Beauty Reviews, Lips, Reviews

Clarins Joli Rouge Lipsticks & Lipliner review

So a couple of weeks ago I was sent two lipsticks from the Clarins “Joli Rouge” range to try, along with some gorgeous natural coloured lipliners.  I was super excited to try these out because I know that the quality is really good – I wore one of these lippies on my wedding day!

Joli  Rouge Lipsticks

First up is this beautiful light pink colour  715 Candy Rose which as you can see is the perfect shade of pink with a light shimmer to it.  I love this pink and have wore it endlessly since I got it as it’s a perfect daytime colour and it looks really lovely on.

715 Candy Rose


Next is the amazingly fab 742 Jolie Rouge which is the ultimate in luxurious red lippies!  I LOVED this one, apart from the fact that it’s so comfortable to wear (I’ll get to that more in a bit) it really packs a punch and I love how it looks on.

742 Candy Rose


In the whole collection there are a whopping 25 shades to choose from so you are bound to find the right colour for you.  These lipsticks are so easy to wear, they glide on effortlessly for quick easy application and you get maximum colour with just the one swipe.  Plus they are super moisturising so feel really comfortable on and have the shiny finish of a gloss rather than a lipstick which I love.  They lasted well on me, they don’t claim to be a long lasting lipstick so you do have to top up but I found myself doing that through the day anyway as they felt so nice on.  Plus they smell really fruity, like berries!  I always want my lip products to smell good so that’s a bonus! 🙂 Oh and I’m also loving the shiny gold packaging which makes them look really stylish in your makeup bag 😉

They are available for €22 in all Clarins outlets including larger Boots stores and although that may seem pricey, they are well worth it.  As I said, I wore one of these lipsticks for my wedding and they are just perfect for that!

Lipliner Pencils

Now, while we’re here, can we also talk about these fab lipliners from the same range which are actually designed to match your own skintone rather than the actual colour of the lipstick you are wearing, how clever is that?!


It makes total sense to match your natural lip colour rather than your lipstick as you’ll get the most natural result and you can even slightly overdraw your own lipline for a fuller lip without looking like Kylie Jenner gone wrong!

There are 4 shades in total and they are designed to go with any lipstick shade you choose so you just buy the one that suits you.  The formulation on these are super smooth and blendable and they don’t drag or bleed and look really natural.  I totally love these and have been using them a lot on my clients with all colours of lipsticks and they’re worked brilliant.  These are priced at €17.50 and again available from all Clarins outlets including larger Boots stores.

What do you think of these?  Will you be trying them out? Let me know 🙂

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Touching up your Makeup and what to Carry with you

What Makeup to carry with you to touch up and keep it looking fresh all day

Whether you’re working a 9 to 5 or off for a night on the tiles, you want your makeup to last and look fresh for hours with minimal touch ups.  A lot of people ask me what they should bring with them to touch up their makeup so carrying on from my previous blog on how to ensure your makeup lasts when you apply it first , here are a few items you should carry with you:

Blotting Papers – Use these first to mop up any oil around your T-Zone.  If you have oily or combination skin, these are a godsend.

If you have Combination/Oily skin:

A Compact Pressed Powder & Retractable  Powder Brush  –Next put on a light dusting of powder only on any areas prone to shine.  If you have dry skin you may not need it at all.  A retractable brush is great for applying powder while keeping everything clean and mess free.

If you have Dry Skin:

Urban Decay do a really nice spray that you can spritz on over your makeup to hydrate your skin and avoid your foundation patching up in dry spots on your skin.  It’s called Dew Me and gives you a beautiful glowing complexion and freshens up your makeup making you look Dewy – as the name suggests!  You can easily decant this into a smaller spray bottle that you can pop in your makeup bag.  You can pick these up cheap enough in Boots or any chemist or beauty supply shop.


Some Cotton Buds – Great for cleaning up around the eye area or fixing smudged lippie.

A small pot of Cream Concealer – For hiding any spots – you can use your finger or the tip of a cotton bud to dab it on.

Whatever Lipstick/Gloss you have applied

Optional: Bronzer – But ONLY if applied sparingly!!!

It’s as simple as that.  Unless you are looking to recreate a whole new makeup look, these are the only things you should need to carry.  Some girls carry around every piece of makeup they own in their handbags and really there isn’t any need for it.  If you carry just what you need, especially on a night out, you won’t be tempted to overdo the bronzer/blush in a drunken stupor like poor TOWIE star Gemma Collins below.  Oh dear…