Clarins is always a brand i have loved the look of from afar but never divulged and purchased or tried any of the pieces myself. Recently, I received the Clarins Ever Matte powder in shade 01 transparent light and also the Bronzing Duo also in 01 light from Escentual.
Let me first talk a little about Escentual, Escentual is a website that i have used many many times. Their customer service is great, they offer free UK delivery on orders over £30, every order i have ever had comes with samples and a escentual nail file and the prices are extremely competitive and i usually find much cheaper than elsewhere hence why i keep going back time and time again. They stock many skincare, fragrance and beauty brands from Dior, Michael Kors, Too Faced, YSL etc and many french skincare brands such as Bioderma and Caudalie, as you can see i cant rave about them enough!
Back to the two items in question. I fancied a new face powder, I was at the stage in make up life when my concealer, powder and foundation all needed replacing at the same time, and its an expensive business. However, as much as it is my holy grail and i have repurchased it more times than i have fingers, the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural was just not cutting it for me anymore and left me looking a shiny mess a lot of the time, although im not sure if my skintone is changing to slightly more oily, but anyway that's another story! I eyed up the Clarins Ever Matte mineral powder and the gold packaging, i must admit had my sold. It looked so shiny and pretty! The compact had a mirror, there was 10g of product and it looked like something i would definitely get along with. Needless to say i wasnt wrong. This is such a lightweight powder, that is matte and true to its word keeps shine at bay, winner. I believe the RRP is £27, but the wonderful Escentual have it on offer for £23.75 and it comes in 4 shades.
Onto the bronzer, I was in need of a new bronzer as my most recent one dropped and smashed into a million tiny pieces all over my cream carper (sob!) Keeping in line with the Clarins theme, i opted for the bronzing duo, again in the fancy packaging, in the shade 01 light as i have fair skin. As far as bronzers go this one builds up nicely without looking cakey and gives a nice glow and hint of colour. Its a duo so slightlty darker on one side however i swirl my brush around both. The retail price is £28 but Escentual have done it again and sell it for £24.60 for 10g of product
Two words: Clarins Convert! Thank you Escentual for introducing me into the lovely world!
Have you tried Clarins before? If so, whats your go to product?