3 women try this cult lipstick's new formula. Here's their honest verdict.

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It's no surprise that with hundreds of lipsticks to choose from, it's hard to know exactly when to fork up the cash. 

Although it might seem like a small thing, the search for the right lipstick is a pursuit that's both exciting and a little daunting.

Amidst the aisles of cosmetics, the countless shades, formulations, and promises, one thing is for sure: the perfect lip selection is a sure way to add a little colour to any day.

So, if you're in need of a lip product that actually stays on your lips, get ready to pucker up. Introducing a product that wears like a second skin.

Here 3 women put the new formulation of Clarins' Joli Rouge lipsticks to the test. 

Isabelle, Woodberry in Velvet, $59.

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Hold on to your makeup brushes ladies cos' I'm about to let you in on one of the best kept beauty secrets.

The cult Clarins Joli Rouge lipstick has been revamped. It now comes in sleek new packaging that's both luxurious and refillable, the packaging now available in a matte white, a shimmering metallic gold and the perfect bold red.

The new creamy formula adds intense colour, that comes in either a satin, velvet or shine finish. Plus, the ingredients are seriously top-tier, they’re made with organic apricot oil and shea butter to keep your lips hydrated for a good 6-hours. 

Luckily for me, I was fortunate to receive a few shades of my now new fave lippy. I am the proud owner of shades Pink Petunia, Pop Pink and Woodberry, which are just a few of the extensive range Clarins has on offer. 

I wore these lipsticks out on various occasions testing out the durability and wear, pushing each lippy to the limits. What I noticed was how the formula had been expertly crafted to ensure the product actually stays on your lips. What's more is that even though the shades were slightly pink, they didn't make my teeth look yellow, which is a MUST when it comes to selecting the right lipstick.

After using each shade for a few weeks now, I’ve been really impressed. The texture is pillow soft and silky smooth, allowing it to glide on effortlessly. Unlike any alternative lippy, I've also noticed that my lips are left feeling nourished and hydrated following application, which is a big win for me, considering I struggle with chapped lips. But that’s not even the best part. This product is so worth your money it isn’t funny, because it’s now one of the most versatile products I own.

So get ready for some seriously lovely lips.


Despina, Pecan Nude in Satin, $59.

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Introducing your new everyday nude lippy.

Promising to be a "radiant, bold, long-lasting colour," I’m happy to report that Clarins’ new Joli Rouge lipsticks absolutely deliver!


Since becoming a mum, lipstick has become one of my key staple items in my routine. And with any lipstick, I'm looking for something that is going to be hydrating AND long-lasting because, let's face it, when I'm out with my 1-year-old tornado twins, reapplying my lipstick is the last thing on my mind.

I tried Clarins’ Joli Rouge satin lipstick in the shade Pecan Nude while I was at work because if it can withstand the many, many coffees, it can withstand anything. I'm pleased to share that it impressed me every time.

For starters, the texture is a dream – the satin instantly felt beautiful to apply. It didn’t leave any weird residue that you can often find with other products once I applied, nor did it give a weird film as I went about my day. 

I loved that the lippy was also long lasting with a strong pigment and no need for reapplication! This is so important for anyone time-poor or for those of us who just simply forget to check how their lips look throughout the day. I know I do.

What really impressed me though, was how hydrating and nourishing it was on my lips. This is clearly thanks to the duo of unique plant extracts available within, including organic camelia oil (known for its exceptional nutritional qualities) and shea butter (organic plant – famous for its nourishing and comforting benefits). Even after my 8-hour workday, I went home with my lips feeling soft. It replaced the need for me to have my chapstick within arm’s reach.

So, to anyone looking for their new perfect nude (OR any other colour – you have 32 shades to choose from) let this be the newbie to transform your lips every single day!


Carly-Sophia, 742 Joli Rouge in Satin, $59.

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My standards for red lipstick (pretty much the only colour I’ll wear) are HIGH. I want the perfect shade of Old Hollywood, blue-based red, it must be long wearing (I refuse to reapply) and I forbid even the tiniest hint of shine. In addition to this, if it dries my lips out, it's dead to me. 

I had a dinner date on Wednesday night, so I decided to give the new Clarins 742 Joli Rouge a whirl. Damn, I love a luxe lipstick. The weighty gold tube, the embossed logo on the stick, even the "click" as it closes. So high-end. The satin formula glides over my lips giving perfect coverage in one fell swipe, and the tapered tip made shaping the bow and filling the corners too easy.


At dinner, my date volunteers (unprompted!) that my lipstick is a “particularly nice shade of red". I’ve been in long-term relationships with men who haven’t even noticed when I’ve drastically changed my hair colour, so the fact that this one recognises there are nuances in a "red", well, it must be good.

I go all in with a full seven-course degustation – wedges of bread, saucy pastas, and a few glasses of champagne. I notice that there is zero lipstick transfer onto the glass rim. Promising. When I got home (the first time I bothered to check), I discovered that my lipstick was still on point!


To really put the lippy through its paces, I wore it every day for a week. It really is a great colour – I got lots of compliments, and it could go a whole day with minimal wear-and-tear considering the lack of re-application.

A moisturising, long-wearing, non-transferring blue red is like finding a unicorn. Finally, though, I’ve got one!

Checkout Clarins' new generation of Joli Rouge lipsticks, with 32 shades and 3 finishes, it provides intense, long-wear colour that cares for the lips.

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