Monday, 19 January 2015

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balms Perfector Review

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 

Another feature of this lip balm is the natural peptide it contains. Now for the science bit....what this does is encourage the synthesis of hyaluronic acid, which in turn gives lips a fuller appearance and heightens hydration.

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?
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19 comments

  1. Love the sound of the lip balms, really moisturising!

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    1. They are and they eave your lips very soft too.

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  2. Wow, these are great! My Mother-in-Law loves Clarins products so this would be a nice gift for her I think! :)

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    1. It would be a lovely gift for her, you are a generous daughter-in-law Codie :)

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    2. It would be a lovely gift for her, you are a generous daughter-in-law Codie :)

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  3. the lip balms sound lovely but im more a lipstick fan myself and would prefer to pay such an amount on one of those , but moisturising lips are what im in need of so im going to take a look x

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  4. I love Clarins for skincare and perfume, but haven't tried their make-up, but these are so my colours - so will be taking a closer look.

    #ukbloggers

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    1. I don't think you would be disappointed with the make up Emma.

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  5. I'm rubbish at remembering to wear anything on my lips - even when I've put on a full face of make up! The idea of a colour lip balm ceratinly makes it easier doesn't it. Love the idea of it changing to suit your skin tone too!

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    1. I love the idea of that one lip balm changing to suit you too.

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  6. They sound good. I love the pink colour, as opposed to the red colour - looks a little too daring for me hehe.

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    1. It is very natural looking, as i say they are almost transparent on the lips.

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  7. These look gorgeous, and I really want to try them x
    Laura | A Life With Frills

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  8. I am definitely more of a lipstick person - I am loving the colours of them all though. x

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  9. I really like the sound and look of these....Such pretty colours!

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  10. I love Clarins creams, I've never used their make-up range, slightly out of my budget.
    The lip balms are great natural shades. The lipsticks look fabulous to. Great rich colours, perfect for Springtime. Thank you

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