Clarins Rose Praline, Pink Cherry Rouge Eclat swatches, review, photos

Clarins Rouge Eclat lipstick review spring 2016

The products: Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipsticks in 26 Rose Praline and 24 Pink Cherry

It’s no secret that I love Clarins lipsticks, but up until this season’s new Rouge Eclat shades came and knocked it out of the park, I hadn’t found my shade yet. These little potatoes are part of the Instant Glow Spring 2016 makeup collection, and folks: they are divine.

So divine that they can even distract me for a fraction of a moment from how stressed-out and wild small cat has been this week (cry).

Clarins Pink Cherry Rouge Eclat review

The formula: Clarins’ Rouge Eclat lipstick formula is sort of the brand’s answer to balmy lipsticks. They’re not as pigmented as the Joli Rouge lineup, or as shiny as the Joli Rouge Sheers, and they’re actually my favourite of the three because of it!

The Rouge Eclat formula is buttery and smooth, but it is NOT a glossy sort of buttery — it’s more of an understated, “nothing” sort of lip, with a subtle shine that wears down almost to a matte finish. On my lips, it’s about as hydrating as a mediocre lip balm (aka not super hydrating, but also not drying.) The Rouge Eclat lipsticks, like Clarins’ other lip products, have a really uplifting, fruity scent that smells luxe and never gives me a headache.

Clarins Rose Praline Rouge Eclat swatch review

Clarins 26 Rose Praline Rouge Eclat lip swatch, indirect sunlight

Clarins Rose Praline swatch review makeup look

Wearing Rose Praline (and I have no idea what else, so I am desperately hoping that no one asks)

Clarins swatches Pink Cherry, Silver Plum, Rose Praline review

Swatched L-R: Clarins Ombre Iridescente in 07 Silver Plum; Rouge Eclat in Rose Praline and Pink Cherry

The shades: As I mentioned earlier, these two lipsticks are four of the new Clarins Rouge Eclat shades that were introduced this February. (The other two are 23 Hot Rose and 25 Pink Blossom, and all four are permanent!)

I thought Rose Praline was going to be too warm on me, but I’ve actually been wearing it almost every day this spring! It’s a great day-to-day shade that looks more refined than my natural lip colour, but is still quite subtle. (If you have trouble wearing nude lipsticks, give Rose Praline a try — it has the same visual effect, but doesn’t look as done-up.)

I haven’t gotten as much wear out of Pink Cherry because I’m a sad sack who never has fun with her lip colours, but it would be a fantastic shade for the spring and summer. I can just imagine it with some bronzer and eyeliner on a trip to the beach!

Clarins Rose Praline Rouge Eclat lipstick review

The verdict?

If you love Clarins lipsticks, you have to check out the new Rouge Eclat shades. They’re creamy, comfortable, and super easy to wear, and Rose Praline has quickly become my very favourite Clarins lipstick of them all!

Plus, I mean, you can’t beat that Clarins packaging and scent. These two always make me feel like I’m putting something super-indulgent on, no matter whether I’m headed to class or just hanging around in an old pair of sweats!

Availability: $28 USD/$28 CAD in department stores, pharmacies, and at New permanent shades as of February 2016.

Clarins Spring 2016 Rouge Eclat review

Clarins Instant Shine Spring 2016 Rouge Eclat lipstick review

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  • Oh my gosh Rose Praline looks DIVINE on you Rae!!! Sounds like the perfect consistency too.
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  • silvermoon3

    HA! You're definitely not a "sad sack", lol, just a woman who knows what she likes! ;)
    That plummy… Shadow? looks very loverly, I must say! Oooh.

    Look away, Lisa, *look away*! Do NOT fall like last year's shadows with the greens and sorta salmony pinks! No! You'll be very disappointed… *sigh*


      Yup, it's an eyeshadow! I'm still working on the review, but I can try to bump it up the schedule if you're interested ;) It's sort of a plummy brown, but like most plums, I find that it pulls very warm on me!

  • shireenplatt

    I saw your picture on IG and I had to hop over to check this out! Rose Praline is stunning on you! I thought it would be sheer and glossy but I actually really like the finish on you.

    ps: You have stunning skin! Have you written about your skincare routine?
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    • Aww, thank you so much! :) Nope, the Rouge Eclats are usually very creamy and almost matte, despite their diagonal-cut tops! (I feel like that usually indicates that something's going to be a sheer, glossy sort of lip. Rouge Coco Shines, YSL Sheer Candy and Shines, Revlon Colour Bursts…. it's unusual to see something this shape that's more of a satin finish!)

      I actually just wrote about my skincare routine a couple of days ago, so you're in luck! The post is here :)

  • esharp1978

    I love both shades! Especially Pink Cherry!
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    • I'll admit that I haven't gotten nearly enough wear out of Pink Cherry yet, but man, is it ever pretty!

  • I love the Clarins Rouge Eclat formula! It's definitely the best for a barely-there lip.
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  • These are gorgeous on you, Rae! Subtle, natural, and fresh.
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    • Aww, thanks, lovely! Those are totally the 3 words that I'd have used to describe the Rouge Eclats, too. Y'know, if I was 1000% more succinct. :P

  • They look absolutely lovely! I was out at the mall the other day looking for the new shade of Clarins lip comfort oil at all counters, and all the SAs were trying to convince me to look at these new colors of Rouge Eclat.
    My very first lipstick was a Clarins, but I haven't tried any of their recent formulas. Lately I've been too distracted by Lancôme lippies, but I need to explore Clarins lipstick range again!
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    • Good on those SAs! I'm not into pushy sellers, but if they're pushing something truly awesome… well, I can't blame 'em. :P

      I'm pretty sure my experience was just the opposite! The first lipstick that I ever put on was either Estee Lauder or Lancome (my grandmother used both when I was growing up), but now I'm all Clarins, all the time!

      (Well. And Marcelle, too… more on that this week!)

  • jenna

    definitely need to swatch rose praline, that shade looks gorgeous!