Luxury Giveaway Winners

Sara C from Portugal won this week’s exclusive subscriber giveaway: Clarins “The Essentials” Eye Palette

This week’s exclusive subscriber giveaway: Clarins “The Essentials” Eye Palette


As 2016 comes to a close, you could say one of the biggest beauty trends at retail was mammoth neutral eye palettes. Almost every brand came out with one or more multi-pan eyeshadow compacts with shades that ranged from champagne to nude to warm chocolate brown. They’ve all been best-sellers as these colours are universally flattering and easy to wear.


What makes Clarins’ “The Essentials” palette so special is the backstory. For several years, the French beauty brand has worked with Pur Project to support Amazonia Indian communities including the Ashaninka. It buys raw materials from these communities to provide sustainable and responsible businesses. Clarins first started working with the Ashaninkas in 2013 to support a vast reforestation programme called Povos da Floresta, which aims to reforest areas damaged by cattle rearing. So far, 20,350 trees have been planted. Sales of this special eye palette will help plant 40,000 more fruit and forest trees including those that produce the Annatto seed used to dye food and fabrics. Even the packaging of this palette is eco-friendly having been rigorously selected according to Clarins’ eco-responsible charter.


The giveaway: I’m giving away a Clarins “The Essentials” palette to a lucky newsletter subscriber. To enter, tell me in a blog post comment what your thoughts are on this project and palette. I’ll draw one name at random from all those who comment on December 14th. If you have a Twitter name, please include it in your blog comment. It is the fastest way for me to contact winners.

Clarins "The Essentials" palette

Clarins products are available in Canada at Hudson’s Bay and

  • Ioanna Tsagkarakis
    December 23, 2016 at 11:54 am

    awesome <3 @ioatsag

  • Tammy
    December 19, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    I think this project is a great thing y’all that’s great y’all r planting trees and that the packaging is eco-friendly love this palette is amazing

  • Vaso
    December 16, 2016 at 8:21 am

    I love this palette

  • Amethyst Wilton
    December 14, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    It’s a beautiful project and the world needs more people like this. Everyone needs to start caring more for the planet, animals and our future! The palette is gorgeous stunning range of shades and i would use every one of them!

  • Popi Hari
    December 14, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Gorgeous gift fabulous pallet.

  • Helene Decoste Clar
    December 14, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Doing some reforestation with a variety of trees help our planet to flourish. Good cause. Love this palette.The packaging is Eco-friendly.Beautiful array of colors.

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