Clarins Garden Escape Spring 2015 collection review

Clarins Garden Escape Spring 2015 collection review

Only 34 days until spring. 34 days more of this blustery, freezing cold bone-chilling winter. Just think of it, longer days, warmer nights, brighter colours…

And of course, Spring makeup collections! You may recall my post profiling the gorgeous Clarins Garden Escape collection, and here it is!

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector Coral

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in Coral – $22 CAD
“A smooth, rich balm that enhances the lip’s natural beauty and radiance while offering a unique sensation of hydration and comfort after just the first application. A hybrid between a balm and a gloss that combines transparent colour and wet look shine.”

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector Coral lips
This has light texture with a high-gloss shine. It’s very moisturizing and has a hint of colour. I feel it may have actually softened the lines of my lips, and it keeps them moist for HOURS.


Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector Coral swatch
I didn’t notice until I took photos, but there is a slight peach shimmer in this balm!


Clarins Blush Prodige Sweet Rose
Clarins Blush Prodige in Sweet Rose – $32 CAD
“A silky, lightweight powder blush containing the perfect combination of mineral and plant extracts. Adds colour and luminosity to cheeks for an instant, healthy-looking glow.”

Seriously though, the texture of this powder blush is dreamy. It’s soft, not too pigmented and easy to blend.


Clarins Blush Prodige Sweet Rose case
And let’s talk about this STUNNING case. It reminds me of those fashionable vintage cosmetics cases from the 20s. Plus it comes in a red velvet pouch so the metal stays clean and intact.


Clarins Blush Prodige Sweet Rose swatch
Swatched the light shade, darker shade and then swirled together. This is a gorgeous warm rose that leans a bit peach. If I want extra shimmer, I lightly pat some of the lighter shimmer shade on the apples of my cheeks.


Clarins Garden Escape eyeshadow palette
Clarins 6-Colour Eye Palette in Garden Escape – $44 CAD
“A palette of 6 wet & dry, long-wearing and smoothing eyeshadows with a silky, mineral texture. The variety of satin and iridescent textures give a range of different looks.”


Clarins Garden Escape eyeshadow palette case
As with the blush, this comes in a stunning metal case, this one is a bit bigger and reminds me of those sophisticated cigarette cases. Also included, a red velvet pouch.


Clarins Garden Escape eyeshadow palette review

And if the design of these shadows didn’t pull you in immediately, the shades themselves should:
– Sparkling luminous white
– Satin medium fir green
– Satin light fir green
– Satin vibrant pink
– Satin peach-pink
– Satin light brown

Clarins Garden Escape eyeshadow palette swatches

Swatched dry (because I rarely apply my shadows damp). This is a 2x swatch and I barely had to apply any pressure to pick up the colour. The formula is silky smooth!


Clarins Garden Escape eyeshadow palette eye look 1
Lid – light green in the centre, transitioning out to the dark green in the outer V.
Tearduct – I used the vibrant pink moving towards the tearduct and transitioned to the lighter pink.
Crease – I used the light brown over the whole crease with a hint of the dark green near the outer corner.
Browbone – Luminous light under the brow and blending out the crease.

Yep, I used all 6 shadows!


Clarins Garden Escape eyeshadow palette eye look 2
These are so blendable and all the colours work so nicely together. And they are also buildable, I was able to get a nice concentration of the darker green.


Clarins Garden Escape eyeshadow palette eye look 3

What I like most is that this palette is a COMPLETE look. Sure you can change it up a focus more on greens or pinks, but by using all 6 colours I was able to achieve a simple eye look that has depth and character.


Clarins Garden Escape look 1
Full face with the Sweet Rose blush, Lip Balm Perfector and the shadow palette.


Clarins Garden Escape look 2
Also wearing Anastasia Brow Pencil in Ash Brown, Julep Glow Powder in Champagne and (as always) Face Atelier foundation and Hourglass Dim Light powder.

The Clarins Garden Escape collection is limited edition and available now. In Canada, you can grab this at The Bay!


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  • Eeeeeee I love the whole look on you! The eyeshadows are so lovely.

  • I haven’t tried the green and pink today but now i’m inspired to try ! I also really want that blush and balm, so lovely!

  • This looks so natural and perfect on you. Green and pinks are such an amazing color combo!

  • Ah, the blush really does look and sound dreamy. I must try some of these! The palette is gorgeous too- love those green shades on you, Julie 🙂

  • yea their lip prodcuts this release are SO GOOD. like, lips are so moisturized!!