A brand new summer beauty launch, Clarins Aquatic Treasures collection conjures up images of shimmering seas and enchanting treasures beneath the ocean.
Launched in store and online last month, the range includes; Summer Bronzing Compact (£30), Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in Apricot and Golden Bronze (£26) and Ombre Iridescente in Aquatic Rose and Aquatic Grey (£19). All limited edition, the combination of colours will illuminate your complexion, giving a summer glow.
Sampling the limited edition selection, I’m a big fan of each item within this sizzling hot assortment. It has to be said that the words shimmering, glittery and bronzing are all must-have properties of summer makeup. The Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base is a Clarins staple and its new shades a seasonal glow game-changer. Enabling a flawless finish, this product assists towards eliminating skin perfections and provides all-day luminosity. From a science-y point of view, because the tube contains a Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex, it’s designed to shield the face from environmental damage.
Worn underneath foundation for a highlighting boost, I also like to apply the Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base over it to add colour beneath the Summer Bronzing Compact. One sweep of this, and you’ll ignore any rainy skies, instantly transported to the Med (if only…). Complete with marine inspired motif, the bronzer contains four matte shades from beige to terracotta. Also working well as a contouring compact, you can shade and sculpt to your heart’s content. On top of a radiant effect, the Summer Bronzing Compact allows for skin protection due to the innovative Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex, Light Optimising Complex and Plant Micropatch. Maintaining the skin’s natural hydration levels, definitively speaking, this is the only bronzing compact you’ll need this summer.
Now to the beautiful Ombre Iridescente eyeshadow duo. Packed full of soft-focus pigments for pure colour, these easy-to-apply shadows are cream to powder. Playing around with both, I like to wear them together, creating a daytime pairing which makes the eyes pop. You can opt for a subtle sweep or bolder blend if after a louder look. Ideal if you love a smoky eye or soft pink hue, they add a pearlescent shadow sheen. Ingredients such as bamboo powder mean they are long lasting to boot.
Dip your toes into the Aquatic Treasures selection, bringing a dose of much-needed sunshine to your summer make-up bag, whatever the weather.