Less than 2 months away till the first day of Spring and I couldn’t be more thrilled, so over winter, how about you? Although I like a dark smoky eye and a vampy lip, nothing gets me more excited than bright, radiant skin, flushed cheeks, romantic soft pale eyes and satiny, glossy lips and the new Clarins Opalescence Spring 2014 Collection features all of those. It celebrates the end of winter with luminous colours, delicate, romantic and bursting with freshness shades, with some new permanent pieces as well as some new limited edition products.
Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in Vibrant Light lets you enhance your eyes with illuminating shades that can be used dry for a subtle look or wet for a more vivid pop of colour, easily taking you from day to night. This limited edition palette features 4 shades of beautiful lilac that can be used as an all over base colour, soft silver with a pearly finish that’s perfect as a highlight and in the inner corner of your eyes, vibrant violet to add definition and finally stone grey that can be used as an eyeliner or on the outer corner of the eye for a more dramatic look.
Clarins Limited Edition Eye Quartet Mineral Palette comes in a chic gold mirrored compact with a full size mirror on the inside lid and a 2 sponge tip applicator for easy use. It’s housed in a red velvet pocket that comes in handy when not in use and helps from getting finger prints on the compact. It has a smooth, mineral based texture that glides onto the skin with ease for a satiny finish. Although the shades aren’t highly pigmented, they are buildable to provide a soft, dreamy, springtime pastel look to the eyes. It has a wonderful mix of matte and shimmery finish with little to no fallout. When using with a primer you can get a solid 8 hours of wear time without creasing or fading. It retails for $42.
Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blush is a cream to powder blush that contains rose, jojoba, mimosa and sunflower waxes to keep skin hydrated and protect against dehydration. It is also formulated with roses to keep it refreshed and lightly fragranced, along with Light-Optimizing complex that instantly captures, diffuses and amplifies the light which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, imperfections and boosts radiance. It provides a subtle flush of colour to the cheeks in 4 new permanent shades, 01 Peach, 02 Candy, 03 Grenadine and 04 Rosewood.
Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blush comes in a chic, mini gold mirrored compact with full size mirror on the inside. It has a lightweight, creamy, non-powdery texture that melts into the skin to add just a hint of colour to the cheeks. It starts off sheer, but since it’s so airy and lightweight, it’s easily buildable. It blends beautifully into the skin, but move quickly, as it dries within 30 seconds. The wear time is only about 5 hours before you see fading, but since you can use your fingertips to apply, it makes touch-ups easy. It gives a natural, not too matte, radiant finish to the skin and retails for $30.
Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blush in Peach
Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base helps to smooth, correct and illuminate the complexion with a transparent finish to enhance the face and restore vitality and radiance. It’s formulated with Katafray Bark extract that helps with skin’s natural hydration, white tea to protect against harmful environmental aggressors and plant-based amino acids to help minimize redness and imperfections and provides a soothing and calming effect. It comes in three new shades to help address different concerns and skin tones, 01 Rose helps give maximum radiance to all skin tones, 02 Champagne helps correct redness and 03 Peach helps revive radiance.
Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base comes in a pump style tube with a pearly finish. It has a creamy, lightweight, ultra-smooth texture that leaves a veil of light and colour correcting pigments for a demi-matte, natural luminous finish on the skin. It has a very fine, almost liquidy formula that applies very sheer and blends into the skin almost instantly. It can be on its own, under makeup after your daily moisturizer, as a primer, or mixed in with your favourite foundation. It helps to eliminate imperfections and gives skin a flawless finish. It retails for $37.
Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in 01 Rose
Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick combines the transparent colour and shine of a lipgloss with the creamy, soft texture of a lipstick. It provides luminous colour, is highly moisturizing and leaves lips looking fuller, softer and incredible shiny in vibrant, bright, bold colours. It comes in 4 new permanent shades, 19 Tropical Pink, 20 Coral Tulip and 21 Pink Orchid.
Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick comes in a heavyweight, silver metal, oval shape bullet and has a creamy, glossy, pigmented, shiny formula with a transparent finish. The texture is much like a sheer lipstick that’s light, comfortable and instantly smoothing. It’s hydrating and moisturizing with a cherry freeze, sweet fruity scent. The consistency is lovely, when applied it gives you a jolt of colour with a lustrous finish without any stickiness or tackiness. The finish is translucent, but there is still enough pigmentation to add a little colour to the lips. It retails for $27.
veils lips in light with 2 new permanent shades, 11 Coral Tulip and 12 Crystal, perfect on their own or layering over your favourite lipstick for an ultra-glossy finish. It’s formulated with intelligent Suprashine Colour Complex to keep lips looking naturally fuller and enriched with raspberry oil to help keep lips nourished and hydrated.
Clarins Gloss Prodige Incredible Shine Lipgloss comes in a chic, square, clear tube with twist off cap and has a lightweight, creamy formula. It’s comfortable to wear, with a smooth and silky feel that lasts about 4 hours before fading; pretty good for a lipgloss. It has a non-sticky formula that feels smooth on the lips, but does become somewhat tacky after 2 hours. It helps to smooth and shape the lips, keeps them moisturized all day and delivers a high gloss, ultra-shine, shimmery finish. It retails for $23.
Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick in Coral Tulip, Clarins Gloss Prodige Incredible Shine Lipgloss in Crystal and Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick in Coral Tulip with Clarins Gloss Prodige Incredible Shine Lipgloss in Crystal overtop
Also in the collection is a limited edition Clarins Opalescence Face & Blush Powder and a permanent Wet & Dry Mineral Eyeshadow in Smoky Plum. This collection will be available at a Clarins counter near you come this February, what do you have your eye on?