[sample/affiliate/purchase] I’ve spent the morning at Harrods looking at their new Events & Services space and learning a little about H Beauty stores, dedicated beauty shops by Harrods opening in towns outside London. Lakeside is first, followed by Milton Keynes. I’m imagining that it’s their own brand SpaceNK but we shall see.

I’m not often at Harrods – I think the last time I was there was last September time perhaps but it’s been undergoing some significant beauty hall upgrades and my goodness, it has changed. While I was there to see the new services space in the basement (so much marble, designer sinks and sumptuous treatment beds I wished I’d brought my pyjamas and stayed the night – more so when I heard that both Chanel and Dior have treatment rooms), it was a chance to look around the new beauty halls on my own and be a customer for a change. I still think of Harrods beauty spaces as hectic but it was bright and tranquil when I was there as I wandered between the different counters. I don’t have many beauty needs to be honest because I am sent beyond my needs, but I got pulled in by the shiny things at the Cle de Peau counter and ended up (happily) with a lip gloss. It’s an addiction, what can I say. I had already – last year – been given the Lip Glorifier so it seems like a good time to kill two – or am I doing three – birds with one stone. I definitely want to mention that I had exemplary service.

Cle de Peau Radiant Lip Gloss

The key word in the name is ‘radiant’ – these light up the lips with a small amount of milky colour and a lot of shine and leave lips feeling softer and smoother. For someone with naturally creased lips prone to dryness this formula is a dream although the colour fades long before the emollient feel does. In a perfect world, I’d prefer the colour to stay a little longer because at £38 a pop, this is a luxury buy that needs to perform in every respect, not just one. So, every tick in the book for the sheen and the feel and the result of smoother lips but it needs more last in the colour.

Cle de Peau Lip Glorifier

The Lip Glorifier has a name to live up to doesn’t it! Drilled back to the basics, it’s a lip balm designed for the every day lipstick wearer that suffers from over-wearing dryness. I find lipsticks – with the odd exception – very drying so this is a handy product indeed to add a light layer under lipstick or as a nourishing finisher when I’ve taken it off. If you’re wondering – because, at £40 a pop, you might well – why it’s different to any other balm, there is a difference in terms of quality and effectiveness. My preferences for balm are at the higher end with Lanolips as the exception. Some lip balms I swear make everything worse, especially those that are highly flavoured because all you do is lick it off and have to start the whole thing again. Balms that say put and give an active shield as well as infusing moisture and giving smoothness tend to fall into the Sisley, By Terry bracket. But, if you’re lucky enough to have lovely, plump and smooth lips by nature, you certainly don’t need to consider this. I have a clear and a pink tint – the pink gives the most lovely, just more than baby pink, milky tint that I’m an instant fan of and know I’ll purchase when this runs out. If you, as a rule, don’t wear much lip dressing, but just want a little something, this fits the bill perfectly. The only one I can find on the website is 01 Pink HERE but perhaps they have the other shades in store (clear and coral). If you don’t mind splashing out on lip care/colour hybrids, I don’t think you’d be disappointed. Non affiliate HERE.

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