Friday, 19 April 2013

Clarins Splendours Collection Review

Clarins Splendours Summer Bronzing Compact* (£30.00) and Colour Quartet & Liner Palette* (£31.00)

Introducing my current favourite summer collection from Clarins. To be honest, I've never tried Clarins makeup before and I've never really shown much interest in it, but when I spied the absolutely stunning Splendours collection I immediately fell for the brand. The first thing that struck me about these products is just how beautiful they are to look at. Inspired by the Mayan symbols and ancient ruins, they are ridiculously pretty to look at - almost too pretty to use - and the packaging is sleek and has a very luxe feel.

The Summer Bronzing Compact is fast becoming one of my favourite bronzers - it gives a seriously golden, beautiful glow, and it is so finely milled that it blends into the skin perfectly. It is predominantly a matte bronzer, which is great, but the fab thing about it is in the centre there is a stunning, shimmery pale gold which adds a touch of shimmer to the cheeks. It's great because you can choose to sweep around the centre for a matte look, or use the whole compact and add some lovely summery shimmer. I love how this bronzer makes my skin look and it is completely perfect for summer. Just sweeping it on my cheeks makes me feel like I've been whirled away to some glorious desert island (if only!)

Next, onto the palette. I am a huge fan of neutral shades, golds and browns, so this palette immediately gets my vote. It features four delicious shades; a warm gold, a pale beige, a deep brown and a rose gold. It also comes with a black liner shade. These colour combinations are amazing and I particularly love using the pale beige and rose gold together, or the warm gold with the brown on the outer corner (which is what I have on in the images). The shades are really pigmented, shimmery and blend well, making this an ideal palette if you're a fan of shimmery neutral shadows. Which, luckily, I am! 

Overall I am so impressed with these beautiful products and I can see them getting a lot of use over the summer months. The shadow and bronzing compact combination give me such a warm, golden glow, perfect for days in the sunshine. Absolutely love them! 

Have you tried Clarins' Limited Edition Splendours Collection? What did you think?


  1. Such a pretty make up look. These products look way too beautiful to use.

    Gillian from x

  2. Very pretty I love the compact blush such lovely tones of colour will need to invest in this :D x

  3. These look so gorgeous, the print and the eyeshadow shades. If I had them I would never use them though, Id just look at them! Great to know they are good products as well as looking really good x

  4. in love with this post, and your whole entire blog in general.

    lots of love from the casper&pearl girls – a little Aussie fashion brand
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  5. I've been resisting this bronzer everytime I go to debenhams think I might have to get it this afternoon it's too lovely to miss out on!xx

  6. such a pretty shades;)X

  7. These are absolutely gorgeous! The packaging is amazing!

  8. super beautiful make up! i'm totally loving your lashes!
    would you like to follow each other?

  9. Hey its really good collection, I really liked it. Will be eagerly waiting for more.
    Well I have blog on some great Natural Stuff, so it will be good to see you there

    My Blog :- Nature Health Secrets

    and will love to hear from you even if its about something I need to change in my blog.
    And please carry on doing this great work.

  10. Wow, that set is gorgeous! The detail is so pretty I would be scared to use it!
    The colours look great on you!

    Jimmy and his Girl

  11. I want these, on the basis that they look beautiful in the pan and on your face! Clarins always come out with stunning products!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x


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