Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm | 01 Crystal Coral review and swatches

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The product: Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Balm in 01 Crystal Coral

I left our feature of Crystal Coral until now because I’m convinced it’ll be the most popular of the three Instant Smooth balms – and if I’m wrong, well, shh, just don’t tell me! I’m the sort to leave the best for last, and it was the one you all seemed to be most excited for, so… *shrugs*

Like Crystal Red (and unlike Crystal), there is actually a tint to Crystal Coral. It’s a really fresh, fun coral, which would probably qualify as orange – that is, if it was opaque rather than super-sheer. As it is, though, this simply imparts a really juicy-looking coral tint. Paired with its fruity, candy-like scent and tasty-looking translucence in the tube, it really does scream summer!

A few links:

  • Our initial Crystal Lip Balm review for more photos, skin swatches, and a full review,
  • Dedicated reviews for Crystal or Crystal Red, which feature additional photos of all three plus lip swatches of each balm, and finally,
  • The green-on-green FOTD where Crystal Coral made a cameo, in case you want a full-face swatch.

Okay – that’s all! I know I’ve been treating these balms like a little kid with candy (in more than one way, they look seriously tasty), but I promise this is the last post on them!

Probably.

Maybe.

I think.


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11 Responses to “Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm | 01 Crystal Coral review and swatches”

  1. Jamilla, on July 22nd, 2011 at 12:10 am said:

    So yummy! A beautiful, summery colour!
    My recent post FOTD – Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick 13 Peach Pleasure and Guerlain Parure Gold 03 Foundation

  2. Too sheer for me. I'll pass on this one. =]
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  3. I have not seen these anywhere, which is lame. This one *is* my favorite :)
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  4. AdorableOnYourVanity, on July 22nd, 2011 at 9:27 am said:

    I understand that it must be easy to obsess over these. How pretty do they look in the tube? Although, not a big fan of super sheer anything.
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  5. makeupmorsels, on July 22nd, 2011 at 4:10 pm said:

    So gorgeous! This is definitely my favorite shade out of the three. Even though it's on the sheer side, I'm tempted to get it just so I can stare at it all day. Is that weird? Probably…
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  6. Tee hee, "yummy" enough that I want to take a bite out of it :P

  7. But it looks like caaaandy!

    Okay, from a not-five-years-old point of view, though, you girls do have a point. I wish these imparted a bit more pigment!

  8. Aww, sorry m'dear! I *think* they're exclusive to Clarins counters, which might be why you haven't seen them anywhere else? :s

  9. Oh! Unless they haven't been launched in the US, which just occurred to me as a possibility! -.- I have the Canadian press material, and I haven't checked the US site, so I'm really not sure.

  10. Haha, ikr? They're mesmerizing!

    I have to agree with you girls about the sheerness, though – these would be amazing if they packed a bit more punch.

  11. Haha, yeah, it is – but so what? Us makeup junkies have *tons* of weird habits! :P

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