Ooh, super cute Clarins! Clarins has gone all tropical with its Summer 2018 collection – well, kind of. Okay, there’s a flamingo or two on the compact, but, it’s pretty, and that’s enough to get excited about, right?
Said flamingoes are on the Limited Edition Bronzing & Blush Compact (£31) which is a summer favourite every year. The maxi size compact has flamingoes and palms on it this year, and the powders -which also have a flamingo and palms on them – are a harmony of three matte bronze shades to complement all skin tones. The formula cares for the skin and adds luminosity, thanks to Clarins’ Anti-Pollution Complex, Light Optimising+ Complex and Micropatch Vegetal, which also helps maintain the skin’s hydration.
The other star product for me of this mini collection is the latest Limited Edition 4-Colour Pen (£28). I love this idea from Clarins, and this summer version is in cute pink and turquoise tropical shades, with a palm print. This cute beauty product is an all-in-one for eyes and lips. There’s an intense black liner, a gorgeous turquoise liner, and an intense plum. Then, for lips, there’s a bright pink – you can also use this on the eyes if you want. The formula contains a complex of sunflower, jojoba, and black acacia waxes to make sure there is no drag. To use, you just click the one you want, and twist.
There are two new Limited Edition SOS Primers (£26.50). These complexion bases are fantastic, and I am loving the new Bronze shade,which warms skin for a sunkissed glow. The other is Mocha, which enhances deep skin tones. Both are oil-free, with a ‘blur’ effect that illuminates and corrects the complexion, to prepare for makeup. I love a bit of a bronze tint in the summer months, and this provides that. They contain organic sea lily extract to help boost skin hydration and Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex to protect your skin from the harmful effects of urban life.
Finally there’s a new shade of Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil (£19) – Blackberry. This deep shade is a permanent new edition to the collection. This lip oil is wonderful – formulated with nourishing plant oils it gives lips a sparkling berry shine with a delicious blackcurrant flavour. It really is lovely! A blend of hazelnut, organic jojoba and acai oils sooth and protect the lips.
Clarins Sunkissed Summer 18 Collection is available now at Clarins counters and clarins.co.uk