This Fall, Clarins released a face powder called the 3D Radiance Face Powder and this face powder is one of the main focuses of their collection – Colour Definition Makeup Collection For Fall 2011. It contains 9g of product, made in Italy and it retails at S$65.
I find it quite difficult to capture the real beauty of the little pixels – it seems to look different under different lighting conditions.
From the website, Clarins described this product as a super-sheer, velvety-smooth, radiance enhancing and complexion perfecting face powder pressed and embossed with a four-toned colour pixel motif. An exceptionally soft lightweight powder that melts into the skin for a naturally radiant complexion. The combination of beige and peach pixels evens and illuminates all skin tones while the raised pink and lilac pixels add a fresh youthful glow.
The 3D Radiance Face Powder comes in Clarin’s signature pale gold compact with a mirror.
Two more pictures of the product for you.
When all the colours are blended together, it doesn’t seem to be very obvious on my skin tone. On fairer skin tones, you may be able to use this as a very subtle, natural blush. I prefer using it as highlighter along the cheek bones as it gives off a very soft glow, making my skin look healthy and radiant.
Swatches above taken indoor, by the window – without flash. Swatches below taken indoor, by the window – with flash.
Texture wise, it’s fine and soft but not as creamy as compared to the Chanel Ombres Tissées Iridescent Effects Eyes in Beiges (reviewed here). But of course, they are meant for different purposes. I have used it in one of my looks (featured here) if you wish to see how it appears on my skin tone.
Overall, I like it but I don’t love it. I appreciate the beauty of the pixels and that Clarins is coming up with more colour collections – I am still thinking of getting the eyeshadow quads!!
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