Saturday, March 26

Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector

The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector has long been hailed as one of the best lip glosses you can buy. It's actually described as a textured 'lip gel' by Clarins and claims to leave your lips looking 'soft, smooth, shiny and plump'.

I've been using shade no. 5 Candy Shimmer for the last few weeks and I can tell you now, it is as beautiful as you would hope it to be.

Firstly this smells good enough to eat. I personally adore a sweet vanillery scent in lip products and this is exactly that. It has a soft balmy formula that leaves the lips really hydrated and glossy but not sticky and not as if a tube of vaseline has exploded onto your lips.

In terms of colour, it is pretty sheer. This shade helps to smooth out your lips and adds a very subtle pink tone which works well for the everyday or to balance out a heavy eye.I love the way that the product comes out of the nine tiny holes in the applicator to produce a little square of balm on the soft cushion. The soft fluffy applicator does work well to apply the product and feels nice on the lips but does worry me in terms of hygiene. I also worry that it would immediately stain if you used this on top of a lipstick.

For me this is a beautiful product that I am really enjoying using. It is seriously lovely to apply and is a nice product to have in my collection. At £18, you could easily find a tinted balm that would do the job just as well. Soap and Glory's Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks for example are gorgeous and pack more colour for £3.50. However, they definitely aren't as pleasing to use, are slightly less hydrating and don't look as beautiful sitting on your vanity. You also get a generous 12ml of product in the lip perfectors. So if you have enough disposable income and love the idea of a sheer balmy gloss, then the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors might just be perfect for you.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector, £18

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