Are you smitten with the model too? She sure looks a lot like FRINGE star Anna Torv, doesn’t she? On second thoughts, it might be Anna from the alternate universe…haha! What do you think, any theories?
CLARINS Colour Definition 3D Radiance Face Powder – S$65
Sporting an artistic Pixels presentation, this limited edition compact contains “exceptionally soft, lightweight powder that melts into the skin.”
CLARINS Eye Quartet Mineral Palettes – S$72
New additions to their permanent makeup line; each palette comes with four softly pigmented shades that are designed to work in harmony, and intensity can be amplified when used wet. The powders are supposed to be crease-free, which I am able to vouch for in the later part of this post. Check out my FaceBook album for face charts.
Nudes: Mix of sophisticated cream and woods paired with shimmering coral
Rosewoods: Glamorous pairings of sheer chocolates and pinks for a casual kind of chic
Pastels: Painterly palette of delicate neutrals, with a hint of cool mint, for a flirty eye
Indigo: Rich palette of cool, smoky blues keep eyes in perfect fashion focus
Violet: Jewel-tone palette of shimmering lilac, plum and amethyst with touch of pearly white
Graphites: Modern merger of soft pink, silver, grey and charcoal create perfect smoky eyes
CLARINS Instant Liquid Eyeliner – S$35
The foam applicator with a tapered tip resembles a calligraphy brush that delivers precise applications. The formula smudged badly on me, who have the tendency to yawn.
CLARINS Instant Definition Mascara – S$40
Available in 3 shades of black, brown and blue, the product marks the first time a mascara combines “two types of brushes: a fibre brush and and elastometer brush in one, ensuring every last lash gets coated and separated.” The formulation contains three innovative ingredients derived from seaweeds that protects, repairs and strengthens lashes.
CLARINS Joli Rouge Lipstick – S$35
Two new shades, Fig and Grenadine are introduced to their growing creamy range of Joli Rouges; the latter is a dark shade of garnet.
CLARINS Rouge Prodige – S$35
Three pearly shades in the spotlight are Peach Sorbet, Rose Coral and Creamy Toffee. Despite their lip-staining tendencies, the creamy textures have always been easy to apply on, but the one I was given seemed awfully dry. And it is this issue that rendered the product vulnerable and caused a small portion to fall apart during application.
A peek of products to be introduced next week, complete with swatches and comparisons. The blue and purple hues from the palettes go very well together, and I’ve sort of matching them around to work out wearable combos. The A/W Collection will be available at all local CLARINS counters from 1st August, 2011.
To test the crease-free claim, I deliberately skipped primer and wore this look from 10AM till the early evening. The pigments -notably the periwinkle shade- lasted pretty well through the evening, while still looking fresh. The shades applied more sheer-ish than they look in the pan; the periwinkle and pewter shades have a satin finish, the iridescent pearl-white takes quite an effort to swatch properly. The indigo blue comes off as slightly gritty that is better used wet for its intensity to shine.
• Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in Indigo – I applied periwinkle all over the lid, followed by a light wash of pewter on outer corners/crease to keep the look soft. A filmsy swatch of pearlized white on brow bone and ball of eyes, finished with indigo blue as eyeliner.
• L’OREAL HiP Color Chrome Eyeliner in Black Shock – I use it mainly for tight-lining, which stays put pretty well but smudges at the slightest contact with tears.
• CLARINS Mascara Wonder Volume in Wonder Black – The bristles thicken, define and separate each individual lashes perfectly, with a resistant formula that doesn’t clump. Definitely prefer this over LANCOME Precious Cells.
Lastly, can you make the connection between the Joli Rouges and my favorite biscuits? Answer to be revealed next week. Have a blessed weekend✗