November 2, 2018

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipsticks

A few weeks ago, Clarins came out with a new lipstick range! Available in 20 shades, the Joli Rouge Velvet lipsticks have a luminous matte finish and are said to be creamy and non-drying. The formula is enriched with apricot oil and glasswort extract to keep lips hydrated and soft!

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Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Matte Lipsticks Review Photos Swatches

The formula is quite creamy for a matte lipstick, it glides smoothly on the lips and doesn't tug on the skin! It feels creamy but a bit powdery when I press my lips together.

The Joli Rouge Velvet lipsticks are supposed to be moisturizing and comfortable on the lips, but like most matte lipsticks they feel a bit drying as the day progresses.

But I love matte lipsticks so what I like to do is exfoliate my lips and apply a thick layer of lipbalm while I do something else (blow dry my hair or get dressed). Then, I remove the lipbalm with a tissue before applying the lipstick. I like to use a lip primer too, MAC's Prep + Prime Lip is my favorite lip primer for matte lipsticks because it keeps my lips hydrated without changing the matte finish!

By the way, they have a subtle fruity scent and taste a bit sweet.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Matte Lipsticks Review

Most of the shades have a semi-matte finish with a subtle pearl sheen, but I noticed that two of them (731V Rose Berry, 752V Rosewood) contain very fine shimmers, so they look a bit more frosty on the lips. The shimmers are barely noticeable, but they make my lips look wrinkly and dry after a few hours. While I love these two shades, I wish the finish was the same than the other colors.

I love the other nude shades, especially 758V Sandy Pink and 759V Woodberry! They look a bit streaky if I apply a thick layer, but the color looks even if I blot the excess with a tissue. I like to wear Sandy Pink when I'm tan (it's more brown than beige on me, when my skin is very pale), and Woodberry is a beautiful mauvy pink. 705V Soft Berry is pretty too!

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Matte Lipsticks Review

The shades 713V Hot Pink, 742V Joli Rouge and 761V Spicy Chilly are fabulous, very opaque and extremely pigmented! They don't look streaky or cakey. 756V Guava is great too, although a bit sheerer.

The only shade I wouldn't wear again is 738V Royal Plum. I love the color, but it didn't wear well on me. After only 2 hours, the lipstick was very cakey and patchy.

Overall, I love the Joli Rouge Velvet lipsticks! They are creamy, most of the shades are very pigmented, and they don't feather even without a lip pencil!

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipsticks Review 705v 731v 752v 758v 759v
Left to right : 705V Soft Berry, 731V Rose Berry, 752V Rosewood, 758V Sandy Pink and 759V Woodberry.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick Swatch 705v soft berry

705V Soft Berry is a warm brownish rose with a semi-matte finish.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick Swatch 731v rose berry

731V Rose Berry is a brownish berry rose with a slightly shimmery semi-matte finish.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick Swatch 752v rosewood

752V Rosewood is a brownish rose with a slightly shimmery semi-matte finish.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick Swatch 758v sandy pink

758V Sandy Pink is a warm beige with a semi-matte finish.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick Swatch 759v woodberry

759V Woodberry is a mauvy pink with a semi-matte finish.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipsticks Review 713v 738v 742v 756v 761v
Left to right : 713V Hot Pink, 738V Royal Plum, 742V Joli Rouge, 756V Guava and 761V Spicy Chilly.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick Swatch 713v hot pink

713V Hot Pink is a medium hot pink with a semi-matte finish.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick Swatch 738v royal plum

738V Royal Plum is a deep plum with a semi-matte finish.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick Swatch 742v joli rouge

742V Joli Rouge is a vibrant red with a semi-matte finish.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick Swatch 756v guava

756V Guava is a muted peachy coral with a slightly shimmery semi-matte finish.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick Swatch 761v spicy chili

761V Spicy Chilly is a bright orange with a semi-matte finish.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Matte Lipstick Review

The Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipsticks retail for $29 CAD for 3.5g and are available at clarins.ca, Sephora, Nordstrom and The Bay.

(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial. This post contains affiliate links.)

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