Thursday, March 7

Clarins Summer Splendours Collection Launch

Last night I was invited down to the very fancy Morton's Club in Berkley Square to attend a rather lovely Clarins even where they were showcasing some of their new products. We were given a sneak peek at this years Limited Edition Summer Collection as well a couple of other exciting launches and I'm pleased to say there are some absolutely beautiful products that will be appearing in stores ready for Summer.

In my previous post, I touched on how much I really like Clarins products, especially their limited edition pieces and of course, this years Summer make up collection, Splendours, has not let my claim down as the product selection and the perfect details inspired by the Ancient Ruins of South America are an absolute delight.

Splendours is made up of a combination of different tones and with all of the eye catching details and exotic shades running throughout them, there is no surprise that the room was full of beauty bloggers with a cheeky themed cocktail in hand cooing over the beautifully put together products.

A Summer Bronzing Compact embossed with incredible detail is at the forefront of the collection and has three beautifully rich shades running throughout a very generously sized pan to give you a perfectly balanced bronzed glow. It's probably my favourite piece of the collection, though not far behind is the Colour Quartet & Eye Liner Palette, which is made of three beautiful neutral Golden shades as well as a Plum and Brown eyeliner to add a sophisticated finish the endless looks that could be created. Again, the packaging is designed beautifully following the Ancient Ruin theme with the collections motifs embossed to perfection into the shades and casing.  

No collection is complete for me, without the addition of some new lip products and Clarins have produced some wonders, in the form of six new shades over two new products. 
Firstly, the intense Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gels which are available in Crystal Pink and Crystal Plum offer a smooth, non-sticky texture that add a beautiful transparent pigmented gloss to your lips. They home a pretty addictive sweet scent and are slightly reminiscent to me of a sweet childhood jelly. The second lip product to finish the collection, which is home to four shades, is the Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms, which in the form of a standard lipstick, are unlike anything I've used before. With transparent neon coloured balms taking up majority of the product, a beautiful pigment is provided with the narrow lipstick that runs through the centre. The balm, though slightly deceiving of the shade, helps to spread the product smoothly and leaves your lips feeling super moisturised with the use of the hydrating balm. Though I wasn't sure on first impressions, because of the Neon pops of colour, the colour on the lips doesn't isn't at all reminiscent of them and I am really impressed with the formula and the concept. I'm sporting 06 Crystal Mandarin* today and can already see it being such a winner in the Summer. 

I'm going to be reviewing some of these products in the coming weeks before the official launch, so do keep your eyes peeled for my thoughts on what I believe is going to be a fantastic Summer collection.

The Summer Splendours Collection will be available online and at Clarins counters in April.

Do you like the look of this collection? Do any of the products stand out to you?



  1. I'd really love to check out this collection, the pictures look amazing!

    Great post!


  2. I love clarins at the moment! Your pictures are took so well :)
    I've recently done a blog post on my natural/springtime peachy kind of make-up that I will be wearing as the sun re-appears.. would mean alot if you checked it out!
    my blog is:
    love alice xxxx

  3. The bronzer and lipglosses I'm looking forward to trying, xoxo.

  4. Looks like a great event and the products are all so gorgeous

    A little bit Unique


  5. oo wow, I adore clarins packaging, love the look of the bronzing compact! x

  6. I need it all, I can't wait till April! ;) Clarins are the best!

  7. Cannot wait for this collection! X


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