Limited Edition Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms from Clarins, £18
The days when a lipstick was just a lipstick are well and truly over and now we are inundated with numerous gloss-balm-lipstick type hybrids that offer you a multitude of benefits in one. Clarins have recently launched four instant smooth crystal lip balms that promise the colour of a lipstick, the transparency of a gloss and the comfort of a balm, all in one, snazzily-presented tube. The new collection is made up of a zesty mandarin orange, a rich plum, a rosy pink and berry purple all with a rich blend of gelled oils and high-tech polymers allowing the colour to glide on beautifully and hydrate the lips with a glossy, lustrous sheen. The main lipstick colour is at the heart of the bullet, surrounded by the translucent lip balm that sheers out the shade and gives your lips a veil of colour and high-shine finish.
Crystal Rose (05) on the left is a gorgeous rosy, almost cherry pink, lipstick and Crystal Berry (08) is a deep, rich purple with subtle blue flecks that makes your teeth look marvellously white! I love love love these lipsticks – the consistency is amazing and gives you a shot of colour with a luminous finish without the stickiness you tend to get with glosses and some balms. Not to mention that they smell incredibly…edible, like a fruity sweet icy lolly. Definitely worth a
sniff swatch next time you are near a Clarins counter!
Have you tried the new Crystal Lip Balms?