A little while ago, I was late for a cocktails and Clarins decided to give me a helping hand, picking me up from work.
And they offered me their fabulous makeup to get me ready; from work day pumpkin to party night princess. The catch? I had to do it in 15 minutes at the back of a taxi. And no tools. Eeeeek.
Well. Here’s what happened:
I have to say my favourite product was the 3-Dot Eyeliner (£21) – ambitious, at the back of a car, but with this product, it is possible! Mark the spots then join the dots. Easy in a smooth, long lasting formula.
The Multi Blush (£18.50) is something I use quite a lot, as I brought one home. It is ever so discreet and the creamy formula turns to powder immediately. Perfect for “no makeup looks” as it delivers a flush of colour that looks very natural and feels very light.
The Wonder Perfect mascara (£21.50,reviewed in full here) is also great. Slightly wet formula, but once you get used to it, you get great lengthening and definition.
The Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector (£18) is great to give lips a light colour, a bit of shine and tons of moisture.
Finally, the fabulous Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch (£26.50) is a balm to be used as a primer – face and eyes. It smoothes the surface, helps makeup application and gives that polished finish to the look.
And yes, I did it in less than 15 minutes! Clarins also devised 5 and 10 minute looks, proving that it is indeed possible to look fabulous quickly. And yes, they are right: it is still me, only better! Instantly.
To see all the looks and products, check out the Clarins #makeupinminutes page.