11 January 2016

Clarins Instant Glow Spring Makeup Launch is GORGEOUS! (Pics, Swatches)

Clarins Spring 2016 Instant Glow Makeup

Personally speaking, I find the spring beauty collections to be the least face-friendly, full of strange sparkly pastels that look oh-so-pretty in the pan but just don’t work on my thirty-mumble-mumble face. So it was with great enthusiasm and delight that I clocked eyes on the Clarins Instant Glow launch last week, a small but beautiful edit of products and shades that pretty much any woman can use and wear and love.

Clarins Ombre Iridescent Eyeshadow Spring 2016 Instant Glow

I am so excited about the new Ombre Iridescent cream-to-powder shadows, which are – you guessed it – softly shimmering versions of the brand’s much-loved Ombre Mattes (which I wrote about here). These are, simply, stunning: four soft-as-buttah pots of shimmering pressed pigments, in cool-toned, silvered shades. They're €22.50 and look fresh and pretty worn just on their own, with plenty of black mascara.

Clarins Spring 2016 Instant Glow Makeup Eyeshadow Swatches

Also lustworthy is this limited edition Spring eye palette, €41, with four gorgeous shimmering neutrals and one matte. It swatched beautifully and looked stunning at the launch on the goddess that is Rozanna Purcell.

Clarins Spring 2016 Instant Glow Makeup

The blush is dreamy, in a bright, cheery shade of pink. Unlike most other cream products, it can be layered over powder products because of its cream-to-powder formulation. It’s €21.50 and just all-round delightful. Four shades of Rouge Eclat lipstick, €23, and two new shades of the brand’s beautiful Instant Light Lip Perfectors, complete the collection.

Clarins Spring Makeup Launch 2016

And here’s what it looks like on your average mortal: snapped at 7.30am on my way to work, this took me about 2 minutes to do, using only my fingers. And that kinda sums up what I love about the brand: they make life easy.

Clarins Spring 2016 Instant Glow Makeup

I’m wearing the Ombre Iridescent eyeshadow in  Silver Green and the Multi Blush in Rose, with a slick of one of my old, much-loved Instant Light Lip Perfectors. My base is another upcoming Clarins launch – a new version of their rather fabulous BB cream – which I’ll tell you more about in greater detail soon.

Everything else landed on counter yesterday – so go on, tell me, what bits would you love to check out?

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