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August 06, 2011
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Product Highlight: Clarins Rouge Prodige (115 Rosy Coral) & Joli Rouge (733 Fig)

In the Colour Definition make-up collection for Autumn 2011, Clarins introduces 2 new shades of Joli Rouge and 3 new shades of Rouge Prodige, all of which are now part of the permanent line.

Here's what I have to show you:

Left: Rouge Prodige True-Hold Colour & Shine lipstick in 115 Rosy Coral

Right: Joli Rouge Long-Wearing Moisturizing lipstick in 733 Fig

Swatches:

Couldn't get decent pictures of my lips, so please excuse these replacements.

The Rouge Prodige was a tad drier to apply than the Joli Rouge which literally glided over my lips like butter. I can hear you say duh, it's not called a moisturizing lipstick for nothing. Indeed, its creamy texture contains mango butter which goes further to nourish and protect the lips.

The smell of the lipstick is a big draw too. They smell sooo goooood making them even harder to resist. I'm not good at describing smells but the Rouge Prodige is like candy and the Joli Rouge like Ribena pastilles (ok not sure where that came from, just that it has this grape-y fruity scent). They are both a pleasure to have on the lips.

Rouge Prodige in Rosy Coral, being lighter in colour compared to Joli Rouge in Fig, added a slight pink tinge to my lips, nothing too obvious but pretty nonetheless. Fig showed up much better.

Each lipstick retails for $35, available at all Clarins counters from Aug 1 2011.

DISCLAIMER: All products in this entry were sent to me by Clarins for consideration. I wasn't paid to do this and I'm not affiliated to Clarins in any way. Opinions expressed here are my own

August 02, 2011
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Product Highlight: Clarins Colour Definition Autumn 2011 Make-Up Collection

Clarins' new make-up collection for Autumn 2011 has hit the shelves this August with a special focus on the eyes, a flawless complexion and subtle, naturally enhanced lips.

Let's take a look at what's in store!

Colour Definition 3D Radiance Face Powder (Limited Edition)

contents: 9g / 0.3 oz for $65

Pixel Art! Highly graphic 3d Radiance Face Powder is about precision with its colour pixel motifs. In a brush stroke, the beige and peach colour duo evens and illuminates. Pink and mauve bring a touch of freshness and radiance. The complexion is naturally even and velvet-smooth.

A lightweight, silky texture in a beautiful light gold case, in the form of small colour squares, that perfectly suits all skin tones. It's the star powder of the season!

2 new shades of Joli Rouge Long-Wearing Moisturizing Lipstick (Permanent)

contents: 3.5g / 0.12 oz for $35

Its creamy texture with mango butter nourishes and protects lips. The Maxi-Lip™ complex stimulates the production of collagen for naturally shaped, perfectly smooth lips. Skin care benefits, colour and beauty, for irresistible kiss-me lips!

Two new permanent shades in 732 Grenadine and 733 Fig

3 new shades of Rouge Prodige True-Hold Colour & Shine Lipstick (Permanent)

contents: 3g / 0.1 oz for $35

Its high-performance formula ensures intense colour, shine and lasting comfort thanks to High Fidelity Pearl: a new generation polymer composed of transparent molecules that resemble multi-facetted pearls containing colour pigments.

Three new permanent shades available:

  • 105. peach sorbet
  • 115. rosy coral
  • 123. creamy toffee


Ombre Minérale 4 Couleurs (Eye Quartet Mineral Palette, Long-Lasting - Wet & Dry)

contents: 5.8g / 0.2 oz for $72

Highly concentrated in mineral pigments, these eye shadows really light up the eyes. Use them dry for a natural result, or wet for an intense, sophisticated look.

The Ombre Minérale 4 Couleurs comes in six colour harmonies with modern shades that are easy to match and blend.

  • 01. pastels
  • 02. nudes
  • 03. rosewood
  • 04. indigo
  • 05. violet
  • 06. graphites

Each harmony comprises two satin shades, a darker eye shadow liner and an iridescent highlighter to mix and match to suit you.

One shade: apply a light shade or the highlighter over the eyelid to open the eyes with a transparent finish

Two shades: play on contrast by combining light and dark shades.

Three shades: apply one of the satin shades, the shadow liner on the eye contour and finish with a touch of highlighter.

Instant Definition Mascara

contents: 7ml / 0.27 oz for $40

Lashes are instantly defined along their entire length thanks to a new design double-brush (patent pending).

- A brush made from black nylon fibres which generously and instantly coats all lashes from root to tip. Its ovoid shape naturally follows the curve of lashes for easy application.

- An ergonomic, flexible brush with white elastomer bristles which defines even the smallest lashes at the corners of eyes and optimizes the distribution of mascara over all lashes.

- An exceptional concentration of colour pigments

- A creamy texture which gives lashes spectacular volume

- A complex of innovative key ingredients: extracts of brown and red algae rich in minerals to revitalize and repair

Comes in 3 shades:

  • 01. intense black
  • 02. intense brown
  • 03. intense blue

Instant Liner

contents: 1.8ml / 0.06 fl oz for $35

With its liquid texture and foam applicator, Instant Liner draws a high-precision, regular, intense black line in one stroke.

