T LeClerc has been on the go since 1881 – it’s a French heritage brand founded by Theophile LeClerc, a pharmacist from a family of painters and artists. His first creation was an exceptionally light rice powder which became an instant hit. It’s a long time since I’ve had a look at this brand but I do remember being seduced by Poudre Banane – a pale yellow finishing powder that provides an illuminated, seamless look to your makeup. For a time, it had the same miracle status as Ben Nye Banana Powder and, hang on, now I’m thinking about it, which is clearly a blanant, *cough* homage to Poudre Banane.
I’m delighted to see it now has an off-shoot – in the form of Corrector Fluid (£26), above. It’s one of the few concealers that I can see a very noticable difference with on my dark circles and that doesn’t make things worse, not better.
T LeClerc has upped the ante over the years – retaining, on the whole, it’s elegant packaging but keeping with the times in terms of product. I love this giant bronzer (£40) – and I’m a sucker any day of the week for a pink brush (£28). The little flecks you see are golden in colour, but it’s not a twinkler, particularly. I found this to be darker on the skin than it looks in the pan, and quite powdery.
And, finally, I have the Liquid Eye Liner in Meteor (£21) to show you – it’s a fluid liner that’s a pale gold shade. Personally, I’d think twice before applying this to my lids; pale liners are often tricky even if it is golden and metallic unless you’re going for the stark eye trend, in which case, it’s perfect. However, in terms of fluidity, it quite literally glides.
So, all of this happy revisit to T LeClerc is to let you know that it’s online at myshowcase.com HERE. T LeClerc isn’t that easy to find in the UK so I’m always pleased to find stockists. Perhaps it’s a line that’s best tried and tested, which makes it a natural fit for the myshowcase model of at-home beauty gatherings.
Oh, the Sparkling Powder Atomiser at the top of the post (£42) is all kinds of dressing table pretty but you’d need to a) not mind being lit up like Harrods at Christmas, b) like the smell of vanilla, and c) be happy to be hoovering miniscule twinkles out of your bed for a month.
*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated