French beauty brand Clarins is best known for its spa-inspired skincare products. But the brand has quietly built a loyal following for its makeup collections that offer interesting twists on neutral colour palettes like warm browns, heather greys and soft beige. What makes the products stand out from the competition is the formulas incorporate skincare ingredients so they pamper and protect skin. Clarins does pair great skincare with luxe makeup.
For autumn 2017, the brand offers a fresh twist on a neutral eye palette: forest green. You’ll notice the green hues have a brown undertone so they are easy to wear. It’s a great way to update your look without going too edgy with the colour. I also like the graphic liner and navy matte shadow.
I’m excited to be giving away a Clarins’ Fall Look set on my blog. To enter, I’d ask you to rate this collection on a scale of 1 to 10. Here are the items in the lineup:
Not all black eyeliners are created equal. The star Graphik Ink Liner boasts ‘carbon black’ pure pigments that capture the light and promote deeper, more intense colour with maximum luminosity.
Clarins Graphik Ink Liner
The soft, tapered, felt tip follows the shape of the eye perfectly delivering a precise, even line. And the long-wear formula won’t rub off. What makes this formula stand out even further is that it was designed to be easy to remove without irritating eyes.
Clarins 4-colour eyeshadow palette in forest4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Forest
For those looking for makeup with skincare ingredients, Clarins offers the best of both worlds. The 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Forest contains Carnauba Wax powder that promotes comfort and long wear. You’ll find two green hues, a dark matte grey and a light pink satin-finish shadow.
clarins ombre matte in midnight blueOmbre Matte in Midnight Blue
clarins ombre matte in ivory
Ombre Matte shadows combine the smooth texture of a cream with the wear and finish of a powder. Both shades are winners: midnight blue (a dark blue with subtle pearl iridescence) and ivory (a luminous eggshell white).
clarins blush prodige in golden pinkBlush Prodige in Golden Pink
For those looking for a flush of colour on the cheeks, there is a new limited edition Blush Prodige in Golden Pink. It enhances almost every skin tone.
clarins lipliner pencil in red
cclarins lipliner pencil in roseberry
These lipliner pencils are designed to highlight lips and keep lipstick from running. Apply them all over lips for a more stained effect.
clarins joli rouge lipstick in deep red
clarins joli rouge lipstick in litchi
clarins joli rouge lipstick in guava
And finish off the look with a rich, moisturizing lipstick containing mango oil and Organic marsh samphire. Choose from Deep Red, Litchi or Guava.
The Giveaway: I gave away this Clarins Fall Look set on my blog. To enter, I invited readers to tell me in a blog post comment below how they’d rate this makeup collection on a scale of 1 to 10. Lia S from Texas told us and we drew her name from all entries! Congrats Lia!
Clarins is available in Canada at Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com