Although I am gutted that Summer is coming to a close, I do love a change in season, especially with all of the new makeup collections hitting counters. Clarins is one of my fave luxury cosmetic brand (here is my post on their Spring 14 collection) and I'm always excited to see what they have in store with their new launches. The LadyLike collection for Autumn doesn't disappoint and I've been trying out a few of their new treats in the hope I look like a lady!
The Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base (£22) is a bit like foundation for your eye lids, evening out any imperfections, brightening the eyelids and providing a smooth base for your eye makeup. Using this product, I have found that my eye shadow has lasted better and has been held in place. This is probably a product for the more mature skin, as I don't think teens and early twenties would need the brightening effect or have too much to worry about in eyelid imperfections. Rating ***
I have fallen in love with the two Ombre Matte Cream-to-Powder Eyeshadows (£19) that I have tried. the creamy-powder formula is easy to apply and blends like a dream. I've been using Nude Pink as a base, with sparkle fray in they creases of my eyelid for a light smoky eye. Rating ****
Finally I've tried out the new Perfect Eyes and Brows Palette (£35) which contains mini tweezers, eyebrow brush and applicators - cute. The in-set instructions talk you through how to apply the powders to shape your brows, add holding wax (which I'm a little unsure of) and the luminous beige-pink shadow under your brow to set off the loo. Rating ****