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Clarins Limited Edition Face Contouring Palette

1 Mar

Clarins Face Contouring Palette

If you’ve been wondering about the state of contouring these days, one of Clarins’ spring makeup launches may have some clues.

The limited edition Face Contouring Palette contains long-wearing powders enriched with organic sweet almond oil, as well as an anti-pollution complex to protect skin.

The trio of matte powders comes in a chic gold compact with a large mirror. The universal shades, which represent a more subtle approach to contouring, are:

  • Highlighter (light beige) brightens dark areas.
  • Contour (medium brown) corrects and minimizes prominent areas.
  • Blush (soft rose) enhances the cheekbones.

While the highlighter is on the light side, the contour and blush are pigmented enough to define and sculpt, and add a healthy and pretty flush of color. The texture of the powders is also soft and blendable.

Contouring Brush

The star of the palette is the small angled brush that helps to easily define facial contours. The curvy brush, which has natural bristles, is tailored for precise contouring. I found that it easily fit the contours of my face and helped to sculpt the cheekbones area. I also used it to define the sides of the nose.

Using the Face Contouring Palette

  1. Apply the highlighter shade to the center of the forehead, upper eyelids, above cheekbones, nose, and the area just above lip and chin.
  2. Apply the neutral brown shade to the top of the forehead, sides of your nose, beneath the cheekbones and the sides of the chin.
  3. Apply the blush shades to the apples of your cheeks.

To make it even easier, the palette includes a handy card with instructions to make sure you get this subtle on-the-go style of contouring just right.

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.
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Pump Up Skin Hydration: Clarins New Hydra‑Essentiel

25 Jan

Clarins Hydra-Essential

Towards the end of last year, I attended a luncheon hosted by Clarins to present their Spring 2017 skin care and makeup launches.

Up until now, I’ve had to be “hush-hush” on these products. Since I spotted Clarins’ latest skin care at The Bay in Vancouver, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag.

Hydra-Essentiel

After looking at the impact of climate on skin hydration, Clarins Research discovered that sudden changes in temperature and humidity (thermal shocks) can impact skin daily.

To address this problem, Clarins Laboratories turned to nature and discovered a plant called organic leaf of life. This amazing plant from Madagascar captured the attention of Clarins because of its succulent leaves, which remain full of water despite the changes in temperatures.

The organic leaf of life extract in Hydra-Essential helps your skin’s capacity to retain water and restore optimal moisturization. On top of that, Hydra-Essential also contains an anti-pollution complex to provide extra protection against indoor and outdoor pollutants.

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New Sonic Cleansing Tool With Silicone Brush Design

29 Sep

LUNA mini

Just when I was thinking about picking up a Clarisonic , there’s a new facial cleansing device on the scene to complicate matters.

The LUNA™ mini from FOREO is a facial brush with 1,300 nonabrasive silicone touch-points that provide deep and gentle cleansing using sonic technology (up to 8,000 pulsations per minute).

Suitable for all skin types, the thicker touch-points on the reverse side are designed to deeply cleanse oilier skin, while the thinner touch-points gently channel pulsations and are best for sensitive or dry skin.

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