A week ago, I have received an unexpected surprised parcel from Clarins Singapore. In the bag it contains two bottles of new Extra Firming Foundations and a set of NEO Pastels Spring Makeup Collection that comprises of Eye Colour & Liner Palette, Blush Prodige, Rouge Hydra Nude (2 shades), Joli Rouge Brillant, Wonder Volume Mascara and Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate.
I was very excited upon receiving the parcel. My first impression was WOW!! OM! The colors are so lovely and I couldn’t wait to try them all! Thanks Clarins Singapore, Muack!
Clarins proudly presents
NEO Pastels Spring Makeup Collection
NEO Pastels Eye Color & Liner Palette – S$72
These six lovely eyeshadows remind me of a watercolour palette! You can actually mix and match from three monochrome shades – browns, pinks and violets – to create the look you prefer. The specially designed texture can be applied dry for a more subtle make-up look, or with a damp applicator for a more intense result. To enhance make-up and give eyes more depth, a black eyeliner is included in the palette. This NEO Pastels palette comes with a double applicator – a foam end for eye shadow and a brush end for the eyeliner.
Clarins Make-Up Artist Advice
One, two or three shades? Anything is possible! Apply a single shade and a stroke of eyeliner for simple quick make-up, or two or three colors for a more sophisticated look.
For example :
- Beige over the top eyelid, brown at the outer corner and golden pink above the eyelid crease.
- Light pink over the eyelid, violet at the outer corner and lilac above the eyelid crease.
I have created my first Spring Look Of The Day (no mascara yet) with golden pink over the eyelid, violet at the outer corner and light pink above the eyelid crease. Do you like my color combination?
I have also use the brush end of the double applicator to create the eyeliner. The brush applicator is pretty soft and it doesn’t hurt or pull the skin around the delicate eye areas. Even though I’m not a makeup pro but I do find it pretty easy to use and I manage to draw a perfect line using the brush tip.
The eyeshadow texture is super soft and fine, I really love it!
Wonder Volume Mascara
This Wonder Volume Mascara comes in one shade only – 01 Wonder Black. Pretty nice sleek packaging though.
I actually like this mascara as it perfectly coats and thickens my lashes for an ultimate volume without feeling sticky nor heavy. It doesn’t pull down my lashes which is good. My lashes immediately lengthen after one stroke of application! It doesn’t smudge and is long-lasting!
New Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Color – S$52
This new Blush Prodige comes with 6 sumptuous complementary shade pairs to give the cheekbones both color and light. A matte shade to sculpt the face and an iridescent one to highlight facial contours as it catches the light.
This new generation Blush Prodige has an extremely lightweight silky texture that includes mineral pigments and plant extracts – bamboo powder and tomato extract – to achieve a radiant, healthy glow. This excellent texture delivers endless color variations, with luminous, long-lasting results and an even, natural make-up look.
I have received shade 01 Lovely Rose. This shade is extremely suitable for my fair-looking skin. As the palette actually comes in 4 complementary shades, I can choose individual shade to highlight or contour my cheekbone area or blend altogether for a natural glow.
I love the silky soft texture and the natural radiant look!
Rouge Hydra Nude Smoothing Cream Lipstick SPF 6 – S$35
There are four shades in total for this limited edition Rouge Hydra Nude range and I have received 2 of them and they are 01 Nude Rose (left) and 02 Nude Coral (right). The other two darker shades are 03 Nude Beige and 04 Nude Caramel. I was actually attracted to the elegant packaging – light gold base and translucent lid that matches the shade of the lipstick.
I believe it is the first lipstick that is formulated with skin care benefits.
The Skin Care Ingredients Behind Rouge Hydra Nude
Do you know why our lips tend to get fragile and dry out easily? Well it is because our lips is 5 times finer than facial skin, and it has no real protective skin barrier, fewer sebaceous glands and no hydrolipidic film. That is why Clarins has included a high concentration of skin care ingredients in the formula of Rouge Hydra Nude :
- SPF 6 protects against the harmful effects of the sun
- Thanks to Hydracire@ S and mango butter rich in triglycerides and fatty acids, lips are visibly smoother
- Vitamin E preserves the youthfulness of the lips and slows the effects of aging
- Vitamin A encourages cell renewal and unsaponifiables of shea, the richest part of the fruit, soothe dry or damaged lips to instantly restore their soft, supple qualities
- Gamma oryzanol boosts microcirculation. In this way it fights loss of lip density and firmness
This new generation lipstick actually transforms into a cream on contact with lips. Thanks to its high-performance skin care ingredients, my lip is super moisture and soft after application. I’m using 01 Nude Rose as image above.
