It may seem like spring is a speck in the distance but the crisp, fresh air and vibrant daffodils will appear before we know it. I always get excited about spring when the makeup collections start to appear on the Escentual beauty desk, and this week the beauty team have been ogling the new Clarins Instant Glow Spring Makeup Collection.
All about restoring your skin’s glow after a cold, dark winter, the Clarins Instant Glow collection seems like just the ticket to achieve a fresh, luminous look. Comprising of four new (and permanent!) shades of the cream-to-powder Ombre Iridescente eyeshadows, Multi-Blush, Rouge Eclat Lipsticks and Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors, this Spring collection is one you’ll want to know about, and luckily we have all the info and the swatches…
in 04 Silver Ivory, 05 Silver Pink, 06 Silver Green & 07 Silver Plum
For spring 2016, Clarins has introduced four new enchanting shades of the luxurious Ombre Iridescente, the cream-to-powder eye-shadows that provide even colour and long-lasting hold. The perfect go-to if you’re unsure about eye-shadow or you’re a little stuck for time, the shimmering shadows glide seamlessly over the skin and leave amazing colour pay off that looks like you’ve spent hours perfecting your look. And the outside of the Ombre Iridescente eyeshadows are just as beautiful as what you find inside, with each pot having its own coloured mirrored lid that corresponds to the colour inside.
The new shades include:
04 Silver Ivory – An ethereal silver with a slight golden hue that captures the light beautifully from every angle. Silver Ivory is an amazing statement shadow when packed on the lid, but also when blended out the dazzling silver is the perfect shade to add a subtle glow to your lids, inner corner, brow-bone and cupid’s bow.
05 Silver Pink – A romantic pink with shimmer running throughout, this shade would look beautiful against any eye colour. The go-to shade for creating a delicate, feminine make-up look, Silver Pink will add glowing radiance to any look.
06 Silver Green – This khaki green glistens with silver shimmer and is the perfect pick for someone that wants to ease themselves into colour. Whether packed on to create a vivid khaki shade by night, or blended to leave a soft wash of colour in the day, this shadow will be one of the most versatile in your collection.
07 Silver Plum – A mauve with an almost chocolately tone, I envisage that 07 Silver Plum will make every eye colour look piercing. If you feel your make-up skills are not up to a smokey eye, this shadow will allow you to cheat your way there, packing on the colour on the lid and blending out the buttery formula at the crease.
in 05 Rose
If there’s one make-up item you need in your make-up bag during Spring its a cream blush, and luckily for us, the Clarins Instant Glow collection includes a new, very spring appropriate shade. The Clarins Multi-Blush in 05 Rose will give cheeks a subtle pop of colour, its delicate rosy tone just enough to impart a glow to your complexion that looks both natural and healthy. The cream-to-powder formula melts into the skin with ease, ensuring your cheeks are caressed with long-lasting colour that looks fresh and youthful.
Rouge Eclat Lipstick
in 23 Hot Rose, 24 Pink Cherry, 25 Rose Blossom & 26 Rose Praline
The nourishing, luxurious and most importantly anti-ageing Rouge Eclat Lipsticks are loved by many, and so it seems only fitting that Clarins has created some new, spring appropriate shades for us to enjoy. Formulated with 100% natural plant based waxes and the Clarins Nutri-Youth Complex, the moisturising formula will keep lips hydrated and plumped with boosted collagen to maintain a youthful appearance. The new shade line-up includes: 23 Hot Rose a bright coral-fuchsia; 24 Pink Cherry a plum red with subtle shimmer; 25 Pink Blossom a feminine rosy pink; and 26 Rose Praline a warm-toned nude with a peach tint.
Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector
in 07 Toffee Pink Shimmer & 08 Plum Shimmer
I had almost forgotten the sweet, delicious scent of the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors, they smell good enough to eat and make your lips look instantly plumped! And so, you can only imagine my happiness to hear that the Spring Collection is introducing two new irresistible additions. 07 Toffee Pink Shimmer is is a nude/pink with pink micro-shimmer running throughout and 08 Plum Shimmer is the darkest of the two, a seductive plum with eye-catching pink shimmer. Whether you create a glossy look all over or apply a little over your favourite lipstick, the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors will keep your lips looking shiny and plumped throughout spring.
Over to you!
What do you think about the Clarins Instant Glow spring makeup look?