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Friday Flash Review: Clarins Crystal Lip Balm

Clarins Crystal Lip Balm

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“OK, I’m going to let you into a little secret. Something that I’ve done that was all rather silly but couldn’t be helped. I mean literally couldn’t be helped. If someone had put me in a strangle-hold and told me not to do it, the silly thing, I’d have still raised that Clarins Crystal Lip Balm to my lips and taken a bite.

It just tastes so bloody irresistible! I challenge you to try a sample at the Clarins counter and not want to eat it. Some evil developer at Clarins HQ has purposefully made this lip balm with eating in mind – but then forgotten to actually make it edible. Hence the slight tummy ache.

(Yes, I swallowed it! What would be the point of me researching things for you if I didn’t do it properly?)

The one I ate was the orange one – centre stage – which is just as juicy and orangey as an Orange Maid ice-lolly. I suppose you’d like to know how it fares as a cosmetic? Very well thank-you! The part not in my tummy is on my lips, and although the coral colour is very, very subtle the texture of the balm is soft and smoothing. And orangey… Going in for seconds, please do excuse me!”

Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm in ‘Crystal Coral’, £13.20 with free worldwide delivery from FeelUnique here: http://tinyurl.com/64kna4u








  1. This very informative post made me laugh out loud…. Thank you! X

  2. that literally made me LOL! you ate it?! lol i’ve tried it at the clarins counter before and i loved it but i just wasnt sure if i should buy it because it was 15 pounds for a tinted lip blam and i recently discovered burts bees which i am in love with btw! but you make it sound so tempting i think i wont be able to resist next time im near a clarins counter and will probably snap up atleast one of them! xx

  3. OMG! It reminds me of the time I drank The Bodyshop’s Apple shampoo because it smelt so divine…bad tummy cramps ensued…

  4. alright, I caved in and ordered them… I wasn’t going to purchase any cosmetics I didn’t need for a while (I have too much and I don’t like having stuff I don’t use!) but come on… THEY’RE TRANSPARENT… HOW CAN I RESIST?????

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