That time of year is almost upon us where slowly but surely we start to hear whispers of new make up collections launching. We catch glimpses of a new eye shadow palette and spot a new lipstick on the horizon, although we are never quite sure of the release day so find ourselves waiting eagerly for more news; or maybe that is just me.
For those of you that fancy a peek at the new collection launching from Clarins this Autumn then you’re in luck as I have a couple of products from the collection to share with you today. The Clarins Autumn Make Up Collection for 2015 is a humble one in my opinion yet in the same notion it is extremely feminine, sophisticated and natural; I am quite sure that it will be very popular once it hits stores at the beginning of August.
The collection consists of a new limited edition eye shadow palette, two new shades to the Ombre Matte Eye Shadows as well as three eyebrow pencils, two new kohl pencils and two beautiful new lipsticks in what I have to say is utterly beautiful packaging.
The limited edition Pretty Day Eye Shadow Palette* retails at £33 and consists of five beautiful harmonious shades ranging from light pinks to taupe and dark brown. There is a selection of two mattes and three shimmer shades so you have everything you need here in terms of finish to create a really lovely eye look for both the daytime and evening. Having never tried eye shadows from Clarins before I wasn’t too sure what to expect however I’m really happy to say that they performed really well, each and everyone within this palette is pigmented, buttery and easy to blend with hardly any fall out what so ever. It is a really versatile little palette and it is incredibly travel friendly as it is so small and light. As you may have noticed it also comes with a tiny little brush, which I do think is a little unnecessary, however I have to bear in mind that not everyone has an abundance of eye shadow brushes so this may be incredibly useful to others.
If I had to be critical about anything then it would be that for the price you would in my opinion expect more sturdy packaging because cardboard isn’t exactly the strongest material. Having said that on a whole this is a really nice little palette and it is well worth checking out if you’re in the market for a new one this autumn.
The second product is the Ombre Matte Eye Shadow* in the shade Heather which again does not disappoint in terms of quality. At £19 these are cream to powder formulas, although I wouldn’t take cream literally as they’re relatively solid within the pot. They are however very easy to blend because they do have a very soft texture to them, in fact I have been really impressed with this shade in particular because I am really enjoying wearing purple at the moment. This is the ideal shade for me as it is relatively safe as it is quite a dusty purple, yet it offers something different to my traditional bronze and taupe choices.
Alongside the eye shadows I have being testing out the Rouge Eclat Lipstick* in the shade Tawny Rose; this is a new release to the range and retails at £19.50. Of course with Clarins there is always a skincare benefit hidden away somewhere, of which these lipsticks contain the benefit of the Nutri Youth Complex which helps to protect lips against dehydration. The formula also contains Vitamin E and plant waxes such as jojoba and sunflower which help to provide instant comfort. I have to say that in terms of pigmentation this lipstick really is great; it is also very easy to wear and glides on beautifully. It’s relatively glossy I would argue but not over the top in the slightest, in fact I just think this is another element which makes it so easy to wear.
Tawny Rose truly is beautiful; to me it is a true autumn nude which I’m already more than happy to sport. It is my darkest nude by far and I really like that, it is more sultry without being harsh which I think is key. This is a shade I would highly recommend taking a look at if you get the opportunity, especially if you like a nude which lies on pink/brown spectrum as it is already a firm favourite of mine, I’m just grateful that it isn’t limited edition.
Overall I have to say that from my experience in using these products that I’m really looking forward to seeing the collection launch soon, it really is a lovely collection for the coming season. Out of the products featured here today the stand out items for me are the Rouge Eclat Lipstick, closely followed by the Ombre Matt Eye Shadow as the shades for me are absolutely perfect for autumn.
This collection launches nationwide come the 2nd of August so keep your eyes peeled, if not for the lipstick alone.