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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder Review

Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder


Leave it to Clarins to create another beautiful powder offering for the upcoming Autumn and Winter seasons,
the only problem is that as usual the embossing on the powder is so visually stunning that using it is almost painful...almost.

Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder
Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder
Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder

I'm sure you do not need me to harp on about the packaging which in brief is sleek, gold in tone with a huge mirror and robust but would rather I concentrated on the product inside which is a feast for the eyes.
The Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder reflects the title with a pretty but graphic print which features diagonal lines of various widths and shades which include nude, peach, dusky pink and gold.
It should come with a warning - neutral fans beware!

Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder
Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder
Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder
Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder

The majority of the palette in terms of colour is constructed of a light toned peachy apricot shade that is warm in tone and a typical face setting powder shade, it is of course warmed up with the addition of the dusky pink and deeper tan stripes. The golden accent is an over spray so should you not be a fan of shimmer you can remove it rather quickly with the aide of a large fluffy brush. Some of the stripes are fairly chunky and substacial in size so they could be used alone perhaps as an eyeshadow?
The general concept of this palette is that all of the shades should be used together to form either a blush or face powder depending on your skin tone and/or preference.
When combined the shades produce a warm bronze pink that reminds me a little of MAC's Blushbaby Blush.

Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder
Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder

As the Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder is almost matte (the pink stripes are shimmer based the rest are matte) in formula it works well both as a blush and face powder, it sets make-up without leaving a heavy uncomfortable sensation and helps keep oil at bay without nestling into open pores or fine lines which is always a welcome addition in my book. Despite being almost matte this powder has the ability to brighten the skin and if the colour is suited to your complexion, brushed all over the face it can help to even the skin tone all the while being illuminating without the need for chunky shimmer particles. Truthfully I don't think many will use this as an all over setting powder, rather most will most likely see it as a light neutral blush. In terms of wear when worn as a face powder I found it to be effective for around 8 hours and as a blush it was around the 6 hour mark but my cheeks are the area most prone to oil and as a result most should experience a longer wear time than I do.

Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder * £33/10g via Clarins - link
* PR Sample sent for consideration of review.

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18 comments:

  1. Its beautiful, i love the swatches with the shimmer running through it, definitely something i would like to have a look at :)


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  2. This looks absolutely beautiful!

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  3. Oh I adore this so gorgeous. And I'm such a sucker for packaging!

    Liza
    Glambeautys.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. It looks so good, I like that there are both matt tones and a bit of shimmer and you can choose to mix them or pick them alone!! Thumbs up
    xoxo

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  5. Wow! This looks truley stunning. I want it!!<3

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  6. This looks so gorgeous! I agree though, I love it when brands do lovely embossing on their powders but it does almost make me not want to use them!

    - Rhi | Beauty Bucket List

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  7. Clarins has been coming out with some amazing bronzers and face powders lately. This one is beautiful! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  8. oh clarins, you make the most beautiful blushes! i bought their spring blush and i'm so in love with it.
    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  9. This looks amazing!!!


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  10. I totally need this blush, perfect for fair girls with a lot of natural redness in their cheeks.

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  11. This looks like a really beautiful product :) love all the different shades :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  12. This looks lovely as a light swatch, love the shimmer in it too!x

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  13. Seriously one of the prettiest blushes I've seen! So nice
    Verity xxx
    Life of Verity

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  14. I ordered this yesterday, couldn't hold off any longer it's just too pretty! It looks fab but I'm a bit annoyed that the shimmer is just an overspray. I was thinking it would come in handy for travel instead of bringing a separate blush and highlighter.
    xo

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  15. Great shades they shimmer too ! xxx

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