THERE are some days one doesn’t want to make a huge statement with a lip – especially when Spring is here – it can seem like too much hard work and rather exhausting to stand out like that – and one prefers to sport a more subtle slick of colour and shine that is also very easy to apply as well.
A candidate for this more pared-down, lighter Spring look is the Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant line of lipsticks which are sort of lip balm and lipstick combo. The Joli Rouge Brilliant has been reformulated to contain fine pearl particles, as well as moisture-enriching ingredients including organic march samphire extract and mango oil – the range has an additional 12 very pleasing subtle colours ideal for this season such as Guava, Raspberry, Rose Blossom, Tea Rose, Fig and Cherry.
The revamped line now offers a long-lasting sheen (six hours) of colour and moisture – taking care of your lips while providing colour – with the range flavoured with the rather yummy fruity taste. Each lipstick is encased in a lovely solid feeling gold packaging with a primary red enamel interior – giving a frisson of glamour and drama – which open and close with a very satisfying click.
Glass particularly likes 07 Raspberry giving a lovely translucent pink, and the smart nude sheen of 06 Fig. These little gems are a perfect addition to your Spring make-up look.
by Caroline Simpson
Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant retail at £20 each.