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May 31, 2009

Clarins Summer Collection 2009: Clarins Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette Eyes, Cheeks, Decollete Review and Swatches

Clarins always has a special knack for making me fall in love with each of their releases. They truly take cosmetics to a new height and nothing is quite as gorgeous this season as some of the pieces found in the Clarims Summer Collection.

One such piece is the Clarins Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette that multitasks it's way through my Summer by taking care of eyes, cheeks, and if I'm feeling risque my decollete.

Jump ahead for a peek at Clarins Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette!

Made up of three shimmering shades of the Sun, Clarins Instant Light Shimmer Palette can be used as an eyeshadow, a highlighter, or for a touch of sparkle on your body such as arms and chest!

The palette consists of shades that remind me of the warmth of a Summer sun sinking beneath the waves of an ocean after a long, hot day. Sunny yellow, bold orange, and beautiful pink sparkle happily in this palette. All three shades combined create a beautiful sparkling effect on cheeks or use them together (or separately) on your lids for a pretty Sunset eye look!

I've already used the powder on both my face and eyes but I do prefer keeping it as a shadow simply because brushing my blush brush in it kicks up quite a good deal of powder and I feel like I'm wasting product like this. The colors are nicely pigmented and have a shimmery, iridescent finish. They blend beautifully together to create an orange, yellow cocktail with a kiss of pink. I used the yellow on my lid and the orange on my crease in the photo below for a Summery sun eye look. You can get three separate looks from the colors or mix and match them for several other looks. The formula is silky smooth and blends nicely on lids. As for the face it's just as nice but could prove a tad too shimmery for some so you might want to stick to use it as a shadow. It looks quite nice on freshly tanned arms and chest as I tried it on my sister and it gave just the right amount of sunkissed sparkle to her skin.

Overall, I think the Clarins Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette is well worth picking up as it'll multitask it's way through Summer and well into Fall if you're feeling like getting your buck's worth. If you're not wanting to overindulge in makeup, pick one of these up and you'll have your cheeks, eyes, and body all done up pretty in one simple compact.

Love this one!

Muse Approved for purchase.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review, Muse! I've just started getting into Clarins makeup. I started off with their Nature's Temptations palette from this Spring, and I quite like it. Some of the shadows aren't as fine-milled as others amongst the palette, but I was pleased overall. About this Summer palette,would you say the quality is as good as the singles? The colors are so pretty :)

May 31, 2009 at 9:29 PM  
Anonymous vonvon said...

OOoooo....this is one pretty and versatile palette, and the colors are soooo type of color....and it's all-in-one. Can save up some bucks! ;)

June 1, 2009 at 1:01 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi innerchild

my pleasure. Me too. I never was before but last Fall I loved the smoky shadows and couldn't resist ever after that :-D

I think the singles are a different texture this has more of a shimmery finish where as the regular shadows are more of a satin, velvet finish. But it's just as good for sure especially if you like a touch of shimmer.


June 15, 2009 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi vonvon!

:-D It's gorg! If you snag it, I'm positive you'll adore it!

June 15, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

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