Friday, 12 February 2016

Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfecting Base Review




Say hello to the latest offering from Clarins! Another addition to the instant light family, the Instant light lip perfecting base. Now, this product claims to both treat and prime the lips to ensure a long lasting lip colour and to make applications easier. I put this to the test and well, this might just be the new handbag hero product you have been looking for.

Product description:
A new innovative lip base which instantly smoothes lips and sets lipstick to ensure long-lasting make-up hold for a perfect finish. A moisturising transparent primer for your lips. Both a treatment and make-up, this transparent base enriched with acacia micro-pearls and vegetable waxes serves as a primer for lipstick, while smoothing and nourishing the lips. With a an extra sweet fragrance carrying vanilla notes.

This transparent base is rich in plant extracts to smooth and moisturise the lips as well as providing hold up to 6 hours!
The formula consists of a cocktail of five active skincare ingredients such as, Acacia gum botanical pearls which smoothes the lips and evens out any lines whilst helping to maintain moisture levels. Shea butter which offers comfort and nutrition to the lips by reinforcing the lipid layer. Jojoba, sunflower and mimosa wax complex, traps water molecules to provide moisture.The hyaluroic acid and collagen gives that youthful plumped look and lastly the gamma oryzanol and tocopheral protects the lips from the harmful effects of free radicals.

Now this lip base is transparent and when you wear this, it takes away a bit of colour and texture of your lips to ensure a perfect canvas to apply your lip colour. When I started applying lipstick, it was such an ease! Sometimes it can drag and feel super uncomfortable but I feel like this really holds onto the colour and keeps it locked in so much more than without using any prepping product. This balm does not feel heavy in any way because what I initially thought was since I'll be applying two lip products, there might be some weight-age on my lips but I'm pleased to report that you do not feel it at all. It doesn't dry out the lips but adds a bit of moisture which is perfect for matte lipstick wearers out there! Since it will not highlight any dry patches.

I noticed that when my lip colour fades, it fades unevenly and with this it makes the lip colour fade but in a less dramatic way, for example when you sip a hot drink and you get this ombre lip look, well with this the colour still maintains itself without any bleeding into fine lines or around the lips because this balm creates a barrier and for us lipstick lovers this is a life saver! Coupled with the soft textured balm is a lovely sweet vanilla scent which finishes off the product nicely.

This is one luxurious balm that not only looks good on any dresser but it's worth trying if you happen to have a spare twenty in your wallet. This extended my lip colour and it definitely perfected any flaws on my lips. I'm glad to have this in my make-up bag and it sure is great to have on hand. A lovely addition to the instant light family.

Check it out here - link // £18*

What are your thoughts on this new product from Clarins

8 comments:

  1. Ooh, this looks so good. Lovely post and I really want to try it out now as your review praises it so much!

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    1. Aww thank you so much lovely! <3 I definitely think you should! It really does extend the life of your lip colour since you don't have to reapply as much xx

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  2. I have heard so many good things about this, it sounds like a product i would use alot in the summer!
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

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    1. Ahh yes! Definitely ideal for the warmer months too since you won't have to worry about it fading as much <3 xx

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  3. I need this now!! Plus there's a code on clarins which gives a free lipstick for valentines so would be rude not to!

    Love, Lucy
    Lucy Loves

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    1. Aww that sounds perfect! Go for it girly! <3 x

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  4. This sounds fab! I haven't been able to grab one yet but can't wait to do so

    lovely post,
    Daizy from| www.ZyaandDaizy.wordpress.com

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    1. Aww thanks lovely! <3 It will be a great lil addition to your make-up bag! xx

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