Thursday, 1 March 2012

Fresh Faced

One of the newest and most talked about beauty products for 2012 is a light-reflecting liquid blush from Clarins, that apparently gives your skin the natural dewy radiant look that has been seen all over the catwalk for S/S 12.  It is part of the “Sports Luxe” trend that is huge for Spring/Summer this year, where glowing sun-kissed skin was sported by a large number of models.  
Alberta Ferratti worked the fresh-faced look
I think every spring i try to wear less make-up, as over winter i do tend to pile more and more on as my skin gets paler and blotchier due to the unforgiving English weather. So this time every year i do try to give my skin a breather whilst trying to keep it looking healthy, smooth and natural looking.
So when i heard about the Clarins new Eclat Minute Blush i just had to try it! It is meant to rescue and help winter skin get its natural glow back so how could i say no? I have always had a slight fear of liquid/cream blushes as i always feel it won’t go on evenly and end up looking like a doll with big pink circles on my cheeks!
However, after testing this blush on top of a thin layer of foundation and a small covering of bronzer, i have to say it went on much nicer than i originally anticipated. You don’t need more than 3 small dots of the product as it spreads quite easily and gives a lot of colour. I love the high-lighting, dewy effect it has in the natural light, making my skin look healthy and full of moisture in a non-greasy way. Here is the result...

I have to say i am loving this blusher and the non-powdery look it has, as there is nothing worse than seeing girls with thick powdery faces in the natural summer light; i can confirm after years of disbelief that boys do prefer girls with natural make-up as well, and my boyfriend is one of those guys who loves me with hardly, or in fact, no make-up on at all.
So get your face scrub on, eat plenty of fruit, drink loads of water and make way for natural gorgeous skin! Other products i use to get this effect are Benefit’s High Beam which i use above my eyes on my brow bone, and before i apply my make-up i use Estee Lauder’s Spotlight Skin Tone Perfector all over my face, which illuminates my skin.
Hope you found this review useful! Has anyone else used the products mentioned or going to use them? What did you think? What other products do people use to get this look? Any comments are extremely welcome!

CC x

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