This summer, Clarins will revamp the existing lineup of Colour Quench Lip Balm shades, introducing eight juicy new shades. Sweet Fig is one of them - and it's instantly become my new favourite neutral shade. It's pigmented enough that it covers the slight blueness around the outside of my lips, with a glossy, slightly shimmery finish. The best thing about this product, though, is the texture - it's ultra silky, with a jelly like feel on the lips, and once the glossiness has worn off, it leaves the lips feeling gorgeously well moisturised.
Top row, left to right: Pink Marshmallow, Peach Nectar, Candy Pink, Raspberry Smoothie
Bottom row, left to right: Delicious Plum, Sweet Papaya, Strawberry Sorbet, Sweet Fig
On the topic is wear, this product is designed to last longer on the lips - and indeed, I find that the glossy finish lasts about an hour and a half, which is pretty good for something that's a silky soft balm as opposed to a sticky gloss. Paired with a strong eye, this slightly pinkish neutral has become a firm favourite in my lipstick purse.
Available with the Clarins summer collection in June, Colour Quench Lip Balm will cost £15. I'm rather tempted by Strawberry Sorbet, a bright mid pink, which looks pretty perfect for summer.