Saturday, 22 September 2012

Clarins Bronzing Duo SPF15 Mineral Powder Compact

Clarins Bronzing Duo SPF15 Mineral Powder Compact, priced at £26.00 from Clarins, in 'Light/Medium/Dark'

When the Clarins summer makeup collection launched I was pleasantly surprised to see that the brand had introduced a couple of new bronzer's in their line. The new bronzing duo palette has become a firm favorite in my makeup bag, as it allows me to adjust my skin tone subtly with a sunkissed glow. It can be quite tricky to find a perfect match in a bronzer and now Clarins has created a product where you can mix both sides or just use one depending on what you need/want. The darker side has a very fine shimmer through it which when buffed in gives a gorgeous glow to the cheeks and in fact I have been blending both and using it as a blusher, I am obsessed with the 'light' shade for this. The formula contains 100% natural mineral sunscreen that will protect against UV damage, pollution and free radicals, as with most mineral powders the pigments in this compact create a lovely soft focused look to your skin. The finish helps create a diminished appearance to any fine lines, pores and imperfections, whilst perking up the complexion making it appear brighter. Both sides of colour have great pigmentation, you can layer them without fear of caking thanks to the fine pressed powder. 

The Clarins Bronzing Duo feels light-weight and silky on the skin, like I said depending on what I need that day I use this to contour, as a blush and to set my makeup in place to last all day. As with all Clarins palettes it comes in a velvet pouch and housed in a glossy gold/bronzed palette, with a large mirror inside for those on the go touch up's. Overall I have fallen in love, yet again, with another product from Clarins and it is one of the best bronzer's to have been launched this year.

Have you tried the new Clarins Bronzing Duo's yet, let me know what you think!


Leanne Marie said...

This looks lovely. I always think Clarins products are so pretty! I wouldnt want to use them all up!

Leanne @ xx

A Reid said...

I have never tried Clarins products but upon seeing this one, it caught my attention. I love the shade and the fact that you said that it is lightweight and silky on the skin, it makes me want it for more. I would love to try this out and see it if looks great on me just like other brands that I used to have.