Review: Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm in Crystal Berry

Once again, I have been sold by a berry shade lip product - I just can't resist them! Especially not when I came across the novel limited edition Crystal Lip Balms by Clarins...


The idea behind these Clarins Crystal Lip Balms is that they have a clear balm on the outside, which contains the lip colour inside. The effect is a gorgeous pigmented lipstick with the moisturising properties of a balm. To be honest, I was basically sold by the novelty of it, as there isn't anything particularly amazing about the actual effect on the lips. Having said that, it is a nice product which does do its' job.




Crystal Berry is a nice, classic berry shade which is slightly on the purple side. It glides easily on to the lips, has a great colour payoff, and gives the lips a slight sheen. It also lives up to its' claims of moisturising the lips, but I do find that it can feel a bit sticky. This doesn't bother me too much though, because it is only marginal. It can withstand eating and drinking surprisingly well, and stays on for a good few hours before you need a top up, which is impressive for a balm.



As for the packaging, the gold bullet looks luxurious and feels heavy (the sign of a great lipstick, of course). It is the type of product you just want to get out of your bag and use, an urge that is magnified by the fact that once you open it and reveal the strange transparent balm, people are fascinated by it (myself included).



At £18, these lip balms are pricey, but I think they are worth the money for such a luxurious product that works as well as it does. There are a small range of truly gorgeous shades to choose from, and I would definitely recommend these balms to someone if you feel that you can justify the money.

14 comments:

  1. Oh god, I absolutely LOVE that colour! Such a nice shade xx

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  2. It's lovely, isn't it?! Xx

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  3. Wow, I've never seen anything like that lipstick before - I do love a good novelty!

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  4. Love the product idea, so different from other lipsticks! Love the colour too, great post (:

    -Lucy xox

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