Clarins Enchanted Summer Collection (picture heavy)

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)
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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.


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!

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.


  1. Not Just On The Inside
    May 31, 2012 / 8:11 am

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

  2. Jana
    May 31, 2012 / 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

  3. May 31, 2012 / 8:10 am

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

    Thanks for sharing!


  4. May 31, 2012 / 8:44 am

    This looks amazing!

  5. May 31, 2012 / 11:09 am

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

  6. May 31, 2012 / 11:32 am

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

  7. May 31, 2012 / 3:15 pm

    loooove the eye palette – gorgeous shades in it!!

  8. City Girl's Fashion Box
    May 31, 2012 / 8:16 pm

    Colour Quench Lip Balm looks DEVINE! xxx

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