Meteorologically speaking it is the first day of autumn (eeeeek - how did that happen?) so a perfect day to share with you Clarin's Autumn Make-up Collection. I do always get excited to see what Clarins bring out at the change of the season as it is on of my fav beauty brands and they rarely disappoint.
My favourite item in the collection has to be the Limited Edition Pretty Day 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette (£33). I love pink-brown-nude shades for eye makeup and this fits the bill. You can wear the paler shades on their own on a busy morning, or use combinations to add depth for evenings or when you have more time on your hands! If you need a bit of help layering shadows, helpfully there is a little guide telling you where to put each shade for two different looks. I would have liked the palette to have been in classic Clarins golden metal packaging rather than the card to feel more luxe.
In this collection, there has been two new editions to the Ombre Matte eye shadows (£19), a pretty greyish-purple Heather (shown) and and black Carbon. The cream-to-powder formula means they are easy to apply and I can see myself using the Heather as my go-to Autumn everyday shadow.
To accompany the Heather eyeshadow in the purple colour spectrum, there is also a silky smooth True Violet eye pencil which looks beautiful contrasting green eyes. If this is a little bold for you, the Crayon Khol (£17) is also available in Carbon Black. Both are double ended with a little brush to help blend out to create a shaded look. The other pencil in the collection is for the brows (£17) and is available in three shades to suit your colouring, with a handy eyebrow brush at one end to tame strays.
No Clarins collection would be complete without a lip product (thankfully!) and there are two new additions to the Rouge Eclat range - Tawny Rose, a nude-brown which I've been wearing loads already and a brighter Red Paprika. They feel so smooth and silky on the lips, they are such a pleasure to apply and how beautiful is the golden packaging?!