In Our Makeup Bag: Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector

What It Is:
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector

Why This Should Be in Your Bag:
I have a love/hate relationship with lip glosses. While I love the color and shimmer they impart, they are often too garish and suck the moisture right out of my lips.
Clarins is obviously one of my favorite brands and have come up with a genius solution to our problem. Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector is a lip “gel” packed with 3D microshimmer, designed to accentuate your lips and make them look naturally fuller.

(L-R: 01 Rose Shimmer, 02 Peach Shimmer, 03 Beige Shimmer)

(02 Peach Shimmer on my lips)

How To Use It:
This lipgloss is housed in a convenient squeeze tube, with a slanted applicator. The applicator has some fuzz on it (never really understood the reasons behind that), but it’s super, duper easy to apply. The three shades that this comes in are very sheer, so you don’t need a mirror. Swipe on the gloss, smush your lips and go!
CC Rating: A+

I’m not sure if I’ve ever sung the praises of a lipgloss/balm so highly. Seriously, I would toss out almost every other lip product I own in favor of these bad boys! They are SUPER moisturizing, non-sticky and make your lips look luscious.
The taste is a sweet, caramel-y one, but I don’t find it overbearing in anyway. And don’t fear — if you happen to get some in your mouth, they also taste good! The three shades all look very similar on my highly-pigmented lips, but for someone who has pale lips (or if you wear a neutral lippie underneath), the distinct colors will definitely show through. If I had to pick a fave, I would go for 01 Rose Shimmer. My cool-toned skin likes cool-toned pinks like this one. Plus, it was my first and there is always something sentimental about your first in a range you love!
There is literally nothing wrong or to be improved on these. Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors are actually perfect and I will be purchasing them for the rest of my life. They’re $21 a pop, and readily available on Clarins website, so don’t delay!
[Need some new makeup but not sure what to buy? Check out Alex’s other beauty reviews here.]

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