After hearing all the hype surrounding the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors I was intrigued. So, after a few clicks on my laptop Apricot Shimmer was on its way to me. (I ordered mine from Escentual as it was the cheapest). A few days later a little package arrived on my door step and the rest is history. The love affair had officially begun... Sounds a little dramatic admittedly, however I'll paint the picture for you: I bought it eight weeks ago and there has not been one day go by where I haven't used it. In fact, I haven't used anything else on my lips but it. And coming from a beauty blogger with a collection of lip products as long as my arm, that's saying something! It even trumped every lip product I took away with me to Gran Canaria for a week and, as I loved it so much, I picked up Rose Shimmer whilst I was over there.
The texture is heavenly and not sticky in the slightest. They add a beautifully natural glow to the lips whilst adding a subtle and understated hint of colour. They smell amazing - a sweet vanilla scent but not sickly. Admittedly at first I was a little apprehensive about the sponge-tip applicator, however I've found it works perfectly with the product and also helps to set them apart from their glossy competitors.
So, are they worth the hype? In my opinion, Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector's are worth every little bit of hype and praise they receive. Give into the hype and you won't be left disappointed, only miffed that you didn't give in to it sooner!