Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Clarins Iris Blossom eye palette


Foundation - Cover FX cream foundation | Blusher - Clinique Fresh Bloom Colour (Peony Blend) |
Mascara - Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume | Lipstick - Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Stain (Crush) 

Clarins Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette* £30 (limited edition)
available online

There is always something so alluring about Clarins' makeup collections. I don't know whether it is the signature gold packaging or the delicate presentation of shades but there is something very anticipating about their seasonal launches. And their new Spring Summer '13 launch, the Rouge Eclat Collection, is no different. It is a stunning mixture of soft pastels, velvety complexions and captivating eyes, all inspired by the beautiful iris flower. For the lips we have sumptuous pinks and corals, with a beautiful sheer finish, and glitter-laden glosses that will instantly banish those winter blues. But the creme de la creme of any Clarins collection are the face and eye palettes. Without a doubt they will leave you drooling and unable to resist a quick dash to your nearest Clarins counter. The Iris Blossom eye quartet palette is just lovely and quite a welcome alternative to the usually pastel and neutral toned palettes that generally get released for the Spring Summer. The consistency of the shadows are silky-smooth and really easy to blend onto the eyelid and throughout the crease. They can be used dry for a satin-like finish or wet for a more intense, dramatic look.

I created the makeup look above using just three of the shades. I placed the frosty white shadow in the corner of my eyes and then softly blended the taupe shade all over the rest of my lid. I finished with the gorgeous purple, which was a lot less blue-based than I expected, blended into the crease. The colours are incredibly complimentary and I love the way they are soft enough to wear during the day, but can easily be made more daring for a night out. All in all, another wonderful, versatile palette from Clarins.

Has anything from the Rouge Eclat collection caught your eye?


Valérie said...

Looks amazing on you!! I've never tried makeup from Clarins, but their skin care is pretty amazing too! :D


Hebe said...

The purple colour is absolutely gorgeous! Love the look you created too xx

Hannah said...

Looks stunning, all the colours look beautiful! x


sophie lou said...

such a gorgeous palette, those shade are lovely xx

Liyana Marie said...

Love all the shades !
This palette is gorgeous

x Liyana

Carys - Beautiful dreams x said...

The colours are so gorgeous ! i love the look you did with them :)

Beautiful Dreams

Constanze said...

The colors of the palette are amazing, perfect for spring! :)

Naheeda R said...

The packaging is too pretty to handle and I love how the shadows are embossed with a pretty pattern...!!

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Katie Walker said...

Wow, such pretty colours! I'm a sucker for purple shades!


Sd said...

gawjuss shades! love it!

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Megan said...

Oh Wow such a beautiful palette x

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Laura said...

What beautiful shades! The lilac really suits your eyes! Also, this has totally swayed me into getting Crush, the colour is stunning! *runs to Boots*

Laura @ Black & Gold


HeartsAndCrosses said...

That palette is so beautiful, and I love your lip make up too :)



Rebecca said...

What pretty colours, a lovely versatile palette to own i'm sure! x

Rebecca Barnes said...

How did you pull this off? Just wow, I'd find these colours too dark for us blondes! x


Lipstick fridays@hotmail.co.uk said...

These colours look great on you xx This is on my wish list for when my spending ban is over xx

...OBSESSIONS to LIVE FOR... said...

You're absolutely right, there is something about Clarin's collections! I've always been a bit apprehensive about purchasing their eye palettes, but you have me convinced! haha Gorgeous.

maya said...

You look lovely. I am a big fan of Clarins. Their products are of superb quality and they put a lot of thought into creating their collections.


LaurenMjDavies said...

wow, those colours together are amazing! I looked at that and thought,, nooooo this is bad! But beautiful!!


LinasBeautyDiary said...

That's a truly beautiful look you've created there! I especially adore the lipstick :) To be honest, Clarins products never catch my eye but I'll definitely add these products to my shopping list :) xx

Pale skin and doe- like eyes said...

beautiful colours, you have created such a lovely look!

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