A Touch of Summer | Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector

clarins instant light natural lip perfector summer

Hello my Bunnies,

I’m here today to talk about a new summery addition to Clarins’s collection.

You’ve probably already heard of the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors (if not, don’t worry, I cover everything down below) and Clarins just released three shades in a summery packaging.

I got one of the shades to try out for the blog and I thought that it would be a great opportunity to talk about them in general as I really like them.

clarins éclat minute embellisseur lèvres été

These little tubes of shiny balms are actually as simple as it gets.

There are quite a few shades in the permanent collection, but they often release limited editions (like shade 08 that you’ll see below that was part of the spring collection) and for this summer, they released three shades, a pink one that you can see on the pictures, an orange one and a red one, in a packaging slightly different.

It’s quite a subtle difference, but just like the product itself, it’s simple and pretty and I find that these would make a nifty little gift (for a bridesmaid for instance …)

clarins instant light natural lip perfector summer

In this pretty little tube is a liquid, light, hydrating, slightly tinted, deliciously candy scented with a hint of vanilla formula.

You press the tube and the products comes out onto a little foam applicator which works perfectly with the formula and doesn’t deliver too much or too little product.

clarins éclat minute embellisseur lèvres édition été

If you’re looking for something opaque, with a great colour payoff and that’s long-lasting these won’t be for you.

clarins instant light natural lip perfector collection 08 02 05 10

The instant light natural lip perfectors are the kind of products that you throw in your handbag to add a touch of colour with a hint of shine, in a formula that’s very comfortable, hydrating and non-sticky. But you’ll have to touch it up throughout the day.

clarins instant light embellisseur lèvres swatch 02 08 05 10

For me they’re just about the most comfortable formula there is. There’s no need to even think about it. You can apply and reapply them without a mirror, they wear out evenly and are very comfortable to wear.

Don’t try to build up the colour by applying a thicker layer as this will make everything look a bit blotchy and uneven (you can sort of see it on my swatches) which isn’t a good look.

clarins instant light natural lip perfector summer collection

As you may be able to tell, I really like them and already own 4 of them.

They’re products that I particularly like to wear in the summer when I don’t really care for makeup and that I want something easy. It just adds that little bit of colour, it’s pretty and there’s no need to worry about them at all.

They’re also good to take on the beach with you as they’re not afraid of the heat.

Do you know them ? What do you think of the summery packaging ?


  • Preeeetty! I got Orange Shimmer because they didn’t have any more pink ones, but I’m actually pretty happy with it.

    • I saw on twitter and instagram that you talked about it. I’m quite glad I didn’t get orange, it really looks horrible on me 😛
      I’m actually quite surprised to see how much I love these considering they’re so simple.

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