Tuesday 28 January 2014

Clarins All About Lips Gift Set

Clarins All About Lips Gift Set - £18

Clarins are one of my favourite skincare brands but I cannot recall ever trying any of their makeup before. Weird right? Personally I've always assumed that their cosmetics line was aimed towards the more mature lady so I've never really bothered looking at their makeup range. I've heard lots of praise for their lip products though so when I spotted this cute little set of miniature lipsticks, lip glosses & lip balms complete with an adorable makeup bag, I snapped it up immediately. I bought this a few months ago during one of those epic Boots events where you spend £50 & get 1200 Boots points in return. Clarins also had a GWP offer when you bought two products so it would've been silly not to. This is actually one of their Christmas sets so apologies for posting about something limited edition again! I thought I'd share the Clarins prettyness anyway because each of the items is part of their main collection so you can still buy all the products individually. The set contains a 2.5ml sample of Gloss Prodige, a 5ml tube of Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, a 7ml tube of Colour Quench Lip Balm & a 1.5g Rouge Eclat Lipstick.

Clarins Gloss Prodige in 04 Candy

Gloss Prodige is a highly pigmented, high-shine gloss with radiance-boosting pearls. It has some small glitter particles but they're not gritty at all. The shade Candy is deep plummy pink & I think it looks really gorgeous. The gloss is infused with raspberry oil to nourish & hydrate your lips. It also contains hyaluronic acid to plump up your lips. It has a gel formula so it does seem to last longer than a lot of other lip glosses. My favourite thing about this product is the scent. It smells absolutely incredible! The combo of blackberry & liquorice reminds me of sweeties & Ribena. Yummy stuff.

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 01 Rose Shimmer

The main reason I decided to buy this kit was so I could finally try out one of the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors. A full size one of these costs £17 so I figured I'd just spend an extra quid and get four products for the price of one. I've seen countless bloggers proclaiming their love for this lip balm so I'm not quite sure why I've waited this long to try it. This glossy pink lip balm might not look like anything special but it's so lovely. It's very moisturising & not sticky at all. It also makes your lips look slightly plumper. Rose Shimmer is just the sweetest baby pink shade. I finally get the hype!

Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm in 02 Peach Nectar

I'm not normally one for glittery or frosty lip products but I like this Colour Quench Lip Balm a lot more than I thought I would. Peach Nectar is a beautiful peachy colour with lots of golden flecks. It kinda reminds me of the NARS Orgasm lipgloss but this one is a lot shinier. Despite it's super glossy appearance this is classed as a lip balm because it really smooths & moisturises the lips. It feels very comfortable to wear & this one isn't sticky either. This balm also has a sweet cherry scent & flavour. It's delish!

Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick in 13 Woodrose

Isn't that just the teeny tiniest little lippie you've ever seen? It's like something you'd get with a doll styling head! In the photo at the top of this post you can see how it looks wound up to the top. You don't get much of this lipstick in this set because a full size one will set you back £18.50. I can see why though. The formula is really rich and provides a soft & smooth satin finish. It contains Clarins' Nutri-Youth Complex to help create fuller, younger-looking lips with every use. It feels very silky & moisturising on the lips. It lasts quite a long time too although I did have to reapply after eating. The shade Woodrose is a pretty rosy red that would be very flattering on a lot of skin tones.

I couldn't be happier with my little lip set. These gift sets are a great way to try out lots of different products & it was much better value than just getting a single Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector. To be honest I'll probably never need to repurchase a full sized one. I can't believe I've avoided Clarins makeup until now. Let me know which other Clarins makeup products you rate!

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  1. All the colours look lovely, especially the natural lip perfecter, which I love :)xo


  2. I'm not a huge fan of lipgloss as much as I used to be when I was younger, but I decided to try the Natural Lip Perfector just to see what all the fuss was about and they're truly beautiful! They feel really nice on the lips and just completely enhances the look of them. I love wearing them with an everyday minimal look.

    The Rouge Eclat Lipstick looks stunning on you too! That colour is just gorgeous.


  3. All these colours are lovely, especially like Rose Shimmer x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  4. This is such a lovely set! The lip perfecters are fab!


  5. This set is too cute.
    Hopefully these come to Canada.
    Thanks for sharing, the lip perfecter looks beautiful on you!

  6. the rouge eclat looks amazing on your lips!

  7. What a lovely set! The colour of that lipstick really suits you and it is just the cutest sample I have ever seen :) Thanks Caroline


  8. This set looks amazing! I love the Clarins lip perfector! xo

  9. The Lip Perfector is brill. The last lipstick is lovely on you too!


    Beth Young Makeup

  10. All four products are lovely shades and this is such a cute set, would make a great gift!
    Raffles Bizarre Blog

  11. What a lovely set, the Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick looks pretty on you

  12. These shades all look so lovely and they really suit you! I'll have to keep my eyes out for it.
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  13. I have only tried the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors but that lipstick in Woodrose is beautiful! I will have to remember to check out more makeup from Clarins.

    Laura | Breton & Blush

  14. I need the lipstick and lip perfector! I saw this loads before christmas and regret not getting it.
    Rebecca-Louise - Autumn Leaves - UK Beauty Blog