|The 8 new shades in the Colour Quench range - Sweet Papaya is 3rd from the right.|
This lovely lip balm, my new favourite, delivers both colour and care in one pretty gold-topped tube. The Clarins Colour Quench range has been around for a while but the formula has been enhanced and new colours added to the line as part of the brand's Mosaique collection for Summer 2011. I have completely fallen in love with shade 06, Sweet Papaya, which is a beautiful coral shade that looks and feels divine. It has a lovely creamy texture which, coupled with a delicious fruity taste and smell, makes it an absolute joy to wear. My lips feel nourished and hydrated with a gorgeous glossy sheen - and no stickiness, a personal bug bear of mine (and probably any woman with hair long enough to get stuck to her lips!). With this product you get the shine and colour payoff of a gloss with the conditioning qualities of a balm – it’s packed with high quality ingredients like mango oil, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to hydrate and protect. A lovely product all round and at 15ml a generous size too, so well worth the €20 price tag in my opinion. While I was sent this one to try out, I’m already planning my next purchases from the range – peach nectar and strawberry sorbet, I’m looking at you!