Clarins Summer Collection 2013

Oh please, please, please let Summer be here soon! I’ve just spent the evening playing with gorgeous bronze goodness and now I’m sitting here with freshly applied fake tan and bright nail varnish longing for long, hot Summer days! Until then though, we can use these goodies from Clarins to tease ourselves with the promise of becoming bronzed goddesses for those few glorious months!

As usual, Clarins stunning palettes don’t disappoint .. these two are beauties! I also have a (kinda rare) face pic further down with a look created using them…

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The look above is a mixture of a few Clarins goodies – the BB cream in light, blended with Beauty Flash Balm (cult classic for a good reason in my opinion), the eye shades to create a bronzey smokey eye with a hint of plum.

Then with some contouring thanks to the gorgeous bronzing powder palette – contouring is one of the many skills of make-up that I am yet to master but would love to. I picked up some fantastic tips at the Clarins preview event tonight from Make Up Artist Jo Frost – one being that it’s all about finding the right brush shape to contour with and not just painting a stripe under your cheekbone and blending! I also popped on a slick of the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector on to finish off the look – Clarins has new shades of these gems launching very soon!

The gorgeous embossed design on both the Clarins palettes make me think of hippy style Summer solstice celebrations. Now just bring on the Summer! Until then, you will find me loading up a bronzing brush and faking it!

OOh, and as well as the new Instant Light Lip Perfectors there are also some fab ‘lip gel’ shades – a pink and a plum. Very sheer and glossy. Will show these to you very soon too.

Clarins Summer collection available from April.

(Bronzer £30, eyeshadow palette £31)

PR samples.



  1. March 6, 2013 / 11:20 pm

    you look so much like my cousin it’s strange! amazing eyeshadow palette, it’s basically late spring here in texas so i think i can pop this stuff out early!

    • March 7, 2013 / 7:48 am

      Ha, that makes me curious to know what your cousin looks like! Very jealous of the Texas weather, I lived in Louisiana for a year and miss the Southern climate!

  2. March 6, 2013 / 11:30 pm

    So, so beautiful! Gorgeous shades and they look so pretty in the palette! Look forward to seeing the lip gels – sounds interesting 🙂

    Samya – Samya Says..


  3. March 7, 2013 / 12:11 pm

    The bronzing powder palette looks beautiful! I would be scared to use it.

    Gillian from x

  4. Makeup Monster
    March 7, 2013 / 12:21 pm

    Can’t wait to try these out, Clarins really have such amazing releases lately!

  5. March 7, 2013 / 4:58 pm

    That bronzer.. Gosh I don’t think I could start using it, the pattern is so detailed and pretty!

  6. March 7, 2013 / 7:05 pm

    Another stunning eye palette again, like the little strip of dark shadow that can double for liner.

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