Hellooo everyone!

Clarins is my skincare holy grail; it’s never failed me, and I have to bow down to Jacques Courtin for the amazing work his range has done to my skin.

It was just my luck then that I got invited to a Clarins skincare event, to try out the range and learn more about the brand (plus sneakily hint for certain products as Christmas presents).

Decked out with drinks and nibbles, and spying some lovely raffle treats, the lovely Jo and Paula at Clarins shared the back story of the brand which was very insightful as to how Jacques developed the original oils, and noticed the difference in how womens complexions positively responded.

Now the #1 skincare brand in France and the UK, it’s safe to say Clarins has every skin issue covered from dehydration, wrinkles, hormonal changes and even redness with plant based ingredients. Always giving back what is taken and more, the brand has expanded into skin and body care with a touch of make-up, all of which we were given to lowdown on.

After our learning session, Paula kindly gave me a makeover using the Clarins range and taught us all how to make our eyes look younger by using colour, shape and shade to emphasise what your mother gave you! As an Instant Eye Makeup Remover fan, it was lovely to hear tips on how to remove eyeshadow properly and see the remover literally lift everything off before having my eyes re-done.

The Ombre Matte Eyeshadows were a perfect cream-to-powder consistency to blend a pearly smokey eye that was easy to wear day or night, and using the Be Long Mascara on the top of the lashes helped give more definition and length to my eyes – hell to the yeaaaah.

One of the major things I noticed from the event was a lot of women not knowing how to wear make-up or use the right skincare. Being an avid beauty blog reader and someone who watches beauty videos regularly, it feels as if our generation is more informed, more researched and knowledgeable about how to care for our skin and find the right products to suit our makeup needs. Many of the tips seemed so obvious due to the content available to us online, so I think it’s great for events like these to happen to keep women informed about the beauty world and the easy tricks you can do to feel good on the outside and inside.

A little retail therapy and a cheeky raffle helped round of the night, with Mum dabbling in the Double Serum Gift Set and me getting tips on using the Multi Active Range as a day and night cream for my age – what a way to spend an Autumn evening. Although we didn’t win anything, we did get a lovely goody bag filled with some of our favourites – Hydraquench, Multi Active and Cleansing Gel – to indulge in and spruce up the ol’winter skincare routine

I have to thank the lovely Clarins Team for organising the event, it was so lovely to talk about my favourite skincare brand, learn more about the origins and how to use the products effectively. With Christmas just round the corner, this is the perfect time to invest in some Clarins for you or your family members as there’s so many gift sets to try out at a fab price too.

Just when you thought my love for Clarins couldn’t get any bigger. What a holy grail to have.

Are you a Clarins lover? What’s your favourite product from the range? Will you be trying any Clarins this Christmas?

Lots of Love,
Lauren x

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