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Thursday, 7 March 2013

clarins splendours limited edition summer collection

clarins splendours limited edition summer collection summer bronzing colour quartets eye liner pallet review swatch photo
clarins splendours limited edition summer collection summer bronzing colour quartets eye liner pallet review swatch photo
clarins splendours limited edition summer collection summer bronzing colour quartets eye liner pallet review swatch photo
clarins splendours limited edition summer collection summer bronzing colour quartets eye liner pallet review swatch photo
clarins splendours limited edition summer collection summer bronzing colour quartets eye liner pallet review swatch photo
clarins splendours limited edition summer collection summer bronzing colour quartets eye liner pallet review swatch photo
clarins splendours limited edition summer collection summer bronzing colour quartets eye liner pallet review swatch photo

summer splendours

My love of Clarins limited editions has been documented before on this blog in the form of their Odyssey limited edition collection. It's few and far between that brands really impress me to the point I feel I have to blog about something as soon as the items in my hands! As per usual as soon as I got my grubby paws on these last night I wanted to post about them. That's how excited a few bits of makeup made me! Sad right? Clarins Limited Edition face and eye palettes for summer 2013  have been inspired by the accent ruins of South America, a region driven by colour and print. Splendours is inspired by the embellishments, glittering bronzes, golds and splashed of exotic rubies, jades and sapphires.

The Clarins Splendours Summer Bronzing Compact is a beautiful warm toned, bronze and terracotta bronzer. It's rich in mineral pigments and gives the face a flawless and sun kissed glow, it contains a "Light Optimising+ Complex" which visibly enhances and smoothes the skin. It feels really soft and buttery and gives a really lovely warmth to the face with minimal effort. I had this used on me at the blogging event and it really added lots subtle warmth to my face that complimented my skin tone. As I'm fairly pale (well as pale as I get!) at the moment but it looked subtle and natural and not too muddy which is normally my biggest gripe with bronzers. I cant wait to use it once the sun hits my skin as once I'm tanned as it will be perfect. The larger size means you can either use it as a all over glow with a large kabuki brush or be more precise with a smaller brush to contour and bronze. It's fairly matte but it does contain a slight shimmer in the centre of the compact which can be easily avoided. This might be slightly too orange toned for some but it's something worth swatching if you see it on the counter. I absolutely love the packaging and the print too, it's almost too nice to use!

The Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet and Eyeliner Palette is another limited edition item coming Summer 2013 which as soon as I saw I did a little gasp. How beautiful are the shades! I can imagine myself using this religiously from now on as the colours are just so me. The shades included in the Limited Edition Eye Palette are exquisite shimmery shades including a copper, pale gold, a rose gold and a deep plum. I originally didn't event notice the darker plummy black liner shade as I was so bowled over with the four other shades but it's the perfect shade to compliment the softer tones and define the eyes. All the shades are rich, warm, shimmery and the perfect quartet for summer. All presented in the classic Clarins packaging and embossed with the collections theme. I think this is absolutely stunning and I cant wait to give it a proper go!

This collection launches around April 2013 and is priced at £30 for the Summer Bronzing Compact and £31 for the Eye Quartet. Personally I think the eye palette price is totally justified, it's absolutely stunning and definitely a splurge item that you won't regret buying as it's incredibly usable. The Splendours Bronzing Compact is slightly pricey, but it's very luxurious and if you're in to your pretty packaging and limited edition items it might be worth splashing out on. My hero from this collection is definitely the Eye Quartet though, and I cant recommend it enough, definitely one to check it out once it hits counter!

35 comments

  1. That bronzer looks amazing and perfect.

    The imprints on both of these products are pretty cool!

    www.gleepface.com

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  2. The print on these are so beautiful, I don't think I could bring myself to use them!

    Katie x
    And Katie • Beauty & Lifestyle

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  3. I swear, Clarins never fails to disappoint on their packaging. Really really beautiful and that palette looks lovely!! :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  4. Clarins has done it again. The prints and packaging look so intricate.

    Tanya from Cats and Clothing

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  5. Aw these are so pretty, gorgeous packaging and I love the intricate detail of the imprints!
    Holly xo

    http://hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I love the look of the bronzer, I wouldn't want to use them because they are so pretty!x
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Probably one of the prettiest eyeshadow palette I've ever seen! xx

    http://norwegianelephant.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh my god I am so in love with the bronzer!! I just love these types of bronzer!!
    Lucky you!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  9. wow packaging is so so pretty!


    http://allthelittlethings3.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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  10. That bronzer looks so nice!

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  11. The eyeshadow palette looks gorgeous! I will definitely have to swatch these next time I see them! :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. I swear Clarins does the most gorgeous makeup! I'm desperate to try some!

    thoughtsfromanothergirl.blogspot.com

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  13. Gah it all looks so beautiful! Gorgeous colours in the eye palette, wish they weren't so darn expensive though...

    Samya - Samya Says..

    x

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  14. love your blog

    check out mine & follow if you like :)

    xx rorolovesbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  15. Wow the colours and the pattern look amazing!!!

    Please check out my blog and follow me! <3
    http://seasidebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Wow i love the packaging of these, I have to get my hands on them! I love Clarins limited editions, they're always so pretty. I have a feeling these will sell out quickly, I just about got my hands on the Mosaique bronzer last time!

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  17. These look beautiful, almost too good to use! I'd love to pick up the eyeshadow palette, It looks like the colours are all great everyday shades.
    Rosalie x
    rosaliejayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Wow the bronzer is my favourite. The intricate detail would scare me to mess it up with a brush! Great review as always

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  19. Clarins products always look so pretty, really want to try the bronzer

    A little bit Unique

    x

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  20. Beautiful eyeshadows! I can't say I'm keen on the packaging, but the shades are wonderful!

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  21. Packaging looks great!
    MAy just buy it because of that
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  22. The bronzer looks beautiful but way out of my price zone x
    http://beautyblahblahblah.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. These are such beautiful palettes!!!:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  24. The packaging of these are stunning! Love the look of the eye palette, the shades look really wearable xx

    http://aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. I love Clarins, they always bring out amazing collections! I think that bronzer will have to be mine! ;)

    labeauteobsession.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. That bronzer looks to die for...

    marycontrarie.blogspot.com

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  27. The bronzer looks gorgeous.

    http://lottiekerr.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. The eyeshadow looks so pretty, I dont have anything from clarins but my I need them eyeshadows!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. Those eyeshadows look so pretty! But I wouldn't dare using them, they are too beautiful!

    MyMakeUpCompulsion

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  30. OMG! These are amazing, for me, due the fact they have all this detail/pattern on them!

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

    I'm holding a giveaway on a custumised phone case and a software program !!

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  31. That bronzer is beautiful!

    Katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.com

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  32. oh gosh, these products are so beautiful! i remember when you last posted about the clarins limited edition product but unfortunately didn't get round to buying it. however, i think i'll DEFINITELY have to get my act together and buy these! they look gorgeous and are definitely my type of thing (well the bronzer will be my first ever but i definitely think it's a great starting one!)! X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. both these palettes sound amazing...

    eye---candii.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. I don't think I've EVER seen such an amazingly beautiful palette, the attention to detail is so gorgeous!!!!! xx

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  35. I love the eyeshadow palette! The package is absolutely beautiful too <3

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