Whatever you do, don’t lose your flux capacitor!!
Because when you slip one of Clarins’ new Rouge Éclat Lipsticks on your lips, and blast back to the past in your time-traveling makeup DeLorean…
…you’ll probably want to return to the present at some point to check your iPhone texts and watch cat videos on YouTube.
With these, Clarins aims to turn back time! — on the lip aging process, making them appear more youthful.
So do they work? Do they flip the flux capacitor and send lips back to the kinder, gentler land of ingenue lips? A time when folks clipped pagers to their right front pockets and strangers addressed me as “miss” instead of “ma’am”?
Well, maybe… In a way.
But, in case you were wondering, they aren’t powered by a flux capacitor. Nope, these are actually plant wax powered.
Clarins combined mimosa, jojoba and sunflower waxes to create a formula designed to boost collagen synthesis and fight the appearance of fine lines.
Whether my collagen’s been boosted, I couldn’t tell, but I do feel a little more like my 20-something self than my 30-something self when I wear one of the three shades I’ve tried (there are 15 available) — Tropical Pink, Coral Pink or Rosewood.
But I think that’s more because of the colors Clarins created, playful shades that remind me of the blissful, carefree days when my biggest concern was worrying about the stoner who lived downstairs returning my Beastie Boys tape…
One layer dresses my lips in a slow-jam of opaque coverage, and the smooth finish refuses to cross into the Evil Forbidden Land of Flakes and Fine Lip Lines!
Make room in your Coach wristlet, though, as you’ll probably want a touch-up after about three hours.
And speaking of that, last weekend I wore Rosewood to the movies with El Hub. Two hours into the movie (we saw Mama, btw), after a tub of popcorn and a marathon eye rolling session (I feared they might get stuck in the back of my head!), most of the formula had vanished, but it left behind a deliciously kissable pink stain.
Will the Rouge Éclats transport you back! — back to those days when you spent every Friday night dancing to Biggie Smalls in dark rooms at house parties?
Hmm… Maybe a little. I know I definitely have a spring in my step when I wear ‘em.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,