Clarins Lip Balm Perfector

Clarins is a brand I have a total soft spot for. You can pretty much guarantee that a classic product from the brand will never be too far from my reach. As I type I can see the Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, their Blue Orchid Oil is an absolute winter staple and I adore their face tanning products. But this post is about a new addition – and yes, surprise, surprise – it’s one I like a lot too. These are the Clarins Lip Balm Perfector and they’re basically the new balm variants of the classic Lip Perfector tubes.

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These three shades are 05 ‘Red’, 03 ‘My Pink’ and 02 ‘Coral’. Of course as balms they’re sheer and hydrating – so if you’re a bit scared of a red lip then certainly don’t be put off by the name as it really does come out as a pink rather than red (as you can see in the trio of swatches above).

The ‘My Pink’ shade is one of the most interesting – it looks almost invisible on first application, but this is one of those shades that adapts to the Ph level of your skin and creates a ‘personalised’ shade for your skin-tone. This is the one I swatched on my lips to demonstrate. On me it turns from almost nothing (seen on hand swatch) to quite a strong pink shade (on lips). Whilst I like the novelty factor of these, I’m a tad on the fence on the actual shades created by these types of products – but on this one, I do really love this pink as it’s nice and bright but still has the sheer shade of a balm.

For me, these are just that touch more convenient than the original lip perfectors – which are a sponge applicator and tube design. So you squeeze a little liquid out on to the applicator and smooth on to lips. These are just easy peasy balms. They maybe don’t quite have the same ‘perfecting’ effect as the original – as these had some sort of Witchcraft type smoothing effect too. But in terms of ease of application, these are fabulous. My personal favourite – the ‘My Pink’ shade.

Clarins Lip Balm Perfector * available from (£18) and John Lewis (£18)

*Indicates PR sample or gift.



  1. February 10, 2015 / 8:53 am

    Hey Jen,

    Lovely post.

    I received 4 of these lip perfectors, Love them. My favorite has to be the Rose (Its nearly gone) And i also love the My pink.


  2. Josiee
    February 10, 2015 / 9:34 am

    I love these! They are so pretty!! I wish the colour was a bit more pigmented but they are just so lovely!

    Josie XOXO
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  3. Vicki
    February 10, 2015 / 10:19 am

    These look & sound like the most perfect lip products for Spring. Lightweight & moisturising. I like the colour selection too. Looks like Clarins have done it again. They have been so on point with their new releases

  4. February 10, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    Love these! YSL used to do something similar in small gold cases and then replaced them with horrible big square chunky designed packaging – these are so much better! N xxx

  5. February 10, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    I love the looks of these balms. I do enjoy wearing lipsticks, but tinted balms are my normal every day go-to. And I just recently discovered how much I love Clarins- can’t wait to try these out. 🙂
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

  6. February 10, 2015 / 3:29 pm

    I think this is one Clarins release that I am absolutely loving the look of right now, they don’t usually get my attention x

  7. February 10, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    These look lovely and perfect for everyday springtime looks.

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