As much as I am a self confessed Sun worshiper and Summer fangirl, I have to admit, there is just something about Autumn that I absolutely adore. The cosiness of wrapping up in a blanket, the layering of clothing to complete the perfect outfit, the pumpkin spice latte’s, the casseroles – my
feeders family are all about stodgy comfort food that makes you gain half a stone in one meal #MoveOverCandiceSwanepoel – but one thing that I really love, is the switch up in makeup that Autumn always makes me gravitate towards.
Off disappears slapping bronzer all over the face and the peachy pinks – well, to be honest, they’re kind of an all day ehhr day thing for me, but you get the drift… – and in comes the earthy, red/brown/plum tones that make me want to up and leave for New york to frollick in central park with the leaves. (I should include in my bio’s that I have an exceptional talent of incorporating New York in pretty much any sentence, shouldn’t I?) So when an incredible package dropped through my door and I
tore it open like an animal noticed the stunning gold and red packaging of the Clarins Autumn 2015 collection*, I happily declared it to be officially Autumn.
… And then headed straight to my dresser to slap on every single item subsequently proclaiming love at first sight. Or, use.
P.S I failed at being a beauty blogger by using them all before I remembered to photograph them first. #SorryNotSorry.
So, we’re going in with the big gun
s. I wanted to start with the Clarins Pretty day palette because within the space of a couple of weeks, it’s easily become my most valued palette and what I mean by this is that it kinda does everything. It’s the neutral lovers dream with the perfect highlight, all over lid shade and some darker tones that I’ve been favouring through the crease and as an alternative to liner. The pigmentation is great – not as amazing as something like the Mac individual shadows but far more than any other palette I own – and the formula is buttery smooth, applying perfectly. Highly recommend. Pop the lightest shade on the brow bone/highlighting areas, the pale pink all over to create a nice base, the mid toned, cool silver/brown shade over the lid and the darker browns in the crease and as a liner and you have yourself the perfect day time smokey eye. [insert hand clapping emoji here for Clarins].
Keeping on the Eyeshadow theme, next up we have the Clarins Ombre Matte shadows. Now, I was instantly intrigued with these as I struggle to find matte shadows that apply well and aren’t difficult to work with. Ladies and gents, I found my shadow…. [insert “hallelujah”/hands in the air emoji here] These shadows are even more buttery smooth than the palette. They apply seamlessly and and are just effortless to work with. I received Heather which is the most stunning plummy/purple toned shadow – that reminds me a lot of Mac’s Satin taupe – which I’ve worn so much since receiving, despite being a much bolder shade than I’m used to.
The second Ombre matte I received was Carbon which is a matte black shade – and one that I couldn’t really imagine wearing – and has now become my go to liner. I’ve (temporarily) replaced my liquid liner with this and am absolutely loving the softer, smokier effect. Plus it lasts all day so is perfect for busy ladies rushing around to meetings and events all day like myself.
totally kick arse* tame those brows. (*major brownie points to anyone who gets the White chicks reference). I was 100% a dedicated Soap and glory archery brow pencil fangirl and genuinely thought that nothing could compare to that, and I guess I still kind of stand by that, but this Clarins eyebrow pencil is a very close second. What I love about the Clarins pencil is that the formula itself is a lot softer than the S&G counterpart. It makes application so easy, so comfortable, it doesn’t drag on the skin or put half of your brows out #FirstWorldProblems… it just does a nice job of keeping them in place and looking neat and tidy. The colour, Soft blonde, is a really good match for me too. In an ideal world, I’d be married to Harvey Specter it’d be slightly cooler toned but other than that, I’m really enjoying using this.
Now we move on to the lips and this is where all the Autumnal goodness comes out to play. For starters Clarins Rouge elcat lipstick is – and has always been – one of my favourite lipstick formulas. Silky smooth, perfect application, extremely pigmented whilst being nourishing and long lasting, I was extremely happy to check out a couple of their new shades. First up, we have Tawny rose, this being the more nude/neutral of the two and reminds me of a slightly more glossy brown toned Kylie Jenner-esque toned lip. It’s a really beautiful, quite dark nude – a lot darker than I normally go for but I’m really enjoying it for Autumn – that I think works beautifully with a neutral makeup look.
