I cannot even count on all my fingers and toes the times I have raved about the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector Lipgloss. Not your usual lipgloss fan, for me these tick all the boxes I want in a gloss – not sticky, a hint of colour and actually pretty moisturising on the lips. A few weeks ago I found a cheaper dupe in the form of the Bourjois Effet 3D Gloss, (post here), although the Clarins still pinched a victory due to it’s extra balmy formula. Well now I think the Clarins may have met it’s match – the Laura Mercier Lip Glacés. Think Clarins, yet a touch thicker and in a much wider range of colours, I think I might be onto a winner here.
Now the purchase of these two glosses was purely down to my friend Siobhan (check her blog out here), over she came wielding the Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bare Naked, singing it’s praises and willing me to go and purchase it. Although I didn’t get that shade, it has been added to the list for future purchases, and of course I went for some peachy lip offerings instead and got the shades Bare Peach, above on the left and the limited edition Orange Tulip on the right. Now these tick all the same boxes as the Clarins Natural Light Instant Lip Perfectors, but they do differ on a few points. First up the smell – the Clarins is sweetly vanilla scented whereas the Laura Mercier is a strange mix of vanilla and aniseed, it’s a scent that I actually quite like, but it’s worth pointing out. Also due to the fact that that the Laura Mercier has quite a bit of pigmentation in it, they are slightly thicker. Now I’m not talking a MAC Lipglass ‘I’ve got paste on my lips’ formula, but just a tiny bit of stick that means the gloss stays on your lips for a good 2-3 hours. The Clarins is only available in 3 shades, but with the Laura Mercier there’s a whooping 30+ shades to go for, and as with their whole range the colours are subtle, wearable and neutral. For my next purchases I’m eyeing up the shades Bon Bon and Petal and Bare Naked of course. At £18.50 the Laura Mercier Lip Glacés aren’t the cheapest glosses around, but if you fancy a pigmented, non-stickly gloss in a gorgeous shade then these might be worth checking out.
I’m always going to be a fan of the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors, in fact the shade 02 is a permanent fixture in my carry around makeup bag but for a change and a flush of colour I’ll be using the Laura Mercier Lip Glacés on my lips; especially in the upcoming Summer months, if they ever arrive! And if you want to see what these look like on the lips keep an eye out for upcoming videos and posts, these haven’t left my lips since I got them! Any other shade recommendations?