Dewy skin season has arrived! When summer rolls around, there’s a big focus on minimalism when it comes to makeup. It’s time to ditch those harsh contours and opt for sun-kissed bronzers and shimmery metallic shadows. This summer, CLARINS got the memo and they’ve come out with some insanely beautiful products part of their SunKissed Summer 2016 Make-Up Collection and I’ll be taking you through a few of a bunch that landed on my desk.


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With Africa’s climate and unforgiving humidity, it’s imperative that most if not all make-up is able to hold its own against sweat-glistened skin and impromptu dips in the pool. The chances of regular powder eyeshadows standing up to such conditions is slim to none so it’s no wonder why I am incredibly excited to know that CLARINS has come out with these Limited Edition Waterproof Eyeshadow Shimmering Cream Colours (R310 at selected Edgars stores).

These waterproof cream colour eyeshadows are formulated with bitter orange tree wax to allow resistance to water and humidity. You will also fall in love with their texture as they are velvety-smooth and do very well to illuminate the eyes given their shimmering pearl finish. Available in 4 creamy shades, they dry almost instantly creating a filmorgenic shield that’ll last all day long.


This I LOVE! Being that I’m not a huge fan of gloss, I wondered how I’d react to a lip oil. Also, when thinking of an oil or a gloss for that matter, “sticky” comes to mind when asked to described its texture. Of course this isn’t the case with the CLARINS Instant Light Lip Comfort Oils (R295 at selected Edgars).

They have been enriched with comforting and soothing plant oils like organic jojoba and hazelnut and do an amazing job at comfortably enveloping lips with just the right amount. This is somewhat due to the one-of-a-kind doe foot applicator and obviously the consistency of the juice. It’s part of the CLARINS Instant Light range so it looks absolutely incredible in natural light and also adds to the illusion of plumped lips. Who can say no to that?!



So what make-up collection is complete without a fixing spray. Something has to set all that product in place or at the very least, give skin a magically dewy glow. The new CLARINS Fix’ Make-Up (R335 at selected Edgars) spray is one such item and does a great job at reducing the need for hourly touch-ups. Once again I am in love with the size meaning that this 50ml gem can fit into almost any bag I choose to rock that day. It also smells incredible which could be a result of the presence of grapefruit extract and organic rose floral water.



So as I said in the intro to this post, you definitely want to ditch heavy cream contours this season and opt for bronzers and blushes that’ll create a sunkissed complexion instead. One such product that will enable you to achieve this is the new CLARINS Bronzing & Blush Compact (R595 at selected Edgars stores).

I am firstly obsessed with the size of the compact as well as the mirror that comes along with it. CLARINS was generous with the shades that accompany this palette. Included are two matte shades (your bronzers) and two subtle pearlescent shades that would be the perfect touch of iridescent gold for a healthy glow. The texture is also buttery soft and not overly drying making it a real treat to use.

What is your list of summer must-haves looking like? Have you tried any of the items mentioned in this post? Let me know your thoughts below!

  • Thabile Mhlongo

    I LOVE the bronzer/blush looks like its worth the money!

    Essentials for me this summer:
    Firstly sunscreen, no doubt.
    Compact powder
    Fixing spray.


    Let the good times roll! 🎈🍭🍹

  • Ayanda Moloi

    I need those eyeshadows and the fixing spray in my life! :D:D:D My summer must-haves include Waterproof mascara,Sunscreen,Avon Fixing Spray,Clear lipgloss,Smashbox Primer,Flip Flops and Sunnies!

  • The bronzing blush looks so beautiful and I am sure it looks even better on the skin.