Monday, May 21, 2018

Clarins | Sunkissed Summer 2018 Collection: Review and Swatches

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Clarins | Sunkissed Summer 2018 Collection: Review and Swatches
Inspired by the vibrant energy and sun-washed hues of Miami, the Clarins Summer 2018 Collection introduces all the right pieces to help you achieve the ultimate sunkissed look. I've got reviews and swatches to share with you today, so to read on, click......
Clarins | Summer 2018 Bronzing Compact: Review and Swatches
Clarins | Summer 2018 Bronzing Compact
Clarins | Summer 2018 Bronzing Compact ($42 CAD for 17 g | Limited Edition):
Clarins has been releasing a limited edition bronzer palette every summer (see 20152016, 2017) and this year, we are getting a completely matte formulation great for those that prefer no shimmers or sparkles in their tan. Packaged in an adorable translucent compact embossed with a tropical flamingo print, the bronzer is split into three shades that blend to form a neutral light bronze. The formulation is infused with white tea and nipplewort extract rich in antioxidants and the pigmentation is even and semi-sheer. Therefore, the application is easy to customize; you can go for a sheer wash of color or build to a sculpted summer glow. Additionally, the powder has a subtle floral fragrance that reminds me a lot of the Guerlain Meteorite scent. Below is a very heavy swatch I did to show off the color of the bronzer.
Clarins | Summer 2018 Bronzing Compact: Review and Swatches
Clarins | Summer 2018 Bronzing Compact
Clarins | Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in "06 Blackberry": Review and Swatches
Clarins | Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in "06 Blackberry"
Clarins | Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in "06 Blackberry" ($25 CAD for 7 ml | New Permanent Shade):
The ever-so-popular Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil range is getting a new member this summer! With a delicious berry scent and a sheer tint of plum, the new "06 Blackberry" shade will be joining the permanent collection. Essentially a lightweight lip gloss, the Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil is formulated with the oils of hazelnut, jojoba, and acai. The consistency is heavier than an oil and the finish is not devoid of all stickiness. However, the formulation is hydrating and it lasts longer than a traditional lip oil. If you like the look of a gloss but still want the nourishing properties of an oil, then definitely check this out!
Clarins | Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in "06 Blackberry": Review and Swatches
Clarins | Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in "06 Blackberry"
Clarins | Summer 2018 SOS Primer in "06 Bronze" & 4-Color All-in-One-Pen: Review and Swatches
Clarins | SOS Primer in "06 Bronze" & Limited Edition 4-Color All-In-One Pen
Clarins | SOS Primer in "06 Bronze" ($39 CAD for 30 ml | Limited Edition):
Clarins released a six-shade primer range this spring and for the summer, it's introducing two new, limited edition shades for creating a glowy, sunkissed complexion. I have here the shade "06 Bronze", a natural light tan that provides a warm, shimmer-free finish. The formulation is water- and silicone-based and it is smooth and creamy. The primer blends nicely and provides a soft blurring effect. The pigmentation is surprisingly impressive but the color will not show up under foundations that provide anything beyond a light-medium coverage. Therefore, I would recommend mixing this with your foundation to achieve a natural, glowy tan.
Clarins | Summer 2018 SOS Primer in "06 Bronze": Review and Swatches
Clarins | SOS Primer in "06 Bronze"
Clarins | 4-Color All-In-One-Pen ($35 CAD for 0.4 g | Limited Edition):
An innovative four-in-one liner housed in a multi-barrel click pen, the 4-Color All-In-One Pen has a special limited edition (see the original here) for summer 2018. Updated with a teal color and printed with pink palm leafs, the pen houses one lip liner in a medium warm pink and three eyeliners in black, deep purple, and bright teal. All four colors are matte and their formulation is pigmented and creamy. However, similar to the original version, the liners here are not smudge-proof. This is not a dealbreaker for the lip liner but I need my eyeliners to be long-wearing and waterproof. Unfortunately, this one just doesn't cut it.
Clarins | Summer 2018 4-Color All-in-One-Pen: Review and Swatches
Clarins | Limited Edition Summer 2018 4-Color All-In-One Pen
Overall this is a very cute summer collection. My recommendation is definitely the bronzer as it's always nice to find a good matte formulation. Have you spotted this collection in stores yet? Will you be picking anything up? Share with me in the comments below!

Availability:
Clarins is available at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Clarins.
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