First Impressions: Clarins, Chanel, Smashbox & More

Featured products:

Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation (Shade: 108)
Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Concealer (Shade: Brightening – not sure if this is available in SA – and Light)
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow (Shade: Hot Stone – LE)
Nyx Micro Brow Pencil (Shade: Ash Brown)
Maybelline Brow Precise Fibre Filler (Shade: Soft Brown)
Essence Little Eyebrow Monsters Eyebrow Fixing Gel
Chanel Ombre Première (Shade: 836 Vert Metal)*
Chanel Stylo Ombre et Contour (Shade: 04 Electric Brown)*
Chanel Le Volume Révolution Mascara*
Smashbox Super Fan Mascara
Clarins Sunkissed Bronzing Compact (launches 22 October)*
Benefit Dallas blush
MAC “Soft & Gentle” Mineralize Skinfinish
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Extrême (Shade: 102 Modern)*

Tools used:

Urban Decay UD Pro Optical Blurring Brush
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
Bobbi Brown Eye Definer Brush
ZOEVA 232 Luxe Classic Shader
ZOEVA 221 Luxe Soft Crease
MAC 228 Mini Shader Brush
Bobbi Brown Sheer Powder Brush
ZOEVA 134 Luxe Powder Fusion

*PR sample

6 comments on First Impressions: Clarins, Chanel, Smashbox & More

  • Cheree

    I know it’s a lot of work but I still thoroughly enjoy your YouTube videos so please keep making them. Camilla I love your reaction to the new products😀😀. A while back you mentioned wanting to try the Lancome Teint Idole liquid foundation, hope you do because I would love to know how it compares to the cushion version.

    • Jules (author)

      Thanks Cheree – we will definitely keep making them, we just struggle to stick to a regular schedule! We have been waiting on the sample of that foundation from the Lancôme PR since MARCH! 🙄 Will probably just go and buy it myself at some point because I also really want to test it. Watch this space 😊

  • Lauren

    Hi girls,
    I need something clarified and maybe you can help. Are Clarins facial products fragranced? They claim they don’t add fragrance but I find them very scented – off puttingly so….and strangely many of them smell the same so I doubt that’s just natural ingredients?

    • Jules (author)

      Hi Lauren – the short answer is yes but Clarins don’t claim to be a fragrance free or a 100% natural brand. Their approach is to “always choose a natural ingredient over a chemical one, if it delivers the same level of effectiveness” and a lot of the products are fragranced with essential oils, among other things.

      • Lauren Jooste

        Thanks Jules

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