The festive season is on the horizon, which means it’s time for festive collections to be hitting the shops. I’m not always one for full on sparkle, but sometimes you can’t beat a bit of shimmer and shine. So let’s kick off with a trio of festive fun from the Clarins Christmas Collection 2018.
I love a compact makeup collection. So this is right up my street – three little additions you can make to your makeup bag to add a little extra sparkle – much more achievable than having to add a whole collection. Just one of these three pieces could be the little bit of glitz you need.
The Clarins Christmas Collection 2018 features a shimmering highlighter. Definitely a lot of glow, but with some fine sparkle too. So maybe a dialled up highlight on what you might wear day to day the rest of the year.
Then there’s the gold sparkly mascara – I love the idea of adding a golden sparkle touch to lashes. I’d definitely say this one works best when applied to some fresh mascara. When I tried it I added it on top of some waterproof mascara that had already dried and it was quite hard to get it even across all lashes. I haven’t tried it on it’s own as do think it works as a golden touch to dark lashes. But if you want to go gold only – then go for it!
Then there’s a new edition of the Clarins Instant Comfort Lip Oil – in a deep berry shade with golden sparkle to it. It looks more sparkly in the packaging than it actually is on the lips. I LOVE these Instant Comfort Lip Oils – they don’t feel like an oil how you might expect. They feel a little thicker and perhaps a little stickier – but not in a 90’s lip gloss sort of way. Just as in, it won’t slide off your lips. The flavour & scent of this is a berry – almost good enough to eat.
The packaging for the collection is that signature pale Clarins gold. With the highlighter having a star print on the outside. The highlighter also has that familiar Clarins fragrance – the one all the foundations have too.
Too soon to say it’s nearly Christmas?! Well, this is a compact but gorgeous collection and it almost has be excited as a beauty advent calendar… anyone else overwhelmed with the extreme number of beauty offerings launched for the Christmas build up?! Which is why the Clarins Christmas Collection 2018 being a nice compact collection of three products is just ideal!