I can’t quite believe it’s time for the Autumn/Winter beauty collections to drop… this year has seriously flown by. The Clarins Graphik Autumn Makeup Collection has already launched on the Clarins UK website, and consists of a total of nine different products; five of which I’ve been testing over the last couple of weeks. Clarins are such a great all round brand with good quality skincare, makeup and bodycare products. One of the products within the Clarins Graphik Autumn Makeup Collection is a new shade of their Ombre Matte Eyeshadows which really excited me as I love them, as well as some beautiful lip products.
Clarins 4 Colour Eye Palette £34
I’m not the most adventurous when it comes to my eye makeup. I always the best intentions to try and include more colourful shadows and liners, but I just don’t think I can pull off vivid, bright colours. I do however find green shades to be very wearable, especially as I have green eyes so I find that by using green shadows/liners it really helps to make my eyes pop. Prior to the launch of the Clarins Graphik Autumn Makeup Collection, they already had four different 4 Colour Eye Palettes; Nude, Rosewood, Brown and Smokey, and the collection includes a brand new palette for those that love green shades like myself – Forest. The palette is packaged within a square, gold metallic compact complete with the traditional Clarins red velvet sleeve. Inside the palette there’s a mirror within the lid, a dual ended sponge applicator and four powder eyeshadows.
Considering how compact the palette is, I was really surprised that each of the four shadows contains 1.7 grams of product especially as a MAC Eyeshadow costs £13.50 and contains 1.5 grams, so you’re getting four full size eyeshadows for £34 which is a really great price. I already own one of the Clarins 4 Colour Eye Palettes from their Summer Sunkissed Collection, so I knew I loved the formula of their formula which contains pigments that are made from 100% minerals and plants for the sleekest, most natural results. Shade 1 in the palette is a warm toned shimmery pale gold, shade 2 is best described as being a ‘dollar green’ kind of colour with a shimmer finish, shade 3 is a matte charcoal grey whilst shade 4 is a deep chocolate brown matte containing dark forest green shimmer particles. The four shades really are stunning and they compliment eachother beautifully with a soft, creamy and very pigmented formula.
Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadow £19
There are eight permanent shades of the Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadow, and the new shade as part of the Grapik Autumn Collection is Midnight Blue which is so unlike their other shades. I’ve featured a number of their other shades on my blog thus far (here, here, here and here) but Midnight Blue is definitely the prettiest shade they’ve launched so far in my opinion. If you’re new to the Clarins Ombre Matte shadows, they have have a cream to powder formulation that offers the comfort and smoothing effect of a cream with the fine quality and hold of a powder, as well as featuring a blend of soft-focus pigments for pure colour, and bamboo powder for longevity. They really do have a smoothing effect, so I think they’d work really well for those with uneven texture or lined eyelids as they are so creamy. Midnight Blue is the most amazing, jewel-toned deep blue. I think this is such a perfect shade for Autumn/Winter, and I’ve been loving wearing it along my lower lashline with a pencil brush for a subtle pop of colour.
Clarins Joli Rouge Lipsticks £20
The Clarins Joli Rouge Lipsticks have a rich and creamy formula that leave the lips with intense colour and a delicate satin finish. The formula is enriched with organic Salicornia extract and mango oil to intensely moisturise the lips for 6 hours and provides suppleness and comfort. The Clarins Graphik Autumn Makeup Collection includes three new Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick shades; Deep Red, Litchi and Guava, and I have Litchi and Guava. I already owned three Joli Rouge shades (Petal Pink, Lilac Pink and Rosewood) and I love how comfortable they are on the lips and their high-shine finish, so I’m very happy to have two new shades within my collection. The packaging is just so sleek with their weighty gold casing, with their metallic red lining inside the lids.
I really like the shape of the Joli Rouge lipstick bullets as they have a gentle curve which fits the curves of your lips nicely. Litchi is a rosy pink shade and Guava is a peachy coral shade, and I find that both shades look darker in the bullet than they apply, but I actually prefer the shades on the lips compared to those in the bullet. I think both Litchi and Guava would work all year round, and they both work nicely with the Roseberry Lip Definer…
Clarins Lip Definer £17
I have really sensitive lips so I much prefer creamy lip liners rather than hard pencils, so I had high hopes for the Clarins Lip Definer. Clarins claim they have revolutionised the art of lip lining by offering a Lip Definer for each skin tone, so their four permanent shades are designed to match skintone rather than lip colour. Described as a perfectly gliding pencil that redefines the lip contour with an ultra precise line and improves lipstick wear. The formula is enriched with jojoba oil to provide the lips with both suppleness and comfort. The shade which has launched as part of the Clarins Graphik Autumn Makeup Collection is Roseberry, which as I said above matches both Litchi and Guava amazingly well as it’s a pink toned berry shade with a very soft and creamy formula that glides across the lips without tugging the lips.
I would love to know your thoughts on the new Clarins collection? Which is your favourite product?