The Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector Glosses are one of my all time favourite lip products so I was naturally very excited to see that Clarins are also releasing a lip balm version along with a Lip Oil for their Spring 2015 collection.
There are six different shades in the range of balms which are sheer colours, with nourishing mango, Vitamin E and natural peptide to help boost hydration.
I have three colours 02 Coral, 03 My Pink and 06 Rosewood. I love the slim gold packaging, they smell amazing (like the glosses) and feel hydrating but not too heavy on the lips. They are all very sheer and this is where I have a slight problem, they retail for £18 each which is quite a lot for a balm in my books. That said I do still like them but could never justify buying more than two as they are so sheer that they hardly add any colour at all onto the pigmentation of natural lips.
However they do leave a lovely glow on the lips and are a great option if you are looking for a slightly tinted hydrating balm.
Onto the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort oil which although sounds very original reminds me a little of a slightly runnier Eight Hour Cream. It comes in two shades 01 Honey (which I have) and 02 Raspberry, which is an online exclusive. It is rich in essential oils such as jojoba and hazelnut oil but only has a natural fragrance. Honey is quite a clear shade with a hint of gold which I find really helps make the lips look healthy. It’s similar to the glosses and balm from the range in that it doesn’t feel sticky or oily but is probably the most nourishing from the range. I would probably like a slightly smaller sponge applicator but I don’t think precision matters too much with this product.
The Clarins Spring Collection launched earlier this week and the Instant Light Lip Balm Perfectors and Instant Light Lip Comfort oil retail for £18.
Will you be picking up one of the new Clarins Lip Balms?