Lately I’ve been having something of a love affair with Clarins – especially with their makeup products. I find that Clarins are mostly known for their amazing skincare ranges but their beauty products shouldn’t be overlooked because they’re incredible as well. Over the past few days, I got to try out a few new items including one of their newest products from the Clarins Sunkissed Summer Collection 2016 and I couldn’t wait to share my thoughts with you today, as there’s some real gems that are going to be staples in my makeup routine this Summer.
The new collection consists of six new products, including a bronzing & blush compact, ombre waterproof eyeshadows, a makeup setting spray, a double fix mascara and a new shade added to their lip comfort oils – which are bloody amazing if you ask me! Anyways, I’m very excited to share this post with you today and let me know if you will be picking up products from their new summer collection!
Long time readers around here will know how much I love using oils in my skincare routine but these gems are taking my love to a whole new level. The texture is unlike anything I’ve tried before, it feels quite thick on the lips but without that uncomfortable stickiness. This product is a godsend, the oils are 100% natural and include jojoba and hazelnut to nourish, soften and plump the lips. After just a few hours of wearing this oil, my lips feel a lot smoother and my lip lines are definitely less obvious. They are available in two beautiful shades 01 Honey and 2 Raspberry but the most exciting part of their new summer collection is the launch of a brand new oil in the shade 03 Red Berry. These Lip Comfort Oils are definitely a beauty must-have this summer so definitely grab your hands on one of them if you get a chance to.
Another product I got to try out is the Bronzing Compact Duo, a beautiful mineral bronzing powder from their permanent collection. This bronzer has been around for a while now but after hearing so many positive reviews about it, I was very excited to give it a try myself. Clarins very kindly sent me their Bronzing Duo in the shade 01 Light, the lightest colour out of the three shades available. I’ve been wearing this bronzer for the last few days and I’m completely obsessed. I absolutely love the packaging too, it looks very sleek and comes with a velvet pouch to protect it. The way the powder is pressed, with the Clarins name embossed on it, also adds a beautiful, unique touch to the product. The Clarins Bronzing Duo includes two complementary bronzing shades, a lighter and a darker colour, allowing you to mix and match to create the perfect shade to suit your skin tone. This bronzer includes soft-focus pigments which are said to help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes and brighten the overall complexion. Both of the shades within 01 Light are quite warm so I will probably only use it to bronze up my complexion instead of contouring. The texture is super soft and smooth, making this powder very easy to buff into the skin for a silky smooth and sun kissed glow. The powder is fairly matte but also quite illuminating without being glittery. Overall, I’m really impressed by the quality of this this Bronzing Duo and I would highly recommend this if you’re currently looking for that perfect new bronzer to achieve a beautiful and illuminating glow this Summer.