Things have started to cool down earlier than expected here in good ‘ol Phoenix. Since the sudden drop in temps the past couple of weeks, I’ve been having a total fall moment. Gimme all the boots, comfy sweaters, fall-inspired treats, and berry lippies because this is my favorite time of the year!
In partnership with Clarins, I was given the opportunity to test out three lipsticks from their popular Joli Rouge line. What’s awesome about this collection is that there are 20 shades to choose from (which is impressive) and each shade is available in three different finishes, so there’s something for everyone and every mood.
The Joli Rouge is your classic satin finish lipstick. Very pigmented with a comfortable wear, and a fan-favorite for a good reason.
The Joli Rouge Brilliant is more luminous with a sheer, buildable wash of color. This is, in my opinion, the perfect everyday lipstick for those who prefer the natural tinted lips look before running errands or heading off to work. You can definitely apply more layers for a more saturated pout.
The Joli Rouge Velvet is a bold and highly pigmented matte that feels creamy and lightweight. It’s one of the most comfortable mattes I’ve tried and has strong staying power.
All of the Joli Rouge lipsticks contains ingredients such as Organic Marsh Samphire extract and oils to protect lips and keep them well hydrated during its long-lasting wear. And by long-lasting, I mean long-lasting. I needed the help of some elbow grease to remove the swatches from my arm and the sheer finish took me by surprise with its staying power.
Below are swatches to show how each finish looks during actual wear. Note how one layer of the Brilliance finish leaves a fresh, natural tint and the color is deepened, but not overdone, with two layers.