Just Landed(ish): Clarins Colours of Brazil Collection

The latest Clarins collection has been doing the rounds for a while now, so my “just landed” category will now be sporting a rather dated new release, but what can ya do? I was really excited to try out this collection and have some definite ‘must haves” and a few surprising “leaves”.

Loves: First up – if you buy anything from this collection, let it be a Balm Crayon. A gloss, balm lip crayon hybrid, they deposit a sheer wash of (surprisingly long lasting) colour, whilst being lovely and glossy and nourishing. I love and own shades 01 and 03 (but 02 is beautiful too). The waterproof mascara is another of my loves – I’ve never liked a high end mascara before but this one has cracked me. Good hold with a lovely lengthening and volumising formula. Thumbs up.

Leaves: The Clarins Summer Bronzing Compact is one that has been raved about time and time again, but between my Liz Earle and Benefit loves, this just doesn’t wow. Your pennies could definitely be spent better elsewhere (IMO). And then we have the beautiful eye and liner palette. This is more of a “not for me” kind of leave, as there’s no denying it’s beautiful and has some serious wow factor, but will I ever use that blue shadow? Probably not. But if you’re a major eyeshadow lover, the two bold colours are very unique and are the perfect addition to a colour collection.



  1. Mira Devils
    03 Jun 2014 / 8:14 am

    The eye palette looks beautiful. Well like blue shadows ๐Ÿ˜‰

    xx Mira


  2. Manouk Maat
    03 Jun 2014 / 8:20 am

    The palette looks so pretty! I love every color except the blue one.. Hmm. Everyoneยดs getting ready for the world cup, even Clarins haha! (Or is it just a coincidence?)

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  3. Beth Searle
    03 Jun 2014 / 8:31 am

    I'm a lip product addict, so the balm crayons are going on the list! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Beth. x


  4. Emily Knott
    03 Jun 2014 / 9:01 am

    Not keen on the eyeshadow palette, but love the sound of the lip crayons!


  5. Cassandra Myee
    03 Jun 2014 / 9:11 am

    The palette looks beautiful, but I agree would I really use a blue eyeshadow?!

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  6. Stephanie
    03 Jun 2014 / 9:16 am

    I would not get the use out of a blue eyeshadow, what a waste! I wish the packaging of the bronzers were nicer!


  7. Sybil Mae
    03 Jun 2014 / 9:40 am

    I love the look of the Balm Crayons and the eyeshadow palette ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm not sure when i'd use that bright blue shade, but it is a stunning colour!


  8. ลฝiva
    03 Jun 2014 / 9:41 am

    Such gorgeous colors! I really must swatch some of these ๐Ÿ™‚ x
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  9. Scoo
    03 Jun 2014 / 9:48 am

    Well yes the bronzer looks GIGANTIC! But with so many people raving about it has to be beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Sara Fleming
    03 Jun 2014 / 10:00 am

    Have to agree with you on the eyeshadow palette, blue is not something I will ever use.


  11. Katie Z
    03 Jun 2014 / 10:42 am

    Gorgeous colours!

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  12. Grace and Charlotte
    03 Jun 2014 / 11:13 am

    The embossed pattern on the bronzer I think draws us all in whether we need it or not. The balms look cute but I can't justify the price as they just never last on the lips for me. They look lovely but I think I'll skip this collection!


  13. Daniella C
    03 Jun 2014 / 11:46 am

    fab post!

  14. Alexandra M
    03 Jun 2014 / 11:46 am

    I love the colours in this collection and especially loving the look of the Balm Crayons! Although it would take a lot to make me part with my cash when I can get Revlon's finest at Boots for half the price ๐Ÿ™‚ X

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  15. ZeebLikesIt
    03 Jun 2014 / 12:10 pm

    That palette looks gorgeous!! I want!


  16. Zazie Bibi
    03 Jun 2014 / 12:22 pm

    The Balm Crayon sounds fab! x

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  17. Maddy
    03 Jun 2014 / 1:08 pm

    I love the look of the balm crayons, so pretty! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  18. Lauren S
    03 Jun 2014 / 2:53 pm

    shame you didn't enjoy the bronzer, but I guess you've tried many to know a good one for you when it emerges ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lauren x
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  19. Chelsea Leigh
    03 Jun 2014 / 2:58 pm

    The Balm Crayons looks so pretty!!


  20. sophiesmakeupblog
    03 Jun 2014 / 7:11 pm

    It looks lovely, I love balm crayons! x


  21. Eleri Roberts
    03 Jun 2014 / 7:29 pm

    Love the look of that palette, it looks gorgeous! xx

    Eleri Roberts

  22. ErinElizabeth
    03 Jun 2014 / 8:11 pm

    The balms looks so gorgeous, the packaging is just beautiful, different from the million other lip crayons.


  23. nueyork
    04 Jun 2014 / 12:28 am

    The deep blue in the palette is stunning!


  24. Siham Hamdan
    04 Jun 2014 / 5:51 am

    I thought I was the only one who didn't understand the point of that blue eyeshadow either, I mean it's pretty and all but it somehow doesn't fit with the palette, not for a supposedly wearable type of palette at least! X

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  25. Rosebeauty
    04 Jun 2014 / 3:54 pm

    Really want to try the bronzer! http://rosebeautynow.blogspot.co.uk/ x

  26. Anne-Dorthe
    04 Jun 2014 / 7:07 pm

    The eyeshadows look great! ๐Ÿ™‚


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