Believe it or not there are times when I feel like the makeup collections being released are just so boring and underwhelming. Things we see over and over again. This spring was a good example of that. Most of the spring collections that were released earlier this year seemed so… blah, at least to me. But then the summer collection pictures starting releasing and I was put under a spell once again… this time by Clarins.
The Enchanted palette comes beautifully adorned and in a red velvet pouch. Gorgeous!
But, of course the inside is the truly stunning part…
It was so pretty I couldn’t bring myself to touch it…at least for a day. This palette was designed for Clarins by Véronique Kechichian, a very talented Parisian free-lance designer and you can visit her website here. This palette is truly a work of art.
I have never tried Clarins eyeshadows before so this was a new experience for me. I have to say the texture impressed me. The bottom light shade is kind of crumbly- it’s sort of a creamy powder shade and it’s very sparkly. I don’t take issue with this because I love me some shimmer and sparkle, but it’s worth noting for those of you who don’t. The thin strip is a cream liner- a beautiful bronze-brown with loads of dimension.
I also picked up the Kohl Kajal in Violet. I have never tried a Kajal liner like this before so I was so pumped when this arrived.
The texture is creamy and perfect for smudging. Do be careful when removing and replacing the cap though- it came with a special warning sticker because being too clumsy can cause the kajal part to break off (it’s that creamy).
Swatched: Clarins Enchanted Palette and Violet Kajal
And because I couldn’t resist applying these beauties to my eyes:
The copper/gold color is my favorite! It’s the most wearable copper color I have come across and it is SO silky. Most turn too orange on me but this has enough gold in it to keep it just right.
Do you have your eye on anything from the Clarins Summer collection? Do you have any makeup that you feel is too beautiful to use? Do tell!