Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector 01 Rose Shimmer
Clarins is one of those brands that is truly underrated, especially their makeup line. Featuring a mix of natural and synthetic ingredients (more than 250 plant ingredients, grown locally, fair trade) in both, makeup and skincare, this brand combines a modern way of beauty.
Clarins’ packaging always appeals to me. It feels very well made and sleek, their makeup line is reasonable priced as well.
Rose Shimmer is a pale pink with soft shimmer (not very noticeable once applied). It is scented, to me it smells like sweet caramel (very yummy and it tastes good, not overpowering). The texture is gel like and feels very nice and smoothing. Instant Light Lip Perfector contains derivatives of vitamins A and E, which reinforce the repairing action and protect against free radicals. Some of the key ingredients (source) are:
Rose shimmer is a wearable colour, like 02 apricot shimmer and 03 nude shimmer, they all are on the sheerer side. If you use only one sheer layer, you can easily apply a lipstick or gloss on top (it feels like a very moisturizing balm then). All shades can be layered to a glossy finish and the colour payoff is pretty visible then (with one sheer layer your lips will get a very soft pink tint).
This is my second tube and a life safer in fall/winter time, it’s also a nice alternative to a lip balm. For my swatches I used three layers (first picture) and one layer (second picture).