I love when beauty brands start unveiling their spring collections. The vibrant colours are always so refreshing to see in the midst of the cold grey winter, plus it’s a reassuring sign that spring isn’t too far. Clarins has become one of my favourite beauty brands. Not only are their products some of the best quality, made with botanical ingredients, their makeup collections always have a story to tell. This spring, it’s all about a Garden Escape. And I was lucky enough to get a first look at two of the most intriguing products from the collection, the Garden Escape Eye Palette and the Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil.
Starting with the eye palette, let’s first take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous packaging. The gold casing with brushed pattern is just so luxe and beautiful. The palette includes six satin and pearly eye shadows that embody the colours of spring to create a subtle look for day or, when applied wet, a more dramatic look for night, including fresh pinks, vibrant greens, deep taupe and a pearly white. And like all Clarins shadows that I’ve tried, they have a silky smooth texture, the most amazing colour payoff and long-lasting wear.
Perhaps the most intriguing product in the collection is the Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil. Facial oils are having a moment in the skin care spotlight right now, so it’s only natural that the idea would expand to include other products in the range, right? While I had never heard of a lip oil, I couldn’t wait to give this product a try… and it did not disappoint. This oil is part makeup, part skin care. Enriched with extracts of wild mango and shea moisturizers, it soothes, plumps and illuminates lips while giving them a beautiful shine. I’ve always had an issue with lip products that are overly scented, but this oil has a subtle sweet fragrance that is quite nice. As soon as I applied it my lips felt instantly hydrated and comfortable without a hint of stickiness. The yellow colour doesn’t transfer to my lips, but somehow make my lips just look better, enhancing the natural shade. I couldn’t be happier and more impressed with this product.
Disclaimer: Although these products were offered to me by Clarins, all opinions expressed in this post are 100% honest.
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