Clarins Summer 2012: So Hot Their Lip Balm Is Sweating

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It’s summer in Clarins-ville. Here’s a look at some of the lineup for summer 2012.


Since we’re on the topic of Clarins, do you have a favorite product from the brand? Is it just me, or does it seem like their prices are rising?

Bronzing Duo SPF 15 in 01

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Bronzing Duo SPF 15 in 01, $34

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Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm

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Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm in Crystal Coral, $24.50; also available in Crystal Pink, Crystal Violet and Crystal Red

clarins instant smooth crystal lip balm crystal coral packaging

Enchanted Colour Quartet & Liner Palette

Enchanted Colour Quartet & Liner Palette, $40

Extra-Firming Day Wrinkle Lifting Cream

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Extra-Firming Day Wrinkle Lifting Cream, $80

It better be extra, EXTRA firming and reduce the heck out of my wrinkles for $80. WOW!

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UV Plus HP SPF 40 Day Screen Tint

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UV Plus HP SPF 40 Day Screen Tint in Medium, $40; also available in Light and Deep

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  1. Joyce says:

    The bronzer looks nice. Hopefully, it’ll be dark enough for my NC30/35 skin tone. =)
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  2. Tracy says:

    Oooh! A tinted moisturizer!! I’m excited to hear how that does!
    Their skin care was always rather pricey if you ask me.
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    • Adrienne says:

      They also have a Hydraquench (moisturizing) and Super Restorative (anti ageing for mature skin) tinted moisturizers, though if this one is like their regular Day Screen High Protection, it’ll be super lightweight, which could be really cool! I’m excited to see how it does as well 🙂

    • Fieran says:

      I agree. Their skincare range is anything but cheap. Having said that, I live in cold, dry Scandinavia and the only moisturizer that prevents my skin for being parched and flaky is the HydraQuench SP25 cream. I use one jar for more than three months since it’s very creamy/emollient. It’s also free of mineral oil which my skin doesn’t really like.

      In Spring/Summer I use the HydraQuench Cooling Creme-Gel. Also a jar for about 2 months as it’s a bit less creamy so I need to apply a little more.

  3. Chelsea says:

    Oooh! That is a gorgeous bronzer! I’m definitely intrigued by the lip balm…

  4. niche says:

    yup, I definitely think their prices have gone up. I was looking to try the beauty flash balm yesterday but it was $50. I had always remembered their products being slight more affordable than Lancome or EL but this is pretty on par with those brands. I could just be remembering things completely wrong.

  5. Chris25 says:

    I like the eyeshadow set. Hmmm, I should go to Clarins soon. 🙂

  6. Adrienne says:

    I have a lot of resPect for Clarins as a company, and I have a lot of belief in their skincare, from products I have tried myself, to results I have seen in customers, there’s a lot of great stuff to be had (at a pretty high price though!)

    Their One Step Gentle Exfoliating cleanser is great!! I can’t use it wih my Clarisonic though 🙁 Actually their cleansers in general are great, the foaming ones are only $20 last I knew and last forevvvver because they foam up like woah! I also like that they offer many textures within a product (lotion, cream, cream-gel, heavy cream, etc), and they have really nice skincare sets around the holidays.

    Once I get rid of my acne, I want to start using their MultiActive line, if I can fit it in the budget!

    I’m excited to see the eyeshadows in person, it’s kind of refreshing to see a summer palette without a teal, lol!

  7. grlnxdor says:

    I’m totally in love with Clarins Multi-Active Night Youth Recovery Cream. It’s the best cream I’ve ever used but at $59 I buy it only once a year. Wish it was cheaper cuz it is sooo good!

  8. Mandie says:

    That Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm looks so cool. I’d have a hard time not taking a bite of it!

  9. Tania says:

    I’ve never tried their make up but I have been using their creams for quite a few years and they work wonderfully for me.

  10. Their spring and summer collections are both amazing – I want everything, and I never say that!

    Excited to try the tinted spf – their former spf 40 fluid was a really great, light sunscreen that I could actually stand the feel of.
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  11. Kristin says:

    That E/S QUAD!! I must have it! It took my breath away…so pretty. And reasonably priced to boot.

  12. I like how the quad looks, and I could use a tinted moisturizer with an SPF. I have tried stuff from Clarins in the past, but nothing ever stuck. It was years ago though, mind you. I’m prepared to be amazed!
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  13. Fieran says:

    The eyeshadow palette is so tempting. I’m curious how well the tinted moisturizer works. Looking forward to your reviews Karen 🙂

  14. Kim says:

    The only thing I’ve ever used from Clarins was an eye cream (a few years ago). Hella pricey and I can’t say that I saw any results that made me want to buy a 2nd bottle. Maybe it was just not a good fit for me, because I know tons of people swear by Clarins.

  15. Trisha says:

    Their new makeup looks nice! Love the multi-activ line, the texture, the way it makes my skin feel… love the way it smells too, with that said, my skin seems to break out with it. *sigh* I don’t understand what my skin wants these days. Even Chanel breaks me out. I have been having some luck with Kheils though.

  16. April says:

    The Crystal Balms look a bit like the new Sephora Hot Hue Balms. I can’t tell from the picture but is there a core in the Clarins ones?

    I don’t use alot from this line but I do have a couple of favorites. I like the Pure Melt cleanser which I use with my Clarisonic and the liquid blushes that came out with the Spring 2012 line.

  17. Nina says:

    id like the bronzer and the palette pls!

  18. We are obsessed with Clarins Gloss Prodige Glosses!!! They are the BEST! They smell so good, too. We have Nude, Rose, Candy & Papaya. Highly recommend them!

    Mendi & Jayme
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  19. corallista says:

    The lipstick looks so interesting!
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  20. Courtnee says:

    Ohh, I love the regular version of that sunscreen…I wonder what the tinted version is like!

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