I love lip products but had always found it difficult to get a lip gloss / lip tint that I loved as I found the majority were too sticky on my lips. That was until I was looking through lip products online and discovered the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors (£18.00), which are described as natural lip perfectors, enriched with shea butter extract for plumped, moisturised lips, a softly textured lip gel with a deliciously sweet scent, which are sheer, but have enough colour to wear alone or to complement your favourite lip shade.
I liked the sound of this product but decided to wait to purchase until I got a chance to try the formula in-store. I was very pleasantly surprised as when I tried the tester on my hand it was only very, very slightly sticky. I found it difficult to decide which colour to purchase as there are eight shades and three limited edition shades but I finally chose 07 Toffee Pink Shimmer (shimmer not very noticeable more a sheen).
The lip perfector comes in a smooth tube packaging with screw top and sponge tip applicator. The lip gel has a light sweet / vanilla type scent and the applicator makes it so easy to apply you just need to squeeze the tube slightly to get product to appear and then you apply as normal to lips with applicator. I was v impressed when I first applied it as there was none of the dreaded stickiness (not even the slightest) when you pressed your lips together, I loved the feeling on the lips, so comfortable, I found / find it very moisturising / hydrating (although I also use my Ultrasun lipbalm on a daily basis as well which helps primes my lips for any lip products) and loved the natural sheen and finish. The first time I had applied it I had lined my lips first but I now love it just worn alone or over lipstick to enhance the colour.
The colour is very natural but is also buildable, the only slight negative is it is not very long lasting, but this is not an issue for me personally as it so easy to apply any time anywhere. I now love it so much, I carry it everywhere and now just need to decide what colours I am going to try next. I definitely would recommend trying the tester when you a next near a Clarins counter as I am confident you will also be impressed with the formula / finish on the lips. I have also included some online sites below where offers are available at the moment but as always shop around online or in store for best offers before purchasing – hope this helps.
- Debenhams: – currently 10% off and free Clarins gift with two purchases one to be skincare until 07.08.16 or while stocks last and remember your beauty card points too;
- Boots: – 10% of selected luxury items, online only, however if purchasing in store just ask if they have any samples that you can try and remember your advantage card points too;
- Clarins: – currently a choice of a number of offers available including a gift with purchase(s) of £50 or over and choice of three free samples with purchases.
Thank you for looking – any queries / comments please let me know. Also would love to know if you have tried the lip perfector yet, if so, what do you think of it and what colours have you tried?
Best Wishes Liz x