Clarins Graphik Makeup Collection for Autumn 2017

Here is a preview of another Autumn 2017 makeup collection, this time Clarins. It is a very basic and nice collection with green and blue toned eye shadows, new eye liner, universally flattering blush and new lip products.

Face

Blush Prodige, £27 in 09 Golden Pink

Flattering golden-pink blush, the perfect product to enhance any skin tone.

Lips

Lipliner Pencil, £17.50

05 Roseberry and  06 Red

Joli Rouge, £20 in 754 Deep Red, 755 Litchi and 756 Guava

The ultra-moisturising formula is enriched with organic marsh samphire extract and mango oil to give softer, smoother and

Used Up Makeup Products

While I did try to write about the beauty products I’ve used up, at some point I’ve got annoyed, as having a huge bag of empty bottles at home was not cool. But I’ve started posting  what new products I get to replace some of those I’ve used up over at my Instagram

However, I do want to share my makeup empties. And, considering how many products I actually have, finishing even one  is kind of a big deal. And I have five! I did not include any mascaras though, as I do use up several every year.

Dior Addict Lipstick in 561 Baby Rose (review and swatches)

I loved this lipstick so much and I would re-purchase it, however, Dior re-launched this line, so I will have to look for a similar version. Barely there sheer pinks are my version of a nude lip, so I do end up using quite a lot of lip products like this.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in 01 Rose (review and swatches)

Another sheer pink, and another Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector empty. I have finished quite a lot of these during the years, both glosses and

SS17 Foundations: YSL, Armani and Clarins

There have been quite a few foundation launches recently but I have selected three that really stand out to me, and that are very different, so there is something for everyone.

Touche Éclat Cushion Compact Foundation, $48 from Nordstrom

“A lightweight, sheer, buildable coverage formula to give skin a fresh dewy glow and natural finish. Gives a  sheer to medium buildable coverage.”

Available in 6 shades.

 Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Foundation, £28 and $38 from Nordstrom

“Optically blurs imperfections. Upon

Clarins Sunkissed Makeup Collection for Summer 2017

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oils (£19.50) were a huge success when they first launched back in January 2015, and the brand is bringing out four brand new shades for this summer! I actually have a review of one of the oils, so you can take a look.

All of the new shades are permanent!  And they are: Candy, Tangerine, Mint (contains menthol and is effective for plumping the lips) and Honey Glam (with glimmering flecks of gold).  Each lip oil contains nourishing hazelnut oil, mirabelle and organic jojoba oils.

Besides the oils, there is also a seasonal summer collection:

Bronzing & Blush Compact, £30

Embossed with a botanical palm motif,  three matte bronze shades and an iridescent coral blush. The bronzer from last summer was so incredible, I love it, some of my girlfriends purchased it, as well as some readers, and  I’ve heard nothing but

March 2017 Beauty Favourites

Spring is really here! And I am really enjoying the warmer and longer days, and finally we get to see some sunshine. March was also a very great month for me, beauty-wise, as I have discovered and re-discovered some amazing products.

But before we start, I have to say that I am still absolutely in love with the products I’ve mentioned in my January favourites: Charlotte Tilbury foundation, Givenchy mascara,  Inglot sculpting powder and Daniel Sandler’s blusher.

I will start with beauty, as there is only one product that I want to mention, and that is SachaJuan Ocean Mist (review) which I have re-discovered and almost used up. My brother is getting me a new bottle as a Belated Birthday gift. This gives a lot of volume and texture without making the hair feel crunchy. At least I don’t find that mine is.

Skincare and body care wise, I am just trying to use up my half-empty bottles before I get anything new and exciting.

As for makeup, there