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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