This season Clarins has taken inspiration from Brazil for the 2014 Summer Collection. It’s inspired by golden beaches, the blue and coral colours of the sea and the bronzed skin.
They have brought back the old favourite Summer Bronzing Compact which is a large bronzer embossed with a south American inspired Motif and a blend of warm browns and terracotta. Although I think bronzer isn’t ideal for travel (due to it’s size but it does have a great mirror) it is a great bronzer, not too orange and buttery soft. I can’t wait to wear this with a tan, it really is a great product to enhance a tan and add an glow.
When I originally saw the Quartet and Liner palette I was a little worried about the colour combinations, could I really wear orange and navy? After following the suggest included with the palette and use the orange on the centre of my lid, blended with the browns and using the navy under the bottom lash line I really loved the final look. It was nice to wear colour on my eyes that wasn’t too daring, colour on the eye done tastefully which I think is often very hard. The quality and pigmentation of the shadows is great and at a reasonable £32 I would recommend it if you are struggling to wear colour on the eyes but would like to.
Finally probably the release I was most excited for, the Lip Balm Crayons. I think Clarins does lips very well and in these photos I am actually wearing one of their lipsticks which is one of my favourites ever and their Natural Lip Perfector Glosses can not be beaten. However I was a little disappointed with the balms, they weren’t as pigmented as I have hoped but then again they are balms. They also weren’t as hydrating or smooth as I expect a balm to be, that said I will still be checking out Creamy Pink which I don’t have but looks like a great colour.
There is also a waterproof mascara part of the collection which looks really interesting but I don’t have, let me know in the comment if you have tried it?
The Clarins Colour of Brazil collection launches in May and my stand out products are the eyeshadow palette and bronzer.