If you're in the mood to "upgrade" your tinted lip balm, I can't think of a better option than the new Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector, Garden Escape Spring Collection. The shade I was drawn to is the Red (pictured above, second from the right). It's a bright, cool-toned pink/red that gave me just the right amount of color, along with constant hydration.
I like the variety of shades in the Garden Escape Spring Collection - with the exception of the Red, they are very neutral/soft shades that will work for a variety of more subtle and every day looks. (Rosewood (pictured above, on the right) is another favorite for a nude lip).
What makes this lip balm so luxurious is the consistency. It is creamy, smooth and lightweight, while also having a silky texture that left no oily or sticky residue on my lips. On average, once I applied the Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in the morning, I only had to touch up about 1 or 2 times more for the entire rest of the day. The color is concentrated, but applies in nice, sheer layers. when I wanted a brighter lip, however, it was very easy to build the color. The finish is a natural shine. Because this is a balm formulation, it's not a long wear color, but I did have a nice stain even after drinking/eating, until I could touch up to create the deeper red shade.
Even when the Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector wore off, I noticed how soft and smooth my lips were, even during the day in drier, office air conditions.
The Clarins packaging is the cherry on top of this great Lip Balm! I love that the base of the lip balm matches to the actual lip balm shade (it also makes it easy to choose the shade you want on a daily basis when you decide to get a few of these)! - RLB
Purchase Here: Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector, Garden Escape Spring Collection
*This product was provided courtesy of Clarins PR for reviewing purposes.