Last week the Clarins Opalescence Collection launched in SA and I got to play with a few of the products and love love it all. Am a little sad the bronzer is not included in the collection in SA but that’s the way it goes.
The collection consists of the Instant Light Complexion Booster, the cream blushes, eyeshadow, lipsticks and the gloss. I am an absolute lover of the Instant Light retailing at R310 each, they are one of those products that give that natural glow to the skin:
The idea of the complexion boosters is that they give you a luminous complexion, minimise imperfections and get your glow on. They come in 3 shades no 2 is champagne which corrects redness, no 1 rose gives maximum radiance to all skin tones and no 3 Peach which I have is to revive tanned complexions. The base can be worn on its own or mixed in with foundation. I like to mix in with foundation but as I get more of a tan will most likely use on its own. The texture is very light weight leaving skin fresh and evened out.
The benefits of the Instant Light is that they have 3D radiance pigments and a new High Lumitech Complex to fill the complexion with light and correct imperfections. With ingredients like Katafray plant extract which boosts the skin’s natural hydration, a sensitive skin active ingredient and 2 anti pollution ingredients white tea and succory dock-cress to help protect the skin.
The Cream blushes come in 4 shades retailing at R300, they are beautifully light weight, apply with fingers or a stippling brush to give those cheeks a beautifull fresh spring/summer look:
I have the rosewood its the darker of the blushes and great for darker skin tones but Iove all the colours, the blushes compliment a dewy face and just completes the whole look.The Light Optimising + Complex captures the and diffuses the light to give amazing radiance to the skin, and the Floral waxes of Rose, Mimosa, Jojoba and sunflower protect the skin against dehydration.
The collection only has the one eyeshadow which is the Smokey Plum retailing at R240 its a beautiful shade perfect to take your fresh day look to a sexy night look or a subtle day time look with the shadow just applied to the lash line. I love the texture it’s very luxuious and has a great colour pay off.
The Joli Rouge Brilliant Sheer Shine Lipstick come in 3 shades 19 Tropical Pink, 20 Coral Tulip and 21 Pink Orchid retailing at R235. I haven’t had a chance to test the lipsticks out so I can’t give my personal opinion but Clarins makeup is always amazing. The Gloss Prodige Lip Gloss retails at R220, I got my hands on the Coral Tulip is a very pretty gloss and perfect for that day time look.
The Clarins Opalescence collection a beautiful all around collection perfect for spring/summer and its really just all about light and freshness.