Light Lip Balm Perfectors are full of moisturising and nourishing ingredients such as mango and shea butter as well as Vitamin E. The Winter weather has left my lips dry and needing some TLC, so I could't wait to try them out.
What I noticed first on applying the lip balm is the sweet smell, which reminded me of being in a candy store. The lip balm tasted slightly sweet as well. On application my lips felt drenched in moisturising ingredients and completely nourished. The look was one of shine and understated glamour. Perfect for ladies who want a light colour look, a sheer veil almost, but a definite shine.
They have one shade called 'My Pink' which when applied reacts to the PH levels in your skin, giving you a bespoke pink lip balm, your very own shade. How fantastic is that!
Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm is a sheer moisturising lip balm with a hint of colour
They also sent me some Jolie Rouge Brilliant Sheer Shine Lipsticks as well.
These lipsticks look bright before applying but don't be afraid as they are transparent. They do however give more coverage than the lip balms, and I would say they are a cross between a lipstick and a gloss. They have a sweet smell similar to the lip balms above and give a hint of sweetness on your lips. The rose petal colour would be beautiful on those that have fair skin with blue eyes and blonde hair. I have dark hair and eyes and I think the colour was a little light on me. The Coral Dahlia is more the colour for me, a peachy pink delight, it suited my skin tone perfectly. These lipsticks although not ultra long lasting left some colour on my lips for at least 4 hours. You would need to reapply throughout the day.
Bottom photo top Shade 23 Rose Petal, bottom Shade 22 Coral Dahlia
You can find Clarins online or at any good beauty counters such as those at House of Fraser or Debenhams. The Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector is on sale for £18, and the Jolie Rouge Brilliant Sheer Shine Lipstick £19.
Tell me what do you think of these lip balms and lipsticks? Do you use Clarins products?