February 03, 2013

Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector - Rose Câlins

For the past few years, Clarins has teamed with Rythme FM and Jean Coutu drugstores for a fundraising event called "Le Mois des Câlins de l’Hopital Sainte-Justine". The goal is to raise money for the Ste-Justine Pediatric Hospital of Montreal, so that they can continue to provide care and aid to children with rare and aggressive diseases.

To that end, Clarins has created a limited shade of their Instant Light Lip Perfector, to be sold exclusively at Jean Coutu's Quebec locations. This year's shade is called "Rose Câlins". (For the non-francophones, "câlins" translates as "hugs" or "cuddles".)

Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector Rose Câlins

For every tube of gloss sold, Clarins and Jean Coutu will jointly donate 10$ to Ste-Justine Hospital. Considering that the selling price is 20$, that 10$ is not a token amount. It's a beauty splurge well worth considering, and I would urge you to give it a look if you're in a Jean Coutu (but do so soon, my local counter was down to their last batch and they didn't expect it to last the week).

I'm not going to do my usual review here, but I want to give you an idea of what to expect.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector Rose Câlins

The Lip Perfector formula is both a gloss and a lip balm treatment. It provides a gorgeous shine and just a hint of creamy pink colour with tiny golden shimmer, and is wonderfully hydrating to the lips. This is actually the first Lip Perfector I have purchased (hey, it was a great reason to get it!) and I am really pleased with the softening effect.

My lips also appear to look a little fuller, both due to the gloss and the hydration as the little dry lines get filled out. It also has the most delicious vanilla scent.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector Rose Câlins swatches

Have any of you picked this one up? What do you think of it?

I have to say that I really respect a company (in this case, both Jean Coutu and Clarins) for making a substantial contribution to an organization that directly benefits people in our extended community.

(I purchased this item at Jean Coutu.)


  1. I tried one of these on a couple months ago and fell in love with the feel and look of it - totally natural but just what I want for certain looks! I plan on picking one up at some point, I'm glad you feel the same about them :)

    1. It's really nice! I've always passed on it because I tend to go for the flashier glosses, but I really love how it feels on the lips. :)

  2. Anonymous4.2.13

    that's cool! I want one of these, so this would have been a nice one to try! :)

    1. Yes, I feel practically virtuous for being makeup. ;)


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