Sunday, 21 April 2013

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter in '01 Rose Shimmer'

Hello Everyone,
Hope you have all had a great week!
Whilst coming home from Paris, I treated myself to the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter in '01 Rose Shimmer' as I had heard so many great things about them. I was able to purchase this for about €12 at the shop at the station which is an amazing deal considering these are £17 over here. 
I am a big fan of Clarins and so was really looking to trying this out.

So Clarins says this product will 'smooth' your lips and give them a 'subtle, natural colour'. The 'soft, gel formula' is said to 'nourish, repair and protect', which is exactly what I like in a lip product as I find my lips can get dry easily.

I love the pretty pink packaging for this product, and the applicator which is a sponge so really different to normal lip glosses.
The colour '01 Rose Shimmer' is a very sheer light pink, and on me is barely visible. 
The product though gives a nice gloss finish without feeling sticky or heavy.
I have been really impressed with this product because although it doesn't give any colour to my lips, I find it to be softening and nourishing like Clarins claim.
I like the feel and texture of the gloss as it doesn't feel sticky, and the product has an amazing scent of sweet vanilla. 
I love the sponge applicator as I find it applies the product very evenly and smoothly. 
The longevity of the product is also really good. I would say it lasts about 3-4 hours on me, even if I have eaten. 

For those 'no makeup' days I think this product is perfect, and I would also love to try out some of the brighter colours as well.
I do think £17 is quite a lot of a lip gloss, but if you want a break from lipstick or want something that is nourishing for your lips, I would highly recommend this!

Have you tried the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecters?
If so please leave a comment down below!

I really hope you found this review helpful. Please leave a comment down below as I love hearing what you guys think.
Thank you for reading,


  1. Ooh, love the looks of this- thanks for the review! Really like that it's a mix of balm and gloss. Looks so pretty on you! xo


    1. You're welcome :) I know I love that too, it's really moisturising! and thank you xx

  2. Really glad you've done a review on this, it's been really helpful :) It's made me want to try one! Do you think all of the shades might be quite sheer? I guess it doesn't matter because like you said, they are moisturising which is a selling point.

    Hannah from

    1. Thank you :) I'm glad you found it helpful! I think the first 3 shades are sheer, but they released 3 new shades recently called Petal Shimmer, Candy Shimmer and Rosewood Shimmer, which are all more pigmented but are still of the same moisturising formula! xx

  3. I'll check them out :) Thank you! xx