I know all of the seasons are the exact same length, but there is something about summer that seems all too short. June, July and now August are whizzing by and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it except enjoy it while it lasts or extend it a little by rebelling and continuing to use makeup from summer collections! The Clarins "Sunkissed" Summer 2016 Collection is classically Clarins in how each product makes anyone look like a sophisticated woman whether you are splashing around by the pool or getting glam for dinner.
Clarins always has a few things in every collection that end up becoming staples for me throughout the year with some of the products in Sunkissed being no exception!
It ain't a Clarins summer collection without a big ol' bronzer! This year's compact is a Bronzing Powder and Blush* ($42.00 CDN) duo and is limited edition. Unlike last year's bronzer (here), this year's bronzer shades contain one shade with shimmer. The blush is an apricot pink and gently warms the whole complexion to look like a natural summer flush. What I love about the blush is that it is just the right size for a blush brush! Oh, and one more thing. This bronzer smells ridiculously good!
I wear waterproof/longlasting eyeshadow pretty much everyday for work since it's about 11 hours from when I apply makeup to when I make it home. This year, Clarins introduced four limited edition Waterproof Eyeshadows ($24.00 CDN) in: 01 Gold Peach, 02 Golden Sand, 03 Silver Taupe and 04 Copper Brown containing orange flower wax that makes this long-wearing cream comfortable to wear all day.
I consider myself blessed as even when it's hot, my mascara doesn't fail me whether it'd be waterproof or not. If you are in need of a way to turn your favourite non-waterproof mascara into one that will last even after a swim, the Double Fix' Mascara ($25.00 CDN) is a waterproof top coat for your lashes and brows. I have used it alone and it works as a decent brow tamer. Though the brush is small and conical, it wasn't able to coat my lashes all that well. I have a feeling it is because my lashes barely register as present with how thin they are.
The Fix' Makeup Mist (50mL/$30.00 CDN) has been my jam the last month! This is a classic makeup setting spray, but is one that comes out as a fine mist and barely leaves a trace of stickiness or wetness on the skin. It also contains aloe vera, allantoin (helps with redness), grapefruit extract and rosewater to soothe and hydrate skin with a pleasantly rosy scent.
Lastly, there are three new shimmery additions to the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector family! I became addicted to these a few years ago and own quite a number for their MLBB qualities. This year's Sunkissed collection welcomes the limited edition shades ($20.00 CDN): 10 Pink Shimmer, 11 Orange Shimmer and 12 Red Shimmer. I received the shade Orange Shimmer* which was perfect since I have most of the pinks in this product range already. Orange Shimmer is a juicy orange, that smells like vanilla, with a barely detectable shimmer. What WILL shimmer are your lips since the shine from these has always been blinding!
Summer is coming to end and so are a few of these products. My favourites would have to be the waterproof eyeshadows, the Fix' Makeup Mist and of course the ILNLP because I love 'em all!
The Clarins Sunkissed Collection is available at all department stores, pharmacies and on www.clarins.ca