28 May 2012

Sweet like candy: Maybelline Colorsensational Popsticks, Avon Shine Attract Lipstick and Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm

Top to bottom: Maybelline, Clarins, Avon

Lately I'm loving this trio of candy inspired lip treats that have landed on my desk. Perfect for summer, these all promise to be hydrating and comfortable to wear, while delivering a glossy tint to the lips while they're at it. And it doesn't hurt that they all remind me of jellies and lollipops, either...

Maybelline Colorsensational Popsticks: These promise shine with a hint of popsicle tint, but this one, Pink Sugar, doesn't give any colour at all.  It does give a pretty shine to the lips, is fun to use and has a lovely juicy scent, but it's more of a glorified care product. There are four other shades in the range though, which may have better payoff. These are €10.49.


Swatches: top Avon, bottom Clarins

Avon Shine Attract lipstick: Unlike the other two shown here, these don't smell of sweeties - sadface! But they're nice and hydrating, give a lovely shiny pop of colour and have the added bonus of SPF 15. There's a central core of colour - this is Happy Pink - wrapped in an outer layer of vitamin E gel. The packaging looks nice but be careful with it in your handbag - the lid keeps popping off mine. They're €11.

Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm: I mentioned this when I reviewed the Clarins summer collection over on Beaut.ie. Like the Avon product this has a core of colour encased in an outer layer of translucent balm. This one is Crystal Violet and payoff is really good - it gives a nice juicy wash of colour to the lips. It smells amazing, feels moisturising on the lips and is €20.33 - it's also available in sheer red, coral or pink.

Have you tried any of these? What lip colours are you loving right now?

14 comments:

CherrySue said...

I have an Avon Shine Attract in the car, I'm forever popping it on my lips when I spot it.

The Clarins Crystal Violet though is a firm favourite - it's in the back pocket of my mála and proffered to almost anyone I meet with 'Here! Smell this!' Love it x

fluff and fripperies said...

I was sniffing it on the bus this morning and getting a few odd looks Sue! xo

Adele said...

They look good enough to eat!!!
Happy Monday Hun xoxo
http://www.intotheblonde.com/

Ashesela said...

Great reviews!! :D They look like jello!

The Hearabouts said...

I have the Maybelline Popstick. I really like it, although it is, as you said, just a glorified care product. A really cute one, though :)

S., The Hearabouts

Sam said...

Omy...love love these! They look berrylicious and totally tasty...the shades are pretty, can't wait for it to reach our shores.

CeeCee said...

I've been after that clarins crystal balm but wasn't sure if it was worth the price, think I'll be picking it up now!! Looks fab!

Rae-Rae - Fashion, Beauty and Randomness said...

The Avon Shine Attract looks gorgeous! I really want to try the popsticks but I have been hearing that they don't have much colour payoff, they still look cute though! x

yiqin; said...

nice color <3

Not Just On The Inside said...

I really want the clarins one :)

Caroline said...

The Clarins one sounds great and looks like a gorgeous shade!

Caroline x
Caroline's Catwalk

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

These look good enough to gobble !!

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

xx

dazzlelight91 said...

Oooh they look so yummy! :)

Cabootique said...

Such pretty shades! They look so hydrating.