Good Taste? These Clarins Spring 2012 Joli Rouge Lipsticks Have It

Published in: Clarins, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews


Wearing Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick in Poppy Red

Quick! — your three favorite flavors of fruity candy and gum?

If grape is on your list, these Clarins Joli Rouge Lipsticks from the new spring 2012 Colour Breeze Collection ($24) were made to chew for you.

Especially if you like your grape candy with extra servings of shiny, moisturizing lipstick on the side.

Available in four faintly grape-scented and flavored shades, Poppy Red, Baby Pink, Sheer Pink Magnolia and Sheer Pink Coral are more than just delicious. They’re also creamy and — no, not nutritious. :) I was gonna say rich.

I can’t get enough of the two shades I’ve tried, Poppy Red and Sheer Pink Magnolia. Luckily, I like the flavor and scent, which fade after about 15 minutes of wear, and I don’t find them cloying, too artificial or overwhelmingly strong.


Joli Rouge in Pink Magnolia

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Joli Rouge Lipstick in Poppy Red, $24

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Joli Rouge Lipstick in Pink Magnolia

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Joli Rouge Lipsticks in Poppy Red (left) and Pink Magnolia (right)

But adding flavors and scents to lip products is always a risk. You just never know how your nose and taste buds will react, and since these are $24 each and not $2 drugstore fare, you might want to sniff test one before bringing it home.

It’s weird… These feel rather thick on my lips, so I was expecting stellar wear time, but I’ve only been getting about 2-3 hours. Good thing I like the scent, I guess, because it makes having to reapply them so often less of a chore.

PRICE: $24 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Clarins counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S.

TGIF!

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  1. Love your look in this post! The Poppy Red one is my favorite lipstick here:)
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  2. Nina says:

    Poppy Red is gorgeous!

  3. corallista says:

    The wear time isn’t so impressive even though the the colors are pretty. All the spring collections seem to have a majority of deeper pinks, I’m longing for some popping corals and oranges!
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  4. gio says:

    They are both gorgeous!

  5. Yay TGIF!

    Pink Mongolia looks so sheer in the swatch, but on your lips it’s fantastic!

  6. Crystal says:

    Poppy Red looks beautiful!
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  7. Chris25 says:

    The wear time makes me sad. The colors are so lovely, but I wouldn’t buy these even if they were $5. :(

  8. I really like the color Poppy Red. For $24 I would expect wear time to be longer. Not so sure about the scent and flavor of fruity candy and gum. It seems juvenile to me, it reminds me of lipsmackers. Think I’ll pass on this one.
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  9. Kristi says:

    Poppy Red is gorgeous! But grape scented? That seems to cater to a younger set than who will shell out $24 for a lipstick. Hmm……

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