20 July 2012

Jk Clarins Lip Perfector, You're Pretty Cool

I'm not a lipgloss girl, neither am I a lipstick girl. I'm just not a lip person. But I somehow submitted to the hype around the Clarins Lip Perfector about a year ago, and to be honest I wasn't that enthused.

However, in the midst of the re-hype of it and the No7 dupe this year, I whacked mine out and.. well, fell in love.


I'm not sure what it is about it - maybe it's everything! I adore the packaging, as I find wands a bit hit-and-miss quite literally, and often end up painting the general vicinity of my lips instead of my actual lips. I love the spongey bit (yes it's unsanitary, I know), and I love how you can squeeze the last drop from the tube when the time comes.

I like the consistency also, because it's moisturizing, smooth and it has a nice glide aspect to it, rather than gloopy or sticky. It quite easily replaces a liquidy lip balmWhen I stepped on my 12hr plane ride to find my Carmex MIA, I panicked - which is why I hesitantly reached for this, which in my eyes, was still a gloss at the time. And I'm happy to say I was very content with my lips' moisture levels during the whole flight :P! (However, it was spurting everywhere from changing air pressures after take-off so be warned, holiday goers :P)

The only thing is the colour. I know there are 3 choices - Rose Shimmer 01, Apricot Shimmer 02 and Nude Shimmer 03. But none of them are shimmery for one! And I genuinely don't think the shade really makes too big of a difference, as they're quite lightly pigmented. It probably doesn't help that my lips are super pigmented, but I thought I'd throw that in there :) I usually apply this with the intention of slightly toning down my natural lip colour in a peachy way.. 


And one more thing I forgot to mention - it smells like burnt sugar! OM NOM NOM-age.

So to much of my surprise - the Rimmel Moisture Renew has been pushed aside for the time being, especially since I've been wearing no make-up at all (shock horror!). I'm very pleased with this Lip Perfector, and really happy I tried it again :) Although - I would recommend trying to find it for cheaper like in Escentuals for £12.80 as the RRP of £16 is quite hefty. That being said, these have a lifespan of 36 months (lol can be good or bad), and can be found in Debenhams if you want to use your Beauty Club Card points! :)

Do you have the Clarins Lip Perfector or the No7 dupe?
What are your thoughts?

<3yu 

14 comments:

  1. I haven't tried this yet but I want to! The colour you picked up is gorgeous and it's nice to know that it isn't gloopy or sticky!! xx

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    1. You definitely should! It's really lovely - if you like the colour and the consistency you might as well! :)

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  2. yummmy i love these.. They feel and smell amaaazing!

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    1. Oh my gosh I totally forgot to mention the amazing smell! :O Thanks for reminding me! :)

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  3. I felt the same way as you when I first purchased mine. Maybe I'll need to give it another shot. xx

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    1. Maybe try it when your lips are dry! Hope you like it :)

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  4. Aw, I wish we got to see a swatch! I really want to try these but don't know which shades I like best. Awesome review, and I love the title xx

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    1. Ooo sorry about that, to me it's literally just a tint of something (not even sure if it's peach, or if the colours would have made a difference) and with my pigmented lips it really hardly shows! I'll update this post once I get a chance to take one :) Thank you!

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  5. Think this may have to be a duty free purchase! Keep seeing it popping up everywere, finding it hard to resist!
    http://lovelaughlauren.blogspot.com x

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    1. Good choice it'll be worth it at that price! :)

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