Thursday, April 11, 2013

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector No. 04 Petal Shimmer- Review & Swatches

Purchased by me
While at Macy's the other day, I noticed something that intrigued me- and undoubtedly tapped into my penchant for lip products. Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector No. 04 Petal Shimmer was this gorgeous soft gleaming baby pink that simply stole my heart.
Clarins posits that the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector is,

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.

A melting gel with a deliciously sweet flavor and 3D shimmer for luscious, smooth, shiny lips and a natural-colored, luminous smile. It nourishes, repairs and protects lips to leave them incredibly beautiful. Day by day they are more kissable, simply irresistible.
Petal Shimmer is a gorgeous baby pink that is non-sticky and very comfortable on the lips. It is very moisturizing and weightless on the lips with the perfect amount of cushion. The scent might be described as vanilla and caramel or more aptly Crème Brûlée, which I personally find very pleasant, but it does fade rather quickly on me. I do not find the scent to be chemical-laden like many other scented lip products, but if you are sensitive to any fragrance in lip products- I would urge you to smell it before buying it. I have been getting about 3-4 hours of wear out of it as long as I am not eating meals. However, as always, your wear time may vary.
Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquid/ Mineral Oil/ Huile Minerale, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Ozokerite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)- Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate/ Tetraisostearate, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Nylon-12, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Unsaponifiables, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Parfum/Fragrance, Silica , Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Oryzanol, Tribehenin, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate- Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone , Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Retinyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Isopropyl Titanium Tri-Isostearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Tocopherol, BHT; May Contain: Mica, CI 77891/ Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491/ CI 77492/ CI 77499/ Iron Oxides, CI 15850/Red 6/Red 7 Lake, CI 15985/ Yellow 6 Lake, CI 42090/ Blue 1 Lake, CI 75470/ Carmine, CI 19140/ Yellow 5 Lake, CI 45410/ Red 27/ Red 28 Lake, CI 73360 Red 30 Lake, CI 17200/ Red 33 Lake, CI 45370/ Orange 5.

Overall assessment: Pretty awesome! I want more colors now!

$22.00 I purchased mine from Macys (Unaffiliated links)


  1. I want this one!!! I definitely have it on my list for later :)

    1. It's pretty awesome, Joyce!! Just what I needed-- another lip product in my stash! LOL! :D

  2. Ooh! This is a new color! I love these.
    I just bought Ladi Avokanto today :D

    1. Hi AZ!! The formula is so awesome!! I want a whole pile of them :D! I can't wait to hear what you think of Ladi Avokanto!! I just got home from a week long work trip and Ladi Avokanto was the only oil that I brought and used it 2x/day-- it is such a lovely oil!! I even add a little to foundations/tinted moisturizers-- it gives the best finish!! :D


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