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 Clarins Ombre Minerale Single Colour Mineral Wet and Dry Eyeshadow 2g
Clarins Ombre Minerale Single Colour Mineral Wet and Dry Eyeshadow 2g
Dress your eyes with the soft beauty of the Clarins Ombre Minerale Mineral Eyeshadow, a smooth and long-lasting eye colour. The ultra-fine mineral texture delivers vibrant colour in a single application and is very comfortable to wear. Use dry for a diffused wash of colour, or use wet for more intense opacity. Available in 16 shades and split into illuminator, natural, ready-to-wear and intense, these Ombre Minerale Mineral Eyeshadow colours are suitable for even the most sensitive eyes. Illuminator 01 White Sparkle; a highlighter that can be worn alone or over another shade to sparkle and illuminate Naturals: 02 Nude, 03 Petal, 04 Golden Rose, 05 Lingerie, 06 Tea Rose; a collection of easy-to-wear nudes for natural eyes Ready-To-Wear: 07 Auburn, 08 Taupe, 09 Lavender Tea,  11 Silver Green; four simple shades that are perfect for everyday sculpted eyes Intense: 12 Aubergine, 13 Dark Chocolate, 14 Platinum, 15 Black Sparkle, Vibrant Violet; highly pigmented shades that deliver instant colour for a sophisticated look Ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
One of the best
Date:December 17, 2012
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Blue
Colour appeal: 
5 out of 5
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Effectiveness: 
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Ease of use: 
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Longevity: 
5 out of 5
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I've bought Taupe, and it's one of the best. So many other brands that call an eyeshadow Taupe, are nowhere near the colour I imagine it should be. It goes on well whether you use a brush or the sponge tipped applicator that comes with it, and has an almost creamy texture. You don't need to use much to get a good depth of colour and it stays put. A super eyeshadow, that's well worth the money.
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 Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase 30ml
Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase 30ml
Infuse your dehydrated skin with the deep moisturisation of the Clarins HydraQuench Bi-Phase Serum, a comforting formula that restores the balance. This re-formulated serum has a lighter texture and offers longer lasting hydration than the previous HydraQuench Bi-Phase Serum. When your skin is feeling dry, parched and tight, this SOS treatment rescues and repairs. Chondrus crispus extract encourages the supply and retention of water inside dehydrated cells while Inca peanut restores the balance of the hydrolipidic film. Alfalfa extract boosts collagen synthesis to smooth early wrinkles, organic sorbier bud protects the skin's microcirculation for a radiant complexion, and Katafray bark extract reinforces the skin's barrier function for hydrated, smooth skin. Shake well and apply morning and/or evening to face and neck after cleansing. Follow with a moisturiser.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
HydraQuench Serum
Date:December 3, 2012
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
My skin is only slightly dry, but I do love to use HydraQuench Serum under Vital Light night cream, especially at this time of the year. It gives my skin an extra boost and leaves it feeling really soft in the mornings. Because I don't need that much, as with a lot of Clarins products, a little goes a long way. It's also great value for money.
 
My Product Recommendations
Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Lift Perfecting Serum 15ml
4.9 out of 5(34)
 
 
 
Clarins Vital Light Serum 30ml
4.4 out of 5(23)
 
 
 
Clarins Vital Light Night - All Skin Types 50ml
4.7 out of 5(11)
 
 
 
 
 
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Discover the secret to a flawless complexion with the Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Hydrating Foundation SPF15, an ultra-lightweight makeup base that will create a radiant, barely-there finish. Created for all skin types, Skin Illusion will help you to achieve immediate freshness and a beautiful glow without masking your skin's natural beauty. It's created with red jania extract, a seaweed found in calm waters, which will encourage cellular turnover whilst promoting a clearer complexion. The inclusion of the leaf of life extract will reboot your skin's mechanisms to promote hydration on multiple levels of the skin, inducing a lit-from-within glow. Long-lasting and protective, this ultra-fresh base is created with a Light Optimising Complex in order to subtly accentuate your features, while an Anti-Pollution Complex will act as a protective barrier from external aggressors and offer a rich source of antioxidants in order to neutralise free radicals. Why We Love It This natural hydrating foundation is perfect for all skin types that want a fresh and natural finish. It's even suitable for those who have an oily or a combination skin type as Clarins has included a subtle dose of non-greasy oils, which will ensure a smooth, non-cakey finish, giving your skin a completely new feel. How To Use It Just a few drops are enough to instantly enhance. Thanks to its silky texture, it will blend seamlessly onto your face, leaving your complexion nourished and luminous without a weighty feel. Simply dispense a few drops onto a brush, sponge or your fingertips and apply to your skin. Works Well With If you want a little more coverage, the Clarins Instant Light Brush-On Perfector will freshen up your complexion instantly, delivering radiance with a lightweight texture that will smooth, brighten and perfect shadows, dark spots and unevenness.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Natural Radiance Foundation
Date:November 29, 2012
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Blue
Colour appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
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Ease of use: 
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Longevity: 
5 out of 5
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This is a hero product for me. It has a sheer light texture but covers well, looks really natural and, lasts all day. I use Nude which is an ideal shade for my fair skin, without it being too pink which some pale shades tend to be. I mix a small amount of Instant Light Complexion Perfector in Rose Shimmer with it sometimes to give my skin a dewy finish. Also Escentuals service is fantastic. I placed my order at 3pm, and received it the following am. Can't get any quicker than that.......
 
