I had seen visuals of this palette doing the rounds on the Internet well before it’s release date and I’m pretty sure I swooned out loud. The Clarins Colour Accent Face & Blush Powder* is foder for the eyes of blusher and bronzer lovers alike. After gracing my cheeks (and generally my whole face) most days since it arrived, here’s my thoughs on what could very easily coin the term ‘the prettiest palette ever’…

Consisting of 3 nude hues with strips of pale pink blush running through, the palette is designed to be dusted all over the face to brighten and illuminate. I’ve found this to work best for me if I concentrate my brush in the corners to pick up more of the pink shades then apply that to my cheeks as a blush, before running my brush down the centre focusing on the bronzey shades to throw on all over my face. A 2-in-1 product? I like. In terms of it’s illuminating claims I’ve found it to be on the more matte side of proceedings. Held up in direct sunlight it appears to have the finest of shimmers I’ve ever seen pressed through it, but this isn’t something that transfers onto the skin. Instead you’re left with a long-lasting, heathly flush to the skin.

The Clarins Colour Accents Face & Blush Powder is available on counters now and will set you back a cool £30. Do you need it? No. Do you want it? Yes. I have to say I’m growing more and more fond of Clarins with each seasonal collection they release. Although nothing graps me too much from their regular line (aside from their tanning products and lipglosses), their limited edition offerings always get a thumbs up. My Mum has even chipped in to say that they are her favourite makeup brand. Hmmm, I think I’ll have to keep this one hidden away…

*PR Sample

  • Laura

    Wow, this is so pretty in the pan and on the cheeks! Lovely post as always :)

    http://www.cakingiton.blogspot.com

  • http://www.daisybutter.com Michelle

    Ooh I was given this in my InStyle leaving bag a few months ago, and I absolutely love it! It’s a little more mattifying than I would’ve initially thought, but it’s so buttery soft and pretty to pass up. x

  • http://www.becaboosmakeup.blogspot.com becaboosmakeup

    That looks gorgeous and you look stunning x x

  • Amanda Scully

    Omg this is so pretty, dinfinetly something i’d like to whip out of the handbag for a touch up xxx
    preachingbeauty.blogspot.com

  • Sissy Day

    holy cow thats pretty! i want this so bad and this is the first time i have seen it hahaa!

    Sissy xx
    http://snippetsandblippets.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Emily

    Lovely palette, and i love the packaging:)

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

  • Leannemariexo

    The Clarins palettes are all so gorgeous! I defo think I need to treat myself to one soon! I dont know which though! This one could be a high contender though! xx

  • daisykeeling

    Ooooooft, that is just divine! I want one :( xxx

  • http://twitter.com/EatPlayShopBlog Charlie

    Gorgeous. I wouldnt want to use it though just look at it all pretty! love your lips in the photo too xx
    http://eatplayshoplove.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Strawbry_Blonde

    I had a play with this in store & adore it too – the finish is so velvety!

    Nic x
    http://www.strawberryblondebeauty.com/

  • Jules

    LOVE, love, love! I bought the palette from the Spring Colour Breeze collection and It is gorgeous but the tiny “windmills” of colour were too delicate to pick up on a brush and use as a blush. I love the blush stripe in this one, it looks like a really nice coral pinky shade. Sigh…time to save my pennies!

  • Diane11792

    Now this beautiful palette needs some investigating. Clarins counter here I come! :)

  • ciara

    gorgeous! please look at my tumblr http://filthyfashionpost.tumblr.com xxx

  • http://www.charlies-choice.blogspot.com/ CharliesChoice

    This looks so pretty! Can’t wait to swatch this beauty.

  • Sarah S.

    Clarins’ pressed palettes are always so gorgeous I can’t bear to touch them :(

  • http://bohoglow.wordpress.com/ Rachel

    What a lovely palette! I definitely need to try this one out. Looks so nice on your skin.
    bohoglow.wordpress.com

  • Alice

    It’s beautiful!! I want want want!!

    -Alice
    shinyprettythings-alice.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

  • Sheena

    Looks so beautiful on you Anna! Whenever you give a raving review to a product I feel like I need to add it to my “to get” list. I have a few product by Clarins, and I love them as a brand in general.

  • Nagini

    Your skin looks very nice and glowy!

  • Bárbara Ferreira

    Looks so good! I want this!
    xx-B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

  • thebeautyheroes

    Such a beautiful palette, it really suits your skin as well x
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

  • barb brussels

    Clarins is just such a good and solid brand. whatever I buy from them is just never disappointing! you look lovely here! hugs from Brussels

  • Victoria

    The palette looks so pretty! And you look lovely

    http://confessionsofacanadianwallflower.blogspot.ca/

  • ALICE C.

    OF COURSE….I WANT THIS!!!!! XOXOXO

  • Lipstick Fridays

    I have this and love,love it xxx

  • http://seeing-ghosts.blogspot.com/ Rachel Ellis

    gorgeous gorgeous blush x

    http://rachelkellis.blogspot.com

  • Tanya

    You look beautiful! The blush looks so lush and just wow. I WANT IT! x

    http://catsandclothing.blogspot.com

  • Joanne

    Whenever I see picture of you, I think that you have such a beautiful eye color and you are beautiful too!

  • http://twitter.com/athinkingphoto Abi Denton

    This looks like a lovely palette! I’m really interested in trying more clarins makeup!

    Abi x

  • http://twitter.com/bronzerbunny Joyce

    aaahhh sooo pretty! i’m glad you shared it – i don’t see clarins on blogs enough! Hmm… I wonder if it is still available here…

  • elisa

    what are you wearing on your lips lovely? xx

  • Ellie

    I nearly got this the other day it was reduced to £15 in my local boots!! Gutted I didn’t get it now …

    • Sarah

      Its on Life and Looks website now for £15 :o )

  • Rachel

    a beautiful palette xx

    beautyfanatic18.wordpress.com