When the Graphik Collection landed in the door, I spent at least 40 minutes oooohing and aaaahing my way through the beautiful products. The packaging is so beautiful. Exactly what you would come to expect from a brand like Clarins. I was fortunate enough to receive the collection. I haven’t stopped playing with it since. The Graphik Collection is inspired by the eyes. Those of you that know me, know I always sport a smokey eye for special occasions so this was always going to be a winner with me. Lets break it down and talk through each product.
Graphik 4 Colour Eyeshadow Palette
I loved this palette as it had beautiful autumn green shadows. Most of us will turn to oranges and cranberries at this time of year. I think the greens in this make a great alternative. Containing two green shadows, a grey and a light pink, they complement each other perfectly. One subtle satin green for all over the lid and a deep shimmering green to smoke things out a bit! I found the shadows really easy to blend and the colour pay off beautiful. You can also use these wet or dry to vary the effects. It retails for 43 euro here.
Graphik Ombre Matte
There are two new shades to the Ombre Matte family and they are set to be permanent. Ivory is a luminous eggshell white and Midnight Blue is a dark shimmery blue with pearl reflections. These apply so easily with your finger tip. As simple to apply as a cream shadow but they wear like a powder. If like me, you have mature eyelids these are perfect. The convenience of a cream shadow pot without the creasing. They act as a great eyeshadow base too. Retail price is 24 euro and you can purchase here.
Graphik Blush Prodige
Now this is a true beauty. From the sleek packaging to the embossed blush inside. I was almost reluctant to use it as I wanted to keep it looking perfect. Anyone else do this? The shade I have is ‘golden pink’ and it is stunning. A perfect pink colour with a subtle shimmer that really gives the cheeks a subtle glow. It is so pigmented and easy to blend. The blush can be purchased here for 34 euro.
Graphik Lip Liner Pencils
There are two new permanent shades of lipliners in this collection. Shades are 05 Roseberry and 06 Red. I love them both. Generous pencil with a smooth formula that is easy to apply. The colours are pigmented, didn’t drag on my lips and prevented my lipstick from bleeding. You can buy both colours here for 18 euro each.
Joli Rouge Lipsticks
What can I say about these lipsticks!! Packaging is beautiful. Like really beautiful. The lipstick themselves are smooth, creamy and hydrating. Colours are flattering. The pigment is rich. I have nothing bad to say. Nothing. Three new shades have you covered from a deep, rich red, gentle pink and a luminous coral pink. You can buy them here for 24 euro each.
I am in love with this collection. There is also an Eye Liner, Mascara, Foundation and an eye treatment available as part of the range. The products are true to brand and contain cassie flower, marsh samphire, bamboo, quinoa, jojoba and mango tree from the Clarins Graphik Herbarium. You get what you pay for here and if I were you I would treat myself.