New Products Worth Checking Out

New Clarins Permanent Products in packaging

Even though beauty brands are starting to release their new spring products, there are a few regular items from the brand Clarins that people should check out. I haven’t tried a ton of products from this brand, but I’ve enjoyed what I’ve tested out so far.

I recently had the opportunity to test out three products, one of which is a favorite.

Primer To Brighten Sallow Skin

The first is the SOS Primer in 05 Lavender.  It’s going visibly brighten sallow skin. I was really intrigued by this because I haven’t seen or used a lavender primer before. I don’t have pale skin or skin that’s an unhealthy yellow. My skin does get a bit dry during the winter months, and the weather has been going crazy for the past month. This is a nice option to make sure my skin is moisturized and my makeup stays on and in place.

SOS Primer in Lavender

SOS Primer in Lavender Pump Up Close

High-Quality Eyeshadow Palette

Next up is the wet and dry 4-color eyeshadow palette in 07 Lovely Rose. The claims on the palette are that the shadows are smoothing and long-lasting.  This is a beautiful palette that comes with a small card with two looks you can do. I don’t think including that is necessary, but I always like seeing it to get some inspiration for looks. This palette just screams spring!

The shadows are nicely pigmented and super smooth. I will say that when you do a finger swatch for photos they look chalky. Don’t be misled by that. Once you start applying them with a brush, I use the MAC 239, they go on like a dream. The shadows are easy to work with and blend perfectly. Because I have dark eyes that do look a bit irritated (from constantly rubbing my eyes), these colors just emphasize that. This particular palette isn’t the most flattering on me, but I love the shadows that I plan on checking out other palettes from Clarins and picking them up.

Eyeshadow Palette Packaging Close

Eyeshadow Palette Card with eye look options

Clarins Eyeshadow Palette in Lovely Rose

Clarins Shadows Up Close

Clarins Eyeshadow Palette in Lovely Rose Swatched

A Personal Favorite Lip Balm

Lastly, we’ve got the Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in 08 Plum. I heard about these from watching The Anna Edit (previously Vivianna Does Makeup) and I think Allison Anderson, and I picked it up in the shade 05 Red. Since then, I’ve gone through two of them and I’m on my third now that’s currently in my purse. This is a sheer plum shade that feels incredible. It goes on smoothly and just feels so moisturizing. I’m not sure if there’s a clear shade, but that would be perfect as an overnight lip balm.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm up close

Overall Thoughts

I’m really enjoying the products so far. While the primer isn’t meant for my skin type, it’s still a great primer to make sure my makeup stays in place. The eyeshadow palette isn’t a good color option for me, but it’s still a high-quality palette worth checking out in other shades. The Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector is a favorite and I was excited to receive the plum shade.

Clarins is one of the more affordable high-end brands, and I highly recommend stopping by their counter the next time you’re in MACY’s or Nordstrom.

What are some of your favorite products from Clarins? What should I test out and review next?

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  1. Calvin says

    Clarins make good products, have tried their products many years ago. THey are consistent

  2. Francesca says

    I’ve never used any Clarins products, but that eyeshadow looks gorgeous!

  3. Sandy Bonesteel says

    The eyeshadows are beautiful. I have bought a Lavender primer (from another brand), but still not sure how to use it.

  4. Jacqueline Hughes says

    I have never tried Clarins products, but I love that eyeshadow!

  5. I do not think I have ever used any of there products except for a lip pencil that I enjoyed so much. But I have heard great thinks about their products.

  6. Angelica says

    Wow, love the colors in that eyeshadow palette! So pretty.

  7. very lovely indeed

  8. naoprad says

    I love reading your reviews!

  9. Lindsay A. says

    Clarins is awesome for sure!! I clicked through to look at the other palette colors, & I’m loving the Rosewood, Oud, Brown, & Nude palettes – surprised to have so many that would be seriously perfect with my coloring! I should try swatching them in store soon. I also really want to try the Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in the My Pink shade.

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