Clarins is a prestige brand that exudes sophistication and inspires women all over the world. As a Travel Editor, I've visited many cities including Venice and Paris where Clarins products adorn boutique windows - showcasing the hottest trends, amazing skincare and posh new shades. This fall it’s all about smoky greens and deep, sultry blues that contrast beautifully with vivid lip color and graphic liner.
The 4 Color Eye Shadow Palette ($45.00) in the shade Forrest features stylish autumn tones including 2 satiny greens with subtle shimmer, dark matte grey to sculpt the crease and light pink to highlight. The pigments are incredibly smooth and velvety for superior blending and the finishes are multifaceted. The shadows start off soft, elegant and sheer with the versatility to be enhanced for more intensity. I love that the palettes all have mirrored casing with slight magnification for makeup application and the quality is always superb.
The Ombre Matte Eye Shadows ($26.00 ea) have an amazing formula that combines the smoothness of a cream with the wear and finish of a powder. Midnight Blue is simply stunning! The rich, buttery pigment is infused with Bamboo Powder for longevity and embedded with subtle pearl reflections for an iridescent finish. I prefer to wear this shade on its own – saturated on the eyelids and faded into the crease and under the lower lash line for sexy smokiness.
Ivory is a luminous eggshell white which you can use as a base or for blending and highlighting.
The Blush Prodige ($33.00) in Golden Pink has a flattering multi-dimensional effect to illuminate and revitalize dull skin. I love the candlelight sheen and the lightweight, satiny color with hints of coral.
The Jolie Rouge Lipstick in Deep Red ($28.00) is a scintillating ruby that makes lips look full and pouty. It is the perfect mid-tone, intense red for all skin tones and it applies effortlessly for consistent coverage. The moisturizing formula drenches lips in nourishing oils to prevent dryness and the hint of glimmering shine makes the red even more glamorous – perfect for parties and events of all kinds. For neater application, pair the lipstick with Clarin’s Lip Liner Pencil in Red. A blend of jojoba makes the pigment creamy and supple so it glides around the lip contour to accentuate and sculpt.
When the weather cools down you may need to replenish and protect your lips so Clarins has created the Limited Edition Lovely Lip Balm ($18.00) enriched with a hydrating plant cocktail for long-lasting comfort. Lips appear smooth, full and rosy thanks to organic Cocoa Butter and Shea Oil that repair and nourish. The balm is also formulated with “intelligent pigment” which reacts with your pH level to develop radiant, natural looking color. The peach flavor smells delicious and I love the cute packaging!
Clarins is available at department stores, pharmacies and online at clarins.ca