With all that buzz around the Clarins Instant Light Lip Balms, the beauty society seems to have completely forgotten the first lip perfector Clarins ever released. Oldie but a goodie – Clarins Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector – that comes in a tube remains one of the best selling Clarins lip products and one of the most popular lip balms in the world.
I wouldn’t say I am late on it, as some products won’t go out of fashion for ages. And the Lip Perfector by Clarins is one of them.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector (£18.00 or $28.00) is a a softly textured lip gel with a deliciously sweet scent.Sheer, but has enough colour to wear alone or to complement your favourite lip shade.
I got two of these lip balms in two different yet similar shades. At least they look different in a tube but turn into same color on the lips. Both products have exactly the same characteristics.
First of all, these lip balms are focused at lip hydration and I have to admit they really are good at moisturizing your lips, smoothing the lip surface and making you lips look fuller. Secondly, the brand states that these balms are sheer and it is completely true. They have very sheer, barely there coverage and you won’t get much difference in color once applied on the lips. And thirdly, lip perfectors do add a lot of shine to your lips, that lasts for hours, and you can easily combine them with you favorite lipsticks to increase glossiness. These lip balms also have a nice sponge-like applicator that glides easily on the lips and delivers enough product at once.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer is a sheer light peachy-pink gloss, that looks quite sheer on the lips.
It might settle into lip lines just a tiniest bit but smoothes in a couple of minutes leaving your lips glossy and hydrated.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector in Apricot Shimmer looks very peachy and warm toned when applied but barely adds any color to your lips.
It looks very much alike the Rose Shimmer being a bit warmer that is barely noticeable in real life. It is also very hydrating and settles into lip lines a little bit, but smoothes out on its own during wear time.
Both lip balms stay on my lips for at least four hours being glossy and hydrating. Even if they set into lip lines you won’t actually notice it as soon as you lips become moisturized enough. I think both colors look pretty much the same and you won’t have to get the whole line – just pick the one you like.
If you are looking for a nice tinted lip balm with barely there color and good moisturizing properties – this is the one to consider. A perfect everyday product and an absolute no-brainer.
By the way, both lip balms have the most delicious smell ever! Something like sweet vanilla, like a candy. I especially love these lip balms for the scent.
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