Set to launch May 2015, Clarins have created an exquisite Aquatic Treasures summer collection with products that are impossible to resist. Inspired by enchanting treasures beneath glittering turquoise-blue oceans, the collection perfectly encapsulates textures and shades of the ocean. Featuring 9 products covering everything from base, cheeks and lips to skincare and body, this limited edition collection will be a must-have this summer.
Every summer Clarins include a bronzing compact in their summer collections, and it is probably by far my favourite ever bronzer. Each year it is designed differently; always presented in a huge round compact with a fabulous mirror for making application on the go an absolute breeze, but with a different design on the packaging as well as embossed on the product itself. This year the design is just absolutely stunning with a marine inspired motif, definitely one of those products that is almost too pretty to use - but the limited edition Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact is too beautiful not to use!
It creates an incredibly flattering bronzed look with ease, great for adding an all over warmth to your complexion, or even used as a contour. It features four matte shades teamed with Clarins' Anti-Pollution Complex, Light Optimizing Complex and Plant Micropatch to maintain our skins natural hydration levels whilst creating such a beautiful and radiant complexion. At £30 it's not the cheapest bronzer on the market, but trust me - the Clarins bronzing compacts are so big that they will last and last and last - I am still using the one from the summer 2013 and 2014 collections! If you invest in just one product from the Aquatic Treasures Collection, make it this!
I'm a big fan of the Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base and the Aquatic Treasures Collection sees two new limited edition shades in 04 Apricot and 05 Golden Bronze. I am still besotted with 01 Rose from the 2014 Opalescence Collection, which I adore for adding a touch of radiance and dewiness to any makeup look. I've been trying out 04 Apricot and it is just so lovely, a beautiful way to instantly illuminate skin with a healthy glow that can be used in harmony with your moisturiser, your foundation or simply alone. Working to eliminate imperfections with Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex, 04 Apricot has a lovely light-weight formula with a velvety soft finish that leaves skin looking perfected with a very natural looking glow. At £26, this one is a dreamy way to achieving summer skin.
Last but not least and what is probably my favourite product from the Aquatic Treasures Collection is the limited edition Ombre Iridescente Cream-to-Powder Eyeshadow in 01 Aquatic Rose. This is just unbelievably beautiful, there was some definite swooning when I first swatched this beauty and I've been reaching for it almost every single day as a perfect shadow to wear alone for an effortlessly beautiful wash of colour. The Cream-to-Powder Eyeshadow range from Clarins is one of my absolute favourite individual shadow ranges, with an incredible formula that utilises Bamboo Powder for a long-lasting result, buttery soft in texture, super easy to apply and an absolute dream to blend, they're just simply beautiful. 01 Aquatic Rose is one of two shades to be released for this collection, the other being 03 Aquatic Grey which looks equally as lovely, but 01 Aquatic Rose has really stolen my heart. It's just the most stunning pale champagne rose with a pearlescent finish that is unlike anything else I've seen before. Smitten!
The Aquatic Treasures Collection will be hitting Clarins counters in May, as well as online at www.clarins.co.uk.
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