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PRODUCT FOCUS: Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Lift Perfecting Serum – Review

Clarins Extra-firming Eye Lifting Perfecting Serum product

This product is making some big promises just in its title alone. This eye serum claims not just to be firming but EXTRA firming. It also claims to be perfecting! These are huge promises to make and colour your perception of the product before you’ve even tried it. I am a bit of an eye cream junkie and have been using it since I was a teenager and even I, who have tried pretty much every … [Read more...]

BEAUTY FOCUS: Nude Make-Up – Product Reviews

Nude Makeup

Autumn leaves are falling once again which means it’s time to update your make up look. One very wearable trend that never really goes away is the nude look. Of course this doesn’t mean going bare faced (heaven forbid!), but rather it involves using neutral shades cleverly to create a barely there look that can easily be adapted to a night time look and which is suitable for pretty much every … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE’S BIRTHDAY: Win a Six-Month Supply of Clarins Double Serum

Clarins Double Serum

First launched in 1985, Double Serum is one of skincare giant Clarins’ flagship products but it has undergone changes over the years, from improved formulation to more convenient packaging. This is the seventh generation of this wonder serum. As the title suggests, it contains two treatments; a gel and a cream – oil based and water based.  As everyone knows, oil and water don’t mix so … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of the New Clarins Graphic Expressions Makeup Collection

Pamela Flood and Claude Defresne

  Dublin’s newest and most exciting hotel The Marker was awash with everything graphic and lots of glamorous guests as they gathered for the launch of Clarins’ new autumn make-up collection, Graphic Expressions, presented to them by Clarins international make-up artist Claude De Fresne. Guests were treated to the new craze “Cronuts”  and specifically selected canapés along … [Read more...]

BEAUTY FOCUS: Pressed vs Loose Powders

Loose powder

Love it or hate it powder never goes away as a make-up staple and there really is no better way of setting your make-up and eliminating shine. Even many of the very sheer make-up effects that you see on the catwalk are using a very light HD powder to seal the look. However many people are unsure whether to go for pressed or loose powder when purchasing. Well the answer is both. It may sound like a … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: CLARINS MEN 2-IN-1 EXFOLIATING CLEANSER

ClarinsMen-Exfoliating-Cleanser

Regular readers will know that I’m not the biggest fan of men-specific skincare. My view is that I’ve been using ‘women’s’ skincare for many years and, for the most part, these have worked well on my skin. My biggest issue with skincare aimed at men is the scent, with many often smelling like a pungent cologne. However, every now and then a male skincare product comes along that I … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: CLARINS BODY LIFT CELLULITE CONTROL – REVIEW

CLARINS BODY LIFT CELLULITE CONTROL

Mention the C word to most women and their faces instantly take on a look of horror. I am of course talking about cellulite – that frustrating orange peel looking skin that can affect anybody no matter how slender or large, and usually deposits itself on the buttocks and thighs. Scientists are still unable to pinpoint the exact cause of it; although they have established many contributing … [Read more...]

PRODUCT REVIEW: CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM

Clarins Double Serum

First launched in 1985, Double Serum is one of skincare giant Clarins’ flagship products but it has undergone changes over the years, from improved formulation to more convenient packaging. This is the seventh generation of this serum and it was launched with great fanfare by Clarins in the convention Centre in Dublin just before Christmas. As the title suggests, it contains two treatments; a … [Read more...]

WIN! A CLARINS GIFT BOX WORTH OVER €100

Clarins

22 Days of Christmas giveaway bonanza; day 12! Be beautiful from top to toe this Christmas, with Clarins skincare and make-up essentials to keep you looking gorgeous this festive season. Keep skin silky smooth with Eau des Jardin smoothing body cream, and keep the dry skin at bay on your hands and nails with Clarins’ awarding-winning hand and nail cream. On the scent front, spritz yourself … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE LAUNCH OF CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM

Corina Gaffey, Susan Vasquez and Rosie McMeel

  Dublin’s Convention Centre was awash with bright red lights and glamour as a host of well-known faces gathered to celebrate the launch of Clarins’ latest innovative skincare product, Double Serum. Guests were treated to double themed foodie treats and carefully selected French wines while they were given a guided tour through the story of Double Serum, through a purpose built … [Read more...]