Clarins Ladylike Collection

Sep 22, 2014

Although I tend to feel pulled in like a kid whenever I see bold colours at a makeup counter, in everyday life I much prefer neutral shades to dramatic ones. Over the years, I have had my fair share of experimenting with makeup and I have discovered the beauty of enhancing my natural features instead of trying to look like someone I am not. 

If there is one makeup collection I was excited to see this season, it's the Ladylike Collection from Clarins. Once again, their highly anticipated fall makeup launch does not disappoint. With its chic gold packaging, cutting-edge formulation and sophisticated neutral shades, the Ladylike Collection is everything we could hope from the French cosmetic company.

Here are my top three picks from the latest Clarins collection:

1. Rouge Éclat in strawberry sorbet
When we enter a new season, there are two things I like to do: switch handbags and select a new lipstick. This time around, I went for a muted pink with a hint of sparkle close to my natural lip colour. I am glad that Clarins decided to add new shades to this line, which was already a favourite of mine (I wore juicy clementine during the summertime). I just love the creamy and moisturising formula, it just glides on like a dream. Strawberry sorbet is less pigmented than the previous one I tried but the colour builds on nicely if you wish and the best part is that you don't really a mirror, which makes on-the-go application much easier. It's definitely the kind of lipstick I could wear every day. 

2. Ombre Matte in taupe 
There are six cream-to-powder eyeshadows (5 matte and 1 sparkling) available in the fall collection and the range of colour is just so very chic. I selected the mysterious taupe shade, which can easily be worn with a light hand for a day look or smokier at night. I am quite fond of the smooth and blendable texture that is also remarkably easy to apply with fingers. Since they are made with bamboo powder, these babies have an incredible long-lasting matte finish. Once applied, there won't be any creasing or flaking, you won't believe your eyes! I am so in love with the taupe one, I now have earth and rosewood on my next shopping list.

3. Blush Prodige in tawny pink 
This warm pinky brown blush is more intense than the shades I would usually choose for my complexion. Interestingly enough, it doesn't appear too dark, it rather gives a nice healthy flush of colour as if I had just returned from a brisk walk. I wasn't sure about the shimmering particles at first, but because they are so finely milled, they simply add a natural matte glow to the cheeks. This silky blush is very pigmented, only a tiny amount is needed and it will stay put throughout the day thanks again to bamboo powder.

Have you tried the Clarins Ladylike Collection? What are your current favourites?
4 comments on "Clarins Ladylike Collection"
  1. I'm a huge fan of Clarins both skincare and make up range...I wear the taupe eyeshadow's perfect and as you say lighter during the day and smokier at night ;)
    Have a good week xx

    1. We wear the same eyeshadow, that's so cool! I seriously adore it, it's so easy to apply and the shade is quite natural. Thanks for stopping by Catherine, xx.

  2. I love the quality of Clarins products and the simple packaging which is so familiar. I shall have to look out for this collection as I want to add a couple of new eye shadows to my make up bag for autumn.

    1. The problem you will face with these eyeshadows is selecting just one! The range of colour is so chic. Let me know which one you choose...xx


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