This year I made the most of summer by traveling the world and filling my weekends with fun activities and events. Although I enjoyed the warm weather and lounging on the beach, fall is my favorite season! I love all the bright colors as the leaves begin to change, the crisp coolness in the air and the deep, rich shades that emerge in cosmetic collections. Clarins has launched a variety of ultra-feminine products to help get you ready for the season. From beautiful blush, stunning lipstick and smokey shadows this collection incorporates hues for all skin tones.
I know I bombard you readers with an abundance of lipstick reviews and swatches since I do love lip color but the Rouge Eclat lipsticks in their elegantly slender tubes are some of my favorites! I adore the rich, creamy texture, excellent quality and the way they glide on buttery smooth for long-wear and full coverage. For fall Clarins has added 5 beautiful new shades ranging from pink, brown and dark red. Candy Rose is not as bold as summer pinks but it is just as pretty with a subtle blue undertone.
This shade is great for transitioning into fall and compliments many eye shadows and makeup looks. The plant enriched formula keeps lips soft, supple and hydrated so they appear visibly smooth. Even though the finish has a slight sheen the lipstick isn't too glossy or slick, you get intense full-bodied color with anti-aging benefits. The lipsticks retail for $27.00 each and you can find them by clicking HERE.
In the summer I favor bold pigments on my cheeks but for fall I like to tone it down a bit with shades that are bronze, earthy and neutral. The new Blush Prodige in the color 07 Tawny Pink sculpts, enhances and adds a hint of subtle shimmer for highlight. This shade delivers the perfect amount of color for fall and contains minerals and plant extracts for a radiant, luminous glow. It retails for $32.00 and you can find it HERE.
There seems to be a new trend in the realm of eye shadow as many brands incorporate silky soft cream to powder formulas. These shadows have the smoothness of creams with the texture of powder for ease of application and comfortable wear. I have one of the lightest shades in the line called Nude Pink but there are deeper shades available such as: Taupe, Rosewood, Grey and Earth. The shadows are designed to provide long-lasting, mattifying color enriched with bamboo powder. They retail for $24.00 each and can be found HERE.
Prior to applying your shadow you should start with a great primer, Clarins has launched the Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base. This beige colored cream smooths and illuminates skin for brighter looking eyes with or without makeup. It also improves adhesion, and intensifies and extends the wear of eye shadow. It retails for $42.00 and you can find it HERE.
The fall collection also includes eye brow kits, mascara, eye liner and skin perfectors, to view the entire collection click HERE and check out the video below.
**Disclaimer: products were provided for review