Be a Bronze Bombshell with Clarins Sun Blush

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews


The beauty world’s buzzing about new fall makeup collections, but we can’t forget about summer. Please pass the iced tea, and let’s see what Clarins has been up to.


The Clarins Summer Fever line continues to impress me. Sun Blush ($27.50), a shimmery loose powder, perfectly complements the vibrant teal, purple, pink and orange eye and lip product colors from their Waterproof Eye Pencils, Wonder Mint Mascara and Sun Lip Balms.


Sun Blush is a warm, terra cotta brown with lots of bronzy shimmer. It has a fine, loose powder texture that reminds me of wonderful Shu Uemura blushes like M Brown 73 (a warm, peachy brown matte) and P Gold 93 D (a shimmery golden pearl).

Applying it to my cheeks for the first time was, um, interesting. The product comes packaged in a cute travel pot that includes a mirror and puff. The puff is great in theory but takes a little practice to use correctly. It tends to pick up and deposit too much product unless you tap away some of the loose powder onto a tissue or the back of your hand. I forgot to do that when I first went to use the puff and wound up looking like one of those crazy ladies who can’t lay off the rouge. As a matter of fact, I would probably skip the puff entirely and, whenever I have one handy, apply Sun Blush with a blush brush like the MAC 116.


Clarins Sun Blush

Price: $27.50
Use: To add bronze color and sparkle to cheeks
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

Next time you stop by a Clarins counter, check out Sun Blush, and be sure to give a good sniff because I think you’ll like the fragrance. It reminds me of sunscreen, clean babies (who don’t poop or cry, LOL) and the beach. The marketing folks at Clarins claim the scent will cheer you up, and it certainly did that for me.

If your skin has very cool undertones, Sun Blush might look a little orange on you, but don’t let that stop you from giving it a try. You never know.


Try Sun Blush at your nearby Clarins counter or check it out online.

Ugh, I wish I had time to get a Jamba Juice (Orange Dream Machine with an extra shot of soy protein, please), but work has been busy today. It’ll have to wait. I wish we could all go on a Jamba Juice run and catch up on what we did last weekend! Which flavor would you get?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Tiffany says:

    Hey Karen! Sun Blush looks really great with your skintone! And you always have the cutest freaking earrings on in all your pictures! 🙂

    We don’t have jamba juice here 🙁

  2. Victoria says:

    Girl- you are rockin that blush -I will have to check it out- I love it!

  3. lindsay says:

    That blush looks great on you! I think I’m gonna try it because for some reason, my face hardly tans when the rest of my body does, so irritating.

    So I’m looking for a really good lip balm that’s organic/natural, and cheap (not like the fresh sugar one i had) any suggestions?!

  4. Marisol says:

    That looks very pretty on you. Why don’t make up companies give us realistic tools when purchasing a product? Sort of like some of Benefit’s products like Dallas or Hoola. Those brushes will only leave streaks and definitely not blend the product on my skin.

    I would get Fit & Fruitful. I love the new line of smoothies they have.

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  5. Glosslizard says:

    Looks beautiful on you, but I already have my HG bronzer and need look no further! 😉

    I love Aloha Pineapple or Razzmatazz… with protein boost, please!

  6. Yum! Jamba Juice! The bronzer looks mighty delicious on you Karen!

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  7. Karen says:

    Hi Tiffany,

    Thanks m’dear! I am an earrings kinda girl, LOL. I got that pair at H&M in Spain.

    Oh no, no Jamba Juice! 🙁

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Victoria,

    Aww, thank you! I hope you like it. Let me know if you end up picking it up. 🙂

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Lindsay,

    I like the lip products from Burt’s Bees. Have you tried em?

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    I know! I always just end up just throwing ’em out.

    I haven’t tried the Fit & Fruitful smoothie. If I’m feeling adventurous maybe I’ll get that flavor during mynext visit.

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Yum, Razzmatazz. That’s probably my second favorite flavor. Is your bronzer coming with you on vacation?

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Iheartmakeup,

    Thank ya girlie! 🙂 Happy Tuesday.

  13. Glosslizard says:

    You bet! I can’t go on vacation without looking like I’ve already been! 😀

  14. lindsay says:

    Yeah, I tried that lifeguard one but I didn’t like the taste very much.

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Girl, will you come back rocking a tan?!?

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Lindsay,

    That’s one I haven’t tried from the line. I’ve used and liked the Honey Lip Balm and the Lip Shimmers.

    Here’s another one from tarte that I like — one side has a sugar exfoliator, and on the other is a lip balm. Warning: it tastes really good. Once I was tempted to bite a good chunk out of it.

  17. Lilan says:

    Super gorgeous! Just glowing and perfect for this heat we’ve got in the Bay this week! Hope you’re staying cool, Miss Karen – and happy anniversary!! Sushi sounds delish (and so does In ‘n Out 😉 )

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