Fashion Over Reason: Instantly Beautified With Clarins

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Instantly Beautified With Clarins



Clarins Instant Beauty Perfectors


As you guys know very well, I belong to the unfussy club. I hate it when things are too complicated, I really dislike complicated processes, and I am highly averse to anything finicky. Especially when it comes to style and beauty. Call me boring, but I like to think of it as pragmatic. And most of all, efficient.

Seriously though, riddle me this: why make things complicated when they can be simple? Exactly.

That's why I was super keen on this new project. Clarins challenged me to create a beauty look using some of their cosmetics from their #instantbeautyperfectors, the whole premise tying into looking beautiful and put-together when you just realistically don't have much time to dedicate to a huge makeup routine every morning.

It was without an ounce of hesitation that I promptly accepted the mission, duh. Rushing? No time? Still cares about one's appearance? That is my jam, yo!


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It actually took me no more than 5 minutes to put this makeup look together, and the results were pretty darn fresh. First I'll give you a breakdown of what I used, then I'll show you the full reveal at the bottom.

Here's how it went:

1. Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
I've never seen a cream like this, it was like a velvety concoction on my skin that fixed all of its visible flaws and made the application of foundation more flawless. Wow.

2. The Instant Light Brush-On Perfector
A concealer that also illuminates? Sign me up! Applied this under my eyes for a brightening look, which surprisingly (and delightfully) made me look more awake.

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3. Face Contouring Palette
Full disclosure: I'm not the best at contouring. I always seem to get it wrong, and now I know why - I think it's all in the brush. This palette comes with a brush that has a shape I've never seen before, but it turned out to be the most ideal configuration to sweep your face from every angle. The compact has 3 colors: a lighter shade for illumination, a bronze shade for contouring, and then a blush color for your apples. Basically the perfect 3-part formula to add dimension to your face.

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4. Supra Volume Mascara
Oooooohhh kayyyyy. You guys. I've been using this mascara for a couple of weeks now and it's a total game-changer. Take my word for it, I am absolutely obsessed.

5. Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector
Last but ever so not least, a pretty peachy glimmery shade that comes in a cushiony stick for a flawless application to complete the whole thing. I felt oh so like a better version of little old me.

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The combo of these 5 items are everything I love in makeup: natural, light, looking like myself only better, and super quick and practical to get me out the door in a flash in the morning. At night I would add a stroke of liner from the 4-Colour All-in-One Pen, which has 4 different crayon hues to choose from, one of them actually being a lip liner (how retro).

Here's how it all looked after applying all five above mentioned products:

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Side note: I've also been using the Hydra-Essential cream that I previously talked about, every single day, and it's everything I've ever dreamed of in a moisturizer. My skin is super happy.

*Disclaimer* Clarins has generously provided the products for this sponsored post and I cannot wait to use them all up!


Get the products for yourself to experience how great they are:

1 comment:

The Editors Notebook said...

These new cream formula concelears are great - coverage but without the cakiness. Love how natural this beauty look is. Thanks for sharing!

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