A softly textured lip gel with a deliciously sweet scent and 3D shimmer. Experience the lusciously smooth, shiny and fuller lips you’ve always dreamed of. Sheer, but shaded enough to wear alone or to complement your favorite lip shade.
Clarins’s Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector is a lip gel that comes in 6 shades and is said to give the lips a smooth, shiny, full look. This review is for the shade Candy Shimmer, which is a yellow-based pink with micro-shimmer.
This lip product comes in a thin tube made of opaque plastic in the color of the gloss inside. There is a screw-off, gold cap and a doe-foot applicator that’s directly connected to the product inside. You squeeze the tube to force the gloss out of small holes in the applicator.
Candy Shimmer is a semi-translucent, yellow-based, light pink color with a hint of micro-shimmer. The product leaves an incredibly glossy finish. You can wear the color alone or over a lipstick.
The Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector formula is super emollient and moisturizing. Even though the formula isn’t long-wearing, the emollient part of the gloss stays adhered to the skin for a good 2-3 hours, helping keep your lips soft even after the gloss has come off.
This gloss is pleasant and easy to wear and gives you the added bonus of nourishing your lips and making them look smooth. The description says the gloss has a sweet scent, but it’s slight and I didn’t notice it while wearing the product.
Ease of Use: 9.75/10
When I saw the doe-foot applicator I didn’t think this product would perform well or be practical in use. But, actually, the felt applicator works nicely to smooth the product over your lips, and the squeeze tube allows you to dispense product in a controlled manner.
For $23.00 you get 0.35 fl oz of product. This is a healthy amount of product and costs less than most glosses from Clarins’s brand counterparts.