There are some things we can always count on, like…
- That cats will stick their kitty butts in our face, often at inopportune moments
- That Clarins will knock out a new line of lovely lip products for summer
Clarins is just so good about the whole glossy, effortless lip look thing — the kind of makeup where it looks like you were summoned by the gods and washed up on a tropical shore solely for the purpose of looking seductively pouty, with your luxuriously wavy hair (seaweed artfully woven into it); bronzed, glistening skin and your lips that shine bright like a diamond (Shine bright like a diamond).
Their new line of limited edition moisturizing Lip Balm Crayons (which taste and smell like vanilla milkshake, OMG, YUM!) totally nails that summery lip look. Each retractable pencil lavishes lips with sheer color and glossy shine, while a moisturizing, lightweight mix of mango, apricot and shea butter hydrates your parched pout.
You might find yourself craving all six shades, but you may only need one (or two), because at some point, I think they all start to look the same, especially if your lips are quite pigmented like mine.
I suppose you could blank out the natural color of your lips first using something like OCC’s Tarred + Feathered Lip Balm Duo, and then layer a Clarins Crayon on top to coax out more of its color (you makeup overachiever, you!), but, you know, it’s a lip balm… I don’t think it’s supposed to be that complicated.
If you do decide to get just one, I vote for 01 My Pink. It’s the one designed to react to your pH level, creating a personalized lip color unique to you.
All six of these crayons are pretty sheer, so if you’re looking for a summery lip product packed with pigment, you may want to look elsewhere.
These are more for makeup lovers who want a straight-up moisturizing lip balm with a hint of color, but lots of shine.
Compared to the new Benefit Lip Balms, I think these are slightly shinier, glossier and smoother.
Keep an eye out for ’em next time you visit a Clarins counter (and they’re available now online for $20 each).
I can’t believe it’s already Friday, WOW!
No weekend plans yet for me, but El Hub keeps hinting that he wants to go fishing.
Hmm… I think that man has a selective memory. I keep telling him that the reason I don’t want to go fishing is because every single time I’ve gone before (not to fish, just to watch someone else fishing), I’ve been bored out of my mind. There’s been a lot of sitting and thumb-twiddling.
He keeps trying to sell me on the relaxing aspects (“You could read a book!”), but I’m like, “The couch is waaaaaaay more comfortable than sitting on a pile of rocks.”
If my past fishing experiences taught me anything, it’s that I will always, ALWAYS end up sitting on a pile of rocks, most of them sharp, in direct sunlight, for hours and hours.
Now, if we could just find a cool fishing spot next door to a spa, that would be somethin’ right there…
You doing anything fun this weekend? I’m thinking about maybe doing some hiking.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,