I’m not a lipgloss girl. The stickiness, gloopiness, hair-stuck-to-the-faceness, it just doesn’t do it for me. However there is one exception to this rule that I have brushed on before, but never given a full rave. It is the Clarins Instant light Natural Lip Perfector, nothing revolutionary going on here as I’m sure you have heard of this product before, but rightly so as it’s amazing! The formula is what I would describe as a ‘bloss’, a mix of a balm and gloss. It is everything that a normal lipgloss isn’t – it’s moisturising, once it wears off my lips feel soft plus it’s not sticky and doesn’t leave that yucky bits at the sides of your mouth (bonus! lol!). Unlike most glosses, the Clarins one comes in a squeezy tube, which I actually prefer – it makes the product more sanitary and means you don’t end up with a ‘sticky gloss wand in the hair’ moment (and trust me that does happen, in fact many things get stuck in my hair, most recently including a pair of headphones…..).

I own the shade I own is 02, Apricot Shimmer. Although it looks like a pretty opaque peachy nude in the tube when on the lips the colour comes out only very slightly. There are some slight shimmers in the formula, but this just adds to the pretty sheen on your lips and it’s barely detectable. Some days I just throw this on my lips alone, but when I’ve got a bit more time I pop this over a lipstick; it works fantastically with MAC’s Myth or Shy Girl underneath as they really help to bring out the glosses true colour. 

Although the gloss now retails for £15, I found it on feelunique.com for £13.50 with free delivery! God I love that website, it’s where I buy all my Xen-Tan from FYI ;)
  • http://www.computergirl2007.blogspot.com Computergirl Emma

    I had a sample of this and loved it- not picked up any other shades yet but Clarins do do good lip products :) x

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Oh you got this as a sample – lucky! It’s lovely isn’t it! xx

  • jessicafrench

    I’m not a lipgloss girl either but this looks like it could be quite nice! xo

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Yes it’s definitely the perfect gloss for non-glossy people like us xx

  • amandabatley

    This looks lush :) x0

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thanks love – it is! xx

  • Anonymous

    I’m not at all a lipgloss girl. Always a lipstick girl! However, I agree with you here about the tube being more sanitary etc. I think the wands in lipglosses cause so many issues! My mum owns this but I’ve never tried it before..think I will be having a look through her drawers for it now! x

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha definitely give her drawers a raiding! It’s lush! xx

  • http://hollyarabella.blogspot.com Holly Arabella

    I was given the pink shade as a tester in Lakeside and was personally disappointed by the shade, it just wasn’t very me even though the MUA insisted it was. Perhaps the peach shade would be more ‘me’. I do agree that the formula is great and moisturising but I still found it to be slightly sticky.

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Oh yes I think peach is much more flattering on the majority of skintones, it’s more warmer and less pale than the pink one. That’s a shame that you found it a bit sticky! Maybe it was a bad batch :S xx

  • giltyxx

    oh i luv these bloss’s too lol… i have the pink and the apricot one. i luv the combo of mac ‘hue’ and shade no2.  its one of my ‘def buy again’ items :-) xo

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Ohhh I will have to try it with Hue – bet it looks lush! xx

  • http://twitter.com/kellybelly04 Kelly C.

    I saw this in Macy’s and passed it by and I’ve been regretting it since!  I am definitely going to get this next time!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Oh that sounds so cool when you say ‘Macys’ – jealous! Yes you would love this colour – it’s gorgeous! xx

      • http://twitter.com/kellybelly04 Kelly C.

         Haha I think the same when you mention ‘Primark’ ‘Boots’ and ‘Selfridges’ :D

        • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

          Haha! xx

  • http://beautyramblings.blogspot.com/ Charlotte

    These look gorgeous, I’ve been tempted to buy one for ages and I think you’ve just persuaded me! Will def be picking one up in duty free x

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha sorry hun ;) Oh yes you will get a good bargain in Duty Free! xx

  • http://twitter.com/nattyngeorge Natalie

    Sounds fantastic! 

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      It is :) xx

  • http://savvysidd.blogspot.com Sidney

    This looks beautiful :) I’ve never tried Clarins products but I’m tempted…I love gloss!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Yes I think apart from a foundation this is the only other Clarins product I have tried and if you love gloss then this is definitely worth trying out! xx

  • http://makeupownsmyheart.blogspot.com/ Roxanne

    I really do love feel unique such an amazing site, these are the one of the first things im getting when im back from my hols :) x

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Me too – wicked site! So cheap AND free delivery!  Hope you have a nice holiday! xx

  • http://delytefulspeaks.blogspot.com/ Delyteful Speaks

    I recently did a review on this product as well.. Absolutely adore it! I got it in 01 the pinky shade.. Love the consistency and the smell is ahhhmazing!! If 02 works well with shy girl.. I might try 01 with cream cup and see how it turns out ;)

    Thanks for the review!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Ah the smell, how could I forget to write about that – it smells good enough to eat! Ooo I bet 01 & Creme Cup looks amazing! xx

  • victoria

    I hate lipglosses for the same reason. When my hair was super long I’d get everything caught in it, even shut it in a till at work!  :/

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha oh wow it must have been super long to get stuck in a till – very impressive ;) xx

  • Eva blog

    it looks very nice and naturally:)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Yes it is so natural and pretty! xx

  • Anonymous

    nice! :)
    haven’t tried this yet!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Oh it’s definitely worth having a look at next time you are near a Clarins counter xx

  • karola5

     I’m not a lipgloss girl either. To be honest, I have NO lipgloss in my collection! But for a while I was thinking about this clarins one, and when Viv says it’s good, than It must be worth trying. On my list.

