Colour Me Clarins – A Lipcote Lipstick Review

November 4, 2015


Brand Name: Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick
Colour: 732 Grenadine
Price: £14.85 at
Lipcote Rating: 4.2 / 5

Clarins is a luxury French skincare brand, with cult classic products like their Beauty Flash Balm and signature treatment fragrances such as Eau Dynamisante. The cosmetics side of the brand follows the same plant-based principles as the skincare, and we’ve heard great things about their lippies!

We chose Joli Rouge lipstick in the shade Grenadine – a gorgeous bold but dusky pink. The first thing we noticed was the amazing fragrance; it smells fruity and summery which makes a nice change from waxy smelling lipsticks! The formula is incredibly smooth, and feels like it’s melting into your lips, without being too glossy or sheer. For such a comfortable wearing lipstick, the colour pay-off is impressive – the pigments are strong and true to the shade in the stick when applied. Grenadine is a flattering pink, which looks bright but it’s really wearable, and the lack of orange tones in it means that it’s a good one for brightening teeth, eyes and skin, and great to use as a cream blusher too.

Overall this lippie’s a winner for us! The shiny satin finish works perfectly with Lipcote and the colour is fantastic for everyday, leaving us looking polished and glowing. Look out for it in this month’s Lucky Lipcote Draw!

Love, Lipcote x