Summer Lovin’: Clarins Instant Sun Light and Instant Smooth

Thursday, April 1, 2010

We can’t wait for summer, can you? But just because the sunny days aren’t out in full force quite yet doesn’t mean we can’t look like we’ve spent the day at the beach—without the premature aging after-effects of too much tanning! That’s why we’re engaging in some early summer loving with products from the new Clarins Instant Sun Light and Instant Smooth lines.

clarins-compact-highlighterThe Compact Highlighter ($40)—we’re partial to the bronze shade—gives our face a concentrated dose of faux-sun kissed radiance whenever we need it, via a non-oily creamy formula we can’t seem to stop running our fingers through.

clarins-eye-quartet-liner-paletteThe Eye Quartet & Liner Palette ($40) is pure drama with a dash of earthy spice and an oh-so-pretty star anise design. (Finally, makeup that’s just as pretty as we are!) We also like that we can create eye-brightening looks for day and sultry looks for night with this elegant silver and caramel compact.

clarins-crystal-lip-balmFor lips, we’re crushing on the dynamic design of the Crystal Lip Balm ($27), which is just as magic as it sounds: the high-tech polymer stick looks like crystal, glides like silk, and boasts a wax-free formula that contains skin lipid-like molecules designed to diminish the appearance of fine lines, while delivering a subtly shiny slick of gloss.

instant-sun-light-click-and-glossFor when we’re not feeling quite so demure, we’re definitely packing the Click & Gloss ($20), a lush formula that comes in a practical quick click dispenser designed to give us exactly the amount of super smooth, fabulously sparkly, fruity vanilla-flavoured gloss, every time. After one try, we didn’t think it could get any better—and then we realized the gloss also has an SPF6 filter to protect our kisser from the UV rays that make us pout.

Maybe it’s a true love thing that’s going to last all the way through autumn and beyond?

Available at Sears, The Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Clarins Skin Spa locations across Canada, and at Sephora, Bloomingdale’s, and Barneys across the US.

Off topic, but I saw your recent story on the new Degree Deodorant.

I am a Bridesmaid in a couple weeks and the dress is light in color (easy to sweat in).

Would you trust this Degree, or maybe one of those 5 you tested last year – or something totally different.



Zana said on April 1, 2010 12:16 pm

Hi,I love Clarins stuff and I love your blog!!!!I want that highlighter so baaaaaaaaad!!!also I am doing a prize giveaway on my blog come and check it out :) )))

Dee said on April 4, 2010 9:54 am

We would recommend using a Clinical strength anti-p if you have a challenge with perspiration. Try Degree Clinical or Dove Clinical.

Ellen Mirza said on April 20, 2010 9:25 pm

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