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 bareMinerals Stroke of Light - Eye Brightener 5.5ml
bareMinerals Stroke of Light - Eye Brightener 5.5ml
Diffuse the appearance of dark shadows with the bareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener, an essential tool for tired eyes. The illuminating, tinted Stroke Of Light fluid diminishes the dark blue hue of the undereye area while working to reduce the appearance of fine lines. An infusion of mineral jade powder disguises inperfections with a lightweight touch, whole amethyst enhances the appearance of the complexion with its precious illumination. Finely milled freshwater pearls keep the skin looking and feeling fresh and soft, while Saccharomyces Cerevisiae helps to reduce puffiness and ageing discolouration for young-looking eyes. Dot the Stroke Of Light Eye Brightener along the eye bone and blend with a light hand for perfect coverage.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Eye Brightener
Date:November 26, 2012
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Blue
Colour appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
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Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I normally use another well known brand, but found it didn't really do much for the area around my eyes. This one is a lot better. It's creamy, and the doe foot makes it easy to blend well. It creates a sheer natural light effect. It doesn't crease, and the colour, Luminous 2 is just right for my skin tone. Also very competitively priced, and with Escentual's amazingly quick delivery, a good buy all round.
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Ensure all eyes are on your lips with the Clarins Beautiful Lips Collection Gift Set, a beautiful edit of Clarins' best-selling lip products. This gift set from luxury make-up house Clarins includes a selection of their finest lip offerings, perfect for creating an enviable pout. These adorable minis come in very wearable hues with the fantastic colour payoff and lip nourishing benefits. This Gift Set Contains Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick 1.5g - Mini 705V - Soft Berry: Buttery, comforting and perfecting, this glamorous lipstick has a blue undertone and a shiny matte finish. Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil 2.8ml - Mini 01 - Honey: The perfect everyday lip balm, its nourishing formula caresses the lips with moisturising care. Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector 5ml - Mini 01 - Rose Shimmer: This subtle sheen will transform your lips, making them appear irresistibly plumper, whilst giving them a shimmering rosy boost. Clarins Water Lip Stain 2.8ml - Mini 03 - Red Water: A lip tint that delivers a long-wearing matte radiant finish to the lips that feels utra-fresh to apply and comfortable to wear. Why We Love It This gift set is every lipstick lover's dream. Not only does it contain some of Clarins' best-selling shades and formulas, but it also lets you experiment with new textures and tones too!
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
All about lips gift set
Date:November 15, 2012
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
I love everything about this set bar the colour of the lippy and the Gloss Prodige which are a bit too bluey for my taste. I prefer a more coral or nude colour. Having said that the Colour Quench lip balm and Instant Light lip perfector are lovely. Neither are heavy they just give a wash of colour, and are really moisturising without the stickyness of some glosses.. Also these small sizes are great if you're using a small bag.
 
My Product Recommendations
Extra Firming Lip and Contour Gentle Exfoliator 20ml
5 out of 5(2)
 
 
 
