Tuesday, 9 July 2013

New Clarins Summer 2013 Lip Products

When it comes to summer i like using light, sheer products, with the occasional bright lip, so when these Clarins products landed on my desk i was quite excited to use them!

Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms (Crystal Gold Plum) £18*

When i first took the lid off to this lip balm, and saw the bright green, the first thing that popped into my head was 'what on earth is this?!'.

The packaging is very sturdy and can handle a good bashing at the bottom of your handbag. The main colour or pigment to this lip balm is in the centre and is surrounded by a gel like balm. Don't worry, the bright green doesn't show on the lips!

This tinted lip balm is moisturising and hydrating, giving a sheen to the lips. It is a hybrid of a lip balm, lipstick and a gloss all in one. I do have to say that it took a couple of swipes for the colour to apply evenly. I think once it has been used and warmed up, then the colour glides on evenly. I thought they were going to be quite sheer, however it does appear quite opaque.

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (Rosewood Shimmer) £17*

This is a perfect mix of a balm, tint and a gloss all rolled into one, giving the lips a hint of colour and a boost of moisture. I have heard a lot hype about these products and i was eager to try it out.

Rosewood Shimmer is a light caramel brown and i didn't know what to expect until i had swatched it. I think it's the ideal nude for me, as i can wear it on its own or combined with a lipstick.

I think the tube packaging is super convenient and handy for doing your makeup on the go. Like most lip products, it's not going to last hours and hours on the lips, however it fades evenly and leaves the lips moisturised and hydrated.

I am really keen on trying out more shades of these, as i love the formula of these. It isn't too sticky or tacky but gives the lips some colour and sheen.

Left-Right: Crystal Gold Plum, Rosewood Shimmer

I am really impressed with these lip products, as i had never tried anything from the 'lip' range from Clarins and now i am glad i did! I have always associated Clarins with skincare, and i think they are doing a fantastic job on their makeup range!

Have you tried any of these lip products? Thoughts?

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  1. I've never tried them, they look so nice!

  2. I've never tried Clarins lip products but I have to say that lip balm is really cool! I've never seen such a lip balm before