I love Spring Makeup Collections. I do. Seriously, they’re my favourite releases. I can’t STAND holiday with all the gold…When a brand finally does a holiday collection all in silver, then I’ll be happy…but it never happens. GOLD. And RED. Blecccccchhhh. And fall makeup is eh for me too. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don’t..it depends on what the IN colour is…HOW ABOUT NAVY PEOPLE? Why is navy never a thing? A navy smokey eye is like SO so SO beautiful to me…and no brand ever does it. Sigh. And summer is ok, but again, it’s usually the same old-bronze, oranges, teals….gimme a break. Tracy is BORED.
And I don’t even LIKE spring as a season. Spring is DIRTY here. All the sand used on the winter icy roads makes everything dirty and ugly as the snow melts…and then your car gets all sloshy and dirty too..and your shoes are gross and dirty too…not a good time to wear anything you really like. No leaves on the trees…and the grass is not green yet…it’s not pretty at all. BLEAK in fact. Not until stuff starts to bloom, which around here lately isn’t until late May, and that is months away! In makeup talk May is summer releases…bordering on fall already LOL. #why
But spring makeup? Is like a hodge podge of YUM! You never know what’s going to be the ‘IN THING”-it’s all quite different from brand to brand, and I LIKE THAT. It’s like makeup bingo madness! If you don’t care for one brand’s version of spring, just walk on over to another counter and bingo! You might like that one better!
All the spring makeup was starting to come out when I was in California in January, which for me is nuts. January is the dead of WINTER. Talking about spring in January is jumping the SHARK I think, but ok.. make me look at spring when I’m shivering…except I wasn’t shivering in California this year, so I was in the mood for spring makeup for sure this time around. And when I saw the Clarins Limited Edition Garden Escape 6 Colour Eye Palette from their Clarins Spring 2015 Collection, it was love at first swatch.
And honestly, those are the BEST dry Clarins eyeshadow swatches I’ve ever done. Most of the time, their eyeshadows really fair better wet, as they are mineral-based.
Wet Swatchy Time!
A tad better in pigmentation, hey? But not really by much which is good news for those of you that hate using eyeshadows wet. Me? I don’t mind using wet eyeshadows. I kind of like it to be honest-less fall out, especially with mineral eyeshadows like these. Plus, I think using eyeshadows wet, is EASIER-yeah, you heard me- and just looks SO much better most of the time.
Here’s a simple look with the Clarins Limited Edition Garden Escape 6 Colour Eye Palette($44) used dry.
But look how the Clarins Limited Edition Garden Escape 6 Colour Eye Palette sings when used wet! Yup, you’ve seen these eye looks before in THIS POST.
As much as the dry swatches were so much better this time around, I still find that Clarins eyeshadows perform way better when used wet. It’s really up to you though! And this Clarins Limited Edition Garden Escape 6 Colour Eye Palette is a good one to actually find out for yourself. The colours are oh so perfect for spring! Let’s just put it this way: I’m not upset that I payed for my Clarins Limited Edition Garden Escape 6 Colour Eye Palette in California, even though I was sent one by the lovely PR. Get it quick whilst you can!
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil($23) was something I was REALLY excited to try out.
I have permanently parched lips living in Alberta. I have no idea what normal lips feel like, so when the promos for this Clarins Spring 2015 product came out I literally DROOLED…which made my lips feel better for a bit. 😛
There’s not a lot of pigment in these things, so if that’s what you’re looking for, look elsewhere. What this is, is nourishment for your lips. With Hazelnut oil, Organic jojoba oil, and other oils depending on the shade you pick-Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil nourishes, plumps and softens the lips. It’s a bit tacky, but not overly so like a MAC lipgloss(WOW, just tried one recently and DANG MAC, they are STICKY buggers-FIX THAT SHIZ). You can feel Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil is tacky at first, but that seems to die down after a bit of time. My lips do feel protected and nourished that’s for sure! Good to put over top lipstick for some extra protection, but otherwise? It’s ok. 😛 But cool for sure! I like this idea of lip oils, so bring us more!
Are you a spring makeup fan or not? What’s your favourite season? Again, the idea of these lip oils I REALLY LOVE… now if they can make them a tad more pigmented? We’d all be lining up to get them!