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Monday, January 12, 2015

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors Review

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors

Today Clarins latest collection for Spring - Garden Escape launches both online and on counters. The collection is fairly vast but the stand out product for myself and so many others will undoubtedly be the new Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors. In essence a solid version of the now cult Clarins Instant Light Lip Prefectors. Trust me when I say if you are a fan of the original formula or want a light, yet tinted and nourishing lip product you are going to want to invest in at least one shade of the new Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors.

"This melting gel lip balm with a deliciously sweet taste glides on the lips effortlessly adding a naturally coloured glossy shine with a barely-there effect. Lips instantly look plump, smooth and luscious."

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors

The packaging is not only pleasing on the eye in a sleek, chic sense but very practical too. The small slimline lipstick still casing which is half plastic, half metal not only looks great but really does protect the product inside be it from heat or simply being broken from rolling around in the bottom of your bag. I also like that each Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfector has a plastic colour co-ordinated base so you don't have to guess which shade is which should you purchase more than one. I do want to touch on the size of the lipstick bullet so to speak - it is fairly dinky, if you have small lips this will be great to blindly apply and with precision too.

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors

At the moment there are six shades of Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors to choose from, I was kindly sent three to try out: 02 Coral (a light barely there yellow toned peach), 04 Orange (a barely there orange toned coral) and 05 Red (a true red tint, reminds me of Benefit Benetint).As you have most likely gathered that being tinted lip balms the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors are not the most pigmented of lip products, rather they deliver subtle hints of colour as well as a dose of hydration. The great thing about the lack of pigment is that they do not mask the lips in colour but work with the natural hue of your lips, making all six shades fairly universal. 

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors

If you are familiar with the original Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors then I can say that the texture is not all that dissimilar, the main difference being that one is a liquid and the other a solid - once applied to the lips they feel really similar if not identical. The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors glide on to the lips with ease thanks to the gel like texture - there is no tugging or pulling even on the driest of lips. The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors are beyond hydrating instantly nourishing the skin and forming a barrier against the cold weather, leaving the lips lightly tinted and hydrated in one quite step. Despite the glossy finish they are not at all sticky but I do have to state that the wear time in terms of the tint is not all that wonderful with most traces of colour gone within the hour. On the plus side I can still feel the moisture and balm like qualities on my lips up until the two hour mark. Plumper, softer lips with a hint on a tint, what is not to like?

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors £18 each via Clarins - link

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30 comments:

  1. i wanted to try and get the rose color but they were sold out at my store!

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  2. The red shade looks gorgeous. I love these types of lipsticks. Can never have too many!

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  3. I really like the look of the light pink version of these but I still haven't gotten round to purchasing their instant lip perfecters yet! Which would you say was better? I can't decide which to buy first! xx

    Lipgloss & Lashes

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  4. Ooh I really need to get to a store to try these out. I haven't got any of the original lip perfectors either and I feel I should rectify that given all the love for them!
    Ting | www.thetingthing.com

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  5. Loving the darker pink shade, these sound lovely x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  6. Just looked on the website and I need to try these! They are all so beautiful!!

    Josie XOXO
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  7. Such gorgeous colours! x
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  8. I've only just gotten around to getting a couple of the original lip perfectors, and they're so good that I'm definitely going to try these out soon. I love the red shade!

    Kelsey | Beauty by Kelsey

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  9. I want to try all of these! I just recently started dabbling in Clarins products, and so far have been very pleased by this company!
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    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  10. I've got to admit the packaging puts me off these completely! I think clarins definitely need a design reboot!

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  11. OH, I really like the swatch for Red, it's so subtle and perfect for everyday use.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  12. I really love the rose colored one and its great how theyre so moisturizing

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  13. The shades are really lovely and understated. I love a bolder lip but these are so pretty! x x

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  14. These seem amazing and love the shades. I've seen so many things about this brand and need to try something including these lovely lippies.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  15. Can’t wait to try these!

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  16. I have the Clarins lipgloss and love it so I reckon I would love this too! Such a subtle colour and gloss on the lips :) x
    alicekatex ♥

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  17. It is so refreshing to see these light and summery shades making their way back to the shelves! These look devine, love all three equally.

    Emma | The Fashion Six

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  18. Love the shades on these, they're subtle but I think they're looking amazing!

    Z ♥
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  19. I am definitely going to have to try these out as they look right up my street :) I think the red shade looks gorgeous xx

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  20. Shame they don't last long, however I still really want to try these as I love a sheer lip colour, gorgeous!

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  21. These look beautiful, especially great for winter!

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  22. I love lip balms that give the lips a hint of colour, especially the Dior one! But this sounds brilliant too!

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  23. Oh gosh, I love the lip perfectors and I'm pretty sure I'd love these too. I'm tempted!! xx

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  24. dying to try these! thanks for the swatches!! x

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  25. ugh, I need them - after all the clarins lipgloss hype :)
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  26. Can't wait to get my hands on them - very excited!

    X Alice

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  27. Definitely going to have to pick up one of these! The Clarins Natural Lip Perfecter is one of my favourite lip products. Think I might go for a red this time though. Great review! xo

    Megan Jane // Seek My Scribbles UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  28. Nice colours but I have to say I felt a bit disappointed when I saw these are retailing for £18. That's quite a lot just for tinted lip balms. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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