Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Quick Pick: Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick in Watermelon and Sweet Plum

These pretty lipsticks are part of Clarins' spring makeup collection.  Their full name is Joli Rouge Brilliant Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick, which is a mouthful indeed, and unsurprisingly they promise sheer colour, great shine, and moisturising properties to keep lips looking and feeling great.  Packaged in heavy silver packaging, with a clear plastic outer skin, they look and feel absolutely luxe.

Sweet Plum
When I applied Sweet Plum for the first time, I was surprised to find that it's actually not all that sheer.  There's definitely more than a slight hint of a colour there - although I do note that Sweet Plum is the deepest of the shades available.  Watermelon is more in line with what I think of when I think sheer - it gives a soft, gentle lick of colour.

Shine wise, they're fabulous.  They toe the line between a mere sheen and plastic-coated gloopy shine, making the lips look glossy and healthy but not excessively shiny.  That subtle shine is more akin to a balm than a lipstick - and indeed, the texture on the lip is plush, comfortable and moisturising.

Left to right: Sweet Plum, Watermelon
These lipsticks are lovely - the comfortable feeling lasts for a good couple of hours, the colour is sheer but still worthy of a lipstick, and my lips feel soft after wearing them for the whole day.  At £17, they're definitely an indulgence, but if you like your colour sheer and wearable, and your texture comfortable, you'll probably like these.  Find them at Clarins counters and online now.

Disclosure: PR sample

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