flawless in a flash

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As a self-proclaimed product junkie, it took me a while to commit to a skincare routine. I was always trying this or that moisturizer, mask, serum, you name it. While my Sephora VIB status benefited, my skin did not. Have I learned my lesson? Sort of. Now I love switching up my makeup instead! After how much I loved the Clarins skincare (it’s cemented in my winter routine), I gladly accepted the offer to play with some of their makeup. The products are designed to apply quickly and make it easy to get a natural makeup look.

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The Instant Light Brush-On Perfector is key to looking bright-eyed after a short night’s sleep. It’s subtle yet effective and is made with oat sugars that tighten to reduce signs of fatigue. I brush on a light layer in an inverted triangle shape and blend it in with my makeup sponge. The Face Contouring Palette is going to be amazing to travel with. I usually see palettes with a contour and highlight so it’s ultra convenient that this one also includes a blush. The powders are really easy to blend and have just the right amount of pigment.

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What wowed me the most was the 4-colour All-in-One Pen. The packaging reminded me of my old gel pens with a bunch of different ink colors, albeit much better quality. It has a black, brown and blue eyeliner and a beige lip liner, all with a creamy formula that doesn’t pull the skin. I like to draw the black liner on my top lashline from the outer corner about halfway across, then smudge it a little with an angled brush. A few coats of the Supra Volume Mascara add a lot of volume without clumping or transferring. Then it’s just a swipe of the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector to complete the look — 06 is a pretty neutral that’s earned a spot in my everyday bag. It has a tint of color, the ideal creamy-glossy consistency and a subtle vanilla scent that I love.

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This post is sponsored by Clarins. As always, all reviews and opinions are my own.