I know it’s probably super obvious just from looking at the site, but Clarins’ Spring 2016 makeup collection is blowing me away. I’ve been wearing the products pretty much non-stop since they popped through the letterbox last week, and I’ve been nothing but impressed!
Keeping with my resolve to wear some more colour on my lips this year, Clarins’ new Rouge Eclat Age Defying Lipstick seem like the absolute perfect option. With four new shades for Spring, if you’re after a flattering pink lip, look no further!
In the tube, Pink Blossom looks like a quite a saturated rose shade, so I was quite surprised at how glossy the formula is! Like all Clarins lip products, the lipstick smells divine, and feels like a balm to apply. There isn’t a hint of dryness or stickiness; instead the formula just glides on, leaving lips looking glossy and hydrated. The colour itself is incredibly pretty – a slightly blue toned pink which leaves skin looking healthy and teeth looking lovely and white. Because of the lightweight formula, it’s not the longest-wearing lipstick, so I get about 2 hours of wear per application.
Clarins Rouge Eclat Age Defying Lipstick are priced at £19.50 and are available here
Since the weather has taken a turn for the worse, I’ve felt the need to up the amount of colour I wear on a daily basis. Wearing brighter clothes feels kind of wrong, so more saturated makeup tones are just perfect! I’ve fallen absolutely in love with the formulas of Clarins’ new Joli Rouge Lipsticks. They manage to strike the perfect balance of balmy, and the smooth texture means applying colour is an absolute dream!
Delicious Pink is one of those must-have shades, as it sits squarely between a pink and a red. For someone like me, who tends to automatically reach for the nearest nude, Delicious Pink is the perfect injection of colour. Thanks to the lipstick’s bang-on formula, I can apply it straight from the tube, as the colour applies completely evenly. Even when I’ve been out for a coffee or a meal, I get around four hours of wear before I feel the need to reapply, and I love the subtle, glossy finish.
Clarins Joli Rouge in Delicious Pink is priced at £19.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
On a day-to-day basis, I’m queen of the nude lip. I can’t tell you how many variations of pinky neutrals I own, but I can say it’s a lot! As much as I love a subtle lip though, recently I’ve been lusting after a really dramatic, vampy look. So, when Clarins’ new Joli Rouge lipstick in Royal Plum, I couldn’t wait to try it out!
Before I even get started on the formula, I have to draw attention to the gorgeous packaging. Like all of the new Joli Rouge Lipsticks, Royal Plum comes in a stunning golden tube. It’s terribly glamorous and grown up, and it looks so pretty in my makeup bag!
Royal Plum is a really stunning blackened red shade. Before applying, I made sure to thoroughly exfoliate and moisturise my lips to keep the colour as smooth as possible. Then I applied the lipstick straight from the bullet. Unlike a lot of super dark shades I’ve tried, the hint of red in the formula gave Royal Plum a brightness which is super flattering, and stops me feeling too washed out. It’s this hint of colour which also keeps teeth looking bright and white, a must when wearing these sorts of shades!
The texture of the Joli Rouge lipstick is absolutely perfect for the deep shade – the lightweight and creamy formula just glides onto lips without any tugging, and the colour is wonderfully even. The lipsticks have the yummiest fruity scent, and the lasting power is really something – I got over three hours before I needed to reapply!
Clarins Rouge Joli in Royal Plum is priced at £19.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
When a selection of Clarins’ new Joli Rouge lipsticks came through the door a week or so ago, the first shade my eye went to was ‘Joli Rouge.’ It’s the definition of a perfect red – a bright, clear shade which just aches to be worn!
Even though I tend to plump for natural and nude tones when it comes to lipstick, I am absolutely in love with 742 Joli Rouge. It’s the exact colour of Clarins packaging, and it’s such a pretty way to wear colour now that we’re squarely in Autumn. The new formula of the Joli Rouge lipstick is an absolute dream – it’s lightweight and feels more like a balm to apply, so the colour applies smoothly and evenly. Thanks to the dreamy texture, the colour is easy to build up, and the lipstick never feels drying to wear. Instead, the subtle sheen is super flattering, I got three hours of wear before I needed to reapply.
Clarins Joli Rouge Lipsticks are priced at £19.50 and are available here (UK) and here (US)
I’m not sure quite why, but the moment the leaves start to turn, I tend to abandon my legions of lip glosses, and head squarely for lipsticks. I think there is something so lovely about wearing a richer lip colour in Autumn’s golden light, Clarins have just relaunched their Joli Rouge lipstick collection, and I couldn’t be more in love.
Packaged in movie-star worthy golden tubes, these lipsticks just ooze glamour, and I’ve been absolutely loving trying out the variety of shades.
The colours in line up range from the vampiest oxblood to beautiful, easy to wear nudes, and the formulas are absolutely dreamy. They feel light, and balm-like to wear, and the fruity scent is such fun!
I’ll be sharing more in-depth individual colour reviews this week, but if you can’t wait that long, you can find Clarins’ Joli Rouge lipsticks here (UK) and here (US)