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Monday, 17 October 2011

Clarins autumn make-up collection

As much as I love summer, the beginning of a new season feels me with promise. The shops are full of luxurious jewel colours, leather trims and cashmere knits, but it is the new collections on the cosmetics shelves that really excites me.
Clarins new autumn collection recently hit the shelves and being the spoilt girl I am, I was sent a sample to test out for you. The look is a flawless complection (when isn't it...) highly defined eyes and softly coloured lips.

The collection begins with six eye shadow quartets in toning shades. They formula can be applied dry for a subtle look, or dampen the applicator before sweeping across your lids to increase intensity. The shadows last all day and are silky to apply.

I love natural shades, so my favourite is Rosewood, but the Graphite quad gives a sophisticated look, perfect for the start for the party season.

Modelling the Rosewood Quartet for you...

As you'd expect from Clarins, the packaging is super chic, in a signature pale gold compact, but what delighted me was a mini instruction manual on the back of the box, giving fool-proof instructions for the perfect application. (£30)

The autumn range has also seen two new additions to their Joli Rouge Lipsticks in Grenadine and Fig, which not only look fabulous, but contain yummy mango butter and vitamin E to nourish and soften your pout.(£16.50)

Left: Grenadine Right: Fig

The Rouge Prodige Lipsticks have also been added to with Peach Sorbet, Rosy Coral and Creamy Toffee. These iridescent shades add a hint of colour and shine to your lips - my fav is the Peach Sorbet. (£17).

Left to right: Peach Sorbet, Rosy Coral, Creamy Toffee.
Next is the Limited Edition Colour Definition 3D Radiance Face Powder, the product I was most looking forward to road-testing. It looks gorgeous, embossed with a four toned colour pixel motif. It promises to illuminate skin tone and add a fresh youthful glow, but whilst being a pretty face powder, I didn't notice a marked improvement after sweeping across my face. (£30).

Clarins Instant Liner 1.8ml

The collection finished with a liquid eye liner - I'm much more of a kohl girl, but the liner is long lasting and pen allows for precise application and a dramatic finish. (£19.50).
Offer alert: If you buy 2 Clarins products from Feel Unique you also recive a free travle size Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara, as as always, P&P is free.


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