Clarins Spring 2013 (part 2: face)

Time for part 2 of the Spring 2013 collection – this time it’s all about the eyes/face. First up the latest gorgeousness in the cheek/blush/face palette – gorgeously embossed with a floral textured pattern. This is one that’s going in my ‘too pretty to use’ collection. Yes, my make-up geekery goes so far that if something is that gorgeous, I don’t really want to spoil the pretty by using it. But that’s not where the pretty ends…there’s also an eye palette!

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The eye palette is a wet/dry one so you can go for a sheer look or if you want a stronger look then use with water for a more intense pigment. I’ve included swatches with it wet and dry so you can compare with and without water so the difference is clear.

In typical fashion I have a favourite and it’s the taupe one…sheer, purple, brown, grey hybrid and it’s just gorgeous!


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The white makes a pretty highlight and the darker black/purple for a smokey look. But that taupe….oooh, it’s a beauty.

I do have to admit, the pigment on the dry swatches is a bit of a let down – on the paler colours particularly. It’s only really when you can see when they’re wet how the pigment works – look at the purple. WOW. Moral of the story – don’t judge a shadow by a dry swatch!

Which of these goodies is the prettiest in your opinion from Clarins Spring??

PR samples.



  1. February 6, 2013 / 8:04 am

    I really like the taupe! The pigmentation of these products seems awesome! Great post!


  2. Makeup Monster
    February 6, 2013 / 9:13 am

    I love this collection Clarins are really upping their game lately!

  3. February 6, 2013 / 1:41 pm

    I love Clarins and think the brand is so classy. Love the blush and face powder but a bit disappointed with the eye colours – looks like more of an autumnal selection and would have looked for something a bit lighter x

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