Clarins collections never disappoint, and the Colours of Brazil collection is one I see a variety of skintones falling in love with. The Colours of Brazil collection has actually been out a while now, with my review one of the late ones to the party.
The star product for me will be no surprise. I am a big fan of Clarins bronzers and the Colours of Brazil Summer Bronzing Compact* is just beautiful. It reminds me a lot of the Splendours collection bronzing compact with the same beautiful colours of brown, terracotta and pale bronzes, incredible packaging and overall, one of my top bronzers, ever. Embossed with a South American inspired motif, the bronzing compact effortlessly creates a natural, sun-kissed glow, can be used on both your face and your decolletage, and is just a dream to blend. I also find it perfect for a natural contour, just such a beautiful bronzer to work with.
A new release from Clarins, I was really excited about the Clarins Lip Balm Crayon* which is available in six beautiful shades. A gloss-balm stick hybrid, the crayons have a gorgeous creamy, firm texture which works to provide sheer colour whilst hydrating like a lip balm, with the comfort of a lipstick and shine of a gloss. There's delicious Mango, Apricot and Shea Butters, which not only create a beautiful and subtle scent, but work as a powerful trio to deeply moisturise and hydrate. Of the six shades available, which cover beautiful pinks, nudes, berries and classic peaches and reds, I've been trying 03 Tender Coral. A lovely shade, it's perfect for any occasion and provides a stunning golden coral shade.
A real star of the collection is the new Clarins Truly Waterproof Mascara*, which is available in two shades; Black and an online exclusive shade, Curaçao. Described as an ultra water-resistant mascara that works to provide double the volume and lengthening effect of other mascaras, with intense colour and a 12-hour non-stop waterproof hold. A formula including Bitter Orange Tree Wax and Squalane from Olive, works to pamper and protect your lashes from the free-radicals, whilst multi-tasking as a lash-nourishing conditioner. With a slim, precise wand and bristles, it's easy to grab even the tiniest of lashes, creating volume from root to tip with a gorgeous opaque colour, making your lashes look more intense yet chic and natural at the same time. A high-end mascara worth the splurge.
A beautiful collection, as always. Like all Clarins collections, a lot of the products are limited edition, with limited stock on all sites, so I'd recommending snapping them up quick! The Clarins Colours of Brazil Summer Bronzing Compact is priced at £30 for 20g and still available to buy on the Clarins official website, Debenhams, Salon Skincare (on offer for £24) and Life & Looks. The Clarins Lip Balm Crayons are priced at £18 for 2.5g and are still available to buy on the Clarins official website, John Lewis, Harrods and Boots. The Clarins Truly Waterproof Mascara is priced at £21 for 7ml and is still available to buy on the Clarins official website, Escentual, House of Fraser, Selfridges, Debenhams, Salon Skincare and eChemist.
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