Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Clarins Make Up in 5, 10 and 15 Minutes

I'd pretty much bet anything that you've heard of Clarins and their amazing skincare, but have you heard about or tried their make up range?
Clarins have created a fab campaign to promote their make up with three easy to do looks that can be done in 5, 10 and 15 minutes. Beauty journalist (and girl crush of mine) Sali Hughes has worked with Clarins to create three YouTube videos showing each look and how quick it is to do.

I'm one of those girls that can make applying make up a full on event (especially if I start watching Gossip Girl) so the chance to try out products that would help me look better in a short amount of time was an opportunity I was not going to turn down! 

The Clarins 10 Minute look is a great for achieving a fresh look with just 8 products.

First I used the Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base which works as a primer, redness reducer and brightener. The Skin Perfecting BB Cream is a light consistency but has good coverage, it really evens out my skins appearance. The Instant Concealer is great for covering dark circles, it adapts to your skin tone to leave a flawless finish. Multi-Blush is a cream blush that melts into the skin leaving a powder finish that for a natural flush.

I have fallen for the Ombre Minerale shadow in Taupe, it looks like you've made more effort than just a sweep of shadow. I blended the Intense Brown Kohl Pencil along my lash line for a more smokey look and applied a few coats of Be Long Mascara, it strengthens and makes lashes grow over 4 weeks. To finish off I used the Instant Light Lip Perfector which smells SO good. It's a lip gel that gives a sheer colour and leaves lips plump and soft.

I didn't think I'd be a fan of the 10 minute look because the base is lighter than I'm used too, but I love that it's quite polished but still natural and easy to wear. It's a really easy to do and I was chuffed that I managed to do it in under 10 minutes!

The Clarins 15 Minute Look is fab for achieving a more 'flawless face' with only 10 products. 

The first product is the Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch which smooths out pores, fine lines and wrinkles, it makes my foundation last much longer and my skin look better. I've loved Skin Illusion Foundation for a while, it's oil free but hydrating so works for my combination skin, it has a medium coverage and a radiant finish. I used the Instant Concealer to get rid of dark circles and Instant Light Brush On Perfector to highlight and brighten. I really like the Multi-Blush for a natural look, it's so easy to use!
The Eyebrow Palette has everything you could need to get the brows you want. I used the Ombre Minerale Shadow in Taupe, it's pigmented, blendable and looks like you've spent time doing a smokey look. The 3-Dot Liner is great for liner newbies, you can use the three dots on the lash line or one side to do a winged look, I finished the eye make up with a few coats of Be Long to get a full lash look. For lips I went for the Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Tropical Pink, it's long lasting and has nourishing ingredients to keep lips hydrated (plus it's gorgeous!)

I genuinely really love this look, it's perfect for an evening out or when you want to look more 'done' without being over the top. I managed to do it in 15 minutes so I even had time to watch more Gossip Girl!

I love the idea behind this campaign, there is a look for everyone depending on how much time you want to spend on your make up and each product works really well to uplift your look. 

You can find out more about the products used for each look, including the super quick 5 minutes look, here.
Are you a Clarins fan? 

*some of the products in this sponsored post are pr samples 


  1. You makeup for the 15 min look is gorgeous! I need that lippy!

    Emily x

    1. Thanks so much!
      It's a gorgeous colour, I've been wearing pretty much every day lately!xx

  2. I love your make-up, looks flawless!

    Cityscape Bliss // How to have dreams about unicorns?

  3. I keep seeing the advert (is that the right word?) for this on YouTube.Every time it catches my attention and I wonder if these looks really are achievable in the timescale. You've answered my question and your makeup looks gorgeous!! x

    1. Yep that's the right word!
      I can spend hours on my make up if I have the time so it was amazing to actually use products that were super quick and I think look nice in the quick timescale!
      Thanks so much :) x

  4. I neeeed a Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector! You look gorge Ellie! xx

  5. What a great post! I love seeing what looks people can achieve in certain times. I always think I am quite fast at applying my makeup but you 15 minute look is so good! I need to try that eyeliner your wearing its very black & thats what I like in an eyeliner.
    I have been wearing the Clarins BB Cream all summer. It gives me such an even fresh coverage.

    1. Thanks so much Vicki!
      I'm so slow, I can spend hours on it haha!
      The liner is great, definitely check it out!
      I've just started using the BB Cream and think it's another new love of mine. :)

  6. Your makeup is amazing, you look beautiful.

    Jess x

  7. Stunning looks!


  8. I looooove the Instant Light Lip Perfector! I agree with the scent! x

  9. I got a sample of Lip perfector last year and never looked back. Love it! x

    Stunningly Inept


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