Looks like Clarins are on a roll in 2006, after my post last week showing a couple of bits from the new Spring collection, I’m thrilled to share with you a few more new products. Meet the new Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipsticks and Instant Light Lip Perfecting Base.
The Instant Light Lip Perfecting Base is a transparent balm in essence, but this isn’t your average lip balm. Essentially its purpose it smooth and soften the lips, evening out lines and helping your lipstick to stay in place for longer. It’s quite honestly a little tube of magic. It goes on clear and feels very comfortable and not at all greasy (my pet hate, greasy lips!) and it does indeed make my lips feel smooth and lovely. When combined with the Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipsticks it does indeed increase longevity and I see no reason why it wouldn’t apply to any brand of lipstick. I think, and I will try this out, that it would be amazing under liquid matte lipsticks for comfort, while keeping the finish matte.
Next up, the Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipsticks. £20 each.
Clarins lipsticks are totally amazing. They can do no wrong in my eyes. I’ve tried the Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipsticks before, and they are just very lovely. The difference with this new launch is that they have been reformulated, and now have more moisture, finer pearl particles and new shades.
What’s lovely about these lipsticks is that they glow, the pearl particles seem to give light, the colour is sheer and radiant and the finish is moisturising and comfortable. They are just lovely.
Left to Right is Guava, Fig and Cherry.
The tip of each lipstick is designed to make application a breeze and they are not only beautifully scented, but flavoured too. I suppose for some this may be off putting so it is something to bear in mind, but I personally love the scent, it’s red berries, light and fruity.
Here are some slightly embarrassing (for a variety of reasons) photos of each colour being worn.
First is Guava, a lovely peachy pink.
All the products are beautiful and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend any of them. The shades are beautiful and wearable and very comfortable to wear. I much prefer to wear softer, sheerer finishes so these are right up my street, and the Instant Light Lip Perfecting Base is brilliant, having tried these on yesterday, with the base, the last shade I tried, Cherry, was still in evidence at teatime.
Both the new Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipsticks and the Instant Light Lip Perfecting Base are available now from Clarins counters and Clarins online.
*All items received free of charge for review purposes.