If you’ll remember from my recent Charlotte Tilbury #GLOWMO makeup look, I actually got a tan this summer. I know: it’s pretty wild. So, with my new, foundation-matchable skintone, I figured I’d take the Clarins Sunkissed makeup collection for a little spin.
(Swatches and product photos are coming up on Thursday, so stay tuned!)
The Clarins Sunkissed eyeshadow palette & bronzer
The Clarins Sunkissed colour palette is a lot warmer than what I usually go for, but with my summer tan (I’m now a Pür Minerals Light, a Cover Fx G20, and an It Cosmetics Fair), I think it works. Here, I paired the Clarins Sunkissed 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette ($43 USD/$45 CAD) with Esqido Miss Dolly false lashes and a bit of black liner.
I know I’m in the minority on this, but I’m on the fence about my Esqido lashes – I’ve loved them for years, but they can be really uncomfortable. Mink lashes are heavier than a single-banded artificial set, and they often cut off the top fifth of my visual field, leaving me stumbling around like I’m three glasses of red into the night. Maybe I just need to try a lighter set or something, though, because Esqido’s craftsmanship is just beautiful.
Clarins Sunkissed Eyeshadow Palette with and without Solotica Graphite lenses
On my cheeks, I’m wearing Clarins Sunkissed Bronzing & Blush Compact ($40 USD/$42 CAD), which honestly works as a really lovely bronzer for a light skintone. I’m not so sure about its versatility, though. Like most Clarins bronzers and limited edition powders, it’s beautifully pressed and scented, but really only works wonders on a light to medium skintone.
On my lips, I’m wearing the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector ($26 USD/$20 CAD) from this summer’s collection. 13 Pink Grapefruit is a nice, sheer pink that smells like chocolate oranges thanks to the fruity fragrance and shea butter base, so (naturally) I’ve been hungry all summer long.
Clarins Sunkissed + Solotica Graphite coloured contacts
Bronzes and oranges are always recommended for those with blue eyes, so I shot two sets of photographs for this look: one set with my natural brown eyes, and one set with Solotica Graphite contact lenses. Mine are from the Solotica Hidrocor range, so they’re a yearly lens with no limbal ring.
I usually love the way I look with coloured contact lenses, but I’m not so sure about this makeup look. I prefer my natural brown eyes, for once. Let me know what you think in the comments, because I’m really curious as to what everyone else’s opinions are on this!
(Although I do love the robot eyes vibe, but who wouldn’t?)
Shop the look
Clarins Sunkissed 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette ($43 USD/$45 CAD)
Esqido Miss Dolly False Eyelashes, trimmed ($29 USD)
Annabelle Chrome Single Eye Shadow in Rose Gold ($5.95 CAD)
Solotica Graphite contact lenses ($120 CAD)
LIPS & CHEEKS
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector ($26 USD/$20 CAD)