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Clarins Take-Off Essentials

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As a fan of Clarins skincare, I was very happy when I received this set as a gift. The Clarins Take-Off Essentials set includes six of the brand’s cult and best-selling products in handy travel sizes, all neatly packed in a zipped-up bag that can double-up as your liquids bag for when you’re flying around the world.

The products in the kit are: a 15ml tube of Beauty Flash Balm; a 30ml bottle of Moisture Rich Body Lotion; a 30ml bottle of Hydra Quench Cream; a 50ml tube of Hand & Nail Treatment Cream, fantastic for during flights (when your hand feels extra-dry because of the cabin air); a 100ml bottle of One-Step Facial Cleanser; and a 3ml tube of Eye Contour Gel.

This set retails for £35 (roughly $55) at World Duty Free stores in the UK and €39.90 (about $52.50) in Germany – other locations may have different price points for this as it usually depends on how much the products cost in the local market. As usual, click on the images for larger versions.

Clarins Take-Off Essentials  Clarins Take-Off Essentials
Clarins Take-Off Essentials  Clarins Take-Off Essentials

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March 5th, 2012 at 11:49 am

Clarins Travel Wallet Collection

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Clarins Travel Wallet CollectionThis is another “oldie” – an old acquisition that might not even be on sale at most locations anymore, but as it is a travel-exclusive product I thought I’d add it to my database as it might help someone. I like the idea of people using this blog as shopping reference!

Clarins Travel Wallet Collection is quite a literal name for what you get: rather than just a makeup product, this is an actual wallet that comes with cosmetics inside, as you’ll see by the (many) pictures. Rather than trying to describe it, I’ll let the photos do the talking so you can see what’s it all about. I’ll just do a round-up of what the set contains: a mini Wonder Length Mascara in Black; one mini Gloss Appeal in a sparkly, creamy-nude shade; four eyeshadows (unfortunately the shades names or numbers aren’t specified, but they are an old gold, a pale lilac, a gorgeous taupe and a light pink with golden sparkles); a Powder Compact in a very, very light shade; and one corally-pink blush.

The powder products all come in a foam tray that makes them supereasy to depot, while the mascara and lip gloss have their own elastic loops to hold them. The tray has an plastic insert and cover, the bottom bit keeping it attached to the wallet while the cover prevents the powder from getting in contact with anything else.

While the quality of the wallet itself is not amazing (think gwp quality), it is a nifty idea and a practical product. I wouldn’t carry it around with the foam tray in it, though. The products inside, however, are amazing: the eyeshadows are buttery-soft and very pigmented, and the gloss is a neutral colour that can add a bit of va-va-voom to your neutral lipsticks. I didn’t swatch the mascara (I never do, really) but I like the formula – it is lengthening, although it smudges a bit on me.

Click on the pictures for larger versions, and feel free to ask any questions in the comments!

Clarins Travel Wallet Collection  Clarins Travel Wallet Collection
Clarins Travel Wallet Collection  Clarins Travel Wallet Collection
Clarins Travel Wallet Collection  Clarins Travel Wallet Collection
Clarins Travel Wallet Collection

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October 8th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Clarins Extra-Firming Partners set

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Clarins Extra-Firming Partners setI am personally a big fan of Clarins skincare – their cottonseed facial cleanser, Beauty Flash Balm and Doux Peeling are indispensable in my beauty routine – so I always keep an eye out for their travel-exclusive options, and the brand has several kits and sets that you can only find in duty-free shops. This is one of them.

The Clarins Extra-Firming Partners set contains a 50ml pot each of the Day Cream and Night Cream for all skin types from this range, designed to complement each other and restore the skin’s suppleness and comfort (there is a version of each for very dry skin as well).

The set retails in UK duty-free for £62.50 (about $85), a true bargain if you consider the two creams amount to nearly £100 ($136) if you buy them separately on the high street. Few skincare brands offer such good value on their travel sets, so if you’re a Clarins fan always make a point of checking out the airport shops as you mght be pleasantly surprised.

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November 10th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Clarins Travel Vanity Collection

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Clarins Travel Vanity CollectionAs someone who travels a lot, I like travel palettes than contain all or most of the products I would need for a short work trip. Quite a few companies make those, but it’s rare to find one that does not include cream (normaly lipsticks or glosses) and powder products in pan form, which quite a few ladies I know dislike in a palette.

Clarins Travel Vanity Collection seems to be a nice alternative for those who prefer a powder-only option. It contains six eyeshadow shades you can mix and match (creamy white, pink, brown, lavender, pale blue and a sandy colour), a powder compact in a neutral-beige shade and what looks like a bronzer (I couldn’t tell from the packaging) in powder form. It also include a miniature Wonder Length Mascara in black and a separate tube of Mini Gloss Appeal in a pinky-coral colour, solving the problem of mixed-texture palettes. It also comes with a small blush for the face powders and a double-ended eyeshadow applicator, and comes in a nice red zip-up compact.

I saw this yesterday at Belfast International airport, where it retailed for £40 (about $63) – pretty good value for a multi-product set. As usual, you can click on the image to see a bigger version of it. I don’t need to say this is a exclusive to travel-retail, do I? :)

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September 24th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

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Clarins Instant Light Kit

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Clarins Instant Light KitPart of the Travel@Clarins range of duty-free exclusives, the Clarins Instant Light Kit includes a 30ml tube of the brand’s Instant Light Complexion Perfector in shade 00, a product that combines the effects of a primer and a highlighter to leave skin beautifully glowy; an Instant Light Perfecting Touch pen in shade 02, Clarins’ version of Touche Eclat or other similar highlighting pens; and a free 5ml sample pot of Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, a silicon-based primer that compared well against the best available in the market and is great if your skin doesn’t have problems with ‘cones’.

I bought this set at London Gatwick airport, where Clarins has a dedicated travel-retail boutique, and while I don’t remember exactly how much I paid, I’m sure it was something around £25 (about $38 in today’s exchange rates) – a real bargain considering what you get in the kit.

Click on the picture below for a larger version of the set’s contents, or on the picture on the right for the packaging.

Clarins Instant Light Kit

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August 31st, 2010 at 12:01 am

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