Think about Clarins and tell me what instantly pops into your head? Skincare, right? Of course. As one of the world’s leaders in skincare you’d be forgiven for forgetting all about the fact that Clarins also create makeup. And not just any makeup, they make beautiful makeup.
The Clarins Selfie Ready Spring 2019 Collection has made many sit up and take notice of Clarins as a makeup brand. And trust me when I say that this is only the beginning of what’s to come. The Selfie Ready Collection consists of the Ready in a Flash palette, two Glow 2 Go Duos and the Instant Poreless Primer. I am also going to include their newest foundation release, Skin Illusion in this review.
The Ready in a Flash palette consists of two shimmery “Eyelighter” shades, two matte shades and two shades that are suitable for brows. The brow shades can also be used on the eyes to darken the look if you wish. The shades are so pretty and very wearable. I do think they missed a trick not putting a double sided brush in the palette too. Especially if it’s supposed to be something you can use on the go. On saying that though, I have successfully applied a full eye look from this palette using only my fingers. The colours last all day and I especially love the texture of the “Eyelighter” shades.
The Glow 2 Go Duos are something a bit different for Clarins. They come in two shades, 01 Glowy Pink and 02 Golden Peach. The Glowy Pink shade has THE most beautiful pink blush shade on one side and a very daring purple holographic highlighter on the other. The highlighter isn’t for me but I have seen it used on the eyes and it comes into it’s own there, perfect for creating a halo eye look. The blush is exquisite, both as a blush and as a lip colour.
The Golden Peach shade has a deep coral shade blush on one side and a contour shade on the other. Now in the stick the contour shade looks very dark but it isn’t at all. These both work best when applied using the tips of the fingers and building up the colour as you go. Priced at €29 each, I think these are a wonderful addition to your make up bag
The Instant Poreless primer promises to be a revolutionary pore blurring, mattifying primer. It has a gel cream formula that transforms into a powder. It claims to give the skin a fresh and luminous finish whilst minimising the appearance of pores. Unfortunately I can’t say for sure whether it does these things as I have dry skin so mattifying is something I do not need. I have seen it being used on an oilier skin and it looked sensational on. It also made the foundation glide on effortlessly over it. It definitely made made her skin look “Selfie Ready”. It’s priced at €31 and is available on counter now.
Finally I’m going to speak about the Skin Illusion foundation. Even though it’s not part of the Selfie Ready collection I think it’s the perfect accompaniment to it. Since it’s launch last year, Skin Illusion has become one of the most talked about foundations in the beauty industry. It’s a hydrating, lightweight foundation that still manages to give excellent coverage. Formulated with red jania extract and Light Optimising Complex, it revives the skin’s radiance giving your skin a uplifted appearance. Perfect for a drier or dehydrated skin especially if it’s experiencing any dullness. I use the shade 107 but to be sure of your shade visit your local Clarins counter. Priced at €35, it is available in 22 shades, the most variety Clarins have in any of their foundations.
So that’s the Clarins Selfie Ready Spring Collection. What are your thoughts? Do any of the products appeal to you? Have you tried any of them already? As always let me know your thoughts. Thanks for reading.