So, for Clarins Autumn Make-Up 2014 , there are five new shades, and they all fit in so nicely with the eye look (as you’d hope!). What I like about Clarins Rouge Eclat is that they’re quite sheer – for those of us for whom a very intense lip look is an absolute no (I’m just not brave enough!) the softness of these lipsticks gives a colour look in a gentle way. If you imagine a defined, skin-tone eye look along with a soft rose or beige on the lip, it’s shaping up to be exactly as elegant the collection name suggests, Ladylike!
Rouge Eclat also has a sheen to it – very flattering on an older lip, let me tell you. So, the shades, from bottom to top are: Strawberry Sorbet, Candy Rose, Pink Magnolia, Chestnut Brown and Red Fuchsia.
Next up is Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base – I’m really keen on the new eye bases that are starting to appear – particularly Lancome – to use as an everyday base when I’m not wearing any shadows and also to help eye products stay put. What I thought initially was a very uneccessary new category happens to be the one I’m using most!
I haven’t had a chance to try the Clarins True Radiance Foundation out yet so this is information only (and a head’s up that there are a lot of new foundations coming – notably Bobbi Brown and Dior). It’s USP is the not so USP of anti-pollution – another huge trend heading our way in skin care and bases. It’s also illuminating, long hold and packed with skincare ingredients such as white tea, Samphire and Moringa Seed. Clarins True Radiance Foundation doesn’t launch til September so I have plenty of time to trial it and report back. It’s surprisingly well priced at £27.50.
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