I don’t know how beauty brands anticipate makeup trends so far in advance, but Clarins has been bang on so far.
Earlier this spring, I had a look at the Clarins Limited Edition Face Contouring Palette that features a more subtle way to contour.
Clarins’ eye makeup launches have also tapped into a couple of new trends: grey as an all-season neutral and multiple looks with eyeliner.
This iconic eyeshadow palette comes with easy-to-apply charcoal grey shades that are long-lasting and versatile (you can wear them dry or wet). The neutral range includes a white pearl, light grey, medium grey, and dark grey/black shade.
Enriched with mineral pigments, the formula contains carnauba powder to help make the eyeshadow comfortable to wear.
For a touch of luxury, the palette also comes in a signature red velvet sleeve with Clarins embossed on the front.
Like most writers (I work as a tech writer when I’m not blogging), I’ve always loved pens. ✒
When I saw Clarins 4-Colour Pen, it took me back to school days when everyone had to have a BIC ballpoint pen that let you switch to different colors.
Clarins is taking us down memory lane with a travel-friendly, mult-tasking makeup pen. Not only does the 4-Colour pen come with three shades for the eyes (blue, brown, black), it also includes a nude shade for lip contouring.
To use the pen, slide the colour you want to apply and twist the pen to lower the shade. The line that this pen creates is on the thick side, but it deposits the liner evenly. The colours work really nicely together. For example, you can apply black on the upper lid, and blue or brown on the lower lid for a more defined look.
If you love wearing eyeliner in different shades and hate sharpening or rough edges, this eyeliner is worth checking out. 💕
Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.
I was very lucky to receive an invitation to an NYX Cosmetics party last week to celebrate the opening of their professional makeup store in Metrown mall in Burnaby (a suburb close to Vancouver, BC).
It was a fun evening with fellow bloggers and local media checking out makeup, food, and fashion (the dress code was afer prom).
On the menu, NYX served up sweet and savory waffles, poutine, and assorted candy (I tried to resist, but the strawberry licorice was so good).
The decor for the party was what you’d expect from NYX with life-size tubes of Lip Lingerie and a photo station, where we could pose with our favorite shade of lip gloss.
Everyone was super excited that the Vancouver area is finally getting an NYX professional makeup store. Sometimes Vancouver is on the slow side, when it comes to retail, because of the high cost of real estate.
NYX was also kind enough to give us a goodie bag with some of their latest launches, including;
I can’t wait to write about these NYX products in the future! Even better, I can pick up NYX latest releases in person. 💕
I’m a fan of crayon makeup, especially when I’m short on time.
Since I use the Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayon regularly, I decided to take a look at the brand’s latest eye shadow crayon: ColorTattoo Concentrated Crayon.
This twist-up, self-sharpening crayon is creamy and applies smoothly. Although it’s not super pigmented, you can easily layer the color depending on the look you’re trying to get.
Tip: If you have oily eyelids, use an eye primer before applying the crayon to prevent creasing.
Depending on the shade you select, this crayon can be used as an eye shadow or an eye liner. Speaking of shades, the collection includes these long-lasting neutral colors in a satin or shimmer finish:
- Audacious Asphalt
- Barely Beige
- Bronze Truffle
- Charcoal Chrome
- Creamy Chocolate
- Gold Rush
- Grey Crystal
- Lavish Lavender
- Lilac Lust
- Pink Parfait
I tried the Bronze Truffle which is a medium brown with gold in a metallic finish (great for hazel eyes!).
At under $10, I’ll probably pick a lighter shade for the spring/summer, like the lovely Lavish Lavender or Pink Parfait. 💕