It glides on perfectly. It nourishes, repairs and protects (SPF 6) my lip while smoothing and enhancing my lip with natural tone. I’m using 02 Nude Coral as image above. Rouge Hydra Nude lipstick actually provides translucent finish!
Joli Rouge Brillant Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick – S$33
Joli Rouge Brillant comes in 3 shades and I’m having shade 13 Cherry. The other 2 shades are 12 Litchi and 14 Grape.
Joli Rouge Brilliant provides intense shine with a subtle color for fuller-looking, luscious lips, thanks to the “Extreme Shine” complex. Based on a combination of “Maxi-Lip” and “shine activator” pigments, this complex gives the colors a multi-facetted effect. Colour glides on gently, creating exceptional shine and a superb make-up result.
NEW Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate – S$45
In 2006, Clarins created a buzz with a small red jar: with several million already sold across the world, Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch is the must-have magic, invisible make-up base for women which, in a single step, smoothes away lines and enlarged pores to deliver flawlessly beautiful skin.
Today, Clarins has used the same concept to create Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate. In one click, this clever pen releases a texture enrich with Dermaxyl@, a line-repairing peptide.
I have tested this Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate on wear & tear wrinkles where nasolabial folds are. The result is extremely amazing! It pumps up the lines, the skin appears smoother and the wrinkles disappear immediately! The enlarged pores also seem to reduce too! I really love this smart product and it’s definitely going to be my MUST-HAVE make-up product for the day!
NEW Extra Firming Foundation
Women in their forties know how important it is to look and feel beautiful. They are full of energy and ideas, life is action-packed as work, family, friends and travel fill the agenda. They know what they want and head straight for the best… nothing else will do. All that counts is staying beautiful and feeling good about life every day.
That is why Clarins Laboratories have exclusively formulated Extra-Firming Foundation SPF 15 with anti-aging benefits as they know no matter how good women feel, what they see in the mirror may be slightly different.
Extra-Firming Foundation SPF 15 provides Extra-Firming skin care benefits, with a formula rich in powerful plant extracts that offers women the effective firming and smoothing actions they are looking for in a foundation.
Extra-Firming Foundation SPF 15 comes in five shades – 103 Ivory, 104 Cream, 105 Nude, 108 Sand and 110 Honey.
Extra Firming Foundation SPF 15 contains white tea extract to help skin fight back against pollution and free radicals. It also contains a high content of flavonoids, antioxidant molecules capable of trapping free radicals, helping to slow down the appearance of fine lines.
It comes with SPF 15 that provides protection against UVA and UVB rays, with 100% micronized mineral filters suitable for all skin types.
It contains a plant-based micropatch that forms a hydrofilm which provides both invisible protection against dehydration and a moisture reservoir.
Here are the two shades I have received – 103 and 104. The texture is light and creamy.
I have tested half of my face using Extra Firming Foundation SPF 15 in shade 104. After application, my skin feels soft and silky. It glides easily onto skin and my complexion appears more even in tone, brighter and less red.
Extra Firming Foundation SPF 15 contains Oat Sugars (extract from plant kernel), a new generation tightening ingredient, to help firm, smooth and define features without appearing frozen. It also contains Greater Plantain Extract (Clarins first for optimal skin firming) that helps to inhibit glycation (caused by oxidation of skin cells) and delivering a more radiant, firming-looking skin.
The texture is so lightweight and my skin feels comfortable with no “mask” effect. Extra Firming Foundation SPF 15 effectively smoothes and even the complexion.
The wrinkles and fine lines seem less obvious and my pores seem refined too. Thanks to the presence of light-reflecting microspheres that reflect light in all directions, both sides are illuminated, creating a blur that optically “erases” the wrinkle.
Well after tested all the products, I’m now ready to reveal my first Spring Look Of The Day!
Do you like it?
That’s all for today. See ya again! Bye…..
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