Clarins Rose Praline, Pink Cherry Rouge Eclat swatches, review, photos

Monday, April 11, 2016

Clarins Rouge Eclat lipstick review spring 2016

The products: Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipsticks in 26 Rose Praline and 24 Pink Cherry

It’s no secret that I love Clarins lipsticks, but up until this season’s new Rouge Eclat shades came and knocked it out of the park, I hadn’t found my shade yet. These little potatoes are part of the Instant Glow Spring 2016 makeup collection, and folks: they are divine.

So divine that they can even distract me for a fraction of a moment from how stressed-out and wild small cat has been this week (cry).

Clarins Pink Cherry Rouge Eclat review

The formula: Clarins’ Rouge Eclat lipstick formula is sort of the brand’s answer to balmy lipsticks. They’re not as pigmented as the Joli Rouge lineup, or as shiny as the Joli Rouge Sheers, and they’re actually my favourite of the three because of it!

The Rouge Eclat formula is buttery and smooth, but it is NOT a glossy sort of buttery — it’s more of an understated, “nothing” sort of lip, with a subtle shine that wears down almost to a matte finish. On my lips, it’s about as hydrating as a mediocre lip balm (aka not super hydrating, but also not drying.) The Rouge Eclat lipsticks, like Clarins’ other lip products, have a really uplifting, fruity scent that smells luxe and never gives me a headache.

Clarins Rose Praline Rouge Eclat swatch review

Clarins 26 Rose Praline Rouge Eclat lip swatch, indirect sunlight

Clarins Rose Praline swatch review makeup look

Wearing Rose Praline (and I have no idea what else, so I am desperately hoping that no one asks)

Clarins swatches Pink Cherry, Silver Plum, Rose Praline review

Swatched L-R: Clarins Ombre Iridescente in 07 Silver Plum; Rouge Eclat in Rose Praline and Pink Cherry

The shades: As I mentioned earlier, these two lipsticks are four of the new Clarins Rouge Eclat shades that were introduced this February. (The other two are 23 Hot Rose and 25 Pink Blossom, and all four are permanent!)

I thought Rose Praline was going to be too warm on me, but I’ve actually been wearing it almost every day this spring! It’s a great day-to-day shade that looks more refined than my natural lip colour, but is still quite subtle. (If you have trouble wearing nude lipsticks, give Rose Praline a try — it has the same visual effect, but doesn’t look as done-up.)

I haven’t gotten as much wear out of Pink Cherry because I’m a sad sack who never has fun with her lip colours, but it would be a fantastic shade for the spring and summer. I can just imagine it with some bronzer and eyeliner on a trip to the beach!

Clarins Rose Praline Rouge Eclat lipstick review

The verdict?

If you love Clarins lipsticks, you have to check out the new Rouge Eclat shades. They’re creamy, comfortable, and super easy to wear, and Rose Praline has quickly become my very favourite Clarins lipstick of them all!

Plus, I mean, you can’t beat that Clarins packaging and scent. These two always make me feel like I’m putting something super-indulgent on, no matter whether I’m headed to class or just hanging around in an old pair of sweats!

Availability: $28 USD/$28 CAD in department stores, pharmacies, and at New permanent shades as of February 2016.

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A quick reminder: the Sephora spring sale is ending!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sephora BI sale

Shop the Sephora 15% off sale with the code TICKET, VIBTICKET, and ROUGETICKET until the end of today (Beauty Insiders) or tomorrow (VIBs). Remember, shipping is free over $50 in the US & $75 in Canada, and you can stack your savings by using Ebates or

Happy hauling!

The Week of Awesome: a weekend recap

Sunday, February 24, 2013

So, it turns out that I actually can’t manage a post a day any more, even when I have a week off. (Surprised? Nope, neither am I.)

