Clarins is back with a new Rouge Eclat spring 2013 makeup collection. The star product, the new Rouge Eclat Satin Finish Age-Defying Lipstick, is pretty darn amazing.
Inspired by the satin texture of the iris flower, it features their exclusive Nutri-Youth Complex to banish fine lines. Packed with mimosa, sunflower, jojoba, mango seed, and shea butter, the creamy and nourishing formula is really pigmented so you don't need more than a few swipes to get the right coverage. And, it lasts for several hours without any touch up. With 15 shades in the collection, you'll find something to love. I recommend 13 Woodrose, a flattering brownish pink and 05 Pink Berry, a bright raspberry.
For the eyes, the Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette contains a shimmery iris eyeshadow, along with a complementary taupe shade. A silvery black liner and shimmering white illuminator completes the quartet. I think it's best to use it with a wet brush for an intense effect, otherwise it will be much more subdued, which is great for a day look.
Embossed with an iris pattern, the Palette Eclat Face and Blush Powder compact gives the face a matte, radiant glow. You can use the pink and coral stripes individually as a blush.
For the gloss lovers, two new shades are available from the fabulous Gloss Prodige collection: 09 Waterlily and 10 Vibrant Rose. Vibrant Rose is limited edition, but the soft pink Waterlily should be permanent.
Available at www.clarinsusa.com.
For editorial consideration, review samples were provided by the brand's PR representative.