It seems like the contouring trend hasn't faded yet, makeup brands keep coming out with new palettes! For Spring 2017, Clarins jumps on the bandwagon and launches its first contouring palette. But rather than sculpting and highlighting your face to the extreme, Clarins is doing it the soft way! (and we like that)
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Let's not beat around the bush : I had high hopes for this palette, I really did. But sadly, two out of the three colors didn't work out for me.
The contour powder is very peachy on me, even as a bronzer it's too warm-toned for my pale winter skin. But I'm very picky when it comes to bronzing powders, just the slightest hint of peach undertones and I turn into an Oompa-Loompa! I like the formula and the matte finish, but that's about it.
The highlighter is pretty much matte (which can be great to brighten up the skin) but it didn't really do anything. On me, it looks like a sheer pressed powder! This color isn't light enough to highlight my complexion.
The blush is nice though, a beautiful dusty pink with a satin finish!
Overall, the palette is pretty but if you are looking for a great cool-toned contouring powder, this isn't it. I would say that this palette will look best on medium skin tones.
Oh by the way, it comes with a tiny bevelled brush. Super cute! It's a great brush for precise contouring (especially the nose and chin).
The Clarins Face Contouring Palette retails for $49 CAD for 13.8g.
(I received this product in order to evaluate it and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial. )