Saturday, 1 September 2012

Lou's Reviews || Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lipbalms

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

I'm a bit late to the party on this one but I couldn't let summer slip through my our fingers without showcasing these b-e-a-utiful lip products over here in Glitter Land.

You may remember them from my June or July Favourites video (I've been loving them a while), but really I wanted them to be on here too because frankly, they just look so dagnam pretty!

These are the Clarins Enchanted Summer Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms* and I have loved them!



They are luxurious lip product consisting of an inner core of lipstick, encased in a beautifully fruity scented lipbalm. If you are after something incredibly pigmented, these are probably not for you (with the exception of 'Cystal Violet -second from the left- which I think will look fabulous this Autumn). However, if you are looking for a lipbalm with a bit of pep in it's step and feel happy forking out a somewhat hefty £16.50, then these will be right up your street.

On application they leave a hint of colour and my lips feel nourished for hours. Kissy kissy!


As you can see from the above swatches, these are a wash of colour with low opacity rather than a heavy duty lipstick. 

What I enjoy about these are the colours, scents (I'm usually very fussy but really liked these), the packaging (terribly important to a hard core makeup addict and these are a pleasure to pull out of my handbag) and the fun factor of the actual product.

What I didn't enjoy was the price. To me, £16.50 is a lot of money for a balm, but I can appreciate that Clarins is a luxury brand so would view this as a treat or special gift to myself, as opposed to a 'kit essential'. 

These are sadly limited edition items but are still stocked on the website so now is your chance to treat yourself or someone lovely in your life.

Is this the sort of product that tickles your pickle?

Toodlepip!

xx


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65 comments:

  1. I love it when a lipstick has a lovely scent, I think this is why I own so many MAC ones aha! I've never tried anything by Clarins but these look so pretty, especially the pink one xx

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  2. They look a little like push pops to me...i don't know if anyone else will know what im on about, but it would make me awfully tempted to just chomp off the top. With that said i do really like the look of them however the price certainly turns me off x

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  3. These look lovely. The packaging is so nice. The price is too expensive though. I'd spend it on a lipstick with WOW factor, but I don't think these would be that noticeable. xx

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  4. They're really pretty, the price tag isn't though! xx

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  5. Those look georgues, such a clever idea for a lipbalms on the outside and a lipstick on the inside. It's lots of pigment and moisturised lips, two common things that are rarely put together, that looks like heaven! :p xxx

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  6. These look lovely! The idea is really clever x

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  7. Oh my, these look lovely! x

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  8. The price is to high for me but oh my god so pretty! Maybe I need to watch for a clarins voucher

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  9. Shame about the price otherwise i would have loved them :/ x

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  10. They seem really nice and i wanted to buy one of them recently but the price is holding me back. too bad!

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  11. ooo these are so interesting! Its nice to see a product like this with actual colour pigment!

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  12. These look amazing but the price!?

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  13. they look beautiful but are abit to pricey for me :(

    xx

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  14. Love the way they look but i don't think there for me sadly :(
    x

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  15. oooooh prettty!

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  16. The purple one is a gorgeous colour! I wish it were more opaque though, I'm a sucker for opaque lippies :)

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  17. Ooh, such pretty colours! I think £16.50 is quite a bit more than I'm prepared to pay for a lip balm, but I love the idea, it sounds amazing!

    Pip x

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  18. I love the packaging and these balms look so pretty :)

    I want one! Hehe

    Adela

    afashionistascorner.blogspot.com

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  19. These look so pretty! I'm really interested in trying more Clarins makeup - I love their skincare!

    Abi x

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  20. Those look so pretty Louise! :) Just posted a DIY studded combat boots. Check it out :)
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  21. consider my pickle tickled! I love the look of them. They remind me of the product you showed in your disappointing lip product video--the one that had 0 pigmentation--but obviously much better. Great review!

