Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette
Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette

Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette ($35.00 for 0.30 oz.) is described as a series of “tinted powders,” and according to the brand, they’re applied “over entire face to softly highlight” and “the coral pink shade [can be applied] to cheeks to create a healthy-looking glow.”

The small stripe of coral-pink is very small–it’s just not practical to use sections of the palette but rather all the shades swirled together. When swirled together, the resulting shade is a soft, peachy-beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture incredibly soft, finely-milled, and silky.  MAC Love, Rihanna (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Bareness (LE, $25.00) is pinker. MAC Blazing Haute (LE, $25.00) is slightly darker, more shimmery. MAC Peaceful (LE, $24.00) is more orange. Dior Pink Glow Bronzer (LE) is warmer, darker. See comparison swatches.

On fairer complexions, I could see this working as a subtle, easy-going bronzer. On my medium complexion, I can get a light coloring on my cheeks if packed on, but otherwise it just helps to even out my skin tone. In the photo, I applied it all over lightly and then patted onto the apples of cheeks as a “blush.” It wore well for eight and a half hours, and it did seem to help prolong the wear of my foundation slightly (by about a half hour) as it was also applied all-over the face.

The Glossover

LE
product

Graphic Expression

A-

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette
Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette

Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette
Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette

Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette
Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette

Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette
Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette

Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette
Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette

Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette
Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette

Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette
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11 thoughts on “Clarins Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I’m in love with the design on this powder! So pretty!!

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Brenda Brenda

    I am quite enamoured with the 70’s invoking stripes on this!! I think I actually said “Ooooooohhh” lol!!

  3. I looks very Pretty!but i guess I will skip this one.Wont show up on me as a blush and I do have enough setting powders for a lifetime!
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  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kristen Kristen

    That looks beautiful on your skin, Christine! Wow! I was like “It’s pretty but I don’t–” then I scrolled down to see it on your cheeks and now I want it LOL. Beautiful!

  5. If only it had more coral in it. The way it is now it’s not right for me, but still, it sure looks pretty in the pan!

  6. I must have this!! Gorgeous blush.

  7. This looks subtle, but very pretty.

  8. I’ve been curious about how this powder plays on a darker skin tone than mine. I’m pretty fair and really enjoy it. I can reach for this on most days and it just gives a nice warmth to my cheeks. I use it mostly as a blush while also using a darker bronzer like Too Faced Chocolate Soleil around the perimeter of my face. It’s polished without looking too made up.
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  9. oh my, look at that pattern on the blush… screams out to me!
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  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of SandraJT SandraJT

    Bought this long before seeing this review. It’s going back. Does absolutely nothing for me. Complete waste of cash.