Clarins Garden Escape Collection

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Clarins Garden Escape collection is a fresh collection that evokes elements of nature with its choice of botanical and rosy shades. I tried the Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour in a new, limited shade called Sweet Rose and the Crayon Kohl Eyeliner in Intense Green, which is also a limited edition shade. The Blush Prodige comes in a luxurious gold compact case, complete with an interior mirror, brush, and signature red velvet pouch. The inside mirror is of a very high-quality, showing you everything, even the imperfections you didn’t know existed. The mirror serves to add convenience despite the exterior surfaces fulfilling the role perfectly.

The compact is light but its opening mechanism possesses a satisfying, sturdy click. The bristles of the flat, rectangular brush are soft and apply the blush quite well, despite compact brushes usually being subpar compared to their full size counterparts.

I really like the actual blush, too. It has two shades- the main one being a matte, medium mauve rose, and the complementary shade being a shimmery pink which is slightly lighter in colour and also lesser in pigment. Sweet Rose is in keeping with the Garden Escape theme and looks youthful and fresh on the cheeks.

You can mix both shades together or can use the matte shade to sculpt cheeks, and the iridescent shade to add luminosity and to highlight. I think this shade suits my skin well and would suit nearly everyone. The Blush Prodige is silky and lightweight, lasting a solid five hours (the matte shade on its own lasted slightly longer) before I considered touching up.

The intense green Eyeliner mirrors the greenery of the Garden Escape theme quite well. The shade is a lovely medium to dark green. The pencil has a fine, flat brush at the end, rather than the sponge applicators you tend to get, and having compared both I think the brush does a better job at blending. You have to work quickly because the kohl does set in place quite rapidly and doesn’t fade or run during the day. What I like the most about this eyeliner is that it can produce very precise lines yet can be smudged to act as an eyeshadow too.

Overall, I really like these two products from the Garden Escape collection. I think it’s especially great that Clarins have diverged from having a nude or pastel theme for Spring, which is becoming a bit predictable in the makeup industry. These products are available for purchase now.

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Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour is priced at £26 and the Crayon Kohl is £17.

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