Clarins are a brand I’ve been wanting to try properly for a while now. I have had so many products from their range on my ever growing wish list for so long now so when Escentual had an amazing 25% off everything on their website I took it as the perfect opportunity. If that’s not an excuse for a haul then I don’t know what is! I have been trying out my products for a couple of weeks now and I thought I would give you all my first impressions but it is safe to say I am pretty happy with all my purchases.
As soon as I heard about the 25% off there was two products that struck in my mind that I had to pick up. The first being the Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 01 Honey. This is a product that I’ve been so looking forward to trying since it was released earlier this year as part of the Spring collection. This oil was so popular when it first launched that it ended up being sold out everywhere for so long which explains why it took me so long to pick this up. The Oil is essentially a part skincare part makeup hybrid, offering lips nourishment and moisture whilst providing a clear sheen over the lips that works alone or over another lip product. I am not the biggest fan of sticky glossy formulas but I thought this would be lovely as a lip treatment for when my lips need a little hydration. It is super comfortable on the lips and really doesn’t feel overly sticky or heavy.
The other product I had my eye on was from their skincare range namely their One Step Facial Cleanser with orange extract. I had seen this product mentioned a couple of times by a few bloggers/YouTubers and the convenient cleanser seemed right up my street. Whilst I adore my Liz Earle cleanser, sometimes I need something that will take seconds for when I have limited time in the morning and this fits the bill perfectly! There are a few types of this cleanser although I picked the orange extract one which works with all skin types and it feels so refreshing on the skin which is great for those early mornings. I’ve not had a lot of use out of this yet as my early morning uni days are soon to arrive but I do really like this so far.
One of Clarins most popular makeup products is their Instant Concealer so obviously I had to pick it up and see what the fuss is all about. This liquid concealer is completely different from anything I’ve used before. Unlike my usual doe foot applicator product, this comes in a squeezy tube with an impressive 15ml of product. The concealer has a super thin consistency so it’s really lightweight but still offers good coverage. It is the perfect concealer for under the eyes, it blends so easily and feels weightless which is perfect for me as I am not a fan of thick concealers in the under eye area. This is a concealer that I think I will grow to love for a long time!
Lastly, I also picked up one of the Ombre Matte Cream to Powder eyeshadows in the shade 04 Rosewood. I had seen these eyeshadows numerous times and I had always wanted to try one out for myself. After a long debate about shades I picked up Rosewood which I expected to be of a light brown shade although really it appears more as a dark taupe-y brown colour. The colour isn’t something I would really usually go for but it works really well as a transition shade for in the crease. The formula is nice, it has minimal fall out and has a nice velvety texture although if used alone I do find it takes a little work to apply smoothly so I think I will be keeping it more as a crease colour which works better imo. The packaging though is so beautiful, in-cased in a cute clear pot with a mirrored lid, it looks super pretty!
Are you a fan of Clarins?