Super dry winter lips will gorge themselves on these goodies from Clarins. Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector is a softly textured lip gel with a deliciously sweet vanilla scent and 3D shimmer. The shades are sheer, so you don’t need a mirror to apply, but they are pigmented enough to wear alone or look great for a nourishing sheen on top of your favourite lip shade.
The texture is wonderful – very moisturising and creamy but not at all sticky. I love to wear mine alone if I am having a super casual day and want to treat my lips, or over the top of a long lasting lipstick to get a softness and fuller looking pout and help prevent dryness that seems to result from wearing lipstick. These are also ideal if you want to wear a really intense smokey eye and just need a subtle gloss on the lips.
The sponge tip applicator is also a bonus. A few similar products I have tried have squeezed through a hole, which seems good in theory, but they end up oozing everywhere and are quite slippery and messy to apply. Not so with this sponge tip. The long, slender packaging feels elegant in the hand – and while it might protrude out of your jeans pocket, this gloss has taken up happy residence in my handbag for daily use.
There are three new shades joining the much loved Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector range:
No.04 Petal Shimmer, No.05 Candy Shimmer and No.06 Rosewood Shimmer. $33.