7 September 2015

New Release | Clarins Autumn 2015 Collection

Can't believe it's that time already!  Autumn collections have started to flow in and Clarins' collection caught my eye straightaway.  From the neutral eyeshadow palette to the paprika lips, I love their take on autumn.  Clarins' Autumn collection includes a 5 eyeshadow palette, new ombre matte eyeshadow shades, eyebrow pencils, new crayon kohl shades and new shades of their rouge eclat lipsticks.
Clarins Autumn 2015 Collection Review - Aspiring Londoner

Clarins Pretty Day 5 Colour Eyeshadow Palette Swatch - Aspiring Londoner

Clarins 5 Colour Eyeshadow Palette in 01 Pretty Day (£33)

The eyeshadow palette is the showstopper of the collection.  Although the packaging doesn;t match the price tag; I actually prefer it as it's less bulky than Clarins' usual luxe packaging.  It's slimmer and much more travel friendly.  The 5 eyeshadows are quite neutral from beige soft pink and shimmering taupe set off with matte and shimmering browns.  The shades work so well together!  I would never have put a light pink with warm browns yet they are so harmonious together!  The eyeshadows are fantastic quality, better than previous palettes I've tried from Clarins.

Clarins Pretty Day 5 Colour Eyeshadow Palette Swatch - Aspiring Londoner

The formulation is soft and creamy.  The eyeshadows blend well and the pigmentation of both they shimmering shades and the matte shades are equally great.  Previously when I tried Clarins eyeshadows, the matte shades were quite difficult to work with.  The pigmentation weren't great.  However with this palette this is just not an issue.  The best part is how wearable they are!  I've been wearing them non-stop for the past couple of weeks and I can't get enough!  The browns and the taupe are just my kind of shades!
Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick Paprika, Tawny Rose Review - Aspiring Londoner

Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick Paprika, Tawny Rose Swatch - Aspiring Londoner

Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipsticks (£19.50)

Funnily enough I haven't tried Clarins lipsticks before!  Considering how much of a lipstick hoarder I am, it came as a shock to me too.  The two new shades are Tawny Rose and Paprika.  I fell in love with Paprika as soon as I laid my eyes on it.  The shade is so different to what everyone opts for in autumn/winter.  It's a chilli red kind of shade, so it's not too vampy but not a traditional red lipstick either.  Tawny Rose on the other hand is a nude, mauve kind of shade.  I really like this shade too, makes a change from all the 'MAC Whirl' nude lip hype!  It's a sucha muted shade that you can wear everyday, but has the slightest tinge of mauve that gives it a little somethin' somethin'!

Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick Paprika, Tawny Rose Swatch - Aspiring Londoner

The formula is moisturising and creamy.  The Rouge Eclat's have a slightly glossy finish.  I like the finish as it makes it easy to wear everyday.  I mean I love my matte lipsticks, but wearing those everyday kinda kills your lips!  Really impressed with the quality of lipsticks.

Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows Heather, Carbon Swatch - Aspiring Londoner

Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows Heather, Carbon Swatch - Aspiring Londoner

Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows (£19)

I've previously mentioned how much I love the ombre matte eyeshadows.  I love the cream to powder formula and the intense pigmentation.  You can see in the swatch, I barely touched the shadows yet there's still a lot of colour.  The two new shades are Heather, a muted lilac matte shade; and Carbon, an intense black shade with some sparkle.  I love Heather for just wearing everyday as a one wash shadow.  I've used Carbon as a liner and it looks great that way, I can see myself using that a lot for events.

If you asked me to pick one thing from Clarins' 2015 Autumn collection, I'd have to go for the eyeshadow palette.  I love the shades, the formula - everything!  Absolute winner!

Will you be checking out the Clarins Autumn Collection?  What is your favourite product from Clarins?  Share recommendations in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!


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