Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors are one of those hyped up products that have been on my beauty wishlist for what feels like forever, and since finally snapping up a couple in Paris earlier in the year I've found myself wondering just how I ever managed to get by without them... Not quite a gloss, not quite a balm - they're a perfect hybrid of the two that deliver a subtle hint of colour along with a glossy yet moisturising finish. Did I mention the smell? It's a sweet, cocoa-butter/caramel scent that I absolutely adore, making them one of those products that I tend to reapply a little bit more than is actually necessary. I love the packaging, too. It's simple and luxe - a squeezy tube in a colour matching the shade of the product, with a soft, velvet applicator and classic gold lid. 

These things are so ridiculously easy and lovely to wear that I've taken to keeping one in my handbag at all times. The shades I have are 01 Rose Shimmer - a soft pink shade, and 02 Apricot Shimmer, a slightly more peachy offering. These aren't highly pigmented products, so I tend to apply them over a lipstick, although they are fine on their own if you want a very subtle look. The finish is lovely - it's glossy without being sticky, and leaves the lips looking ultra smooth, plump and soft. I managed to pick up these two for around 20 euros (£15) in Charles de Gaulle airport in a travel exclusive set, which, while not cheap, was a bargain considering that usually they come in at £18 each. While they are a little pricy, they have very quickly become some of my most used lip products and I'm so glad that I finally gave in to the hype!

Have you tried the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors? 


  1. I may as well have written this post myself - I bought mine in a set of 2 for €21 in the Eurostar station in Paris, and they haven't left my handbag since!

    ellabooxo • beauty & lifestyle

  2. I've heard such good things about these but I haven't tried any yet. I'm not a fan of lip gloss-like products but these seem to be different. Definitely need to give them a go. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  3. So much hype about these, and I really really need to try them! They sound totally up my alley!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  4. They sound amazing! I really want to try these. I've heard so many positive reviews! Xx

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

  5. Glossy without being sticky sounds perfect! I really have to give into the hype and try these xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  6. that packaging is so neat and tidy, I love it

    Emma from

  7. I love these little beauties! I've been using them since the start of the year as a natural gloss over lipstick and they work perfectly and smell delicious!
    Great post :)


  8. I keep looking at these whenever I pass a Clarins counter, want! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  9. These look so gorgeous! I think I saw them in a recent makeup collection and wanted them instantly. Pretty packaging and a good product is always a plus. Can't wait to try it! :)


  10. I love these so so much! <3 xx

  11. I love the fact that these are a hybrid between a gloss and a balm, you picked up some pretty shades

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  12. These look so great but I can NEVER find them anywhere in store
    Allison from

  13. Lovely post dear!Really like it:)
    Keep in touch
    Antonella xoxo

  14. I've heard so many good things about these! x

  15. I haven't tried these yet but I really want to! They sound so amazing.


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