Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Clarins Autumn & Winter preview bloggers event

I was lucky enough to attend the Clarins Autumn preview event last week in London, checking out their upcoming launches for the rest of the year. I love Clarins events as they always make them personal and small enough so they can explain to you individually about all the upcoming product launches. They are also one of my favourite brands so I always look forward to their events!

This one didn’t disappoint. We were shown the new Ambre Minerale Autumn make-upcollection, plus some compacts from the Christmas Odyssey collection which are inspired from the Greek gods. As you know I am a sucker for packaging so I love this new launch particularly due to the stunning packaging. The Oydessy Eye Quartet (£30) is my favourite and includes a variety of brown eyeshadows plus a stunning gold colour that can be applied wet or dry. I love Clarins eye shadows as they are very pigmented and last all day, you hardly need to apply much to your brush or fingers. They are so smooth they can be applied easily with your fingers. A tip from the Body Shop’s Chase Aston which I haven’t forgotten, your (clean) fingers are your best tools for applying eyeshadow!

The  stunning Oydessy Eye Quartet (£30)

The yummy cakes!

I also love the Limited Edition Colour Accents Face and Blush Palette (£30) which compliments all skin types and tones. You simply blend the shades together for a luminous sheen or use individually for a highlighted effect and even reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines with the Light-Optimizing+ Complex. I don’t normally wear blushers as I have quite a red skin tone anyway, but this is lovely as it’s a mixture of bronzer and blusher so something a bit different. 

We were also colour matched by the lovely Marie (below) for the new Clarins Skin Illusion Mineral & Plant Extracts Loose Powder Foundation which I haven't tried yet but will keep you posted. The loose mineral powder contains Pink Opal Powder and Pink Algae Extract to boost radiance and hydrate. It costs £28 and will launch on 6th September 2012 at House of Fraser and everywhere else from 24th October 2012.

Thanks to Clarins for the invite to the event, I had a great time and was lovely to catch up with fellow bloggers Natalya, Leanne, Sarah and Hayley. I am really impressed by the new collections and feel Clarins has stepped up their efforts in their make up collections rather than focusing on just skincare. 

What do you think of the new collection, anything that catches your eye?
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