I have to admit, I was attracted to their beauty, so much so that I’m not sure I want to disturb that beauty by using them. But seriously, Clarins’ limited-edition Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms are an innovative and attractive take on lip tints. The tinted outer layer is a crystal clear soothing balm that surrounds a full-coverage lip stick. Together they provide spectacular shine and intense color that is completely adjustable.
Available in four colors—Crystal Rose, a pretty dark pink; Crystal Mandarin, a punchy coral; Crystal Berry, a deep garnet; and Crystal Gold Plum, a mauve wine, the seal of approval was solidified when it was released last summer as part of the Enchanted Summer Collection, so perhaps Clarins will make it a permanent member of the family.