Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms

clarins crystal lip balms

Limited Edition Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms from Clarins, £18
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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?

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  1. 14th May 2013 / 8:16 pm

    Any idea if these contain gelatin? Xx

  2. 14th May 2013 / 8:30 pm

    OMG these look amazing!

  3. 14th May 2013 / 8:38 pm

    These look really amazing! I think they must be kind of interesting for a lip product consisting out of two substances πŸ˜€ I love the pink colour!

    Great post!


  4. 14th May 2013 / 8:46 pm

    Wow these look incredible! I REALLY dont need anymore lipsticks but these look too good to resist πŸ™‚ x

  5. 14th May 2013 / 8:54 pm

    These look so nice! Crystal Berry is a lovely shade, will definitely be checking them out when I get paid! xx

  6. 14th May 2013 / 9:03 pm

    wow! those look gorgeous πŸ˜€ xx

  7. 14th May 2013 / 10:00 pm

    Gorgeous colours, gorgeous product, gorgeous packaging. I need them all!! Thank you for sharing these delights with us, Milly! xx

  8. 14th May 2013 / 10:40 pm

    These look awesome, really want to give them a try! The crystal berry one looks such a lovely colour πŸ™‚ xx

  9. 14th May 2013 / 10:44 pm

    Love the berry colour one, will have to get a swatch in debenhams next time I'm in. I'm launching a comp for new followers, follow back?

  10. 14th May 2013 / 10:48 pm

    they looks great! do you know more about the ingredients?

    I have just started a blog about natural beauty products and would be lovely if you could pass by πŸ™‚

    Thank you, Ila X

  11. 14th May 2013 / 11:05 pm

    WOW! These look incredible! Lovely colours too πŸ™‚
    Vicki x

  12. 14th May 2013 / 11:36 pm

    I've been really intrigued by these. The pink one looks so lovely x

  13. 15th May 2013 / 12:43 am

    such fab shades!

  14. 15th May 2013 / 6:19 am

    These look crazy! Definitely worth a try!

  15. 15th May 2013 / 8:19 am

    They look so interesting, but on the lips they actually look really good! Never tried them but I wouldn't say no now that I have seen what they look like on. x

  16. 15th May 2013 / 8:33 am

    The colours look amazing on you and they have such an exciting look to them!

    I'll definitely be trying one of these..

    Lily x

  17. 15th May 2013 / 9:12 am

    These look gorgeous!! πŸ™‚

  18. 15th May 2013 / 9:14 am

    ooh wow these look lovely! x

  19. 15th May 2013 / 1:10 pm

    Ooooh these are so pretty πŸ™‚ I really love the one with purple hue – but would this work with platinum blonde? xx

  20. 15th May 2013 / 3:47 pm

    These look AMAZING!!! super nice colours too. Clarins have been bringing out some brilliant products recently πŸ™‚ Can't wait to try them. x

  21. 15th May 2013 / 4:23 pm

    Seeing the blue at first scared me a little bit but seeing it on your lips, I think it looks lovely! I'd use this πŸ™‚
    xx Rena
    Kiss and Make Up

  22. 15th May 2013 / 7:19 pm

    these are like the avon ones i love! xx

  23. 15th May 2013 / 8:46 pm

    Crystal rose is so gorgeous, it looks perfect on your lips x

  24. 15th May 2013 / 10:08 pm

    I've never seen anything like this! Wow, it's amazing… I may splurge a little after seeing this πŸ™‚


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  26. 16th May 2013 / 2:31 am

    WOW! These look absolutely stunning. Thank you for the review! I have to check these out!

  27. 18th May 2013 / 11:31 am

    Hi! You've got a great blog here and I'm your follower. I'd love it so much if you could follow me back via GFC and Bloglovin πŸ™‚ it'd be great to keep in touch!

  28. 21st May 2013 / 11:01 am

    I love the look of these, they're so cute! The first one is my favourite, it's so perfect for the days you know you're going to do lots of chatting with the girls! <3 xxx

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