That red lipstick though! It's so beautiful and looks so lovely with your blonde hair!
Lovely post I'll have to try some of this out!
Thanks so much hun, so pleased you liked it!
This makes me want to get back into makeup again so badly! I used to love it, and then just stopped wearing it after traveling because I got used to not wearing it but sometimes, posts like these make me realise how beautiful it all can be! Those eyeshadows are just gorgeous! xx
Sam // Samantha Betteridge
Ah thank you lovely, so glad you liked it. I totally know what you mean, sometimes you just get out of the habit of wearing it right?
Wow, Clarins have done well this year! Both the lipstick shades look amazing on you, I really ought to give a burnt shade a go! Also, I now need the Heather matte shadow in my stash! 🙂
Haven't they done so well, loving the whole range. So pleased you liked it!
Wow so may Clarins goodies!! I am loving that red lipstick shade and the gold packaging is just GORGEOUS ☺
Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
The matte eye shadows in the collection look so lovely! I've never tried any clarins makeup before but that Paprika lipstick is so gorgeous on you- might have to have a quick clarins counter visit some time soon!
Georgia | The Weekend Attic – Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle
Those products look incredible – love the look of the matte shadows, and I agree the packaging is so beaut!
Thanks lovely, so glad you liked the post!
I've had a few Clarins makeovers and I LOVE their eyeshadows, the formula is so good! Those red lipsticks are just heavenly also, love the colour and I have to agree with you on autumn – time for those burnt rusty shades!
Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty
Yes, they're so amazing aren't they? So with you girl, gimme all the autumn!
Lucky lucky girl! You look amazing!
The Beauty Bloss
Thank you lovely!
I love the look you've created with the eyeshadow palette it looks great!
Thanks so much hun!
That red paprika shade is actually really nice on you. I always steer clear of bright red but should go for it more often! Love the way you have styled up the products by the way
Suze | LuxuryColumnist
Thanks Suze, really pleased you liked it!
Oh I'm loving the dark fall shades! That lip color looks amazing on you!
Thanks so much lovely, so pleased you liked it!
Totally agree, that burnt red lipstick looks stunning on you.
Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking
Thanks lovely, so glad you liked it!
Wow. Wow. These items are stunning. The lipsticks really suits you!
Thank you so much hun, I'm so chuffed you liked it!
Can't help but notice your marble table. It's so pretty! Haha. And of course you are super gorgeous in that makeup! 🙂
x, Kat of Nested Thoughts
Haha thanks lovely, it's actually just contact paper but shhh don't say anything haha.
I am seeing this collection all over my Bloglovin feed and I it is such a gorgeous collection! The colours are so me and I am definitely excited for the colder, darker months if it means I get to slap this all over my face 🙂 xx
Yes, totally with you there Brenda!
I love Clarins & Autumn, so these two combined are great! Love the red lippie! x
Yes, me too hun!
I love Clarins. They're my favourite skincare brand (period!). But shockingly I haven't tried anything from their makeup line, apart from their concealer, which is my HG. Love this new collection. The palette is simple but beautiful. I might also have to pick up the eyeshadow in #08 Heather. The colour is so pretty and right up my street. Not the cheapest at £19 but I'm going on holiday soon and will definitely look for it in the duty free section. 😀
P.S.: It was lovely to catch up a bit with you on Saturday. Hope we can bump into each other again soon. x
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Thanks so much for your lovely comment Renata, so pleased you like Clarins as much too, I'm a huge fan! So lovely to see you again too, you looked amazing!
I am really loving these eyeshadows. Just recently I've gotten into them and I am definitely loving them. I also love the red lip. I may have to check out Clarins products. Great photos Elle.
