There are brands I love, brands I like, brands I tolerate and brands that don’t even touch my radar. Clarins is generally one of those brands that I don’t even think about, until they go ahead and launch something uniquely fabulous that grabs my attention. As someone who is utterly addicted to lip balms, I’m always on the hunt for something a bit different that not only looks pretty, but does the job well too. These limited edition crystal lip balms provide a sheer hydrating gel with an inner bullet of colour, providing the effect of a gloss without the sticky feeling. The unique shades of green and blue may look strange upon first glance, but the tint of the gel complements the inner colour to leave a subtle hue on the lips that has added depth. By mixing the two formulas together in one swooping motion, you get a glossy lipstain with hydrating properties that’s both easy and comfortable to wear. Annoyingly, you do have to rub your lips together to ensure the pigment is distributed evenly and you don’t just end up with ombre lips (deeper colour in the centre) unintentionally, but the bullet is strong and easy to apply. The packs are great quality and the flash of colour at the end brings a touch of youthfulness to a brand mostly associated with the more mature customer; I have to admit Clarins have most definitely got my attention with these cute and bright lip treats. Will you be wearing a blue tint this Spring?
The lip balms are available now in four shades priced £16.50 each