Review: Clarins Shaping Facial Lift – Shaping your face is possible!

by xin on September 13, 2010

If you have been following TV program/ magazines/ shopping malls, I am sure you have already seen the advertisement of the new Clarins Shaping Facial Lift. It is now an upgraded version with more effective ingredients.

Clarins Shaping Facial Lift

4 pumps

It is recommended that we use 4 pumps for our face and neck massage. The product comes in a pump bottle, however, I feel that the pump could be improvised for better performance. Sometimes the pump will go limp and I need to pump a few times more to get the product out. And, even better if it comes in a transparent bottle so I can see how much product is left in the bottle and I will know when do I need to replenish my stock.

In the first picture, the product looks a little heavy.

spread on palm

But spread it on your palms and you will know it is not sticky nor heavy at all! It is easy to spread and being absorbed into the skin easily!

Most of all, I love the easy application method and scent.

Clarins Shaping Facial Lift steps

The sequence of Auto Lifting Method:

1. Wear clothing that leaves the shoulders and décolleté free. Smooth Shaping Facial Lift lightly over the whole face and neck. Do not rinse your hands.

2. Position: seated, elbows on the knees, head down, completely relaxed a resting its full weight in the palms of the hands. The weight of the head creates the ideal pressure for all the positions, so it is very important to relax the head completely.

3.  Hold each position without moving for 10 to 20 seconds.

The application method involves 6 steps which takes about 2-3 mins. Initially, it might seem tough but once you get the hang of it, it is easy peasy. And when you are holding your palms against your face, you can feel the warmth and relaxation.

Watch my video on my thoughts and the application method.

I was really skeptical with this product when I just got it. Since it is hard for home users to really measure the difference in numbers, especially when we don’t have a machine to do the job. I thought of a not-so-brilliant-but-might-work method  to see the results.



I put a measuring tape across my face above my upper lips to measure the width of my face from ear to ear.

The before result was 11″.



After using it religiously for about 3 – 4 weeks, I noticed a difference in my jawline, so I took another measurement and to my surprise, the width of my face has reduced for about 0.5″! A great milestone I would say, considering the fact that we all know how hard it is to reduce even 1mm on our face!

SO, how does this product work?

Two major innovations in Shaping Facial Lift Lipo-Drain Serum which is incorporated with highly effective natural plant extracts – Blue Button Flower and Baccharin.
Blue Button Flower, has powerful actions in reducing fats in the five fatty pockets by disorganizing protein barrier around the lipidic vacuole that limits the access of fat-release enzymes. Baccharin, an exclusive ingredient, guarantees a long-lasting refining result by limiting the transformation of pre-adipocytes (dormant cells that do not store fats) into active adipocytes (fat cell) capable of storing fats.

Overall, I am really impressed with the product as it is the first facial shaping product that has worked on me! However, the price tag might be a little steep for some, it retails at RM225 for a 50ml bottle. I would suggest this to who have been seriously having a hard time for slimming face, or those who are going for photoshoot (once or regularly).  To see a long term result, of course you must maintain the usage and coupled with healthy diet. But it is a short term solution too if you are desperate 😉

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Jasmine September 13, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Really interesting … but ex. pen. sive. 🙁 way beyond my means!


Nikki September 14, 2010 at 9:30 am

Such smart way to measure sister, it does make a huge difference, 0.5 is huge!!! congratulations~


prettybeautiful September 14, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Jasmine: but it works!

Nikki: hahaha thank u 😛 i know 0.5″ is seriously a big deal!


Mimi August 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Hi thank you so much for your review!! Are you still using this product? Do you know whats the difference with the shaping contouring facial lift?
Do you use full set Clarin’s skincare?(cleanser,toner,moisturizer?)

And,when do you apply this ? Is it after toner? What if i have essence/serum? Should i use Clarins first and followed by my own serum/essence?

Thanks 🙂


prettybeautiful August 24, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Hi Mimi, I stopped using the product after finishing the first bottle. I am not sure about the difference between shaping facial lift and contouring, but maybe the counter SA can explain to you better 😉

i have some clarins products in my skincare routine but not the entire set. this facial shaping should be used it BEFORE any serum/essence to maximize the effect 🙂 you can try this step > cleanse > toner > shaping facial lift > serums > moisturizers.

Hope this helps!
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Barbara September 30, 2011 at 4:25 am

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