Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm

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






About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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