13 August 2013

Product Review & LOTD: Clarins Rouge Eclat Satin Finish Age-Defying Lipstick in Pink Berry

A few decades ago, when I started earning money, I discovered Clarins. It was the first up-market cosmetic brand that I got into, and for years I used nothing but their cleansers, moisturisers and foundations. Then for some reason I stopped using their products. But lately I have re-discovered the brand and the amazing products. I don’t really know why I stopped using them, as I always loved them, I now so feel I’ve been missing out!! Here are my thoughts on the *Clarins Rouge Eclat Satin Finish Age-Defying Lipstick in Pink Berry;

What They Say:
"Lip colour or lip care? It’s a little bit of both! Clarins’ luminous, age-defying lipstick—created with Nutri-Youth Complex—creates fuller, younger-looking lips. Tip: the more you wear it, the more luscious your lips will become."

RRP: $38 – Available from August 19, 2013 from Clarins counters

What I Say:
The first thing that I noticed was the gorgeous square gold casing of the Rouge Eclat Satin Finish Age-Defying Lipstick, it just screams luxury, and one of those products that shouldn’t be hidden away in a drawer or handbag, but should be out on display on your desk!

The lipstick is available in a 15 stunning shades, while I was trying colour 05, Pink Berry, which as the name suggests is a warm pinky red colour. I am not a big fan of too pale lipsticks, but I also don’t like too bold lipsticks, and this Pink Berry is just right, it has a lovely sheen, yet without being too shiny or glittery.

It has a lovely fruity scent, typical for most Clarins lipsticks (if not all?), that does linger on the lips for quite a while, but as I really like this scent, it doesn’t bother me, I actually rather enjoy it.

According to Clarins, the Rouge Eclat Satin Finish Age-Defying Lipstick contains Nutri-Youth Complex to protect the lips against dehydration and boost collagen, Vitamin E to protect against free radicals and 100% plant waxes for instant comfort.

I found the lipstick is extremely creamy and it slides on easily and leaves the lips with a nice colour, perfect for both a night out, and for day wear. And it feels absolutely divine on the lips, it really is very moisturising, it feels like you are wearing a lipbalm!
And even after the lipstick has worn off my lips, they feel soft and nourished. I don’t normally have dry lip, but this winter they seem to have taken a beating from the cold weather. But after wearing the lipstick for a couple of days, my lips no longer feels as dry, so the lipstick is having an effect.

But as for Clarins’ claim of ‘creating fuller, younger-looking lips’, I am not so sure. But of course, if your lips are dry and cracking, it will have an ageing effect, where as if lips are thoroughly moisturised and continuously nourished during the day from the lipstick, they will naturally appear younger-looking!

The Rouge Eclat has a good wear of four hours or so, although, as with most lipsticks, it does transfer onto glasses and mugs as I drink, although my lips are still left with a nice stain. It also doesn’t survive though a lunch, but again, that is pretty standard for most lipsticks. Again, as with most lipsticks, it can bleed a little, but that’s nothing wearing a lip liner won’t fix!

Overall, I am really loving everything about this lipstick, from the packaging, the scent, the colour of the lipstick, to how it feels and looks on my lips, so this has quickly become my new favourite lipstick. I’ll be sure to check out the other colours in the range!
* Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Do you use any makeup from Clarins? Have you tried any of their lipsticks?



  1. Oh it's so pigmented and luxurious, love it :)

  2. Aaahhh such a lovely shade ! looks great on you :)
    xoxo Shreya

  3. So pigmented and I'm loving the shade!

    1. Yeah, it is such a gorgeous shade. I think I'll cry when its used up!!

  4. I think, this could be a lipstick for me, too, dearest Karina, it sounds really good, what you write about it! And by the way, you have wonderful lips <3

    Hope you and your baby are both well! I´m really impressed that you still blogging as usual although you have your baby now. Many thanks for that!

    Wish you a wonderful time.

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena


    1. Thanks Rena, we are both well. - But yes, I can definitely tell that I haven't got as much time anymore, but try to fit everything else in.
      And the lipstick is so lovely, I'm sure you'll love it too!

  5. Beautifull :)

  6. I found your blog on Blogaholic - I just love this color of Clarins lipstick -gorgeous!
    All the best from the southern US! xoxo, Mimi

    1. Thanks so much, I'll make sure to check out your blog too!!


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