Finally a BB Cream for the fair skin ladies. Although Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF 25 isn’t a new product, the shade 00 Fair is. It’s the new and permanent addition to the BB family and joins shade 01 Light and 03 Dark this season. It offers the same ultra- natural light coverage as the other 2 shades and features 3D Radiance pigments to help illuminate, smooth and even out skin’s texture, while minimizing imperfections and redness for a flawless complexion. Organic kiwi extract and Katafray bark extract boosts skin’s radiance, while keeping it hydrated and moisturized. It keeps skin protected against pollution and free radicals with its exclusive complex, while providing UVA/ UVB protection with its SPF 25 formula.
Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF 25 comes in a sleek red tube with a thin, almost watery, gel like texture. It has a lightweight, very silky and creamy consistency that absorbs into the skin to give a semi-matte finish to the skin. It offers a sheer coverage that’s buildable up to a medium coverage. It’s extremely hydrating, but not oily, making it the perfect cream for both normal, combination and dry skin. It has light reflecting pigments which brighten and create a lovely healthy glowing-from-within effect, without being over shimmery. It blends into the skin with ease, whether using a foundation brush or your fingers. It lasts throughout the day and well into the evening without fading or oxidizing. It has an incredible light and fresh scent that soon disappears after only a few minutes.
Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF 25 evens out skin tone, eases dullness and gives a second skin-like finish to the face. You can apply a second layer to conceal minor issues like redness, dark circles and small breakouts, without feeling weighted down. Not only is it perfect for normal and oil skin, it works miracles on those that suffer with dry skin, like myself. It doesn’t enhance any dry areas and does leave my face looking flat. It’s the perfect everyday look, natural and light. It brings dull and tired skin to life, giving it a fresh and healthy look as though you just had hours of sleep and endless amounts of water. It provides a natural finish that isn’t too matte or dewy. I’m so happy that they came out with another shade, although I loved 01 Light, 00 Fair is a much better fit for my skin tone. It retails for $43 for 45ml.
Clarins Truly Waterproof Mascara is a double volumizing and lengthening effect mascara with intense colour and provides up to 12 hours of non-stop waterproof hold. Its unique formula protects lashes from moisture and harsh effects of saltwater found in the ocean, chlorine found in pools and the harmful rays of the sun, making it the perfect summertime mascara.
Clarins Truly Waterproof Mascara comes in a sleek, black, rectangular tube with a brushed gold lid. It features a unique oblong brush that’s perfect for grabbing and hugging the natural curve of your lashes for optimal distribution of product over every lash. Its ultra-supple fibers grip the lash from root to tip for longer, more volumized lashes. It has a lightweight, clump free formula that applies easily to each lash, defining even the shortest of lashes. It’s easy buildable for a more dramatic look and doesn’t smudge or flake, even in the heat or when in contact with water.
Clarins Truly Waterproof Mascara gives the extra length, curl and separation I’m looking for in a good mascara. One coat is usually enough to give me a very light, natural, summertime day look, but is easily buildable for a more dramatic effect for night. It never looks clumpy or spider like and is truly black, without having any grey undertones, giving the appearance of a more dramatic look, yet still natural. I can honestly say it doesn’t budge once applied to the lashes, even in the heat or swimming, it stays puts. It does take a little elbow grease to remove, nothing a good eye makeup remover can’t solve. It retails for $27.