Unboxing: Clarins New Makeup Launches | Clozette


Just when you thought that colour makeup couldn't get any better, Clarins launches skincare-infused cosmetics. These are two-in-one products that work just as well as any makeup but with added skin-caring benefits. Believe it or not, the added botanical skincare ingredients don't deter these beauty goodies from giving full coverage looks and pigmented shades. For this batch, there are four products: Clarins Joli Rouge LacquerNatural Lip PerfectorJoli Blush, and Everlasting Youth Fluid.


The Clarins Joli Rouge Lacquer is a balm treatment that surprisingly gives a bold, lacquer-like finish. It's truly unlike any other lip balm you've encountered. If you love a glossy sheen, the Natural Lip Perfector is for you. It's got a creamy and comfortable texture and contains shea butter that will leave your lips nourished for up to four hours. 


Next, let's talk about their face products. Clarins launched the ultra-pigmented Joli Blush, which has a formula that includes brightening hazelnut oil. And of course, last but not least, the Everlasting Youth Fluid. Infused with chicory plant and red jania extracts, this power-packed foundation gives a flawless finish and helps the skin to become smoother and firmer at the same time.


Intrigued? Watch the video to see these promising products in action.


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As someone who loves Japanese beauty trends, one of the brands that I’ve had my eye on for a while is Jill Stuart Beauty. The interest started with its cult status in Japan to the point that many people mistake it for having its roots there, despite actually being an American company. Apparently, the ideation for this spin-off from Jill Stuart’s eponymous fashion brand was really targeted towards the Japanese market, where the beauty line initially launched and founded its current headquarters. It's also where Jill Stuart Beauty's products are licensed and manufactured under a Japanese company. 


Now, the brand's branch in beauty, despite being distributed globally, doesn’t really follow much of the Western beauty trends but rather focus its inspirations on the Land of the Rising Sun’s well-known preference for kawaii (cute) and hime (princess) aesthetics. But does it really fare as well as it's hyped about? With this, I went on a deep dive and tried out some of its best-sellers and vanity favourites — the Jill Stuart Lip Blossom and Lip Blossom Velvet, the Blend Blush Blossom, and the Birth Gem Lip Gloss — to see if they’re really more than their pretty packaging.

Jill Stuart Lip Blossom and Lip Blossom Velvet


Lipsticks are my number one makeup obsession (I couldn’t leave the house without at least three tubes in my purse) so these two beautifully packaged lippies truly set my heart aflutter at first glance. The two tubes look almost identical apart from the gem in their casing, the clear one indicating the Lip Blossom and the white referring to the Lip Blossom Velvet.


Upon swatching, I could immediately tell that these two lipsticks are not the type to hit the preference of those who love matte or semi-matte finishes. Both lipsticks definitely border on a creamy satin finish that would easily transfer even at the most careful attempt to drink or eat. The Lip Blossom Velvet is a bit less glossy than the Lip Blossom, but both need a couple of swipes to give a semi-opaque finish. 


Jill Stuart Beauty Lip Blossom and Lip Blossom Velvet Review

Left: The gems on the lipstick cases indicate the Lip Blossom Variant; Right: Top swatch shows glossy Lip Blossom and bottom swatch shows creamy satin Lip Blossom Velvet


On the upside, I love how hydrating the lipsticks feel. They’re also not tacky or heavy despite having a very creamy finish. However, longevity obviously isn’t something to be expected. It’s also prone to creasing and smudging so I suggest you wipe it off before you start digging in your food. Overall, I think Japanese women, in general, prefer that natural-looking finish these lipsticks offer. But if you’re someone who loves your semi-mattes and mattes, these are definitely a no-go.

Jill Stuart Birth Gem Gloss 


Jill Stuart Beauty Birth Gem Gloss

Left: the Birth Gem Gloss serves great aesthetic; Middle: curved wand hugs the lip perfectly for great application; Right: bottom swatch shows ordinary clear gloss


From two lip products to the next, it looks like we’re sticking to a glossy theme with the Birth Gem Gloss. I personally love some sheen and gloss on my lips as true mattes never really suit me. Jumping in intrigued with its magic-potion-like glittery purple shade on the tube, I was actually a bit disappointed that it came off clear with just some specks of glitter when applied. I’ve experimented on black and gold lip glosses before so I had high expectations with this one and sadly, the whimsical aesthetic di not save the performance. As Ariana Grande would say, 'Thank u, next'!



Jill Stuart Blend Blush Blossom 


Moving on to blush, the Blend Blush Blossom definitely gives off that dainty and glamorous feel with its packaging. The blusher and the brush follow the same gem-like, fantasy-vanity theme as the lipsticks, which are truly reminiscent of a makeup set we’ve probably dreamt about when we were younger.