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  22. I may have to look out for these tomorrow whilst I am shopping :o)
    Stacie xoxo
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  23. These products do tickle my pickle. :-) I think the concept of these are perfect and I can't wait to try one out! x

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  24. I love love love lipbalms, especially ones with a hint of tint, but really reluctant to spend so much money on them because only two lipbalms have ever really worked on my really dry lips! It's a lot of money for something that might not work.
    But they are so pretty! Would it be a tad excessive to have them as ornaments in my house? lol xx

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  25. I love how these look and how they give a little colour! <3 but they do look a little dry? is or it just me? xx


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  26. When I saw these lipbalms I went "oooohhh~~~~ <3"
    They're beautiful~! <3

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  27. can i just point out that your blog and youtube channel is fantstic :) i love reading about your life and I hope you post as long as possible! I have watched your video on youtube about starting a blog! It made me decide to start mine so thank you for that :)

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  28. The shades all look pretty! Clarins is an amazing brand. One of my favourite products is the lip gloss 'grenadine', you should have a look at it! ;)

    Happy Sunday <3

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  29. The shades are nice and I liked that they are a lip balm too because my lips are always dry :(

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  30. These look absolutely lovely. Definitely a perfect little treat for oneself.

    Kimberly
    http://twinklingtrees.blogspot.com/

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  31. I love the consistency of these and how its a lipstick encased in a lip balm. They seem lovely, I really want the second from the right
    Daniella x

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  32. Oh that is so cool!! I wish Clarins was cheaper in Australia!

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  33. i might give them a go... but you're right, a TAD pricey! (i guess i should hold out till i find myself a job then! haha)
    xxxx
    <3
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  34. The last is so cute <3

    Des bisous !

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  35. These do look lovely but that price tag for a balm is a little steep x

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  36. oh my gosh these look lovely! Just a shame about the price!

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  37. A bit pricey, but they look lovely! :)

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  38. These look lovely, the packaging is so elegant but the price puts me off completely :(

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  39. ahh these look lovely, and I like how they're quite a light coverage xxx

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  40. great colors!
    the purple is lovely!

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  41. Clarins lip products are always gorgeous! I think I'm gonna have to splash out and buy one of these though, just to see what the fuss is about!xo

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  42. Clarins are one of my fav's but I was sadly underwhelmed by these! They just seem like a super pricey Lip Stain to me! But I probably will end up buying one on a whim haha!




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  43. These look amazing in the pictures you have taken! :)
    Great post

    India www.thejewelbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. I love the colours of these lipsticks, and they are unique. Like you, the price is a bit to much but I will treat myself to one of them seeing as they are limited edition!

    Lauren,
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

    xx

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  45. They look beaut! Even the packaging is gorgeous.
    xo

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  46. these are amazing, my mum has one and I'm thinking about buying one now!

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    xoxo

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  47. Holy crap, they are beautiful. The packaging is magical! :)

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  48. Hi Louise, they look gorgeous! I haven't tried them but I wanted to let you know about one that Avon do and they are much cheaper. They have 10 shades and they are £8.50 normally but right now I think they are only £4.50 :) - bargain hehe
    I have the shade in Guava which from your picture looks like it could be similar to the Clarins one second from the right.
    xxx

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  49. the product looks so pretty! it's like a glow stick haha
    maybe i'll treat myself with one of these :)
    thanks for the review!

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  50. These look and sound lovely. But the price tag .. :(


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  51. They look lovely - I love the first colour the most!

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  52. They look like what i was hoping the Maybelline Popsticks would be!
    xxx

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  53. They look amazing.

    XX,
    Jenny

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  54. They all look gorgeous especially the pink one, I suffer from dry lips so these look amazing!

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  55. Oohh these look great... My wallet disagrees ;)
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  56. You take such pretty pictures! Love your blog :)

    Alexandra
    beautyfulambition.blogspot.com

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  57. Lovely Pictures - you always manage to make me want to go shopping!

    Love DaisyMay x x x
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  58. I've looked at these in boots, they look so cool :)

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    x

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  59. Thanx for sharing with us , I also want to advise , Apply Chinese Lip Balm to protect your lips from the sun.
    Chinese Lip Balm

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  60. These look beautiful :D

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    x

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