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
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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