Here’s what we covered during The Week of Awesome:

YSL Spring look - Week of Awesome

YSL Arty Stone makeup lookClinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

7 Clinique Broadest Berry swatch Grandest Grape

Clinique Chubby Stick Intenses

Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow palette review

Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadows

Going forward, I think this week is going to be a Clarins one — I should probably review the Rouge Eclat collection before it’s off the shelves entirely! (The Sephora and Clinique followups will be delayed by a week, but they’re both permanent ranges — I think you’ll be okay to wait.)

Have a great week, lovelies. I hope you enjoy the Clarins Spring 2013 collection!

COMING UP | The Week of Awesome

Sunday, February 17, 2013

As you may have noticed (by which I mean I know you’ve noticed, so please don’t punch me on sight,) the posting schedule on theNotice has been a little patchy recently.

The Week of Awesome instagram

To make up for it, and hopefully start catching up on the massive backlog of products I have cluttering up my shooting table, I’m trying for a post a day (but only for a week). And, because a post a day is a lot for both your feed readers and my sanity, the five (weekday) posts will showcase a something that I think is, for lack of a better word, awesome.

In total, I hope to cover one look, three reviews, four different product lineups, thirteen different shades… and each of them a must-have. So: buckle your seatbelts, shake off a little seriousness, and get ready for a solid week of things I love.

I hope you enjoy the series! 

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Clarins Rouge Eclat, Instagram, and Anastasia Bold & Beautiful | A brief update…

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I feel like I’ve managed to get away with surprisingly few “teaser” posts recently, but that is possibly just because I’ve been cheating & not posting at all. Either way, here’s a brief update on why there isn’t a proper post for today!

(But not an actual, proper post. Apologies.)

Clarins Rouge Eclat (Spring 2013)

Clarins Palette Eclat - Rouge Eclat Spring 2013 face palette

Clarins Rouge Eclat Face Palette (Palette Eclat) & Rouge Eclat Lipstick (in Red Wine)

I wanted to have a teaser up for this today, but it just didn’t happen — I was up until three editing photos before I gave up and went to bed. I always overshoot collections (one of the main reasons why it takes me so long to get new material up on the blog), and the hundreds of images were just too overwhelming.

A snap review, though: Spring this year is going to be amazingI am absolutely loving the bits of Clarins Rouge Eclat that I have on hand; from the gorgeous detailing, to the textures and pigment… the collection is quite impressive so far, even by Clarins’ own high standards.

[Finally] On Instagram: theNotice

No promises, but we’ll see how it goes. Follow here for early teasers, trivial updates, and the occasional makeup look/full-face swatch!

theNotice on Instagram

Anastasia Beverly Hills Bold & Beautiful Kit

Another “coming up”! I just got this one yesterday (haven’t even opened it up to swatch yet), but I am so smitten with the aesthetic — the entire concept is based around classic novels & book characters; how awesome is that?

Out next month (February 2013) as part of the brand’s Spring offerings.

Anastasia Bold & Beautiful Kit

Have a wonderful Thursday, my dears!

Housekeeping, GFC, and an important notice for email subscriptions

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Non-web-geeks and non-emails-subscribers: skip this post! 

(Because it’s boring and won’t be relevant to you, not because I love you any less.)

Just wanted to note that (a) Google Friend Connect is still working on theNotice, and (b) I just realized that you can totally customize your feedburner account.

In regards to the latter: if you’re reading through an email subscription, please note that future emails will be coming from I’m not entirely sure how or why, but apparently emails used to go out from my seventh-grade personal email address, which is… weird and extremely uncomfortable. Anyhow; please update your address books accordingly! 

For the former: I’m not entirely sure what happened, because GFC is not supposed to work on self-hosted WordPress blogs, but theNotice’s feed still seems to be working. It’s a good thing, though, so I’m just going to keep my head down and try not to ask too many questions. Just wanted to touch base with you guys, in case you were wondering why the widget hadn’t gone down!

That’s it for today – sorry for interrupting your beauty feed, and I’ll talk to you all soon with some exciting Spring launches ;)

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