Sheer, Lightweight, Wearable Colour: Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick

It’s no secret that I love a lipstick, but sometimes the heavy texture or drying formula leaves me opting for a gloss or balm instead. (There’s nothing worse than struggling with unintentional ombre lips that are dryer than the desert.) Hydrating and wearable lipsticks are hard to come by, but the Joli Rouge lipstick collection from Clarins is lightweight and relatively sheer – meaning even the boldest of shades become incredibly wearable. With over twenty shades to choose from, including every variant of nude and red imaginable, there’s a colour for every need and skin tone. The formula contains richly nourishing mango butter to protect lips against dehydration, while the lightness ensures you can re-apply throughout the day without worrying about overloading the lips. Yes it transfers onto my coffee cup (or wine glass) but I don’t mind, knowing that the stain left behind is delicate and even; you can even re-apply mirror free!

There’s not a huge amount more to say about these lipsticks, other than they’re fabulous daytime alternatives if you don’t like a heavy texture. There’s a huge variety of colour, although the sheerness does mean your lips have to be in tip top condition – every flake or touch of dryness is highlighted as soon as you apply, so make sure you buff away dryness with a gentle scrub or toothbrush. I personally think the pinks and nudes provide a better result as they look more like a delicate lip tint; the bolder tones provide a more ‘wishy washy’ touch of colour that’s not really my style, but it’s well worth having a look and playing around on counter if you’re in the market for a new lip product. The original Joli Rouge lipsticks are in a silver pack and these are in gold, so I’m not sure if they’re a re-launch or an extension (bad blogger); however, the bubblegum pink is definitely my current shade of choice either way… A great staple, albeit not particularly revolutionary, that I’m sure many of you would be happy to have within your repertoire.

Are you a fan of Clarins makeup? Do you like your lipsticks strong and bold, or wearable and sheer?

The Clarins Joli Rouge lipsticks are available now, priced £19.50.

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  1. Sara Fleming
    August 25, 2015 / 10:42 am

    These look gorgeous!Sara – She Who Is Short

  2. Aarti JONAS
    August 25, 2015 / 10:55 am

    These look good enough to eat đŸ™‚ I will have to get my hands on a few x

  3. Anna Berry
    August 25, 2015 / 10:59 am

    Totally with you, I'm a lipstick girl too. But I have to say I chase colour over long wear every time because it's always so drying. These colours are nice, but they're so last year. I was hoping we would have moved on from the pinks and oranges of SS2014.

  4. Emmys Beauty Cave
    August 25, 2015 / 5:11 pm

    These lipsticks look stunning! xEmma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  5. Kat @ Cherries In The Snow Beauty Blog
    August 25, 2015 / 5:32 pm

    How blue are your eyes, so striking!Clarins is a brand I always forget about but these shades look lovely. I'll need to pop to a counter soon.Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  6. Mia
    August 25, 2015 / 6:22 pm

    Great photos! These shades are so gorgeous! :)Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

  7. Miel and Mint
    August 25, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    Two words: Clarins & lipsticks <3You hit the jackpot big time, girlie :)Do you own all of that goodness? xox Nadia

  8. Annabel B
    August 25, 2015 / 10:27 pm

    I always forget about Clarins for lipsticks, yet I adore their foundation. I do like a bold lipstick though – sheers are for glosses IMO!Annabel ♥Mascara & Maltesers

  9. Angela Kate Webster
    August 26, 2015 / 6:11 am

    I am a huge fan of Clarins skin care, but I've never used their make-up. These lipsticks are gorgeous though.

  10. Nicci Cawthorne "Manchester Makeup Artist"
    August 26, 2015 / 11:47 am

    <3 Love Clarins lipstick, pigment is great and the product lasts well Nicci

  11. Humaira
    August 26, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    Never tried them before, but I'll definitely look out for them when I go shopping now!

  12. Claire Blaney
    September 1, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    I love the shade t you have x

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