Jill Stuart Beauty Blend Blush Blossom

Left: The Blend Blush Blossom channels vintage beauty vibes with its quaint packaging; Right: swatches of illuminator and blusher 


The blush has two separate pans, one is the cheek colour and the other is the highlighter. I was a bit sceptical when I swatched the two because despite the intimidating pigment it shows on the pan, it looks almost non-existent on my finger. But when I finally applied it, it was actually pretty good. The colour payoff on the skin isn’t as bold as it looks on the pan so despite it being a hot pink colour that shouldn’t have looked good on my skin tone, it worked. It gives a really natural but noticeable flush that complements the skin to look glowing and healthy. The highlighter isn’t as blinding as those seen on Instagram trends, but it delivers a lit-from-within glow that’s perfect for an everyday casual makeup look. Out of all the products from Jill Stuart that I’ve tried, this is actually my favourite. 


Overall thoughts 


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Jill Stuart Beauty has some hits and misses, at least with the set of products I got to try. It’s quite tricky to recommend these products because upon trying things out, I realised that it really is targeted towards a very niche audience. I, for one, was pretty satisfied but I can see and understand why it would confuse others of Jill Stuart Beauty’s cult following. If you’re a casual buyer looking to consider this brand’s products, I’d say go for the Blend Blush Blossom as it offers more versatility towards a range of beauty preferences. The others, on the other hand, fall entire up to your preference.


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We always love a good beauty multi-tasker. Getting multiple benefits from just one product? Sign us up! So as beauty junkies, we were pleased to learn that Clarins just released new makeup products that promise to give that vivid glow of cosmetics as well as nourishing powers of skincare. 


Woman doing another woman's makeup using Clarins' new makeup launches

Makeup demo featuring Clarins' new makeup launches


Last 1 August, multi-tasking beauty products for you to love were introduced at the Clarins Makeup Marché held at The Botanic in Singapore. With Clarins Joli Rouge Lacquer, Joli Blush, Everlasting Youth Fluid, and Natural Lip Perfector, you can get the best of makeup and skincare all-in-one. Give your skin its much-needed TLC with Clarins’ new makeup launches created with organic and skin-loving ingredients.


Cover the bases


A woman putting a drop of Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid, a liquid foundation, on her wrist

Everlasting Youth Fluid, SGD60


Get the best of Clarins skincare and makeup combined in this uber-powerful yet ultra-light foundation. Available in 24 shades to fit all complexions, Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid promises to blur all spots and imperfections. To further make your look flawless, the liquid foundation’s creamy texture is infused with chicory plant and red jania extracts that help restore your skin’s youthful glow, making it smoother, and firmer in an instant. 


Get cheeky


Clarins Joli Blushes in three pinkish and peachy shades

Joli Blush, SGD55


Give your cheeks some colour with the Clarins Joli Blush that comes in six cheeky colours. Though it is ultra-pigmented, this blush that adapts to all types of skin tones lets your skin breathe with its fine feather-like texture. Fun fact: It’s also the first Clarins blush to be infused with nourishing hazelnut oil. If that isn’t enough, this blush fights skin ageing caused by pollution with its Anti-pollution Complex. And because of its pocket-friendly size, you can have your beauty touch-ups you wherever you go. 



Pucker up


Different shades of Clarins Joli Rouge Lip Lacquer and Clarins Natural Lip Perfector on display

Left: Joli Rouge Lip Lacquer, SGD40; Right: Natural Lip Perfector, SGD33


To finish off your look, Clarins’ new makeup launches offers two treats for your lips: Joli Rouge Lip Lacquer and Natural Lip Perfector. If you’re looking to get the moisturising benefits of a balm and the intensity of a lipstick, opt to wear Clarins Joli Rouge Lip Lacquer. Don’t be intimidated by the striking colour and vinyl shine of its five new shades as its creamy melting texture still hydrates and soothes your lips. For those who prefer something more lightweight, try out Clarins Natural Lip Perfector that contains shea butter for up to four hours of moisture. Now in four new shades, it gives you the colour-shine of the gloss minus the sticky feel. With these two, you’ll be sure to feel extra good about your plumper and softer pout. 


Women trying out different Clarins makeup products

Spotted Clozette Ambassador maybelinesim and Clozetter winterchee trying out Clarins' new makeup launches.


Experiment with new looks and nourish your skin while you're at it with Clarins’ new makeup launches. They're everything you need for a healthy and happy glow. Feel good and show your best self.



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