Lipgloss, But Not As You Know It

25 February, 2015 Lipgloss, But Not As You Know It

I must preface this post with the statement that these glosses are probably the best I’ve tried in my entire life, and I have tried LOADS. The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors are creamy, emollient, easy to blend, pigmented and they last longer than the standard 1-2 hours. You absolutely need these in your life, and if you scroll down, I’ll keep telling you why…


First of all, aren’t these some of the prettiest shades you’ve ever seen? They aren’t the usual insipid pastel pinks and peaches, but rather bold colours with a good wallop of pigment that deliver high shine, a creamy finish and great lasting power. I own 01 Rose Shimmer (the shade on the left) and 02 Apricot Shimmer (the shade on the right). They’re incredibly hydrating, with a light shimmer running through them that instantly makes lips look fuller, firmer and juicier. They apply evenly across my lips and don’t pull or tug on dry patches

Secondly, whoever thought of a squeezy tube and a sponge applicator for a lipgloss was a bloody genius. It makes carrying these on the go so easy (no need for a separate doe-foot wand which I always end up dropping), and because of the plastic casing, it won’t shatter or break in your handbag.

These look good on their own or over a nude or pink lipstick, and because of the sheer coverage, they won’t look too pale on deep skin-tones. The ingredients list is chock-full of miracle workers like Shea Butter, Mango, and Vitamins A and E, and it really helps to deliver a boost of moisture whilst giving the lips a layer of sheeny coverage that flatters your natural shade. Plus, it tastes delicious!

You can buy the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 01 (Rose Shimmer) and 02 (Apricot Shimmer) here for £18, as well as the rest of the range, including 06 (Rosewood Shimmer), which is next on my wishlist!

Have you tried these gorgeous glosses? Let me know in the comments below!

Jess, X

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  • Alessia
    Posted at 18:10h, 26 February Reply

    Oh yes ma belle! I know they really well, love them and recommend them to anybody. I use the shades 01 as you and also number 4 and find both great!

  • Alannah Croom
    Posted at 03:56h, 26 February Reply

    I have recently become a Clarins Instant Light Perfector owner and I must say, that I absolutely adore them. Everything about these little beauties is perfection! A wonderful post xxx

  • jasmine (@xprincessjas)
    Posted at 15:50h, 25 February Reply

    I’ve heard amazing things about these! They look and sound lovely!
    xprincessjas | ♥

    • Jessica
      Posted at 19:18h, 25 February Reply

      They’re so good! You should definitely try one! Xx

  • Han
    Posted at 12:39h, 25 February Reply

    I’ve got 2 of these and I ADORE them! X

    • Jessica
      Posted at 19:18h, 25 February Reply

      Same! Which shades do you have? Xx

  • Tasha
    Posted at 07:21h, 25 February Reply

    I’ve been absolutely in love with Petal Shimmer, though it’s quite a bit paler than these shades, so all the more reason to pick up another! They’re just so perfect for everyday use!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Jessica
      Posted at 19:18h, 25 February Reply

      That one looks gorgeous! Totally agree! Xx

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