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Review, Swatches: Clarins Splendours Summer 2013 Collection: Wonder Mascara, Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gel, Balm, Bronzing Compact, Shimmer Oil, Eye Liner

Makeup Review, Swatches: Clarins Splendours Summer 2013 Collection -- Wonder Mascara, Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gel, Balm, Bronzing Compact, Shimmer Oil, Eye Liner

Capture the golden flecks of summer with Clarins Splendours Summer 2013 Colour Collection!

With a shimmery body oil that illuminates skin, a collection of four harmonious brown, gold and pink eyeshadows, an elongating water-proof mascara, a bronzing compact that allows skin to look either sun-kissed or très soleil and crystalline glaze lipsticks and glosses that condition and add immense shine to lips — you’ll be feeling like a bronzed goddess in no time!

Makeup Review, Swatches: Clarins Splendours Summer 2013 Collection -- Wonder Mascara, Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gel, Balm, Bronzing Compact, Shimmer Oil, Eye Liner

Splendours Summer Bronzing Compact ($35.00)

This generously sized bronzing compact boasts a Mineral Sunlight Complex that allows for mineral pigments to be combined with mother-of-pearl, having gleaming gold and copper reflect light.

Light-Optimizing+ Complex enhances soft-focus pigments to soften the look of wrinkles and imperfections. It is incredibly smooth and easy to blend on the skin, allowing you to build the color as you go depending on the type of tan you want to achieve. Not to mention its beautiful Meso-American design — surely an artifact in itself.

Makeup Review, Swatches: Clarins Splendours Summer 2013 Collection -- Wonder Mascara, Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gel, Balm, Bronzing Compact, Shimmer Oil, Eye Liner

Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm ($26.00)

These limited-edition lipsticks are the must-haves of the season. Available in 4 sheer yet highly pigmented shades: 05 Crystal Rose, 06 Crystal Mandarin, 07 Crystal Gold Plum and 08 Crystal Berry. The crystalline glaze smooths, plumps and accentuates the lip contours.

The colored core adds sheer, radiant color as the moisturizing balm surrounding it makes lips look luscious. I found these lipsticks to be more pigmented than the Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick. Although both moisturizing, if you prefer more color than these are for you.

Makeup Review, Swatches: Clarins Splendours Summer 2013 Collection -- Wonder Mascara, Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gel, Balm, Bronzing Compact, Shimmer Oil, Eye Liner

Splendours Colour Quartet & Eye Liner Palette ($42.00)

If a burnt golden eye look is what you’re going for this summer, your answer is in this one eye palette! A harmony of four eyeshadows and one eyeliner are accompanied by two sponge applicators (with one side having an angled brush for the eyeliner). Colors include Copper Gold, Pale Gold, Pink Gold and Brown.

Makeup Review, Swatches: Clarins Splendours Summer 2013 Collection -- Wonder Mascara, Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gel, Balm, Bronzing Compact, Shimmer Oil, Eye Liner

Makeup Review, Swatches: Clarins Splendours Summer 2013 Collection -- Wonder Mascara, Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gel, Balm, Bronzing Compact, Shimmer Oil, Eye Liner

I must say that my favorite was Copper Gold, and although I blended all the colors (Brown in the outer corners and Pink Gold in the center) that Copper Gold always seems to stick out! Love it! I’ve never tried Clarins eyeshadows before, but loved how blendable they were with no fall-out!

Makeup Review, Swatches: Clarins Splendours Summer 2013 Collection -- Wonder Mascara, Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gel, Balm, Bronzing Compact, Shimmer Oil, Eye Liner

Splendours Shimmer Body Oil ($32.00)

This shimmery body oil will undoubtedly make your skin look satin-smooth, but it also has great skin benefits as well. Its blend includes nourishing hazelnut, tangerine and grapefruit oils with a blend of aromatic essences of ylang ylang and tonka beans.

A satisfaction test of 66 women tested the body oil and in over 4 weeks:

95.4% Softer Skin
70.8% Nourished Skin
83.3% Scented Skin
95.4% Radiant Skin
92.3% Satin-Smooth Skin

The body oil doesn’t feel oily at all! It seeps into skin quickly, leaving a faint shimmer behind. Its sunny notes will have you wanting to test out your body oil on a hot, tropical date night.

Makeup Review, Swatches: Clarins Splendours Summer 2013 Collection -- Wonder Mascara, Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gel, Balm, Bronzing Compact, Shimmer Oil, Eye Liner

Wonder Waterproof Mascara ($25.00)

This waterproof mascara coats lashes from root to tip, making them appear longer. The wand itself is very long, allowing you to reach all the angles of your lashes.

Before/After

Makeup Review, Swatches: Clarins Splendours Summer 2013 Collection -- Wonder Mascara, Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gel, Balm, Bronzing Compact, Shimmer Oil, Eye Liner

Mascara Comparison:

Arbonne It’s A Long Story Mascara

Makeup Review, Swatches: Clarins Splendours Summer 2013 Collection -- Wonder Mascara, Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gel, Balm, Bronzing Compact, Shimmer Oil, Eye Liner

Its formula is very much water-proof — I still needed to take some leftover mascara residue off the next day, regardless of my heavy-duty makeup removing wipes. It’s a very black formula, not too wet, but it will definitely extend your lashes. I loved how long my lashes looked, and with the eye palette there was no need for any heavy eyeliner.

Makeup Review, Swatches: Clarins Splendours Summer 2013 Collection -- Wonder Mascara, Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gel, Balm, Bronzing Compact, Shimmer Oil, Eye Liner

Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gel ($22.00)

01 Crystal Pink and 02 Crystal Plum are the latest in lipgloss texture: Gel-like texture plumps-up lips with subtle, crystalline color. It is thick but moisturizing, and will become a quick favorite to any balm lovers out there.

Its long tube contains a lot of product, but only a small squeeze will suffice to cover both your top and bottom lips.

What do you lovely ladies think of this Clarins Splendours Summer 2013 Colour Collection? Which item(s) are your favorite?

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– Theresa Romano

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7 comments

  1. I love the shimmery body oil, it looks great and sounds like it smells lovely, mmm ylang ylang and the sun, summer’s here!

  2. I so love the bronzer and eye shadow pallet… I want both, all the products seemed really great but those two were my favorite……

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