Lately I just have summer on the brain, and this latest delivery from Clarins has my heart. Usually I can tell that I am thinking summer when I stop reaching for matte lips and start reaching for lip glosses. This summer collection from Clarins is bronzey ad beautiful. Perfect for summer!
I was sent five items from this collection: a bronzer, an eyeshadow palette, two eyeliners and a lip gloss. The eyeshadow and the bronzer both come in limited edition, tropically inspired, packaging.
Say hi to my little turtle dish! I think I got him at Shoppers Drug Mart? Anyways I knew he would be a perfect summer blog prop... I bought the little book in Cuba for literally the same reason. #SorryNotSorry
Let's start with the three items I know I will get quite a bit of use out of: Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter in Pink Grapefruit ($20 CAD) and the Waterproof Eye Pencils in Gold and Copper ($27 CAD). Sometimes I feel like I spend so much time posting about new products and then I don't talk much about what I use every day, but in the summer I love a pop of gold or copper under my lower lash line. I am really happy that they are waterproof-- makes them perfect for pool days! Did I mention my new place has a rooftop pool? Yessssssss.
Okay back to the lipgloss. This has a felt nub (similar to Too Faced Liquid Lipstick) and is so easy to apply!
This limited edition palette retails for $45 CAD. It has a matte light taupe, a shimmery gold, a bright orange and a medium brown. These colours don't really speak to me, though I know warm shadows are very trendy right now! I found that the matte light taupe is not very pigmented. In general I feel like orange isn't my colour so I don't think I will get much use out of this palette. I think it would be beautiful on people just a bit darker than me!
Probably the blockbuster of the collection, this massive blush & bronzer (mostly bronzer) compact is a real winner. Retailing for $42 CAD, this compact has a lighter, medium and darker bronzer and a warm bronze-coral "blush". Embossed with sunshine and palms this bronzer screams summer. This buttery, luminous bronzer leaves me feeling so summery and pretty!
Bronzer compact, all shade swirled, Eyeshadow Palette: light matte beige, light gold, orange, taupe, bronze liner, gold liner, lip perfecter.
Let's give a shoutout to the MVP of this post: the coffee table tray I picked up at Winners! I love it as a background option in additional to my usual marble.
I am really excited about this collection! The bronzer is probably my favourite, but I know I will get the most use out of the eyeliners and lip gloss! Ever since this package arrived the lip gloss has been living in my purse...
Blogging about summer makeup has me counting down the days to Spain, and to time at the cottage this summer! I am so over this freezing May weather in Toronto. Do you have any big summer plans?
What products from this collection caught your eye?
Products sent for review, opinions are my own!