I have posted a photo of Clarins Crystal Balms (£16.50) of the Facebook page some time ago and a lot of you liked it so it’s time to share my impression finally.
These are the shades from Clarins Enchanted makeup collection for summer 2012.
The shades are called: 01 Crystal Pink, 02 Crystal Violet, 03 Crystal Red and 04 Crystal Red. And they all look really beautiful, a true eye candy. Moreover, they have a tasty fruit scent to them! This is the kind of ‘accessory’ you are proud to take out of your bag for touch ups 😉
Here they are in all their glory! There is a ‘jelly’ like balm with a high pigmented gloss in the middle. They are a girls’ dream came true.
Here is one more photo of the balms, a close-up. Gorgeous, aren’t they?
These actually give the most amazing colour pay-off. To tell the truth, I did not expect that so was pleasantly surprised! The colours are so vibrant and juicy, perfect for summer. Pink shade is actually the only one that is rather natural, coral is a total burst of coral, red is a perfect glossy shade for summer. My personal favourite is violet, is it such a gorgeous colour, great for a statement lip which is very wearable at the same time.
Here are the swatches, you can actually make the colour look more intense.
I personally find these balms moisturizing but they can enhance the dry patches if you have any. They also stays on nicely plus you can choose the intensity you want.
The only thing that I don’t like is the application. Since the pigmented gloss is only in the centre, it can be quite streaky, you have to figure out how to apply this balm evenly. But I guess that’s the price you have to pay for beauty?!
Here are the lip swatches and some of them are not very even… But it is not that obvious in real life unless you take a macro photo of it 😉
Clarins should definitely make more shades!