Whether you’re after low maintenance glamour or just want to relive your teenage love of gloss, Clarins have you more than covered with their Instant Light Lip Perfectors.
On one hand, Clarins have a range of nourishing, functional lip balms and on the other, the Instant Light Lip Perfectors are fuss-free sheer glosses with enough colour to wear alone or layer on top of your favourite lipstick.
It’s pretty impressive, and equally baffling, that Clarins have managed to successfully market a lip gloss without actually using the word ‘gloss’. I’d imagine they’re trying to steer clear of the sticky, gooey and glittery connotations normally associated with gloss and go for a different audience. At £18.00 each, there’s no denying they are high end products.
Ingredients wise, Clarins have packed the Lip Perfectors with shea and olive tree extract, both of which are super moisturising, as well as powdered rice to nourish the lips. The official product description goes down the balm route but I think it sells them a tad short. These do more than just treat the lips, they look great too!
I have shades 01 Rose Shimmer and 02 Apricot Shimmer, and they’re both gorgeous as standalone glosses. I wear them on their own more often than not, but you could definitely layer them on top of lip liner, lipstick or a liquid lip if you want something more dramatic.
The Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors are perfect for ladies who want the impact of wearing something, without the hassle of having to constantly reapply. For a gloss, they wear surprisingly well, have impressive staying power and they make your lips look plumped and full.
The sponge tip makes for easy application, meaning they’re perfect to throw in your bag for any last minute touch-ups. It’s also genuinely difficult to squeeze out too much gloss which gets big points from me – I hate wasting products because of poor packing!
Anyway, if you fancy trying these for yourself, you can pick up the Instant Light Lip Perfectors from any Clarins counter for £18.00 or order them online here. There are 8 shades in total but I’d recommend starting with Rose Shimmer – it’s a universally pretty shade that will suit all complexions.
Let me know what you think of the Lip Perfectors in the comments and if you’ve already tried them, I’d love to know your thoughts.
Sincerely, Sarah xx