wearing Topshop tea dress and Clinique Chubby Stick in Grandest Grape
There has recently been a few new additions to my foundation routine and eye makeup picks that have really excited me and they all come from one of my favourite brands of the moment – Clarins. Not only is their skincare a true delight to use and is currently keeping me fresh-faced and blemish-free (reviews coming soon) but their new season makeup releases are really lovely and definitely worth a look next time you are scooting past a Clarins counter.
The Extra-Comfort foundation*(£35) is a beautiful base product and I have enjoyed wearing shade 108 Sand for the last few weeks. Despite marketing itself as an anti-ageing foundation I wouldn’t let that put you off trying this new foundation as my skin seems to be loving the cocktail of anti-ageing plant extracts which plump and hydrate the skin. The consistency is creamy and silky to apply and gives me a flawless, medium-full coverage finish when used alongside my Real Techniques stippling brush. This foundation does feel incredibly comfortable and light on the skin with a satin-like finish and even texture, keeping my skin shine-free but radiant and luminous at the same time. I also really like the luxurious-looking, frosted glass packaging but I have a feeling that it may become a little impractical as we slowly reach the bottom of the jar!
The Instant Concealer* (£20) in shade 01 is the perfect second step to my Clarins face routine. It is the instant fix for tired eyes and troublesome dark circles and is easy to apply with your fingertips or a small, fluffy brush. Clarins’ ‘Light-Optimising+ Complex’ works at illuminating and lifting the eye area and the tinted hue veils the dark circles – neutralising the area and giving your skin a natural-looking finish. The consistency is quite loose so doesn’t drag on the skin but is smooth and velvety soft to apply. This new Clarins concealer also contains caffeine extract which stimulates the skin’s micro-circulation and diminishes signs of fatigue and puffiness, so you will look wide awake in no time even if you don’t feel it!
Be Long Mascara* (£21) is a really exciting new product from Clarins and has been the secret to my lovely, long lashes recently. With its revolutionary new brush design, every lash is separated and elongated and gives you full, luscious lashes in a flash. This new mascara also contains a strengthening formula that promises to lengthen your eyelashes over time making it a must-have if you suffer from less-than-long lashes. I haven’t noticed any lengthening effects yet but it is a fabulous mascara to use and accentuates my lashes whilst giving them a sooty black tint and fluttery long length.
Have you got your eye on any of the new makeup from Clarins this season?