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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

clarins instant lip perfector

clarins instant lip perfecter rosewood shimmer petal shimmer candy shimmer swatch review photo
clarins instant lip perfecter rosewood shimmer petal shimmer candy shimmer swatch review photo
clarins instant lip perfecter rosewood shimmer petal shimmer candy shimmer swatch review photo

I am quite possibly the last person to add their two cents to the table when it comes to the Famous Clarins Instant Lip Perfector's. It's always been a product I've wanted to try but something that I never got round to buying. Long time readers will know that glosses just aren't my thing, I love me some matte lipstick. The main thing I dislike about glosses is the stickiness and the fact as soon as a gust of wind comes along I end up with it all in my hair and face. But like any good beauty blogger, I do like to give everything a chance though so I gave them a whirl.

The applicator is a soft short sponge which makes it super simple to apply the the lips. It's a very throw on and go product as you can literally do it in the dark. The Lip Perfector itself feels like a lip balm than a gloss, it doesn't feel sticky or tacky in the slightest. The wear time is about 2-3 hours, but that's not terrible in lip gloss terms. The product also has a vanilla caramel scent which I find pretty inoffensive, Dare I say I actually like a scented lip product?

Rosewood Shimmer darkens my natural lip tone and leaves my lips looking a bit too brown for my liking. Petal Shimmer is a baby nude while Candy shimmer is a rosey pink. None of them actually contain any shimmer so I really have no idea where the name comes from.  On my terribly dark natural lip colour lips they they don't pack a pigmented punch. They do sort of fit into the my lips but better category but that just isn't my cup of tea. I do prefer a bit of colour on the lips.

These don't come out until May, but there are three original shades already on sale which you can purchase from any Clarins counter for around £17.

27 comments

  1. I've been eyeing on them for a while now.. The applicator seems handy, Candy Shimmer sounds like a lovely colour!

    Now I want it even more! Great review :)
    xx

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  2. they do look really pretty but i'm not a lipstick kind of person. so i'm not quite sure if i will give these a go.
    xx

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  3. I have these in the original shades and I agree that they really don't contain enough pigment to do anything to my (already quite pigmented) lips. I love the concept though and the fact that they aren't sticky, so it's a shame.

    Zoe x
    http://zobloggs.blogspot.com.au/

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  4. I like the packaging, though I too would rather a pigmented gloss. I guess these Instant Lip Perfectors would be great over lipstick.

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  5. I really want to try these, petal shimmer looks such a lovely colour! xx

    www.oletaeilis.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I have heard so many great things about these! I really want to try them
    xxx

    http://just-a-teenage-heart.blogspot.com

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  7. I can see why Rosewood Shimmer would be too dark for you, but I definitely want to try Petal Shimmer x

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  8. I love the look of petal shimmer, it looks so pretty xo

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  9. They all look so gorgeous! So wearable.. but I'd rather spend £17 on a bright lipstick I reckon :D xx
    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  10. These colours are so pretty, shame about the lack of pigmentation!
    Holly xo

    http://hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I've heard so much about these, going to have to give them a try!

    beautyandtheb1.co.uk

    B xxx

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  12. I've seen these all over blogs recently and they look so lovely, I love the simple packaging as well.
    but for £17 i really don't think I could do it!!

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  13. Beautiful colours. You look great!!

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  14. This looks lovely on you! I've always wanted to give these a go since they're so hyped on the blogosphere <3

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the shades! So pretty. I'm really into these light pinks and nude! <3

    www.styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Love these products!! They are amazing!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  17. Everybody is raving about these at the moment Clarins have come out with some amazing stuff! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Very pretty and natural, I actually really like the look of the applicator.

    Maybe it's just me but I'd never heard of them... not sure I could justify picking one up for £17 though :(

    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Rosewood looks like such an amazing colour! Love the photos! Such a natral shades for the lip!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. These look really pretty.. I need to get my hands on them!!!

    Please check out and follow my blog! I'd really appreciate it! <3
    http://seasidebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. These are my favourite Clarins products

    www.georginaclare.com
    .Georgina Clare.

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  22. i've recently done a review on these on my blog! would love it if you could check it out, great review btw, it looks good on you.
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Not much of a gloss person myself!
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  24. I love these so much! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I was given one of the original ones as a gift and fell in love instantly. I threw my carmex away immediately as not only did the Clarins perk up my face (with its subtle tint of colour)but it actually moisturised my lips and all with a pleasant scent

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  26. looks lovely and natural...

    eye---candii.blogspot.co.uk

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