French luxury beauty house Clarins is taking a summer vacation in sunny Rio this year with an eye-popping makeup collection that is infused with the spirit and rhythms of the samba. Entitled “Colours of Brazil”, the limited edition products include a summer bronzing palette, shimmer oil, eye palette, waterproof mascara and cheerful lip balm crayons in tropical colours. The collection has just arrived in stores.
The star product is the Colours of Brazil Summer Bronzing Compact that contains a pair of universally flattering matte shades: copper-beige and sun-kissed gold beige. The colours create an even, natural look every time thanks to Clarins’ Mineral Sunlight Complex and Light-Optimizing Complex, soft-focus pigments that add radiance to the complexion. What’s unique about this bronzing powder is it is enhanced with Plant Micropatch to help maintain moisturized, supple skin and extracts of crowberry and white tea to fight free radicals and pollution. the powder is imprinted with a Brazilian bracelet design
Rio in summer is known for its scorching temperatures so it is the perfect time to launch Truly Waterproof Mascara, a formula that promises 12-hour, non-stop hold even in the worst humidity. It helps protect against salt, chlorine, and UV rays which can dry and bleach lashes. Think of it as a protective shield against moisture, seawater, pool water and sun. Choose from intense black or our favourite, curaçao, a cobalt blue.
Beige and coral tones take centre stage in the palette do Brazil, combined with brown or taupe to warm the eyes. Electric royal blue liner adds instant character and can be used wet or dry.
Most fun is the limited edition Lip Crayon with a delicious fragrance, creamy texture and ultra-shiny effect. The formula is based on mango, apricot and she butter to moisturize and protect. The pink shade adapts to the colour of your lips resulting in a signature shade just for you. There are six shades available from my pink to soft coffee.
And shop early if you want to get the Shimmer Oil for face and body. This product sold out in days last year. That’s because it creates a beautiful golden veil on skin enhancing a tan with no oily sensation. It gently nourishes skin while boosting radiance. A winner!