It’s no secret that I’m a massive fan of Clarins’ makeup (and I may have just bought some more products too, oops!) It feels like we’ve barely seen the sun this year, but already there are whispers of Autumn / Winter on the fashion and beauty scene, and now the Clarins Autumn Collection has literally just landed on my doorstep!
As much as I love the summer, there’s always something really appealing about fall makeup to me (can I say fall? I know I’m in the UK but it just feels right to say that!) I love the darker hues, the more intense shades and the fact that makeup suddenly feels a bit more sophisticated after the brighter shades of summer.
Here’s a bit more info about the collection –
This season Clarins indulges you in this seductive colour collection allowing you to create a natural look using soft beige and fresh pink shades for daytime or a sultry, intense evening look using smoky purples and mesmerising carbon black. A collection that focuses on the eyes, allowing you to naturally emphasise and highlight, effortlessly transforming you from day to night.
First up is the Limited Edition Pretty Day 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette (£33.00)
I love a palette – and especially if it’s the right size to fit in my makeup bag! This super pretty palette is definitely the stand out item in this collection for me. It consists of five wearable matte and shimmer finish eye shadows contained in a high-shine gold case. The size of the palette is just perfect for travel and the shades offer a beautiful selection including beige, pink, shimmering taupe, as well as matte and shimmering warm browns. The shadows are all super soft and finely milled, and just perfect for a natural daytime look.
Next is the Ombre Matte single eyshadow (£19.00)
My first experience with Clarins’ Ombre Single Eyeshadows was from their Limited Edition Aquatic Collection, this is the first Matte shade I’ve tried though and it’s just beautiful! 08 Heather is brand new to the Ombre collection, it has a gorgeous cream-to-powder formula that offers the comfort and smoothing effect of a cream with the fine quality and hold of a powder. This silky, lightweight eye shadow is a dream to apply resulting in a quick, easy and flawless look. The two new Ombre shades include 07 Carbon and 08 Heather.
Next is the Eyebrow Pencil in 02 Light Brown (£17.00)
Brows are not, and have never been my thing. So any product that makes them look better with minimal effort will always be a winner in my books! This Eyebrow Pencil has a really nice firm texture for precision application, as well a a spoolie brush at the other end for taming any unruly brows. Clarins has also incorporated a new formula into this product, giving long-lasting colour for perfect brows all day long. Available in 01 Dark Brown, 02 Light Brown and 03 Soft Blonde.
And the Crayon Khôl Eyeliner Pencil in 01 Carbon Black (£17.00)
Now eyeliner definitely is my thing! I often use coloured eyeliner, but I’m always on the hunt for the perfect shade of black too. 01 Carbon Black is one of two new Crayon Kohl shades, and it really is the blackest of blacks! The formula of this pencil is just spot on, it’s soft and blendable whilst being firm enough to deliver accurate straight lines. Clarins has also included a natural hair brush at the other end of the pencil so you can smudge and blend to your heart’s desire! Available in 01 Carbon Black and 10 True Violet.
And lastly the Rouge Eclat Lipstick in 22 Red Paprika (£19.50)
The Autumn Collection also brings with it two new shades of Rouge Eclat lipstick in 21 Tawny Rose and 22 Red Paprika. Red Paprika is a beautiful burnt orange red shade, with a sightly sheer finish. I love that the Rouge Eclat lipsticks offer skincare benefits as well as colour, by protecting lips and visibly minimizing fine lines. The Nutri-Youth Complex protects lips against dehydration and boosts collagen, Vitamin E protects against free radicals and 100% plant waxes including mimosa, jojoba and sunflower provide instant comfort. This lipstick is super creamy and comfortable to wear – my dry lips just love it!
The Clarins Autumn Makeup collection will be available to purchase from August at Clarins.
I hope you enjoyed my post xxx
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