I’ve been really looking forward to showing you this collection. New season Clarins collections are always my absolute favourites of all brands and this is no exception.
The first thing I want to show you is the Be Long Mascara in Brown. It’s £21 and comes in Black and Brown and I’m thrilled to have a brown in my collection actually. It really makes a nice change from the intense black I usually opt for.
I absolutely love everything about this mascara. I love the square sleek matte gold packaging. I love the brush which is just right. I’m on record as saying how much I loathe big brushes and I’m not a fan of funny shaped brushes either. I really like this though. I like how it makes my lashes look longer but not only that I it includes ingredients that help the lash grow with each days wear, so it not only makes lashes look longer but helps them to BE longer too. Fantastic.
Then I want to show you the Crayon Khol Long Lasting Eye Pencil. These are new and available in eight shades. £17.
First I have Platinum. A shimmering soft black or grey. In this picture I have it on my waterline and top lashes, blended out with a brush (which is on the other end of the pencil!). It doesn’t wear well on my waterline.
Then I have Taupe. The softest shimmering taupe. Again on top lashes and waterline and softly blended under my bottom lashes and shown with the Be Long Mascara in Brown. Again this doesn’t wear well on my waterline.
And finally Intense Brown. A shimmer free brown. Again on top lashes and waterline. This wears much better on my waterline. Again shown with Be Long mascara in Brown.
I really like these pencils, they are a bit hit and miss on my waterline but I have other fantastic Clarins kohls for that purpose which I love. But they are so soft and blendable whilst being long wearing. Really good stuff.
Other items in the “eye” portion of the collection include the 3-dot liner. This is actually a re-release from last year which I reviewed then. I liked it at the time but I’ve since really got the hang of it and now use it frequently to fill out my lashes. Such a great product. And of course there’s the usual Eye Quartet. This time called Forest, khaki’s and taupes, it looks gorgeous. Might buy this when I get some cash!
Then on to the Stand out product. The Face & Blush Powder.
These are released with every collection. Each is visually stunning and for me, each needs a bit of playing around with to work out how best to use them. Some for me are setting powders, some are blushes, some are bronzers. And this beauty is a blusher for me, or a light bronzer. In this case the gold stripe is just decoration and sweeps away with one or two uses. It’s a gorgeous colour, really gorgeous. If you buy one thing, buy this!
The final things I have to show you are the Joli Rouge Lipsticks. There are three new shades with this collection. I have Royal Plum and Pink Camellia.
Both are a lovely hydrating lipstick with a hint of shine. I didn’t think I could wear Royal Plum as I thought it’d be too dark for me but turns out it’s lovely. Even if my kids looked at me like was from Mars. These are £18 each. There are also two new shades of Rouge Prodige Lipstick in Dark Cherry.
Swatches of the liners and lipsticks.
So here are just a few pictures of how I’ve been wearing all of the above.
Royal Plum Lipstick, Face & Blush Powder, Intense Brown Liner and Be Long Mascara in Brown.
Face & Blush Powder, Pink Camellia Lipstick and Platinum Liner.
Taupe Liner, Face and Blush Powder and Be Long Mascara in Brown.
All in all a beautiful collection with the highlights being the Face & Blush Powder and the Be Long Mascara.
The collection is available now from counters or from http://www.clarins.co.uk/
*Disclosure – All items provided as PR Samples*