Billie clearly got in the way of my photoshoot.
So what's this in the bath you ask? It's Clarins Joli Rouge in Poppy Red, which is technically what this post is about.
First off, Clarins’ lip products smell of heaven. I’m not sure I can describe what it smells like - it’s a fruity smell but it’s not strong. In my opinion, it just smell clean. I’ve always liked their lipsticks just because of the smell - that’s saying something because I usually like my lip products (other than balms) to smell of nothing.
This lipstick is no exception. It smells amazing. Seriously, go to your nearest Clarins counter and take a sniff at their lipsticks - you'll know what I mean!
The packaging of this lipstick is beautiful. It’s quite weighty so it doesn’t feel cheap at all, and it opens and closes properly with a satisfying click.
The formula of the lipstick itself is a bit questionable. The lipstick is almost a like gloss and the pigmentation makes it a bit difficult to apply. I found myself going over patchy spots on my lips only to find myself with other patchy spots. Basically, application sucked. I didn't expect it to be quite as glossy as it was, and over application just made it worst. I'd recommend a light hand with this lipstick and for it to be blended into the lips with fingers.
The color is a pure cherry red - it's juicy and fresh. I like the color a lot and can definitely see myself wearing this in the summer with some waterproof mascara. However, if you're not one to fuss with your lippies, I'd suggest a pass on this. Considering this lipstick is $27 in Canada, I'd aim for a Revlon Lip Butter in a similar color instead.
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