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Clarins Spring collection is no Misfit

January 31, 2010

Denim isn’t something we generally associate with our bombshells, but Marilyn Monroe wore it well in her last movie appearance, The Misfits (1961). And 1970s bombshell Farrah Fawcett always looked right at home in her blue flared jeans.

Early pictures of a young Marilyn show she too looked fabulous, dressed down in denim, with just a t-shirt. Clarins Spring 2010 collection, Cotton Flower, would have suited Marilyn and Farrah well in their denim days.

“This Spring we’ve focused on two key trends: crisp white cotton and denim blue. It’s acombination that has a fresh, elegant, simplicity especially with white taking the starring role,” explained Clarins’ Artistic Director Thibault Vabre.

There are two stand-out products.  The beautiful Cotton Flower Face Palette (£29, – a complexion perfecting pressed powder decorated with the collection’s signature motif. This silky-smooth, ultra-light face powder combines transparent beige and iridescent white. And the Cotton Flower Eye Quartet & Liner Palette (£29), which is where the denim comes in  – five gorgeous tones of blue in one single compact.

There are three eyeshadows, in lilac, violet and gentian, a sultry indigo blue powder eye liner and a hyacinth white highlighter.

Marilyn would of course opt for red lips with this look, but Clarins offer softer pinky-coral tones, with two new shades of their Joli Rouge lipstick (£15.50), Pink Blossom and Rose Berry, and new Sorbet and Toffee in their Joli Rouge Sheer range (£14.50).

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