Gloss Appeal
3 out of 5(2)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Daily Energizers Radiance Boosters Gift Set - All Skin Types
Daily Energizers Radiance Boosters Gift Set - All Skin Types
Brighten up with the Clarins Daily Energizers Radiance Boosters Gift Set, a detoxifying collection specially adapted to young skin. Young skin needs extra special care, and this collection of radiance-boosting products is just the thing to provide it. Made up of natural extracts and a wealth of antioxidants, the Daily Energizers Gift Set enlivens the skin everyday for a glowing, even and fresh complexion. Create your ideal skincare routine by washing with the refreshing texture of the Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel, before smoothing the invigorating Wake-Up Booster all over with its blend of energising green coffee and redcurrant extract. Finish with a pampering application of the Daily Energizer Cream, a moisturising formula for lasting hydration. The Clarins Daily Energizers Radiance Boosters gift set contains: - Clarins Daily Energizer Cream 30ml - Clarins Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel 30ml - Clarins Daily Energizer Wake-Up Booster 30ml
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Radiance Boosters Gift Set
Date:November 15, 2012
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
This range is mainly for a young skin, so it's not something I use. I bought this gift set for my grand daughter (aged 22) for Xmas because she loves it, and wouldn't use anything else. She loves the fresh smell, the bloom it gives her skin, and the fact that it's so easy to use.
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Just like magic! The Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch is an invisible 'second skin' base that smoothes surface skin and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and dilated pores. It is a perfect marriage of make-up and skin care that creates a spectacular beauty effect. Its magical melting, invisible texture perfectly smoothes the skin by leaving an imperceptible veil over its surface. Wrinkles and fine lines are visually minimized to guarantee a flawless complexion. The silicone gums create a comfortable texture, making this a delight to wear either on its own or under your favourite foundation. Apply with the fingertips, applying a thin layer to the face. If using before make-up, wait a few minutes before applying foundation. Acacia Micro-Pearls sink into wrinkles and fine lines and increase in size as they absorb moisture naturally released by the skin, to smooth its surface Vitamin E protects the skin
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A Hero Product
Date:November 6, 2012
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
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Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
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Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I have a couple of large pores round my nose (childhood chicken pox) and most primers didn't cover them. Then I was given a tiny pot of Clarins to try, and lo and behold total coverage. It's light and creamy, goes on a treat, and a little goes a very long way. Foundation goes on easier and my skin looks so much better after using this. Perfection in a pot. Note to BFF to add to xmas present list! Great service from Escentual's as always.
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Clarins Toning Lotion With Iris Combination/Oily Skin is an effective and gentle toning lotion for oilier skin. The purifying lotion glides over skin, removing all traces of cleanser. The skin is left supple, soft, clear and fresh, with just the right amount of moisture. A deeply cleansing toner for skin that needs a helping hand with rebalancing itself. Apply after cleansing thoroughly. Simply dampen two cotton pads with the toning lotion and lightly sweep over the face, around the eyes and over the neck. Bioecolia preserves the skin's natural balance Witch Hazel purifies and refreshes Aloe softens and moisturises
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Best Toning Lotion
Date:November 6, 2012
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I used this for years, tried others at times which dried out my skin, even though it's combination. So it's back to Clarins. It has a lovely fragrance, and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean without drying it out. I use it after the Gentle Foaming Cleanser for normal/combi skin, and the results are excellent.
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A one-step wonder. Remove make-up, gently cleanse, exfoliate and remove impurities in one action with the Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, all the while respecting the skin's natural balance. Tones, revives, and detoxifies for fresh, glowing skin. An essential product for those on the go! Dispense into hand and warm between palms. Massage onto dampened skin and work into a lather, exfoliating all parts of the face whilst avoiding the delicate eye area. Rinse well. Gentle cleansing agents remove makeup and thoroughly cleanse. Moringa seed extract detoxifies by removing the residue and neutralising the effects of toxic air-pollution Orange extract refreshes, tones, revives Two types of microbeads clear pores and polish away unwanted surface oils and dead skin cells
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Love this
Date:November 6, 2012
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
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Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
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Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This really is a 'one step wonder'. It's gentle enough to use on a daily basis, but effective enough as an exfoliator. It leaves my skin soft and smooth, but doesn't dry it out like some similar products. It also has a lovely fragrance, and is easy to use. It's competitively priced as well, and I received it the day after I ordered it. Can't get any quicker than that.
 
My Product Recommendations
 
 
Clarins Daily Energizer Wake-Up Booster 125ml
4.5 out of 5(19)
 
 
 
 
 
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 Clarins Vital Light Night - All Skin Types 50ml
Clarins Vital Light Night - All Skin Types 50ml
Clarins Vital Light Night is the second stage to the Vital Light anti-aging skin care regimen, helping to boost microcirculation of all skin types throughout the night at a time when the body regenerates and recharges itself. This boosting process maximises its revitalising benefits, so that smoother, firmer and more luminous skin is discovered upon waking. This diligent cream aims to recapture a woman's natural luminosity and a healthy glow that otherwise tends to fade with time. Clarins Research has combed the earth in order to find hardworking, healing botanicals that are effective in rediscovering a woman's inner luminosity. The answer, they found, was in the revitalising properties of 'pioneer plants', botanicals that revive and replenish dull skin and restore firmness. Clarins know that as skin ages, women want to look as luminous as they feel. Vital Light is the daily answer for mature skin, formulated in order to deeply revive skin and recapture youthful-looking firmness, however old you are. Apply to face and neck using the palms of the hands, working gradually from the centre of the face outwards. Complete with light, pressing movements to encourage product absorption without pulling skin.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
One of the best
Date:November 5, 2012
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I've used countless night creams in the past, and this one comes out very near the top (compared to some no longer on the market) It's light, not greasy, absorbs well and has a nice light fragrance. My skin is left feeling smooth and soft. And a good price on here too.
 
My Product Recommendations
Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment Cream 100ml
4.9 out of 5(59)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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