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Clarins Instant Glow Spring 2016

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We may only be half way through January but spring is finally in sight. I can’t tell how glad I will be to see the back of winter. And getting me through these grey days is Clarins with its Spring 2016 Instant Glow collection.

Featuring radiant dewy skin, nude eyeshadows in subtle shimmers and bright lips, this is one range every beauty addict will need in her life – it’s all gorgeous and all very wearable.

I recently popped into the launch to drool over see the new range up close and personal. I’ve been playing with these products for two weeks now and here’s how I’ve been getting on.

BB Skin Detox Fluid SPF 25 in Light 01 (€34.50)
Let’s start with my pick from the collection – the BB Skin Detox Fluid SPF 25. Half skin care, half make-up, the tinted BB cream is lightweight in texture and promises to balance skin with daily use.

Similar to the Skin Perfecting Tint, this latest version is formulated with acerola seed extract to oxygenate skin, is blendable, sinks straight in and gives skin a gorgeous glow. Available in four shades, the pale girls among us may find Light 01 to be a little on the dark side (it’ll be perfect for summer) so I’d recommend the shade Fair 00.

Ombre Iridescente in Silver Ivory 04 (€22.50)
Loved for its matte shadows, Clarins has gone one step further with its new iridescent shades. Available in four colours (ivory, pink, green, and plum), I’ve been trying and loving Silver Ivory which gives eyes a delicate shimmer. The shadows are finely milled and have great colour pay-off. Love!

Rouge Eclat 26 Rose Praline (€23)
I love a nude lippy. With four new shades (23 Hot Rose, 24 Pink Cherry, 25 Pink Blossom, 26 Rose Praline), I’ve been wearing Rose Praline – a classic nude in a beautiful gold bullet. As you’d expect from Clarins, the Rouge Eclat lipsticks are moisturising, smooth and incredibly wearable.

Instant Light Lip Perfectors in 08 Plum Shimmer (€19)

Finally, there are two new shades (07 Toffee Pink Shimmer, 08 Plum Shimmer) in the popular Instant Light Lip Perfectors range, which are sure to be a sellout. I first tried the lip perfectors as part of a free gift set and have been hooked ever since. The melting gel intensely moisturises lips with a shimmery finish. As a lip balm fiend, these are completely addictive.

So ladies, are you tempted to try the new Clarins Spring 2016 range?

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