DISCLAIMER: All products in this entry were sent to me by Clarins for consideration. I wasn't paid to do this and I'm not affiliated to Clarins in any way. Opinions expressed here are my own

February 11, 2011
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Product Highlight: Clarins NEO Pastels Spring 2011 Make-Up Collection

Clarins' new make-up collection for Spring 2011 will be available at all Clarins counters from 14th Feb onwards. It's like there's no better day than Valentine's Day to launch this collection full of pastel and neutral shades, perfect for a romantic subtle look.

The collection is pretty big in terms of colours. Here's the lowdown on the shades that will be available.

 

NEO Pastels Eye Colour & Liner Palette (Limited Edition)

contents: 9g / 0.31 oz for $72

The star of the collection is limited edition. This watercolour palette for the eyes is housed in Clarins' signature gold casing and has complimentary shades of browns, pinks and violets. The eyeshadows can be applied both dry and wet, depending on the intensity you are seeking. There's also a black eyeliner to give eyes more depth. The case comes in a red velvet pouch, has a mirror and an accompanying double-ended foam applicator, one for eyeshadow and one for the eyeliner. Very light and travel-friendly.

Here are swatches of the real thing.

 

6 shades of Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour

contents: 7.5g / 0.26 oz for $52

  • 01. lovely rose
  • 02. soft peach
  • 03. miami pink
  • 04. sunset coral
  • 05. rose wood
  • 06. spiced mocha

Look at those colours! Worth drooling over, yes? (I'm a sucker for blushes!). And such a variety of shades to match different skintones.

Each blush contains a matte shade to sculpt the face and an iridescent one to highlight facial contours. Can you make the two different shades from the pic?

The plus of the Blush Prodige is its new texture that includes mineral pigments and plant extracts - bamboo powder and tomato extract - to guarantee a radiant, healthy glow. It comes in a square gold case with mirror and a super soft brush, not forgetting the red velvet pouch. I wore this and it lasted me the whole day without any fading.

Swatches from left to right: matte, highlight and both blended together.

 

4 shades of Rouge Hydra Nude Smoothing Cream Lipstick with SPF6 (Limited Edition)

contents: 3g / 0.1 oz for $35

  • 01. nude rose
  • 02. nude coral
  • 03. nude beige
  • 04. nude caramel

I opened these and I was like, omg yummy!! The caramel scent is pretty strong there and smells so good. I also dig the packaging: the translucent cap together with the ombre sunset colour that is so reminescent of summer. I find it so attractive, young and playful! And that is not all. On top of gorgeous neutral colours, this lipstick offers skin care benefits too. Clarins Laboratories are forever improving their formula and have come up with a lisptick that moisturizes and nourishes lips, repairs and protects them, while smoothing and enhancing their natural beauty with natural tones. Indeed, the lipstick apply smoothly as the texture is very creamy.

If you need to know, there's:

  1. SPF6 to protect against the harmful effects of the sun
  2. Hydracire S (a combination of three waxes: sunflower, mimosa and jojoba) and mango butter to make lips visibly smoother
  3. Vit E to preserve the youthfulness of lips and slow the effects of ageing
  4. Vit A to encourage cell renewal and shea to soothe dry or damaged lips
  5. Gamma oryzanol to boost microcirculation

 

3 new shades of Joli Rouge Brillant Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick (Permanent)

contents: 3.5g / 0.12 oz for $33

Three new permanent shades in

  • 12. litchi
  • 13. cherry
  • 14. grape

These smell really good too, very fruity. Again, very light and flirty in the spirit of spring/summer. The "Extreme Shine" complex in these make for fuller-looking lips and the colour glides on effortlessly. It also contains mango butter to repair, nourish and protect lips against dehydration.

From left to right: Joli Rouge Brillant (oval shape tube) and Rouge Hydra Nude (square tube) lipsticks

The pigments in the Joli Rouge Brillant lipstick that make it so shiny and give a multi-facetted effect on the lips.

 

Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate

contents: 3ml / 0.09 oz for $45

This new product is based on the Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch (released in 2006) which is an invisible make-up base that smooths away lines and enlarged pores. Using the same concept, Clarins has created the Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate in the form of a pen that twists to release a texture enriched with Dermaxyl, a line-repairing peptide. This makes skin appear instantly smoother and more even. The pen's precision tip is made as such to ensure targeted application at the heart of the wrinkle for optimal effectiveness.

Wonder Volume Mascara

contents: 7ml / 0.25 oz

In shade 01 Wonder Black. Made to perfectly coat and thicken lashes.

My favourite items from this collection have got to be the limited edition Hydra Rouge lipsticks. The shades and the scent rock, and I'm looking forward to swatching more of these along with the blushes! If you like anything you see here, go and check out the collection when it launches on Feb 14!

DISCLAIMER: All products in this entry were sent to me by Clarins for consideration. I wasn't paid to do this and I'm not affiliated to Clarins in any way. Opinions expressed here are my own.

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