Clarins Opalescence Face & Blush Powder*, £30
available online and on Clarins counters
With every new Clarins makeup launch you can guarantee there will be a gorgeous beauty powder to compliment every new collection and their recent Opalescence Spring makeup release is no exception. This limited edition face and blush powder is housed in a rather space-age, opal palette revealing a mattifying peachy powder studded with polka dots of dusky pink powder, spheres of bronzer and a golden overspray detail, which sadly disappears after the first few swirls of your blusher brush.
This powder is a lovely, universal product that is versatile and can be used to set your foundation, mattify the skin or add a touch of warmth and colour to your skin for a soft, natural finish. The dominant shade is a peachy-beige that can be used lightly all over the skin to give a satiny base or concentrated in more specific areas to add definition and colour to your cheeks, forehead and nose. The bronzed shade is cool-toned and pigmented enough to delicately contour the cheekbones or lightly sweep across your temple to give a sun kissed look. The spots of dusky rose powder are tricky to use on there own but when swirled together with the peachy beige powder give the cheeks a natural flush. This luxe powder is finely-milled and feels luxurious on the skin and instantly boosts your complexion with warmth and a soft, matte finish.
I am wearing this new face and blush palette all over in the above photos – firstly swirled together and applied lightly over my foundation with a large bronzing brush. I then took a slightly denser brush and focused on the bronze shade from the palette to add definition and warmth to my cheeks, along my forehead and down my nose and then finished with a pinch of the dusky pink hue on the apple of my cheeks. However, because I am one to never stray too far away from my beloved highlighted cheeks, I did pop a little bit of MAC Soft and Gentle mineralised skin finish over the top just to give me a little bit of a glow and to complete the simple, bronzed look! Are you excited about this Opalescence face powder from Clarins?