Clarins Fall 2017 Collection – Review, Swatches, and Looks

I fell head over heels when Clarins released their ‘Sunkissed Summer’ 2017 collection (Review HERE).  Those bronze-y, sunrise-like shades made my heart sing.

clarins fall 2017 review swatches

Well, now that summer is over and fall is in full swing (although I’m afraid that I’ll see snow any day now) Clarins has their fall 2017 collection.

Let’s start out with the face.  The Illuminating Cheek Colour in ‘Golden Pink’ ($33 CAD) looked like my jam in the package.  My favourite type of blush is a soft pink with a golden sheen.

clarins fall 2017 review swatches blush golden pink

The shade turned out more red on my cheeks than I imagined it would be, but it applied easily and evenly.

clarins fall 2017 review swatches blush golden pink

 

clarins fall 2017 review swatches blush golden pink

Next up is the lip products.  I find the Clarins lipsticks are pretty reliable when it comes to the formula.  The Joli Rouge Lipsticks ($29 CAD) came through in regards to the reliable formula.

clarins fall 2017 review swatches joli rouge lipstick deep red litchi

The finish for both shades was a glossy sheen with good pigmentation, delivered with a slightly slippery, but smooth application.

clarins fall 2017 review swatches joli rouge lipstick deep red litchi

‘Deep Red’ doesn’t appear to be very deep at all, but still comes out like a bold boss red.

 clarins fall 2017 review swatches joli rouge lipstick deep red

‘Litchi’ is a fresh, yet soft, fruity pink.

clarins fall 2017 review swatches joli rouge lipstick litchi

 

clarins fall 2017 review swatches joli rouge lipstick deep red litchi

The Lipliner Pencil in ‘Red’ ($26 CAD) application-wise reminded me of the Elizabeth Arden Plump Up Lip Liner (Review HERE).  However, the formula was too sheer.  When I would blend out the product by rubbing/pressing my lips together it seemed to disappear, and blend into nothing-ness.

clarins fall 2017 review swatches joli rouge lipstick deep red litchi red lip liner

 

clarins fall 2017 review swatches joli rouge lipstick deep red litchi

Last stop is the eyes.  The Ombre Cream-To-Powder Matte Eyeshadows  ($26 CAD) didn’t do it for me.  I didn’t feel very creamy-ness in the pot, it just felt chalky (especially ‘Ivory’).   I had a hard time getting much pigmentation to show up when applying this product with a brush.  You have to use your fingertip and layer it to get the shade that you see in the pot.

clarins fall 2017 review swatches ombre matte midnight blue ivory

 

clarins fall 2017 review swatches ombre matte midnight blue ivory

I have been quite the little cheerleader for the Clarins 4-Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes.  While they don’t have crazy pigmentation, I still seem to get satisfactory colour payoff, and a nice eye look.

clarins fall 2017 review swatches 4 couleur eyeshadow palette forest

 

clarins fall 2017 review swatches 4 couleur eyeshadow palette forest

 

clarins fall 2017 review swatches 4 couleur eyeshadow palette forest

When I do my eye looks I stick to the same eye primer, brushes, and application techniques.  However, with the ‘Forest’ Palette ($45) I immediately got the identical weirdly placed creases on both eyelids, near the inner corner.  Usually if I am to get creases in my eyeshadow it will appear after a few a hours of wear, but these creases appeared after about 5 minutes – weird, right?  That’s enough for me to want say that this specific palette was a no-go for me.

clarins fall 2017 review swatches 4 couleur eyeshadow palette forest

 

clarins fall 2017 review swatches 4 couleur eyeshadow palette forest

You can find the Clarins Fall 2017 collection at Clarins counters now.

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