May is almost upon us and already summer beauty collections are starting to hit the shelves! I think summer collections are my favourite, they’re all about sun-kissed skin, nude lips and dazzling eyes – just what I love! And Clarins’ latest offering is no exception. The Limited Edition Aquatic Treasures Collection has just launched and the products are beautiful. I have the Bronzing Compact, Individual Eyeshadows and the Radiance Boosting Complexion Base to share with you today.
I’m going to start off with my favourite product, the Limited Edition Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact (£30)
Easily the star of the collection, this beautiful bronzer comes embossed with a marine inspired motif to suit the theme of the collection, and I just don’t want to use it and ruin it! Seriously though does anyone else this a problem with pretty limited edition products like this? I also have a MAC ombre blush from the Proenza Schouler collection that I can’t bare to touch!
Eventually though, I did manage to use and also swatch the bronzer for you below – you can see it contains four warm brown shades ranging from beige to terracotta, the lightest of which should suit even fairer skin tones. I’m super fair and found running my brush over the two lighter shades worked well for me. I love that you can customise your bronzing with this palette to suit your skin tone and your needs. You could also use if for sculpting as all four shades have a matte finish, and the lighter shades could also work well as a blush on the right complexion.
This compact also contains Clarins’ Anti- Pollution Complex and Light Optimizing Complex which minimises lines and imperfections, helps keep the skin moisturised and supple and protects it from the harmful effects of free radicals and pollution. As well as looking beautiful, I love that this palette is actually good for your skin!
Next are the Limited Edition Ombre Iridescente Eyeshadows (£19)
This is my first experience of Clarins’ eyeshadows and I don’t think I’ll ever look back! Shades 01 Aquatic Rose and 03 Aquatic Grey have been added to the Aquatic Treasures Collection at they are just stunning. I couldn’t grasp the formula at first – is it a powder? is it a cream?? (FYI it’s actually a cream-to-powder formula) It’s the most velvety soft eyeshadow I think I’ve ever had the pleasure of using, and surprisingly pigmented too. I only needed the tiniest amount of product for the above swatches, so it’s safe to say these little pots will last you a long time!
Aquatic Rose is a beautiful high shimmer rose gold shade, it would look stunning on tanned skin (which mine isn’t – yet!) and you literally just swipe it across the lids with a finger and you’re done! Aquatic Grey may be slightly harder to wear just because it’s a darker shade, the high shimmer finish is very forgiving though, so if you’re looking to experiment with a summery smokey eye, I highly recommend you try this shade out.
And lastly the Limited Edition Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in 04 Apricot (£26)
Clarins have added two new shades to their current range of Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Bases from this collection – which are 04 Apricot and 05 Golden Bronze. The original three shades were made to target specific concerns – Rose (brightens all complexions), Champagne (corrects redness) and Peach (restores lustre to medium and matte skin) whereas the two newer shades are more about creating a healthy sun kissed glow, whilst evening out the complexion.
My instant thought was ‘oh no, this shade is way too dark for me’ but this actually works fantastically well mixed in with your normal foundation to give your complexion a bit of a radiance boost. My skin can often be quite dull and sallow so I’m totally up for any product that’s going to make me look a bit more alive and healthy. This Complexion Base does just that. I also like to fake tan in the summer so I’ll be able to use it on it’s own to help eliminate imperfections and give my skin a flawless finish.
I think the Complexion Base will be a staple in my makeup bag this summer, it has a creamy consistency but feels light on the skin and when used on it’s own it absorbs really quickly rather than sitting on the skin and feeling heavy like a foundation can do. This product also contains the new High-Lumitec Complex which brightens the complexion and optically corrects imperfections, and the Anti-Pollution Complex to keep skin protected, whilst still maintaining luminosity. I may just have to snap up a couple of the other Complexion Bases too!
This really is a stunning collection, but don’t forget it is limited edition, so if you’re thinking about making a purchase, do it sooner rather than later or you may miss out!
The Aquatic Treasures Collection is available now from Clarins.
I’d love to hear what you think of this collection? I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx
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