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Clarins Enchanted Summer Collection (picture heavy)

May 31, 2012
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Clarins has consistently been one of my most-loved premium make-up brands, and their Summer collection hasn’t changed that one bit. The ‘star’ piece of the collection is the stunning eyeshadow/liner palette…but more on that in a bit. I’m going to start by looking at the Bronzing Duo in shade 03.

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Clarins Enchanted Summer Collection
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Clarins Bronzing Duo 03 (Flash)
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Clarins Bronzing Duo 03 (Natural Light)
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L-R: Light shade, darker shade, mixed together

The Clarins Bronzing Duo is gorgeous in the pan and silky smooth when swatched. When I first saw the shade I was expecting it to be much darker than it actually is when applied – I like the perfect shade is a lovely bronze, without shimmer but thanks to the mineral pigments it does leave skin with a nice glow.

Next up is the BEAUTIFUL Enchanted Palette…seriously. Just look at the pictures. I was actually a bit sad after I started using it as the pattern on the top had been lost. Sad times.

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It’s not just the beauty of the palette that I love about this – it’s the gorgeous shades that have won me over. All four of the eye shadow shades are really wearable – I even like the purple shade! The liner is also gorgeous, a different (creamier) texture to the shadows, but could be used as a shadow/lid colour too. My favourite shade in the palette has to be the one in the bottom left – the bronzey, shimmering shade. It’s lovely – and I’m nothing if not predictable when it comes to my favourite shades!

Next up are the Kohl/Kajal liners – this is probably just me, but Kohl/Kajal liner always reminds me of Sex and the City 2 when Carrie buys the liner at the market and applies it before she goes to meet Aiden?? Random… I know. But there we go. I have two shades – 01 and 02, Black and Violet. Both nicely pigmented and easy to apply. There’s just something that makes me feel instantly sexy using Kohl liner?! There’s not many products in the world that have that effect, so this is a good thing!

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There’s also a pretty ‘Instant Smooth’ Crystal Lip Balm in shade 03 ‘Crystal Coral’. Another instant love product for me – I do love ‘proper’ lipstick, but I find tinted balm type products much easier to use for day time. This is light and moisturising, with a pigment running through the middle that can be sheer or built up for a stronger colour. 
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In addition to the Crystal Lipbalm there’s also the Colour Quench Lip Balm – the shade here is 09 Pink Jaipur. One of those peachy pink with gold shimmer running through that I’m such a sucker for. I find there’s just something universally flattering about this sort of shade. The colour is pigmented when swatched, but sheer on the lips – but the shimmer is still there, subtle, but there – giving a subtle impression of fuller lips. Having a little look at the other shades available in this product – I now desperately need to check out Peach Nectar and Pink Marshmallow!

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It’s a tough call as to which of the lip products I love the most… I *think* I’m leaning towards the Colour Quench Lip Balm… which stands out to you as the most lust-worthy?
You can find out more about the Clarins Enchanted Summer Collection on the Clarins Website.

PR samples.

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11 Comments

  • Reply Jana May 31, 2012 at 9:04 am

    love Clarins. Now I may HAVE to go and check these out! Especially the eye liners and the bronzer look fab x

  • Reply Kiah May 31, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I Love the look of the Coral lipstick, and the kohl liners!

    Thanks for sharing!

    wwww.thoughtsfashionbeauty.blogspot.com

    xx

  • Reply Not Just On The Inside May 31, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I cant wait to get a crystal lippy…roll on pay day :)

  • Reply Emily May 31, 2012 at 8:44 am

    This looks amazing!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

  • Reply Alice May 31, 2012 at 11:34 am

    All of these products look beautiful!

    http://shinyprettythings-alice.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

  • Reply Southern Gorgeous May 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Must get my manicured hands on that palette!! It’s so luxe looking inside and out.

  • Reply Abby May 31, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Looks like a gorgeous collection! Especially like the look of the bronzer xx

  • Reply Alex May 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    loooove the eye palette – gorgeous shades in it!!

  • Reply City Girl's Fashion Box May 31, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Colour Quench Lip Balm looks DEVINE! xxx

  • Reply Louise May 31, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Oh wow, that eyeshadow palette is STUNNING!

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

  • Reply personalperspectives June 1, 2012 at 6:40 am

    I really like the new collections from Clairns. I have really only started checking out their products in the last few years but I think they are really building on some good momentum with quality products and collections.

    Thanks for sharing!

    http://personalperspectives.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/may-2012-favourites/

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