I typically wear full coverage lipsticks. I am not much of a gloss person, or a tinted lip balm kinda gal. I want full-on, opaque lip color.
Check me out. I’m stepping outside of my comfort zone.
I picked up Crystal Red (04). It comes in Coral, Pink and Violet. I almost chose Coral, but I couldn’t see myself wearing it often.
The opacity can be built up. It took about 5 swipes to get the color you see below.
I am quite surprised by how much I like this product. It gives my lips a nice sheer red color, and moisturizes without feeling sticky or waxy. The bullet applies smoothly and I experience no grittiness or waxiness when I apply it.
I usually experience barely there color when using tinted lip products, so I feel it’s not worth it. Why would I spend money on a product that didn’t provide color where I need it most? Instant Smooth Crystal Balm changed my mind about tinted lip balm. I think I will get the other shades after all.
Available at Clarins for $24.50US