It’s time for June’s favourites, and somehow this time it is all about Clarins. I have bought quite a few products from the brand and have been sent some samples, and most products were incredible. After all it is one of my favourite brands for a reason. There are also two beauty tools, self tanning drops and bath salts.
Here we go.
Let’s start with makeup, as there are only two products that really stood out to me. Technically three, but two are the same product just different shades. Clarins Blush & Bronzing Compact (review and swatches) my love for this bronzer is still going strong. Now that I have a tan it looks amazing on, warms up the complexion and adds some definition.
As for the Clarins Waterproof Eyeshadow Shimmering Cream Colour (review and swatches) they are phenomenal, as I’ve already said. Extremely long-lasting and incredibly beautiful on the eyes. Just make sure you don’t apply too much, as they can look a bit dry. I’ve been wearing 03 Silver Taupe at the end of May and beginning of June when I still had a very pale complexion but now 04 Copper Brown is my favourite. It looks perfect now, am I a bronze goddess already?
The product that I really love is Clarins Blush & Bronzing Compact (£30). It is absolutely huge, comes in a nice packaging and with a decently sized mirror. You get three shades of bronzer with one being shimmery and two – matte, there is also an apricot blush. You can use each shade individually, or mix. The texture of the blush is softer than the texture of the bronzers so when products are mixed together they give you that nice luminous glow and created that sun-kissed effect. This bronzer actually made it to my monthly favourites.
Although I have pretty light skin tone, I don’t find it to be muddy or too orange on me. But I use it lightly, obviously.
I think Blush & Bronzing Compact is a
I’ve wanted theBalm luminizers for as long as I remember (and by that I mean since they came out). I have swatched them several times at the counter but couldn’t make up my mind on which one to get, and I could not justify getting all three considering how many products I already have.
This is why when I saw The Manizers palette – I simply had to get it. This is a limited edition, as far as I know, so get it while you can. Yes, the single powders come in that gorgeous packaging but this cardboard one is perfectly fine. It is sturdy and slim.
So what is so special about these powders?
First of all the texture, it is very smooth, soft and buttery, almost creamy, it melts into the skin. The pigmentation is also brilliant, you only need one swipe. It is no wonder these babies are so loved by all the beauty enthusiasts.
Let’s take a closer look:
This is a gorgeous warm-toned golden highlighter. And it is not subtle by any means, it gives you a proper glow, instantly brightens and perks up the complexion. Use it on top of the cheek bones, upper lip and under the brow bone. It may be too intense for some people for a day time but if you love you some luminosity – it is perfection.
If you are interested in contouring but don’t want to spend a fortune on a product – Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palette is a great option to consider and here is why.
You get both a contour shade and a highlighter.
If cool-toned contouring shades don’t look good on your skin tone – this would be a great option, as it is warmer than most products but at the same time it doesn’t look orange on the face. It warms up the complexion. The highlighter is also warm toned and it contains golden micro-shimmer in it.
The texture is creamy and soft, you get a
If you are a regular reader – you probably know how much I love Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base, I have mentioned it so many times, and here is a detailed review.
The brand brought out two new shades as a part of their summer collection – 04 Apricot and 05 Golden Bronze, and I was sent one of them for a review. So let’s take a look.
Golden Bronze basically warms up the complexion and gives you a subtle healthy golden glow.
And you can pull it off, even if you have light skin, just mix a drop with your foundation, or apply where you’d apply bronzer.
If you are tanned – use it all over the face, and just