So todays post is about the new Clarins Ombre Matte cream to powder shadow pots* are a new generation with a silky lightweight texture with mattifying qualities. I was lucky enough to get the chance to review these and i must say i do love them!
The really nice thing about these shadows is the texture. Although its pretty much written in the name but these shadows are really creamy, and mousse-like texture to the immediate touch, however when applied to the lids they become really easily blended and more like a powder shadow. This is really great because it allows the shadows to blend but also apply very easily and accurately. I got 3 of the shades, 05 Sparkle Grey, 02 Nude Pink, 06 Earth, which again speak for the names, Nude pink being a pretty Nude Pink, Earth being a lovely Brown etc…
I would say these are great for all ages really because of the cream formulae to begin with, it flatters all eye shapes and blends well. however very easily blend-able so great for younger people who just want something pretty, simple and easy to apply.
My favourite shade is ‘Sparkle Grey‘ because I’m not only obsessed with grey but i love a little glam every so often and this shadow contains little sparkles that just look stunning on the lids when creating a smokey eye. Paired with a little silver shimmer in the inner corner and your good to go!
I would suggest using a primer with the shadows, although they are pretty long lasting on their own, a primer will help keep any minor creasing at bay.
So as you may know i recently just got back from a mini break to always amazing Spain! Alongside sipping a glass of tropical slushy perfection (yes… I’m boasting a little) I picked up a couple makeup goodies.
Kiko is a brand I’ve never had the pleasure of trying before, so i when i saw the stand, i couldn’t help but gravitate towards it, and obviously towards the ‘dewy’ section.
These two products i picked up are ones i know i will get a lot of use out of and can spread throughout the year. This first product is as close as to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders as its going to get without purchasing the real deal. The Kiko Soft Light Setting Powder is literally what it says on the tin ‘soft light setting powder’. It contains the slightest laminating particles to help brighten the complexion whilst setting either your concealer or base makeup in place. The best thing about it, is that it sets without the super matt finish, which for me defeats the whole object of the ‘dewy skin’ look. So this is like my new best friend. It comes in a range of shades (this one being 01) so it can fit pretty much everyone.
However there is 1 downside to this. It can tend to get a little chalky at times if you apply too much and it has a little tendency to settle in the cracks of your skin. Its not really visible to the eye, but under a magnified mirror its sometimes there. For 11 euros though, I’m not huffing and puffing about it…yet!
The second product is one i keep searching for time and time again and keep umming and arrring about, and thats a good Tinted Moisturiser. I struggle to find one that is hydrating, but illuminating and not too oily at the same time, as well some are too thick, some are too thin, some oxidise and some settle into the skin way too much. but this may just be my new skin sister. The Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Tinted Moisturiser is amazing! its like the perfect blend of foundation and moisturiser. i haven’t yet found anything i don’t like about it so this is great! The colour range is really good and a little goes a very long way!
I hope this post was helpful to those of you maybe looking for the perfect illuminating dewy skin, or at least given you some inspiration.