Foundation - Cover FX cream foundation | Blusher - Clinique Fresh Bloom Colour (Peony Blend) |
Mascara - Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume | Lipstick - Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Stain (Crush)
Clarins Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette* £30 (limited edition)
There is always something so alluring about Clarins' makeup collections. I don't know whether it is the signature gold packaging or the delicate presentation of shades but there is something very anticipating about their seasonal launches. And their new Spring Summer '13 launch, the Rouge Eclat Collection, is no different. It is a stunning mixture of soft pastels, velvety complexions and captivating eyes, all inspired by the beautiful iris flower. For the lips we have sumptuous pinks and corals, with a beautiful sheer finish, and glitter-laden glosses that will instantly banish those winter blues. But the creme de la creme of any Clarins collection are the face and eye palettes. Without a doubt they will leave you drooling and unable to resist a quick dash to your nearest Clarins counter. The Iris Blossom eye quartet palette is just lovely and quite a welcome alternative to the usually pastel and neutral toned palettes that generally get released for the Spring Summer. The consistency of the shadows are silky-smooth and really easy to blend onto the eyelid and throughout the crease. They can be used dry for a satin-like finish or wet for a more intense, dramatic look.
I created the makeup look above using just three of the shades. I placed the frosty white shadow in the corner of my eyes and then softly blended the taupe shade all over the rest of my lid. I finished with the gorgeous purple, which was a lot less blue-based than I expected, blended into the crease. The colours are incredibly complimentary and I love the way they are soft enough to wear during the day, but can easily be made more daring for a night out. All in all, another wonderful, versatile palette from Clarins.
Has anything from the Rouge Eclat collection caught your eye?