Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm Swatches Summer 2010

Out of the entire Clarins Instant Sun Light Collection for 2010, these Crystal Lip Balms were the most thing I was most excited about. They’re transparent! (or see through, if you like!)

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It comes in 3 shades – Crystal Coral, Crystal (looks like a light pink) and Crystal Red.

As well as being a lip balm, there’s a tint of colour and its supposed to have line filling and lip perfecting qualities:

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03 Crystal Red (doing this back to front!):

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It looks more like a burgundy! But I promise its not!

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This Crystal Red lip balm is the most pigmented of the three. The textures of these lip balms are DIVINE. Really smooth on the lips and glossy.

Crystal Red on the lips:

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02 Crystal:

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This sheer see through pink is the most natural of the lot – if you just want a simple lip balm this is the one to choose. This one also seemed to plump my lips up the most.

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These lip balms have a beautiful texture but they are thick, hydrating lip balms – so if you need TLC this is great for the day but you may need something richer at bed time.

On the lips:

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01 Crystal Coral (my favourite – orange and summer belong together):

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Sooo lovely

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On the lips again:

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What do you think of these crystal lip balms?

Will you be indulging?

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  1. Samantha says:

    Those look awesome! Are they pricey?

  2. It’s the first time I ever see something like that..They’re very unique!!

  3. It makes me want to eat them! I so want Crystal Red!

  4. chocolate cosmos says:

    Wooow, soooo pretty!!!! I will probably be buying one because they look too delicious to pass up.

  5. What a fascinating idea to make a crystal lipbalm! The look amazing applied–do they leave any weird film or stickiness throughout the day?

  6. That looks cute – I thought it looked like jelly in the tube!

  7. This has to be the most unique/innovative lip product I have ever seen. I hate to admit this but I must have one…

  8. @Paris B: I thought it was ice she was holding to her lip in the first photograph! These things are uber cute.

  9. are they scented?

  10. The balms just look gorgeous in the tube… I could spend hours staring at them I’m sure! I just wish they had a bit more tint.

  11. Woo, so pretty…I want to buy one just to admire its beauty (and take pictures of it) but I am not sure if I really need another clear balm. I bet all of them look clear on me as I have somewhat pigmented lips…

  12. Any idea when these come out? I asked in Clarins in Selfridge’s for them and the SA looked at me like I was insane.

  13. i love the look of these :)

  14. Really pretty! I want to bite them.

  15. Allyson says:

    LOVE these, but I can’t find them anywhere at all. :-( I’ve looked and called, and everyone I call seems to have no idea what I’m talking about. Are they even out in the US yet? I know they are out in the UK, but was hoping to find them here as well. They do look great on you!

    • Hi Allyson

      They seem to be on the website – can you see them? They definitely should be out in the US by now, if anything you guys get things first! Have you tried the big stores that sell Clarins (Not sure what they are in the US?) or I can ask some of the US beauty gals!

  16. Allyson says:

    Hi….Thanks for responding. :-) I can’t find them on the site. I found them the other day, but it just said add to favs. I called a few places yesterday, and no one seemed to know what I was even talking about! Ugh! I want at least one of them sooo bad! lol…I just don’t know how to get one. That would be great if you could ask someone you know how to get them…..I would really appreciate it. :-)

  17. Allyson says:

    Me again! lol….So, I have now called over ten stores and no one knows what I’m talking about at all. Help! lol….I NEED these! 😉

  18. I LOVE them all! in fact, I just bought the red one today :)
    They are part of a summer look, and therfore out of stock by winter :)

    I got the last red :)
    – must have to orange too 😀

  19. by the way, I’m from Denmark :)

    we have them in parfume, make up and so on- stores. where they also have origins, chanel, dior, and stuff like that :)

  20. Hi, has anyone found those in US or Canada?
    Or have you ladies seen a similar product from another brand?

    It seems they only sell them in Europe…

  21. Hi Ladies,
    Has any of you found these in US or Canada?
    It seems they sell them only in Europe…
    Or is there a similar crystal balm from another brand?

  22. Row, thanks for taking the time to reply. I’ll order it from Europe then.
    Do you ladies find these useful? They don’t seem to give any pay off, I believe it’s all about their beutiful appearance?,