Clarins Spring 2016 collection: 5-Colour Natural Glow Eye Palette + Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Hot Rose and Pink Blossom

Clarins Spring 2016 collection: 5-Colour Natural Glow Eye Palette + Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Hot Rose and Pink Blossom

The Clarins Spring 2016 collection is all about giving you that Instant Glow. From soft shimmers to flattering shades of pink, you’ll be able to create bright, cheery and natural looks as we head into the warmer weather.

“Feeling luminous, fresh and radiant isn’t a matter of age… It’s all about GLOW!”

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette Natural Glow size

The Clarins 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Natural Glow comes in a sturdy rose gold cardboard palette. It’s not bulky making it perfect to bring with you anywhere.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette Natural Glow booklet

It comes with a handy guide in case you don’t know where to start, but these shades are neutral and universally flattering, so you really can’t go wrong.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette Natural Glow

The palette consists of soft and sparkling shadows enriched with plant extracts and minerals. Like all Clarins makeup, there is an element of skincare and nourishment. Shades are: iridescent beige, matte beige, iridescent bronze, marron glace, satin brown.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette Natural Glow swatches

The first shade has a lot of shimmer and sparkle to it without being gritty. This is perfect in the inner corner of the eye or even as a hit of highlight on the top of the cheekbone. The matte beige works well to blend and as a browbone shade. And the 3 bottom shades work perfectly together to create a sculpted eye look.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 Rouge Eclat lipstick 23 Hot Rose

If you’ve never tried Clarins Rouge Eclat lipstick, you’re definitely in for a treat. These give you smooth, supple lips with a hit of shine. The formula contains really nourishing plant waxes like mimosa, jojoba and sunflower.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 Rouge Eclat lipstick 23 Hot Rose swatch

The lipsticks in the Instant Glow collection are really an ode to the colour pink. All four shades (of which I have two) light up your complexion in a beautiful way. The shade 23 Hot Rose has almost a glaze texture and leaves a beautiful cool-toned hot pink on the lips.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 Rouge Eclat lipstick 25 Pink Blossom

25 Pink Blossom is a more delicate pink that still has a bit of a glow but is more subdued.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 Rouge Eclat lipstick 25 Pink Blossom swatch

Both lipsticks leave a subtle shine, and this one feels less like a glaze and more like a satin lipstick. These are really lightweight and comfortable.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 Rouge Eclat lipstick swatches

Swatched 2x each, the finish is translucent to opaque and although both look similar on the skin they read differently on the lips.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 Rouge Eclat lipstick 23 Hot Rose look

Look 1: wearing Hot Rose and all shades of the Natural Glow Eye Palette.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette Natural Glow look 1

I used the 3 shimmers to create a sculpted look with the darkest shade on the lash line.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette Natural Glow look 11

I finished off with a pop of highlight in the inner corner and the matte beige under the brow.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 Rouge Eclat lipstick 25 Pink Blossom look

Look 2: Wearing Pink Blossom and only two shades from the Natural Glow Eye Palette.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette Natural Glow look 2

Using only the “marron glace” shade, I blended it on the lid and up into the crease.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 5 Colours Eyeshadow Palette Natural Glow look22

I then used the matte beige to transition from crease to brow. This gave me a subtle, natural shimmery look on the eye.

Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 Natural Glow palette Rouge Eclat lipstick

The Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016 collection is available now. The Eye Palette is limited edition but the lipsticks are permanent.

 

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  • omg. Hot Rose! AHHHH heyyyy there sexy colour….

  • I have Hot Rose and love it! It looks great on both of us, so versatile!

  • Those eyeshadow shades are right up my alley. Plus the packaging is stunning. Rose gold everythang!

  • Hot Rose looks gorgeous!