Clarins' Aquatic Treasures for summer

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Clarins’ summer collection captures the textures and shades of the sea. It’s not, however, what you might expect, with stereotypical aqua blues, etc, etc.

It’s actually much lovelier than that, with gorgeous bronzes and golds to reflect the silky sands, and iridescent shades to mirror pearls on the ocean floor. And instead of blue, there is a beautiful glittering grey to echo the water as it sparkles in the sunlight.

Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Collection

As ever the packaging is delightfully Clarins, and it makes me want to shove it all in my toilet bag and head for the sun right now! The new Limited Edition Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact (£30) is embossed with   a marine inspired motif, of course. It’s a gorgeous palette, which warms your complexion with the blend of four matte shades from beige to terracotta.Summer Shimmer from Clarins

This harmony of shades complements all skintones whilst the formula cares for the skin and gives luminosity to the complexion – that’s thanks to the Clarins Anti Pollution Complex and Light Optimizing Complex.

So, with just one sweep of this powder, your skin will be protected and appear radiant. It’s a fantastic big compact as well, just what I love in the summer months!

Add illumination to your skin with two new summer shades of Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base (£26). This is a great product, creating a gorgeous healthy glow all summer long. You can use it after your moisturiser, or mix it with your foundation. It eliminates imperfections, giving skin a gorgeous finish. The two summer shades are Apricot and Golden Bronze.


For your eyes, the two new Ombre Iridescente eye colours (£19) are shimmer-tastic! They enhance the eyes with a pearlescent veil for a day to night look. Choose from gorgeous Aquatic Rose, and Aquatic Grey.


With any summer collection, you need waterproof mascara – Clarins Truly Waterproof Mascara (£21) combines bitter orange tree wax and olive squalane to protect your lashes from the harsh effects of salt water and chlorine.


Clarins After Sun Shimmer OilClarins have a Waterproof Eye Liner Pencil (£17) as well – perfect in black, if you want to maintain your makeup on the beach, or poolside.

As an aside to this collection, another summer Clarins must-have is the Limited Edition After Sun Shimmer Oil (£32).

This lovely oil nourishes and softens, thanks to Hazelnut oil (which is in all Clarins oils), and smells amazing, thanks to essential oils of mandarin, grapefruit, ylang-ylang and Tonka bean.

You can use it on your hair as well as your body for a gorgeous shimmery summery glow. Get me to the airport now!


Clarins Aquatic Treasures Collection, available now, at Clarins counters, and Clarins Limited Edition After Sun Shimmer Oil is available now at