Apart from the Clarins Energizing toner which I bought a few years ago, to be honest, I haven’t used many Clarins products so it was a lovely surprise when I came home to a delivery from Clarins, and it wasn’t just any collection, it was a beautiful eye quartet palette from the Clarins Opalescence Spring Makeup Collection.
The collection comprises of various products for complexion to eyes to lips.
NEW Multi-blush RRP $54
This ultra-easy to apply cream blue transforms into a powder when it comes into contact with the skin, giving a stunning ‘sculpted cheek’ effect. Its velvety texture enhances facial contours, smooths and adds color; the result is light, fresh and natural. Available in 4 shades: Peach, Candy, Grenadine and Rosewood.
Beauty Tip: The cream of the blushes can also be applied to the lips for a natural-looking color with a lightly powdered matte finished. For a glossier finish, add a touch of Crystal Gloss Prodige.
NEW Limited Edition Opalescence Face and Blush Powder RRP $76
Brighten and boost your complexion as the sunshine returns with this fusion of three warm and luminous shades. A touch of blush with a burst of pink, the face powder can also be used on its own to highlight your cheekbones.
Beauty tip: Warm up your complexion by sweeping your brush over the sun-shaped brown area of the palette.
NEW Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base RRP $64
These three hydrating, non-comedogenic liquid textures glide on leaving a veil of correcting and perfecting light on the skin, for a naturally flawless complexion all day long. Available in 3 new permanent shades.
Rose – Illuminates all complexions
Champagne – Corrects redness
Peach – Brings the flow back to medium-tone matte skins
New Limited Edition Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in Vibrant Light RRP $87
The circular pattern suggests a halo of light emanating from the pearly white highlighter, as the opalescent pink and grey eye shadows and the vibrant plum eye liner illuminate the eyes. Use dry for a subtle result or slightly dampened for a more intense, sophisticated look that will stay radiant all day long.
This beautiful eyeshadow palette definitely caught my eye. Not only is it pleasing to the eyes, it looks beautiful upon application too. The palette is versatile, love using the pearly white in the inner corner of my eyes. This eye palette is great for day time wear and for a night time look, you can definitely make it more dramatic and intensifying the colors by using the eyeshadows wet. I also like the fact that the eyeshadows don’t crease.
The palette is packaged beautifully in luxurious gold casing with a red velvet pouch to keep it safe and clean. I can easily carry it in my handbag which is very important to me. I don’t use the applicators provided simply because I prefer to use my own brushes as I can blend with it. I also love the fact that this is a limited edition palette, a personal preference and I would definitely recommend it to my family, friends & readers.
Instant Definition Mascara RRP $49
This unique double-brush technology ensures that each and every lash is coated and perfectly defined, for a natural and intense look. The amazing 360 degree effect widens the eyes while the cream texture creates an ultra-resistant film along the length of the lashes for stay-fast-day-long wear.
Ombre Minerale Eye Shadow in Smokey Plum and Golden Rose RRP $44
The new ultra-luminous plum shade delivers a smooth subtle smoky eye effect in long-lasting color. For those looking for an ultra-natural make-up, the gorgeous Golden Rose pink shade captures the light and blends harmoniously on the skin. The ultra-soft, creamy mineral texture can be applied dry or slightly dampened for a stronger look.
For the lips:
Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipsticks RRP $49
The fresh and luminous Joli Rouge Brilliant range will dress lips in a subtle pop of sheer color, leaving them plump, soft and ultra-glossy. Available in 3 new shades: 19 Tropical Pink, 20 Coral Tulip, 21 Pink Orchid.
Gloss Prodige RRP $42
Gloss Prodige optimises the effect of light on the lips. Lips are smoothed, shaped and plumped- up thanks to the intelligent Suprashine Colour Complex. Available in 2 new shades: 11 Coral Tulip and 12 Crystal
This collection will be available at Clarins counter from 18 August 2014
Available from leading department stores, select pharmacies, salons and retail specialists