Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors - review and swatches

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors*  £17.00 each

Clarins are one of my favourite brands and I adore their makeup and skincare. One of their most hyped up products is the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector - a unique lip product, designed to make your lips look super plump and beautiful. After trying out three shades, I totally get the hype and I am officially addicted to the formula!

The packaging features a smart little squeezy tube, with a soft fabric applicator and a screw top lid. The tubes are opaque, colour coded and contain 12ml of product. The applicator is super soft and velvety and feels really nice on the lips. You can easily get a desired amount of product out, because the tube is soft and easy to squeeze/control.

The formula is enriched with Shea Butter and Wild Mango to soften and repair, making the Lip Perfectors a great choice for those with dry lips. Added Vitamin A and E protect against free radicals and reinforce the repairing action. The consistency is a hybrid between a gel, lip balm and gloss and it feels amazing on the lips. It comes with an added bonus of a beautiful caramel scent and a slightly sweet flavour. I could easily eat them! :)

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors make my lips look fuller, smooth and plump and add a beautiful shine with a hint of colour. The coverage is sheer, but it totally transforms my lips. The formula features "3D Radiance Pigments" to reflect light and create a radiant finish. Clarins Lip Perfectors are non sticky and feel very comfortable on the lips, leaving them soft and nourished. 

The shades I am featuring are: 04 Petal Shimmer, 05 Candy Shimmer and 06 Rosewood Shimmer. I love all of them, but my favourite must be Rosewood Shimmer. It looks absolutely beautiful and it is a perfect, elegant everyday colour. I was expecting to see some shimmer in the swatches, but you can only notice it if you use flash. The shimmer particles are absolutely tiny and invisible in daylight, but they help to create a gorgeous, radiant effect.

You can see the swatches of Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors below (in daylight).

L-R: 04 Petal Shimmer, 05 Candy Shimmer, 06 Rosewood Shimmer

04 Petal Shimmer is a pale milky pink and it gives a very natural finish. It is very sheer, but you can see a hint of colour and my lips appear a bit lighter and plump.

05 Candy Shimmer is a warm pink shade and probably the best match for my lips. It gives me the "my lips, but better" look and I absolutely love it!

06 Rosewood Shimmer is a dark nude shade, with brown undertones and it is my favourite from the bunch. It is such an elegant lip colour! I love wearing it with minimal eye makeup and contoured cheekbones. Perfect combo!

Overall, I am very impressed (and obsessed) with Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors and they will always have a place in my makeup bag. The formula is absolutely beautiful and delicious, the  packaging is practical and elegant and the applicators feel like velvet! I am in love!

You don't need all the shades immediately, but I would definitely recommend treating yourself to one tube of the Lip Perfector goodness. You won't regret it! I promise.

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  1. Such gorgeous natural shades!x

  2. They are nice - the pigment looks strong on your swatches but not as strong on your lips. I find my lips don't always show up gloss colours unless they are properly strong and therefore not a justifiable purchase! Illamasqua have quite deep shaded gloss...but I am leaning towards lippie these days to brighten up the face!

    Simply Woman Magazine

  3. These products seem perfect for a natural look! I'm not a huge lip gloss fan but after reading this post and seeing how they look, I'll definitely be looking at these on my next makeup shopping trip! This was a super helpful review, thank you!
    xx Amber
    Lovely Notions

  4. Read the whole thing and all the way through you just convinced me to get them tomorrow! Candy shimmer is my favourite xo

    -Love Lauren xo

  5. These have been on my wishlist for FAR too long and this post has left me lusting after them even more!! They look so lovely and natural and I love the little padded applicator - is that weird? 8) haha! Xx.

  6. Petal shimmer looks so lush on you! I think my mam and I will be making a trip to Debenhams :0
    Roxy's Box of Tricks  

  7. Love Candy shimmer on you. I really need to pick some of these up I think the applicator is so much better than other on lip product similar.

    Sarah x

  8. I love these! I have a pink one and they are amazing!
    Laura DemandBeauty <3

  9. O m g right up my street I love every colour,


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