This February, Clarins will launch the Neo Pastels for their Spring makeup collection.
It is time to say goodbye to the dreary cold dull rainy weather, and welcome the spring season with subtle pastels, half-tones for a romantic makeup look. Soft light pastels that glow, and rekindles desire and emotion. (Refer to my Valentine Day LOTD with romantic fresh pinks)
This spring, the Clarins woman has a natural, timeless elegance. She favours refined hues, quality materials and precious tones inspired by the art of watercolourists (Monet?). Her complexion is bright and luminous, subtly sculpted and her lips are natural enhanced, and her eyes dressed in soft monochromes.
A new product is the Blush Prodige - illuminating cheek colour. The new texture includes mineral pigments and plant extracts -- bamboo powder and tomato extract, guaranteeing a radiant healthy glow. Silky to the touch and extremely lightweight, and comfortable. This gives luminous long lasting results and natural makeup look.
This is in the shade 03 Miami Pink.
7.5g / S$52
This collection also features a limited edition eye color and liner palette. The Neo Pastels palette is the watercolor palette, for eyes. You can create a range of soft fresh looks with this palette consisting of 3 pairs of complimenting shades, and a black cream liner.
The six eyeshadows have subtle delicate tones, browns, pinks and violets. They can be applied dry, or wet.
For example: You can apply beige over the top eyelid, brown at the outer corner, and golden pink above the eyelid crease. Or light pink over the eyelid, violet at the outer corner, and lilac above the eyelid crease.
9g / S$72
Next, is the range of Rouge Hydra Nude lipsticks, which are limited edition. This new range of lip product contains 25% skin care ingredients. In my swatches, I can't help but think that they feel exactly like the Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine, except that this is much lighter in texture, the scent is exactly the same!
This lipstick transforms into a cream on the lips, glides on perfectly (you can touch up without looking at the mirror, great for dates!) and gives perfectly defined lip contour. It moisturises and nourishes lips, repairs and protects, and enhancing their beauty with natural tones.
Both shades I have here are pretty much my lips but better type of colors. LOVES LOVES.
3g / S$35 each
The Joli Rouge Brilliant is a Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick (reminds me of my Maquillage glossy lipstick), it imparts intense shine and subtle colour for fuller-looking lips.
3.5g / S$33 each
Together with the makeup, Clarins also releases the Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate. You might recall that Clarins has their popular Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch which is a invisible makeup base (I used before it's really smooth and great at faking a flawless skin!) -- think of that, but now in a slick pen packaging. The clever pen packaging release the product precisely, right where you need it. Wrinkles, lines appear instantly smoother, and more even. The result is spectacular and long lasting.
3ml / S$45
And not forgetting this mascara (which I won't use for now, as I will give it away to my sisters or for a giveaway). It is the wonder volume mascara, which as the name states, delivers volume to your lashes.
I really like the pastel tones of this elegant collection. And it is so timely for Valentine's Day, and spring season.
The Clarins Neo Pastels collection will be released 14 Feb at all Clarins counters. I know I am eyeing more blushes, and the Hydra Nude lipsticks for my mama.
I will be posting more Valentine's Day/ Spring/ Watercolour inspired LOTD with this collection, and give my thoughts on them. Stay tuned!
That's all, and hope this has been helpful.