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      I’m the same – I only have about 5 (which is nothing compared to my lipstick collection lol)! Haha pleased to hear it’s on your list now, definitely something to try out :) xx

  • http://www.beautylishious.blogspot.com Hannah B

    This looks like such a beauty! Im not a lipgloss fan at all either, the hair-gloss-stickyness does not do it for me but maybe this would convert me haha! xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

       Haha it’s definitely worth trying out Hannah, even though your not a lipgloss girl! xx

  • Natalie

    I love this product sooo much xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Me too!!! xx

  • Anonymous

    I tried this on when I was out with George! I really wanted it but with my pigmented lips it really didn’t do justice to the colour :( I might have to pick it up anyway if the formula is amazing! :) P.S. I got Shu curlers today, as they are much cheaper in Japan – totally thought of you! :)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Ah I have to say that colour isn’t particularly pigmented but it adds a lovely sheen, especially on top of lipsticks :)   Very pleased to hear you got the Shu curlers too :) xx

  • http://thebeautyezine.tumblr.com Mia

    I’d recommend 03 for you to check out as well! The colour of the tube may seem off putting but don’t let that fool you. Give it a swatch! It’s a gorgeous nude and actually lighter and brighter than 02. :)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Ohhhh thanks for the recommendation, I will give that a swatch next time I’m near a counter! xx

  • Anonymous

    Ooh this looks gorgeous, I also dislike lip glosses, prefer a good balm! Great post as usual lovely :) x

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thanks hun! Pleased you like it xx

  • http://www.socialitedreams.com/ Socialitedreams

    i like the tube format but dislike sheer lipglosses so probably would pass

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Yes if your not a sheer lipgloss girl I would say to pass on this, but perhaps try the Revlon Superlustourous ones if you haven’t already – the colour in those is amazing! xx

      • http://www.socialitedreams.com/ Socialitedreams

        thanks for the heads up! that Revlon one sounds great :D

        • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

          No problem hun xx

  • septembersparkle

    I’ve never tried this but i think i may have to give it a go! I also hate the gloopy hair-stuck-to-faceness!!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Oh yes if you hate gloopiness then give this one a go! xx

  • http://www.deliriumish.com Delirium

    Ooh interesting! I’ve never tried it.. But I’m straight off to feelunique.com now to check it out! It looks lovely:D Hahaha “hair-stuck-to-the-faceness” – I totally know what you’re talking about ;)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha you know too ;) It happens all the time when I wear lipgloss and it’s soooo annoying! xx

  • Sophia Moir

    Aah I really want the Rose Shimmer! It’s been on my wishlist for an AGE! Thanks for the review love xo

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      No problem hun :) xx

  • http://tiffyama.blogspot.com/ Tiffany

    This is definitely on my list! WANT!!!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha sorry to have added to the list, but this gloss is LOVELY! xx

  • Maham

    Really want to try these.

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      They are definitely worth trying out next time you are near a counter xx

  • Kittyx

    Hi, is swoon. Week dressed & Victorian still available? X

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Sorry hun, they have been snapped up already xx

  • Lovinglipstick1

    This colour is way too peach for me but I might have to check out the pink one. I’m selling an orange/peachy lipstick- MAC’s dressmaker dressmaker which is too orange toned for my skin. It’s similar to shy girl which is another colour which doesn’t suit me. Message me if you’re interested


    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thanks hun! I remember seeing that lipstick actually in the Pret A Papier collection but I think it will be way to orange for me too – thanks for thinking of me though :) xx

  • Jodi

    Wow this looks so nice, will definitely have to give it a go! I love reading your blog btw :) Please check out my blog, i’m new and yet to have any followers! Would be very much appreciated. www.openboxjewels.blogspot.com thanks xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Aw thanks hun! Just had a look at yours and loved it so followed :) xx

  • Andrea Branley

    I’m like you I’m not a lip gloss girl so this sounds like it would be right up my street!

    Andrea :)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Oh yes this gloss is perfect for non-lipgloss loving girlies! xx

  • Aure Line Perrin

    WOW! I love it, I want buy it! That’s wonderful for that summer 2012! Thank’s. :-)

    Aure Line.

  • Mariahazoor

    LOL i hate the weird stuff around the mouth which I got from the Mac Lipglasse in Morning Glory. Love the colour, not so much the texture or the gooey stuff around the mouth