A few weeks ago I was very kindly sent some shades from the new Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet collection. Can you imagine how happy it made me, a self proclaimed lipstick addict, to receive an envelope full of lipsticks? Not just any lipsticks either, Clarins lipsticks!!
I make no bones about my love for all things Clarins. Although I must say that I am more au fait with their skincare, I am trying to slowly build up my Clarins makeup collection.
Joli Rouge Velvet is the newest addition to the Clarins lipstick family. These are matte lipsticks but from the get go you realise that they are different from other mattes. As a cream and gloss lipstick lover I would consider myself a difficult person to be impressed by the texture of matte lipstick. Joli Rouge Velvet changed my mind about that from the moment I put one on my lips!!
They feel so creamy and so hydrating and most importantly (IMHO) they remain moveable on your lips. The colour payoff is incredible even though the lipstick feels lightweight on. Even though they do all of the above, the lasting power of these lipsticks still remains excellent. They honestly just tick every box!!
So when I received them, I put a poll up on my Instagram Stories to see if there was any interest in me doing a blog post showing how these looked on. The results were overwhelmingly positive, so here I am. Here are the four shades that I received on but just remember that there are ten in total in the Joli Rouge Velvet Collection. Not to mention a further 50 shades in the Joli Rouge and Joli Rouge Shine collections so there really is something for everyone.
So what do you think of the shades? Any favourites? I think I’m torn between Pink Cranberry and Joli Rouge!!
The Joli Rouge Velvet collection are available from Clarins counters nationwide priced at €24 each.