Season’s Greetings to All! Today, I am reviewing Clarins Extra-firming Lip and Contour Balm. Clarins claims this smoothing balm not only repairs, softens and moisturises chapped lips, but regular use results in fuller looking and plump lips. To know more, please continue to read on:
Soothing balm, with smoothing raspberry seed oil and nourishing shea butter; visibly repairs, replenishes, softens and moisturises chapped lips. Smoothes the appearance of fine vertical lines and wrinkles on the lip contour area. Lips appear naturally fuller, younger and beautifully defined; with results that improve with every use.
£31 for 15 ml.
How to Apply:
Massage lightly over the lips and lip line each day, all day, as often as needed.
Clarins lip balm comes in a sturdy, oval shaped, frosted-glass, cute small jar, which has a gold-and-white coloured cap, and comes packaged in a white and gold-coloured cardboard box.
My Experience with Clarins Extra-Firming Lip and Contour Balm:
I have pigmented, sensitive lips which tends to dry and chap easily. I have been using Clinique Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment every night and it gives me excellent results. However, the gel-based formula of Clinique lip treatment in a lipstick form tends to break easily, especially in hot and humid weather conditions. Secondly, a lot of product goes waste in such a packaging. A friend of mine suggested Clarins Extra Firming Lip and Contour Balm, and I decided to give it a try.
Clarins extra-firming lip and contour balm has a balmy texture, it is not thick or sticky. It is smooth to apply and stays on for three hours without eating or drinking. I apply it daily after my morning shower. I take a small amount of balm on my fingertip and gently massage over my lips and lip contours. This balm has raspberry seed oil which nourishes the lips; it is rich in protective vitamin E, has shea butter which soothes, repairs and protects my lips.
Clarins claims to have maxi lip complex that boosts collagen, plumps lips and smoothes fine lines. After regular use, I have noticed a change – my lips feel soft, moisturised, and the lip contour feels slightly firm. In my opinion, this balm does not completely plump up the lips, it only imparts a fuller look to the lips. It does not irritate my sensitive lips, but keeps them hydrated and gives a natural glossy and fuller look to the lips.
It easily stays for three hours without eating or drinking. However, the only disadvantage is that since this lip treatment comes in a glass jar, it cannot be carried around in bags or purses. Having used Clinique Repairwear intensive lip treatment in the night and Clarins extra firming lip and contour balm during mornings; I have noticed a substantial improvement in my lips. I am able to use pigmented, long lasting and matte lipsticks more regularly, which initially use to dry, dehydrate or peel my lip skin or give me chapped lips.
Pros of Clarins Extra-Firming Lip and Contour Balm:
- Smoothing lip care ingredients that repair, protect, and nourish the lips.
- Smoothes the appearance of fine vertical lines and wrinkles on the lip contour area.
- Instantly soothes lips and lip contours.
- Maxi-lip formula gives lips a fuller, younger-looking appearance.
- Thin balmy texture, easy and smooth to apply.
- This formula is not thick, nor sticky.
Cons of Clarins Extra-Firming Lip and Contour Balm:
- Very costly.
- Firms lips and lip contours and gives a fuller look to the lips, but does not plump or get rid of all fine lines on the lips.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Clarins Extra-Firming Lip and Contour Balm?
Yes, I recommend Clarins Extra Firming and Lip Contour Balm to all. I have already bought a second jar.
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