One of the biggest indicators that Summer is on the way is the release of the Clarins Summer Collection. They always release great collections but in the last three years their make-up collections have really come into their own.
The object of this post is to introduce you to the products and show you some swatches.
I’ll start off with my favourite thing about the collection, the Bronzing Compact. This year it’s available in one shade only, Sunset Glow. The design of the Bronzer is clever. It is split into three matte shades which can be used separately or mixed together depending on the depth of colour you’re looking for.
It is such a wearable, every day bronzer. It’s great that it’s totally matte as well as not everyone wants a glowy finish.
The Bronzing Palette is available right now on Clarins.ie and is priced at €44.
As part of this collection there have been two new shades added to the SOS Primer family.
First up for those who love a bronze glow, Amber Pearls. This is like Summer in a tube! Don’t be put off by how dark it is when it pumps out, it blends down to a beautiful glowy bronze shade. Perfect for giving you a Sunkissed Glow.
Here is a swatch of Amber Pearls
Even on my fair skin it blends to a beautiful natural shade. No orangey tones here!!
Amber Pearls is priced at €31 for 100ml.
Moving on to the other new shade of SOS Primer, Rose Gold Pearls. This is a beautiful subtle shade with a hint of Rose Gold running through it. It’s a great product for evening out skin tone and giving you a great base to apply makeup over. I am genuinely such a fan of these primers already. They are excellent at targeting different skin care concerns. I spoke about the Green version here in a post I wrote last year about redness in my skin.
Here is a swatch of Rose Gold Pearls.
This Rose Gold version will also make a really beautiful highlighter. Popped onto the high points of the cheeks at the end of a makeup look it will add radiance and luminosity to your finished look.
Twist to Glow 2 in 1 powder
Twist to Glow is a new 2 in 1 powder for eyes and cheeks. It comes in three beautiful shades, I got to try the shade “Glowy Coral”
These really are such a clever product. They have a twisting mechanism on top that turns the powder from solid into an ultra fine texture. These are such a handy addition to your makeup bag.
Not only do they have colour but there is also a stunning glow from the product. So perfect for giving you a beautiful healthy looking complexion. I used my finger when applying the product as a blush to avoid using too much. If using it on the eye just pack it on using a small, flatter brush and build up the colour.
These are priced at €29 and are available in three different shades.
Lip Twist Duo Water Tint & Balm
Well now I may have found my go to lip product of the Summer. Clarins have a range of Water Tints already available. The colour payoff with those is wonderful but they dry down to quite a matte finish. This isn’t ideal if, like me you have very dry lips.
Enter the Lip Twist Duo Water Tint & Balm. I got to try the shade “Coral Sunrise” a perfect shade for Summer. The tint applicator looks like a felt tip marker and you essentially draw it on to your lips. Then when you’re happy with the colour you apply the balm over it. You can reapply the balm throughout the day anytime your lips feel drier. I have to say the colour doesn’t fade at all and the product doesn’t budge!!
The Lip Twist Duos come in three shades and is priced at €18.
Here is the look I created using the products I’ve mentioned. I created the look for and IGTV video for my Instagram so I’ll leave the link here if you want to watch the process.
All of these products are available to buy on Clarins.ie right now and there is 15% off of everything up until the end of May using the code CLARINSFAM.