17 May 2015

Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Collection

Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Collection
There's nothing quite like a new seasonal make up launch to get me excited, especially when it comes from one of my favourite brands. To me there are not many brands that do both skincare and make up well; it tends to be one or the other in my experience however I really do feel that Clarins manage to pull off both very well indeed. Their latest launch looks at summer where of course most of us will be hoping to achieve a nice warm glow to our complexion without the dreaded hue of orange creeping in.

The Clarins Aquatic Treasures Collection has recently been released by which there are a number of products which have stood out to me, firstly the two Ombre Iridescent Eye Shadows look absolutely beautiful. I should imagine that they will be really quite lovely for both day and night with Aquatic Rose being more suited for a day time look and Aquatic Grey being used to create a soft smoky eye for an evening. There's also the Clarins Fix Makeup Refreshing Mist which you can use to mist lightly over your make up in order to prolong it, as well as this it also provides your skin with hydration. This is a product that has actually caught my eye as it comes in a nice slim bottle and is said to smell of roses; I've made a mental note to check that out myself next time I pop by a counter.

Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Collection
The two items I have to share with you are probably my favourites from the whole collection and that's because they're a little out of my comfort zone. I'm quite a pale person myself and have always found myself shying away from products that aim to warm the complexion up such as a bronzer, as well as those that aim to provide a glow to the skin. Having said that this year I really want to embrace that sun kissed look, therefore both the Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base* in the shade Apricot, along with the Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzer* will allow me to do just that.

Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Collection
The Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base* is a product that already exists however two new shades have been added with the release of this collection. Apricot is the shade I have here which aims to add warmth with a subtle hint of glow for those with fair skins, for darker skin tones there is also the shade Golden Bronze. When I first tried Apricot I was a little dubious as I thought it would be much too dark for me, having said that once blended out with a drop of moisturiser I can get away with it. I'm not too worried about this because come summer time when I naturally pick up a slight tan anyway I think I'll be able to wear this without any concern. Under foundation this does help to provide a more fresh and healthy appearance and is now something that I find myself wanting to use all of the time whereas before I did not even have a product like this within my routine. I'm also very aware that within the normal range there are some lighter shades which I'll be having a close look at very soon in store, rose in particular sounds perfect.

I think without a doubt the star of this collection is the Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact* which is not just strikingly beautiful but also provides an extremely flattering warmth to the skin without being too much; naturally of course this does depend on how much you use. Within the compact there are four universal matte shades which can be used individually or together to create a nice radiant glow, all housed within a stunning compact this is for me a sure favourite for this summer. I like the fact that this product is matte as whilst I do like to use a highlight I prefer the rest of my make up to be as shine free as possible. In terms of pigmentation it is very well pigmented meaning you do need a light hand with this as it is very easy to go over the top; a light dusting is all you need.

Overall this collection is absolutely stunning, not just in terms of presentation but also because the products that I have tried achieve what they set out to do; as I said before I'm wary of warming things up so to speak but I found myself very comfortable with these products. I'm hoping to pop up a look using these once my exams are over in a few week's time so stay tuned for that.

Have you tried anything from Clarins recently? 
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43 comments

  1. Love the bronzer! All that intricate detailing, so much pretty xx
    thebeautybloss.com

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  2. The bronzer looks gorgeous! Clarins is one of my favourite brands too :) xx

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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  3. I've been searching for a new bronzer and this one from Clarins sounds perfect for my skin tone. It's also beautiful so will be a lovely bit of eye candy for my makeup bag! Xx


    Olivia - www.cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Please can I just go buy these now?!


    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  5. The bronzer is so gorgeous!

    http://thelatelatte.blogspot.com/

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  6. The bronzer is so pretty! I wouldn't want to touch it haha. I definitely prefer matte bronzers x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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  7. wow these look gorgeous, I need to get my hands on some clarins products :) x


    xolucy.blogspot.com :) xx

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  8. The Clarins collection just looks so beautiful, and everyone keeps raving about it so I'm so tempted to pick some of their products up!

    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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  9. That compact looks too beautiful to use x

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  10. The Bronzing Compact looks stunning :)


    emily xx


    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Stunning photos & Love the look of the bronzer! <3


    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. By far, one of my fave collections this year. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  13. I have been so looking forward to this collection, and that bronzer doesn't disappoint!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  14. These sound great, and that bronzer looks absolutely gorgeous! Also I think Boots are giving £10 worth of advantage card points when you buy two Clarins products at the moment xx

    Sabrina Jaine

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  15. Gorgeous photos as always! The bronzer looks pretty amazing x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  16. First things first, your photography is just gorgeous! Secondly, these products look and sound divine, I definitely need to pick up a few bits from the collection. That bronzer especially sounds lovely!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  17. The bronzer is just gorgeous, it's almost too pretty to use! The eyeshadows in this collection look absolutely stunning, too :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Wow the packaging on this is simply gorgeous! It really does look like something that's come up from Atlantis :D

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  19. The bronzer looks stunning! xo

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  20. i am absolutely in love with that bronzer. i know i may never own it, but i am in love with it.

    brooke | brooke elise

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  21. These two products sound and look amazing. I keep walking past the Clarins counter and always look at these two products! I recently tried my very first Clarins product, their HydraQuench moisturiser and it's amazing!

    Your photographs in this post are totally gorgeous! xxx

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  22. It's fast becoming mine too, I'd really like to try some of their skincare but I have so much to use up at the moment that I dare not buy any x

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  23. It is super lovely, you definitely need a light hand with this one Olivia x

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  24. There's so many lovely launches at this time of year isn't there.

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  25. It's certainly the star of the collection in my eyes.

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  26. Yes matte here too, they're so much easier to wear.

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  27. Clarins do some beautiful things, I love their lip balm perfectors.

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  28. It's certainly one to look into Jodie! :) x

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  29. I know, I didn't want to touch it for ages!

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  30. It is beautiful Emily. :)

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  31. Thank you Zara, that's really nice of you and yes, the bronzer is divine!

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  32. It's gorgeous isn't it, I also liked the look of the eye shadows too.

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  33. It is such a lovely collection, their launches are always great I think.

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  34. Oh really! Thank you for letting me know. I did read this at the time when you commented, I love Boots for there points system.

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  35. Thank you so much Heather! The bronzer really is lovely, very pigmented though.

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  36. Thank you Heather, I'm glad you liked it. The bronzer is stunning, the eye shadows too are well worth checking out you know.

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  37. They really are Jess, Clarins have some utterly gorgeous products in general I think.

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  38. It does, I like that thought Jordan! :)

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  39. It's so beautiful Jennie.

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  40. It's already out here in the UK Rachel, I'm not entirely sure about anywhere else although it should be by now.

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  41. It really is beautiful Brooke, very pigmented mind so you have to be light handed with it.

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  42. Thank you so much Claudia, I'm thrilled you liked them. Oh now that sounds lovely, I really need to check out their skincare more you know, I've thought about picking up their sets for my combination skin just to see how I get on, it's not that expensive.

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