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Clarins Colours of Brazil Summer Collection

Clarins have come out with another beauty of a collection for this summer – Colours of Brazil, which consists of a gorgeous bronzer, eyeshadow quartet with eyeliner, 6 lip balm crayons, and a black waterproof mascara. All of the pieces are limited edition other than the mascara which is part of the permanent line.

As the name of the collection would suggest, they have drawn inspiration from the colours of Brazil – the sandy beaches, the sea and reflections of the sky, which in terms of make up equals beautiful bronzey summer gorgeousness.

The eyeshadow quartet comes in a velvet pouch and has a gorgeous reflective casing with a Brazilian inspired pattern on which comes into full effect when you are holding it in certain lights.
The same pattern has been embossed onto the eyeshadows. It almost seemed a shame to start using them, they look so good! 
The eyeshadows are a nice range of neutrals; a satin finish golden taupe, matte mushroom, matte chocolate brown, and a pop of colour with a satin finish coral. There is also a cobalt blue eyeliner, and two applicators; one double ended with a fab eyeliner brush on one end, and the other a standard sponge applicator. 

They have also included ideas for two ways to wear the colours. They have numbered the eyeshadows so that is the order in which I have swatched them below. 
The shadows are designed to be used either wet or dry, and are really creamy and easy to apply. 
I also have three of the Lip Balm Crayons, which I am just loving! They feel so so hydrating on the lips thanks to the Shea Butter in them, comfortable to wear and the perfect amount of colour in one quick slick of the crayon. They have the feeling of lip balm, but the colour intensity of a sheer lipstick.

I tried the eyeshadow using one of the inspirations from Clarins, and have tried to photograph it from different angles, with each of the different Lip Balm Crayons, starting with 02 Creamy Pink.

04 Sweet Cherry

06 Soft Coffee

I think the colours of the eyeshadow palette work really nicely together, the coral shade blends seamlessly into the bronzey tones, giving a nice punch of colour to an otherwise neutral look, but without being too much that it’s whacky. Same with the blue eyeliner – it is very wearable.

I am definitely going to check out the other Lip Balm Crayons as I love the formula so much! There’s one in the range called My Pink which works with your own pH to create your own unique shade – can’t wait to give that a go!

What do you think of this collection? Big thumbs up from me!


  1. April 25, 2014 / 12:50 pm

    The eyeshadow palette looks absolutely gorgeous, Clarins always have such great quality products! xx

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