Clarins Colour Breeze Collection for Spring 2012 Pics and Swatches

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Oh, sweet Friday, how I love thee so…

Happy Friday, friend. :) I hope you’re doing well. Me? I’m dealing with the aftereffects of an almost sleepless night (blasted insomnia!), but I’m beginning to feel better now. Colour Breeze, the new Clarins collection for spring 2012, has certainly helped.

The 12-piece release for eyes, lips, and cheeks can hardly wait for winter to end. Available now at Clarins counters and also online, it’s all about bright and fresh, with shades of pink, blue, coral, red and brown.

Reviews coming soon, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at six of the upcoming pieces. Take a gander, and let me know what you think.

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Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in Blue Sky, $40

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From the left: Gloss Prodige in Blackberry and Candy ($20 each), Instant Light Blush in Coral Tonic ($28)

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Wands from the left: Blackberry, Candy and Coral Tonic

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Joli Rouge Lipstick in Poppy Red, $24

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Joli Rouge Lipstick in Pink Magnolia

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Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in Blue Sky

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Gloss Prodige in Blackberry (left) and Candy (right)

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Instant Light Blush in Coral Tonic

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Joli Rouge Lipsticks in Poppy Red (left) and Pink Magnolia (right)

And in unrelated television news…

Not that I needed to get hooked on another show, but I am! :) It’s called Survivors (no relation to the reality TV franchise). It’s a British/BBC post-apocalyptic drama that only lasted a couple of seasons, but the episodes are all available for streaming on Netflix.

I’ve watched the first three, and I’m totally freaking out!

The premise? A particularly virulent strain of influenza wipes out pretty much everyone, save a random, tiny percentage of the population, somewhere around a tenth of 1 percent. Civilization falls, government and law enforcement cease to exist, and people are left to scavenge and start anew.

The show follows one of the many small groups of survivors who band together. Freaky! When lawlessness reigns, scary people come out of the woodwork.

One fascinating aspect of the show is that since it takes place in Britain, there are very few firearms floating around. There are a few of them, and the people who have them hold tremendous sway over others, but here in the U.S., there would be guns everywhere, for better and/or worse.

I realized quickly that I’m completely unprepared for an apocalyptic pandemic. I can’t siphon gas, fix a generator, or build a house out of wood. And I’m not an engineer, mechanic or a doctor. I guess if I fell in with a group of survivors, I could take care of their cats and soothe the children. Other than that, I don’t know…

Oh, and you know that old joke about how everyone has a twin out there somewhere in the world? Well, I think we found El Hub’s. The guy who plays Tom Price on the show, British actor Max Beesley, could be his twin!


Apparently, I married a British actor and didn’t even know!

I’m freakin’ out! :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Nina says:

    TGIF! and hurray for doppelgangers. the hubs’ is James Spader LOL!

    that eyeshadow quad is gorgeous!

  2. Bee says:

    I’m crazy about blue eye shadow and I love Clarins, that eye shadow quad is going to be hard to resist! The packaging is so pretty and classy too :)

  3. Chris25 says:

    Okay, so where is Brad Pitt’s doppelganger? I need someone to find him for me right away! :P

    I really like the Poppy Red lipstick and Candy lip gloss. Nice colors!

  4. Sunny says:

    The lipglosses and blush look delicious!

    And psst El Hub is HOT lol
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  5. Marina says:

    I’ve been loving Clarins recently. So want to check out those new glosses and blushes.
    The best news?! Game of Thrones season 2 starts on the 1st of April!!!! Can’t wait…
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  6. Maggie says:

    Oh lordy, I am SERIOUSLY lusting after those lippies.
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  7. Good lord, those look gorgeous. I just finished covering Clarins’ holiday collection, and look at you, already doing Spring >.<

    (Procrastinator? Me? Don't be ridiculous! :P)
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  8. Tammie says:

    Love the glosses and I’m interested in that blush! Can’t wait for your review :)
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  9. Courtney says:

    Fun! I want to hear more about that blush. It is very unique, and I hope it is as fab as it appears.

  10. Mandi says:

    Please do a review on the liquid blush. Dying to see what your thoughts are on it? Thanks.

  11. Jessica says:

    I wish pastely/gray-blue and silver shadows didn’t make me look like I got hit in the face. :’(

    The glosses and the lippy Pink Magnolia look pretty. From the photo I wouldn’t expect the swatch of Pink Magnolia to be so sheer! Would you say it’s more pearl or shimmer?
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  12. Elin LLB says:

    Love the blush. I wonder if I could use it as a lipgloss/lip product? The color is gorgeous.

  13. Anitacska says:

    OMG, I LOVE Max Beesley, he has the sexiest voice ever! ♥♥♥ And OMG Nina, I want your husband, I love James Spader! :D Mine looks vaguely like Tony Blair (ex British prime minister). Not quite the same, lol.
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  14. Caitlin says:

    Wow… I am addicted to all the new spring collections coming out! At least 2 of those shades in the eyeshadow quad will not be flattering on me, but I love the look of everything else… Especially those lipsticks and the color of that blush! Love! How will I afford all these new products I must have?!

  15. Ruchita says:

    Nice collection! Although it is a bit difficult to imagine spring when it’s 19 degrees outside.

    That TV show sounds interesting. I have to admit, I’m fascinated by post-apocalyptic dramas. I try to make note of things that might be helpful if the world comes to an end this year. :-)

    TGIF!

  16. artemis says:

    cute collection
    nice el hub :))
    my el boyfriend looks like dicaprio, eric dane(grey’s anatomy) and a bit of jesse williams(grey’s) at the same time :D google them if you don’t watch hrey’s <3 he's so cute

  17. Marian says:

    My hubby’s twin is Patrick Duffy. Anyone remember him?

  18. Puffnstuff says:

    I like that palette! And i thought that blush was a lipgloss… :( i kinda wish it was…oy shows like that freak me out and give me anxiety…ugh

  19. peach_ says:

    Take care of cats and soothe the children LOL! You crack me up! I’d be totally lost in a pandemic, too. How cute that you found your hubby’s twin! :D Anyhow, I’m intrigued by the coral blush and am eager to see it on you!
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  20. Dustyn says:

    Crushing on that Instant Light Blush in Coral Tonic, in fact I’d love to pick up all of the Instant Light Blush’s that Clarins could offer haha. They’re amazing!

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