Magnificent Mini Products: Clarins and Stila

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

So these little cutie sample sizes have been a serious hit in my make up bag these last few weeks and so can certainly see a bigger purchase being made...

The Stila 10 in 1 Illuminating Beauty Balm SPF 30.

A few drops of this beauty balm packs a powerful punch, with a lovely hint of colour but without the powdery finish of a foundation this gives good coverage and a gorgeous dewy finish. I would argue as good as the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser in regards to finish and application.

The benefits as stated below by Stila certainly makes this a product that has a worthy position in my make up bag!

Stila say...

  1. contains innovative micro spheres, which have been shown to hide skin imperfections and reduce wrinkle depth by up to 84%
  2. infused with natural, skin-protecting emollients which have been shown to increase antioxidant activity by up to 89.7% 
  3. enriched with a proprietary blend which has been shown to reduce skin inflammation, improve texture, stimulate collagen production and reduce the  appearance of wrinkles by up to 67%
  4. broad-spectrum SPF 30 protects the skin
  5. hydrates and nourishes the skin
  6. helps reduce pore size and provides oil and blemish control
  7. features an exclusive complex, which helps reduce redness and skin irritation
  8. uses the smallest particle size of coated pigments for seamless, smooth coverage
  9. illuminates and primes the skin for a lit-from-within glow
  10. oil-free, paraben-free, dermatologist tested and ideal for all skin types
The other little treat that smells amazing and also gives a quick polished look to lips is this Clarins Lip Perfector in nude.

Moisturising, smooth and with a touch of shimmer this is a great day product.
The sent is sweet but not over powering and feels like a real treat. I also own the No7 dupe for this and I have to say the scent and finish is preferable - but at £18 full size they would need to be superb!

The only thing I am not so keen on is the doe foot applicator, first few uses it is perfect and really aids application. However, due to the velvety texture, colour and product residue sticks leaving it looking grubby quite quickly and puts me off layering over lipstick etc using the applicator...

Anyway, pretty marvellous minis in my opinion!



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