Every now and then, a beauty party will spring up; whether it’s a promotion for a new product, a new seasonal range or simply to reward loyal customers. The aim is to be taught, be pampered - and most importantly, to relax.
I’ve never used Clarins products before and after a stressful day of travelling between Cardiff and Manchester (where both cities were hosting the Olympic football games and public transport wasn’t at its easiest) it was perfect timing for some relaxation, a little treat and a step into something new…
I was welcomed by the staff with a glass of Prosecco and a mini muffin (greatly appreciated) and sat myself down in a mini theatre, where goodie bags of samples and skincare planners were placed on every seat.
The demonstration began, and Sophie talked us through the history of Clarins, the must-have products, and her all-important hints and tips.
And this is what I saw!
Sophie went through the ‘power products’ including what she called the ‘power 3’ which should be in everyone’s beauty bag and skincare routine.
First of the must-haves is Pure Melt Cleansing Gel (£19), which penetrates deep into the skin to pull out any lingering make-up or dirt.
Coming in a close second is the Brightening Toner (£24.50) which, unlike most exfoliators, has no grains. Sophie described it as being like Pacman; it eats away all the dead skin…
The Blue Orchid Treatment Oil (£29), which was the first ever Clarins product, aims to quench the skin and give some radiance. Complexion Perfector (£25) which opens the pores and gives the face a flawless, fresh look (and feels very light on) is a much needed base make-up product, but if you prefer more coverage on the skin then go with the Everlasting Compact Powder (£28)
The Bronzing Duo (£26) contains natural mineral powders which are also important to accent the cheekbones and lift the face.
Then we turned to the all important ‘power 3’ products - read more on these, and on Sophie’s Top Tips, here…
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