Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Clarins Multi-Blush Candy review, before & after photos

For me, spring means looking fresh faced, even if I feel anything but.  The stupid grey skies aren't going to dampen my spirit and until the blue sky decides to make an appearance, I'll be faking my flush faced look.  I think it's going to be a while so thankfully I have products like this one to fake it.

I gave an overview of the Opalescence collection from Clarins here but I had to show you the Multi-Blush in the shade Candy in more detail because it's a beaut.  It's one of those things I knew I was going to love before I tried it and I like to think of it as blogger's intuition when in reality, I think I have enough corally blushes in my ridiculous collection to know that I knew I was going to like it.

But it's the silky texture that's the winner for me here.  In spring and summer, I tend to lean towards cream based products because they look so natural on the skin and they last for ages.   This has a cream to powder finish that gives my face that "just walked through a meadow of flowers" look when all I did was lash a bit of this on at 6.30 in rubbish lighting but still managed to look halfway decent.

It contains floral waxes from rose, mimosa, jojoba and sunflower, helping prevent dehydration.  Now isn't that a grand justification to buy a piece of makeup?  "Oh this?  Well I obviously need it to make myself look purty and to keep my cheeks hydrated."

This is why I need to wear mascara. Beady villainous eyes but grand cheeks
If you're not one for a lot of cheek colour, Candy looks scary in the pan, as do the rest of the blushes.  But once swatched, it gives a sheer wash of colour with a satin-matte finish.  I like the natural pinched cheeks look and this gives me just that.  You can get stuck in with your fingers or like me, apply it with a brush.  I use the Real Techniques setting brush because it's small, buffs the blush into the cheeks and blends it like a dream.

I'm hoping that the collection will be on counters in March as I'm back on my spending ban this month but have the want for at least two more of these and at €22, they're bang on budget for something that a) looks gorgeous on the skin, b) can be used on the lips too so multifunctional which is grand and c) keeps your cheeks hydrated.

I think my work here is done.  Go and visit these blushes and hydrate your cheeks like a good child.



  1. Well if it keeps cheeks hydrated then i’m sold!

    1. I knew it, your cheeks will thank me later when they're all plump and all ;)

  2. I have the peach one and it's sensational!

    1. That's next on my list, I've seen swatches and it looks perfick!

  3. Very cute colour looks really natural!

  4. Gorgeous! Hope Australia gets these one day soon.

  5. It looks so pretty & natural! Beautiful xx

    alex @ pinkelephantbloggin.com

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  7. So pretty and natural:) great to see some great Irish bloggers:) I only started blogging the other day:)


  8. This is the most beautiful thing ever!!

  9. You look pretty wearing it :D Nice pick!
    ~Pauline @ Urban Decay Philippines


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