I love Clarins! I love to use their products and I love to recommend them, because I trust them. I find Clarins skin care effective and well-priced. Their makeup is designed for real women in mind who want to enhance their natural beauty. No gimmicks!
A few weeks ago I was invited by Clarins to visit their Head Office and film my take on their 5, 10 and 15 minute makeup looks. I can’t even tell you how excited I was. I’m thrilled to be able to share this with you today.
How long do you have?
We all want to look great but sometime life gets in the way of our beauty regime, if we happen to have one. Clarins has been creating those 5, 10 and 15 minute makeovers for some time, in this video you’ll see current looks using shades that follow most recent trends.
No brushes! No hassle!
This time I ditched all my makeup brushes and used products as they come and just my fingers to blend. It’s all about being easy and efficient. :) Simple enhancements can make a massive difference.
I hope you’ll enjoy the video. Thank you Clarins for choosing me :) to show my readers how they can be them, just better in 5, 10 and 15 minutes!
You only better in 5 minutes:
Let’s be honest, 5 minutes to get ready is not enough to start messing around with foundation but a quick blend of a primer to boost radiance followed by a smoothing primer will do the trick. Next quickly pop some blush on the apples of your cheeks to perk your complexion up even more. Add mascara and a slick of a balm to make those lips look smooth and pouty – and you’re good to go!
This is often my off duty look I wear at the weekends.
You only better in 10 minutes:
If you have a few more minutes than just blend some bb cream. Use this trick as it helps to hydrate and even out the complexion all in one step. Pat some concealer around any imperfections. Use some on your chin, around your nose and under the eyes. Cream-to-powder eyeshadows are quick to apply without a fuss and the perfect way to add some colour to your eyes. This will make you look done up without spending a lot of time in front of the mirror.
You only better in 15 :
Use foundation to create the perfect complexion. Use Instant Light concealer or a similar product in a lighter shade than your foundation to brighten under your eyes. There’s a little trick you can do with this product. Use it on the bridge of your nose, cupid’s bow even around your lips. This is a simple trick to brighten the central part of your face, without using any difficult contouring products.
The secret to the final polished look in just 15 minutes is in the detail. That’s why you’ll still use just one eyeshadow but make sure to enhance your brows instead of using your precious time on blending a few differed eye shadows together. This will perfectly frame your gorgeous eyes and the entire face.
For your lips choose bolder and brighter lipstick. No it’s not too dark! And.. yes it’ll suit you! Sometimes we just need to get used to seeing ourselves in different shades. Finally you may want to add some more blusher for a balanced look. You’re done!