Kia / KTS
Thanks Kia, me too. So pleased you liked the post!
Your makeup is flawless! I love the palette!
Ah thank you lovely!
What a pretty look! I would have done the same, check them before I actually take some photos 🙂 they are just so pretty! Also the lips look fab xx
Thanks hun, so pleased you liked the looks 🙂
Love your photography here! I tried a few bits from the collection and the Heather eyeshadow and Tawny Rose lipstick were my favourites 🙂 the palette looks gorgeous too though! xx
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Thanks lovely, so nice right? I'd agree wit you there too!
Oh the red paprika is gorgeous!!
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Thanks so much, so pleased you liked it!
I'd not thought about Clarins make up before but now I want this whole collection *heart eyed emojis everywhere* I really like the look of that Heather shade, not my usual thing at all but it just looks so pretty without venturing too far from my usual safe and neutral territory! You look stunning in these photos too x
So with you lovely, Heather is not my usual but is so stunning!!
I love the look of both of these lipsticks, such beautiful shades! The formula sounds fab too. *mentally adds these to my lipstick wishlist* oops!
Kirstie | Kimamely Beauty
Thanks lovely, so pretty aren't they? 🙂
All that red and gold and fun – it's like Christmas! Amazed how well the matte black works as a liner – pigmentation is amazing. You really suit the warm autumn tones!
Haha so true, it really is! Yes, it makes the most amazing liner, definitely try it out!
Ah such nice photos! Also it's nice to see products that have already been used its a bit more real! The red paprika lipstick looks so nice (although I'm not 100% sold on the name haha)
Thanks so much Amy, so pleased you liked the photo's. Haha I actually really like it, it's different!
I recently discovered Clarins makeup with their summer collection and I love the quality as well as the packaging. Of course their autumn collection looks just as amazing and that eyeshadow palette is the perfect everyday kind of palette. Love the makeup look you've created here, just gorgeous x
Beauty with charm
Aren't the collections so pretty? I love the quality of the makeup too, so fab!
Stunning shades! I just love the pigment and bit of shine to the shadows. The lip colors are both fantastic on you! You look ready for fall
Thanks so much lovely, so pleased you liked the post!
Claris makes such great stuff. Love that red lipstick on you!!
Thanks so much hun!
Autun has me so excited, I can't wait!
The lipstick is the best by far, it suits you so much (and I'd have torn it all open like a wild animal too 😉 )
Rosy | sparklesoflight76.blogspot.co.uk
Totally misspelled Autumn there… #awkward
You look stunning girl, it's a timeless glamourous look, old Hollywood: lush x
Thanks so much hun, so pleased you liked it!
Oh i think i need to try clarins.
I never tried it elle but how you share it with us makes me want to dig in lol
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Haha I'm so pleased Zarrah!
I love Clarins skincare but truth is I don't own (or haven't even tried) their makeup range. I was surprised you didn't like the vibrant brick lipstick at first because I immediately loved it on you. You made me laugh so hard with Harvey (*Ho Harvey*) as I didn't expect to find him just next to your eyebrow pencil 😉 The taupe matte eyeshadow looks amazing. XX
Alexandra | Glam O’Clock
Expect Harvey popping up everywhere Alexandra 😉
nice post 🙂
I absolutely love clarins and rely on their foundation, I will definitely be aiming for the pretty day palette the shades are just gorgeous and I am SO excited for Autumn xxx
It's so lovely Jess, definitely definitely try it out!
love all the items!
These look great… Love all of them♥♥♥
Thanks lady, me too!
These products all sound lovely and you super pretty 🙂 xx
LOVE the products you received. Clarins is great in general, especially for skin care (;
This is a truly beautiful makeup collection and such an amazing post Elle, so detailed and so much information on each product! I love the sound of the eye shadows and the red lipstick, what an incredible shade of red! Your photography in this post is absolutely amazing too!
Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com
I am so ready for autumn!
Rubi | Instagram | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com
That red paprika! 😳 Neeeeeed it in my life!
Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog
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