Review | Clarins Colour Definition 3D Radiance Face Powder

Both a subtle blush and a soft highlighter, Clarins Colour Definition 3D Radiance Face Powder (S$65) is indubitably the focal point of the Clarins Autumn/Winter 2011 Colour Definition Collection.

Its mosaic of little squares call to mind pixels and the colours – lilac, rose, pink, peach and beige – promise to warm up the complexion and impart a radiant glow.

A generous sweep with a highlighter brush will actually pick up a subtle pink that adds a hint of healthy colour to the complexion. Dust specifically on the peach portions and you’ll obtain a touch of candle-lit glow. Dust on the pink portions and you’ll get a lovely pink flush.

Subtlety is the feature of this product and it’s hard to go wrong with it, be it as a light blush or a soft – very soft – highlighter. This will surely appeal to people leery of being too made up – it’s hard to be heavy-handed with it.

This is not to say that it’s under-pigmented; on the contrary, small/dense brush heads will pick up colour easily from the pink and purple squares; the pink being rather pigmented and the part that gives this product its blush flush. The peach portion, together with the beige, has a much softer finish and is less pigmented than the little squares but gives the visage a soft-focus glow.

Like most of Clarins powdered makeup, this eye-catching palette of pixel art is housed in a classy and sturdy gold compact whose heft will offer protection from breakage.

Image source: Clarins Singapore

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