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.
|Clarins Enchanted Summer Collection|
|Clarins Bronzing Duo 03 (Flash)|
|Clarins Bronzing Duo 03 (Natural Light)|
|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.
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!