What a deliciously understated collection and one I fully intend to buy more pieces from as I’ve totally fallen in love! This is a collection for those that want a fresh Spring look with hints of candy colours but who want to avoid the brights in other Spring Collections (which I also love!). I have to admit that the collection wasn’t on my radar at all until I ended up at the Clarins counter paying for something else (hello Dior – post coming soon) and whilst I was waiting for service this little stand caught my eye and I was totally drawn in.
The star product of this collection is the beautiful Colour Breeze Face and Blush Palette, £30 (Limited Edition).
This is the product that first caught my eye, a face powder with three delicate shades embossed into it. I think if you were very patient you could use those individual colours as blushers, I’m not and attacked the whole thing with a big fluffy brush for all over application as a setting powder. What a beauty! For me the colour is perfect but it’s the finish that’s just so beautiful, it’s matte, really matte but adds just the subtlest hint of radiance and somehow over my foundation (in the pictures its Mac Studio Finish) I felt absolutely flawless and its the powder that gave me that amazing finish. Scroll down for pictures of it in use.
Also Limited Edition are the Vitamin Pink and Coral Tonic Instant Light Blushes, £19.
I have Vitamin Pink although you could be forgiven for thinking it’s coral from the above picture. It’s not, it’s the pink and its my most favourite product from the collection. So much so I will be without question be going back for the Coral Tonic version. It’s not cheap but the formula is to die for, blends like a dream and does what it promises, instantly lights. The colour is also really buildable which is great. I hope you can see that the following pictures are a blob of the Blush and then blended out a little.
And this picture I’m so happy with, it really shows the colour and radiance of the blush combined with the perfect finish of that powder. Never has my skin looked so good! You can also see here the Joli Rouge Sheer Lipstick. See below for details.
So the final item from this collection I have to show you is the Pink Coral Joli Rouge Sheer Lipstick. £16.50. I swatched this in store and fell in love. It is obviously, given the name, sheer and for this collection is also available in Pink Magnolia.
There are two swatches there because this lipstick is a bit chameleon-like, in the first swatch you see just a apricot tone and the sheerness and gloss shows, whereas the second shot looks a bit more pigmented and there’s a little shimmer. I know it doesn’t make sense but both are accurate. It’s extremely moisturising, perhaps due to the mango butter and I love this! I’ve done just a few swatches to show you how different it looks in different light. They all came out a little out of focus I’m afraid
Oh and all of them on my miserable wide angled face with huge nose?
So that’s all the things I have to show you but also available are Poppy Red and Baby Pink Joli Rouge Lipsticks, 8 New Glosses, Gloss Prodige Intense Colour and Shine Lip Gloss and beautiful Eye Palette with greys, turquoise and teal.
I think I’ll go back and get the Eye Quartet, the Coral Tonic Instant Light Blush, A couple of the glosses, (Candy and Raspberry in particular look amazing) and I have a hankering for the Baby Pink Joli Rouge… I’m not sure my budget can stretch to all of those as well as the Chanel bits I want and all the Dior I just bought but I’m going to do my best! I’ve spotted it all on Special Offer over at Escentual.
This stunning collection is available and on counters now.
*Disclosure – PR Samples*