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You all know by now how much I love the Clarins collections for each season. I was late to discover Clarins but when I did it was love at first sight. Usually I share all the products in one great big long post but this season I’ve decided to break it down into pieces. Largely because it’s the Easter hols and I’ve got the kids here, time for sitting down and writing blog posts is limited, and when I do have time I just want to do nothing as much as possible! So here we have it, the Limited Edition Lip Products for Summer 2013.

Starting with the most eye catching, the Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms, £18 each.

Left to Right is Crystal Rose, Crystal Mandarin, Crystal Gold Plum and Crystal Berry.

Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms

Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms

Oh they are just so pretty aren’t they. Don’t be put off by the blue and green, the jelly like outside of these balms is completely transparent on the skin. I love these Crystal Lip Balms, although they are a little tricky to apply because of where the colour is in the stick, its worth the effort and I find the balmy outside of these gives you a sort of just bitten look. They are lovely and moisturising too.

Anyway, here’s swatches. In the same order as above, Crystal Rose, Crystal Mandarin, Crystal Gold Plum and Crystal Berry. Note, not a hint of green or blue to be seen.

Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms

I apologise for the quality of the following pics, they were cropped from much larger pictures and didn’t come out as well as I had hoped. You get the idea though.

Crystal Rose.

Clarins crystal Rose

Crystal Mandarin.

clarins crystal mandarin

Crystal Gold Plum.

clarins crystal gold plum

Crystal Berry.

clarins crystal berry

I absolutely love Crystal Rose, which is a goes with anything pink, but my surprise favourite is Crystal Gold Plum, a surprise as I thought I wouldn’t like it at all. It’s absolutely gorgeous though, Different but so pretty. If you only treat yourself to one of these, get Crystal Gold Plum. So so nice.

The other limited edition lip products for this Summer are gorgeously fruity and juicy Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gels which are £16 each. Available in two shades, Crystal Pink and Crystal Plum. I find Crystal Pink to be completely wrongly named, it’s very much red toned to my eyes, but regardless, it’s pretty gorgeous.

Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gels

There are supposed to plump your lips and add a non sticky high gloss. I don’t see much in the way of plumping, but they are extremely glossy with no stickiness.

Crystal Pink on the left and Crystal Plum on the right.

Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gels

They are really fruity (so not one for those who don’t like scented lip products) and I love the scent, it’s like Summer in a tube.

Crystal Pink (see it’s red isn’t it?!)

Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gels

Crystal Plum

Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gels

These are both gorgeous and if you’re looking for a pop of translucent coloured gloss this Summer then look no further, these are gorgeous!

All of the above are available from Clarins counters nationwide now or www.clarins.co.uk/

Keep checking my blog for more of the beautiful Clarins Summer products this week.

*Disclosure – PR Samples*

4 responses to “Clarins Splendours Summer Make Up Collection Part 1 – The Lips”

  1. Gauri says:

    Really like Crystal Mandarin 🙂

  2. Lillian Funny Face says:

    I really like the look of Crystal Gold Plum. But personally I wish the blue/green ones had a hint of blue/green 😛

  3. Kc Curay says:

    These lipstick shades look fabulous. Judging from the colors when placed on your hand, they brighten up the face when applied. I especially like the Crystal Gold Plum color because it accentuates my thin, delicate lips. All the shades are perfect for summer because they are so delightful and vibrant. To give the lips a shiny feel and not look dry, the lip glosses are a perfect touch. They prevent lips from cracking due to intense heat brought by the summer season. Overall, these products are a great addition to any woman’s make-up collection. Regards from skincaresuccess.org

  4. Reddest Roar says:

    God, I want all of these. Clarins is my catnip.

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