You may be wondering why I have only just jumped on the Clarins Instant Natural Lip Perfector band wagon. Now I have joined the club, I now know what all the fuss was about…the formula are amazing! Unlike most glosses, I was surprised to find out that the Clarins one comes in a little squeezy tube, which I actually prefer – it makes the product more sanitary and also means you don’t end up with strands of hair stuck to your lips on a windy day (which is an added bonus). All together, there are a total of 6 shades that Clarins have brought out. After much swatching in my local boots I decided on the shade 01 Rose Shimmer. The colour when swatched is very pigmented but is very sheer on the lips. The formula I found so far is smooth and silky. They are also very long lasting which is great and means less touch-ups. Over the last week this gloss has become my go to. I’ve worn it everywhere. I give it a quick sweep over the lips and I’m good to go. I found that they are sheer enough to wear on their own over moisturized lips but also you could wear them over your fave lipstick. I think this shade is very quickly becoming my favourite out of my collection. The next on my list is the shade 02 Apricot Shimmer (runs out of the door to nearest Boots).
You can buy them at any Clarins counter, I picked mine up from my local Boots for £17. And I’ve just noticed this shade comes in a mini version too! – mini makeup my goodness. I think it only comes in sets though. May have to keep my eye out for that! Alternative colour recommendations are welcomed.