It’s Autumn/Winter beauty collection time, and the first up is Clarins. To be honest, this is not really a ‘collection’ as it consists of just two items, and one of those is just new shades of an existing product.
But, the Joli Blush (£27) is brand new, and the first Clarins blush to be enriched with plant oils. It’s highly pigmented, and long-wearing, and highlights your cheeks in just one easy sweep – with the cute little brush that’s included, or your own blusher brush.
Hazelnut oil nourishes and comforts the skin alongside the Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex, to help protect your skin from harmful effects of the environment. I don’t know, I guess I’m old-fashioned, but I’ve never thought about my blusher shielding me from external aggressors. And I don’t know if I wear enough of it to actually shield much of my skin.
Whatever it does, it’s a lovely little blusher, and it comes in eight super shades. And… the wee compact has a mirror. Always a plus for me! The shades are all prefixed with Cheeky, and the colours are Baby, Pink, Rose, Purple, Boum, Coral, Peach and Mocha.
The other product in this collection is the natural Lip Perfector (£18.50) in four new shades. The Natural Lip Perfector is a lip colour enriched with shea butter and mango, with a hint of colour. It has a cushion applicator, which hugs the lip contours, and delivers an even finish of the non-sticky, lightweight lip colour. The new creamy, intense shades are – all prefixed with Intense – Rosebud, Maple, Garnet, and Smoky Rose.
Both products are available form August 25, at Clarins counters and clarins.co.uk