Despite the miserable view out of the window at the moment, summer is actually upon us, schools are closing in the next week, holidays are being packed for and a general feel of relaxation is hitting people, especially when the sun appears! With that in mind, and particularly, our holiday in less than 3 weeks, the new Aquatic Treasures Collection from Clarins is perfect. All about sun kissed skin, glossy, nude lips and bronzed eye colours.
Limited Edition Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact (£30) This has to be one of the prettiest bronzers I have ever seen and is definitely the star of the collection. Just look at the pattern on it! May have been putting off using it so I didn’t ruin it……. It has four warm shades, from light through to dark which work on even my pasty pale skin without looking orange. You can use it for contouring (if you’re into that sort of thing) and you can customise your colour to suit your skin tone. It’s a natural looking, matte bronzer that just adds a touch of warmth to the skin. It even minimises fine lines and wrinkles and protects from effects of free radicals and pollution.
Next up are the Limited Edition Ombre Iridescente Eyeshadows (£19) in 01 – Aquatic Rose and 03 – Aquatic Grey. Again, a cream to powder formula, like their other shadows (here) and they are really highly pigmented, a little goes a very very long way. I always tend to use my fingers to apply these, especially these two colours as I think they look better smudged around the eyelid rather than expertly applied, especially in the summer months. The Rose shade is amazing on tanned skin (my daughter is a great model!) it probably suits a tan more than it does paler skin, but it’s still a fab colour. The grey is the perfect smokey eye colour, it’s quite dark so takes a while to get the right shade if you’re just after a wash of colour but they’re so easy to play with.
Lastly the Limited Edition Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in 04 – Apricot and 05 – Golden Bronze (£26) I have to admit I was nervous of using these because they’re *so* far off my natural skin tone, but they’re amazing! You can use them alone or under make up, I’ve actually been mixing the apricot shade in with my tinted moisturiser now that I have a little bit of colour to my face and I will be using the Golden Bronze when we’re away mixed with normal SPF moisturiser instead of full on make up. It blends beautifully and just adds a glow to your skin without looking like you’re caked in make up. I am hooked on these, they take pride of place next to me original Instant Light!
This is a gorgeous collection, but, it is limited edition so if you’re off on holiday or having a staycation this year and you want to give yourself a bronzed boost, grab them before they go! Available now from Clarins.
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