Clarins | Summer Bronzing & Blush Compact, Sunkissed Summer 2016 Collection

Clarins Summer 2016 Bronzer & Blush opener

 

The Sunkissed Summer 2016 Make-Up Collection by Clarins has hit counters, and one of the most anticipated items is none other than this limited edition Bronzing & Blush Compact. My first introduction to this brand’s bronzers was in 2013 when I fell hard for the utter gorgeousness of the design and the product itself; factoring in that there has been a similar release every year since is a testament to the fact that I’m not the only one loving (and using) these bronzers.

 

Clarins Summer 2016 Bronzer & Blush compact case

Clarins | Bronzing & Blush Compact Summer 2016

Clarins Summer 2016 Bronzing & Blush Compact

Bronzing & Blush Compact, limited edition (CAN $42.00) | Beautifully executed details like the 3D effect of the compact case get me ever single time. Opened up, you’re greeted with 3 complimentary blush hues in tan shades that are slightly red based, making them more warm than cool leaning. The peachy blush in the centre is a large enough size that you can pick it up to wear solo, or swirled to combine with any of the bronzer colours for even more complete customization. The formula is enriched with plant ingredients and the Clarins exclusive ‘anti-polution complex’ for added skincare benefits, while the ultra-fine texture of the powder makes it easy to achieve a seamless and natural-looking glow. There’s a pleasant floral scent and while light, it’s still worth noting for those with sensitivities.

As someone who has developed somewhat of an obsession with bronzers, what makes this one stand out is A) the easy-to-worth-with large size of both the compact and each individual colour B) the refined texture that exhibits no powdery kickback when swirling a brush across its surface C) the long-lasting (especially over foundation) and lovely glow it gives to the complexion and all without ever oxidizing and D) the ridiculously affordable price. Another advantage to having a selection of bronzer shades literally in the palm of your hand, is that you can truly customize this product to work with your skin tone and colour preferences – making it unique ever single time. Note that the complex looking shimmer seen on the surface is more of a subtle overspray that will be swept away upon first use, although the finish of the powder will still display a believable and light sheen.

 

Clarins Summer 2016 Bronzing & Blush Compact macro

Clarins | Bronzing & Blush Compact Summer 2016

Clarins Summer 2016 Bronzing & Blush Compact macro 2

Clarins | Bronzing & Blush Compact Summer 2016

Clarins Summer 2016 Bronzing & Blush Compact 2

Clarins | Bronzing & Blush Compact Summer 2016

Clarins Summer 2016 Bronzing & Blush Compact swatches

Clarins | Bronzing & Blush Compact Summer 2016, swatches

 

Clarins Summer 2016 Bronzing Compact & comps

 

Unlike past iterations of this bronzer that had a specific name and more complex patterning on the surface, this year’s version appears to have been simplified but no less amazing as a result. Here’s how the other two I currently own compare:

  • Splendours Summer Bronzing Compact (2013) – slightly more brown leaning with a shimmer/highlight at the centre
  • Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact (2015) – the most red-leaning of the three without any blush or shimmer to offset the bronzer hues

Clarins Summer 2016 Bronzing Compact & comp swatches

Clarins | Bronzing & Blush Compact Summer 2016 & comparison swatches

 

I love bronzers, especially in the Summer-time and while that may sound counterintuitive, it makes perfect sense when you consider that this format is a much safer way to enhance your skin with a glow than actually baking away under the sun. With the plethora of amazing options available today, there’s always room for more in my opinion, especially when it comes in the form of this Clarins Bronzing & Blush Compact that gives you such incredible quality and at such a wallet-friendly price point. Definitely, absolutely, and hands-down so worth picking up.

Available at The Bay and Clarins.ca

 

Clarins Summer 2016 Bronzer & Blush closer

 

 

This portable sunshine powder was kindly provided/As always, all opinions are my own

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