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BARGAIN BEAUTY: A CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE TO CLARINS LIP PERFECTORS?

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There is nothing we love more than finding a cheaper dupe to an expensive high-end make up brand. The Clarins instant light lip perfectors are highly rated among the beauty community and they’re a well loved lip product. Known for their high glossy finish and their light smooth texture on the lips, but at nearly €19 a pop, they can be a little pricey for what really is just a glorified lip gloss! Fear not, this is where German cosmetics brand Catrice steps in. Haven’t heard of them? You will find Catrice in almost all of the Penneys/Primark stores you visit. Not only are they a super cheap and affordable make up brand, but they also have a wide range of products to choose from which all offer great pigmentation and such a vast shade range.

The Catrice Lip Smoother is described on their website as “The Beautifying Lip Smoother that complements every natural make-up look: a subtle colour-dispersion in pastel shades with a glossy finish ensuring a soft, well-groomed appearance. The Lip Smoother visibly evens out fine lines around your lips for flawless results. Its flock applicator and the practical tube packaging guarantee an easy application.

Personally, we feel it is a perfect dupe for the Clarins version and at a fraction of the price at just €3.99. Available in 3 shades a nude, peach and a light pink there is definitely a shade to suit everyone. The lasting power is okay at a little over an hour on the lips before needing to re-apply, but then again that is pretty standard with most glossy lip products. You can find out more about Catrice cosmetics by visiting their website here.

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