Product Type: Clarins makeup
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Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm
Member Name: colpol
Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm
Advantages: Sheer, nice look to lips and last ages.
Disadvantages: Quite expensive
Being a huge make up fan I was delighted when my OH aunt walked through the door with a box of make up and offered it to me, of course I didn't refuse and was soon upstairs rumaging through all the make up, I was shocked to see that most of it was very expensive, Clinique, Dermalogica, Clarins! Estee Lauder..I couldn't wait to try out everything because I know that with some products you really do get what you pay for.
The price of the lipstick is around £16.00 which is quite pricey, but if you have the money its no problem and such a great investment. If you really would like to try it though but its too expensive I would recommend looking around online as it can probably be purchased cheaper.
The lip balm comes in an absolutely stunning little tube, one of the best ones I have ever laid my eyes on.
The tube is so sleek yet simple, it is silver in colour, quite heavy compared to your usual case too.
It has a clear bottom which is pink, and on the very bottom it has a sticker with the shade number on, it also has a clear strip in the middle which has the Clarin's logo on. It has a classic silver lid and I really do admire the way it looks.
The lip balm itself is amazing, it is shaped like a lipstick but its clear! I guess this is because it is a lip balm but its just weird to see it in a lipstick case shaped like a lipstick! It also has the Clarin's logo printed on the actual balm, it looks like hard jelly, it really is something special.
I love the appearance and I think its so unique, I can understand why people would want to buy this product.
Clarins Instant Smooth Lip Balm comes in 3 gorgeous vibrant shades, its not much of a choice but from looking online I can see the colours are quite nice.
There is the shade Crystal Red, which is a lovely bright pillarbox red, there is also a Crystal Coral which looks like a bright neon orange, but I highly doubt it comes out as this.
The shade which I got was simply just Crystal, which I am very happy about as looking on the site it was one which I would of picked myself if I had of had the choice.
So why should anyone buy this lip balm? what is so special about it? well they say the shape and smooth application of the 'classic bullet' makes it very easy and comfortable too apply, the transparency of a gloss, the subtle colour of a sheer lipstick and the comfort of a lip balm.
Well I have to be honest the lipstick is very easy to hold in your hand and also has a slight scent too it which is kind of fruity, and even though you would look at the lip balm and think its quite stiff and wouldn't be easy to get across the lips, its perfect too get across the lips, its a very soft, smooth lip balm and I have come across lots of products which go across my lips amazingly but this one just knocks them out, it really does glide and even if I have dry lips it will smooth it all away and give my lips a tiny hint of colour and a lovely sheen.
The lip balm isn't sticky and doesn't get stuck to other things, you can barely even feel it on your lips yet it is very noticeable look wise, but not in a bad way, in a healthy crystal way.
The lip balm seems to last ages without needing topping up too, I can last with it for about 5 hours on no problems what so ever, but I do love re applying it throughout the day as the look of it on my lips, not to mention the benefits I can feel it giving my lips is fantastic.
Its a luxurious lip balm and the best one I have used, I recommend to any one who can afford it, great for those natural days.
Summary: Worth its.