The new Clarins Summer 2016 launches (not yet available) are a mix of glam and practical. I’ll kick off with the glam with the Limited Edition Bronzing and Blush Compact (£30) above. There’s a touch of the pearly in this multi option palette – if you’re precise with a brush, the three shades of bronzer can take you through all your summer skin tone permutations with the centre core being a suit-all peach (and a bit shimmery). The compact is a tortoise-shell brown effect that looks and feels very premium.
Next up are the Waterproof Shimmering Cream Colours (£18 each). These absolutely do fall into the waterproof category, even on oily lids, but if you have skin creases on your lids, they won’t do them any favours at all. Even on the arm swatch, whatever it is in the ‘waterproofing’ has a slightly ‘shrinking’ effect on the skin so will only exacerbate any lines that are already there. Plus, I think they’re just a tad metallic for tackling 20 lengths of a pool – unless you want to swim to the disco.
The two shades I have here are Silver Taupe and Copper Brown – they’re nicely creamy in the application but set quite quickly so don’t hang about. Because of the filmogenic shield which makes them properly waterproof I would advise using an eye make up remover (oily) for them so you aren’t over working the skin on removal.
This is probably my favourite product from the Clarins Summer 2016 collection – a new Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil (£19) in Red Berry. It’s got a berry scent too. The Lip Comfort Oils are a delight to use – a chubby applicator hugs the lip and the formula, while not long lasting, is soft and slippy. They only offer the barest of tints though, so you have to think of them as virtually clear glosses, but, oh such sumptuous gloss!
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
I’ll cover off the new ‘practicals’ in a separate post. I don’t have exact timings yet for the launch date but I’d reckon on the end of this month or beginning of May.
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