We are smack dab in the middle of summer but all around me hints of fall are slowly popping up. While in some cases it’s a sad reminder that summer will soon be over (boooo!), in others it means the new makeup collection are coming! Introducing my picks from the Clarins Autumn 2014 Makeup Collection.
The collection is chic, natural, feminine… ladylike. There is no shimmer or sparkle. This fall, it’s all about sophisticated matte shades of nude, beige, taupe and auburn. While the entire collection is gorgeous, I chose to focus on two eyeshadow shades, a unique eyeliner and a eyeshadow primer (’cause you can never have enough eye shadow primer). Just take a look at these velvety shades!
Ombre Matte are a unique cream-powder texture that look like they have a slight shimmer in the packaging, but are completely matte once applied. The formula is super soft and glides on to lids evenly like a cream. Once applied, it leaves a matte wash of colour that holds all day without creasing. They also blend effortlessly to create a beautiful, natural look that looks polished and sophisticated.
The secret of the formula is bamboo powder, which keeps the formula matte and lasts all day. On a regular day, my eyeshadow would crease mid-day, but this shadow stayed perfectly matte and in place all day, even without using an eye shadow primer. Ombre Matte comes in 5 beautiful shadesPictured above is Ombre Matte in Taupe, and below is Ombre Matte in Nude.
The limited edition 3-dot liner is one of my favourite items from the collection. First introduced in black, the popular liner is now available in brown. This unique liner features Clarins’s Be Long Lash Complex to encourage lash growth. If you love the use the tightlining technique to line your eyes, this eye liner is for you. The tip is shaped into 3 tiny spikes to easily slip between your lashes and accentuate your lash line to create that lush lash look. Bonus: it doesn’t smudge!
Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base is one of the best eye shadow primers I’ve ever used. Not only is it great at keeping my eye shadow in place ALL DAY, but it’s a product that works double duty. Used alone, it will illuminate and smooth lids for a bright, fresh look. Used under eye shadow, it will create the perfect canvas for your shadow and make it stay in place all day.
The Clarins Ladylike Fall 2014 Makeup Collection is available in stores and on Clarins.ca August 1st. I strongly recommend you take a moment to check out the entire collection. It’s absolutely beautiful!
Although these products were provided for a review, all opinions expressed in this post are my own and completely honest.
[All photos are my own and not to be used without permission]