Clarins Summer Make-Up Collection

Clarins have knocked it out of the park with this elegant make-up collection that imparts a gorgeous, sun-kissed look.

Central to the collection is the beautiful Splendours Colour Quartet & Liner Eye Palette (€39) which contains four bronze and golden eyeshadow shades and a dark brown eyeliner to add definition.

To give a golden glow, the Splendours Summer Bronzing Compact (€38) contains two complementary shades, a warm brown and a copper terracotta, to enhance the complexion. This velvety smooth bronzer is mainly matte, with a small circle of golden highlighter in the centre, so you can use it to contour the face by swishing your brush through the two bronzer shades, or across the whole palette to give a bit of a glow.

Another absolute winner is the Shimmer Body Oil (€37), a lightweight oil that contains a subtle bronze shimmer to illuminate the soften the skin. This would look amazing on tanned legs, but for now I've been using it to brighten and nourish my resolutely pale pins.

Lips are given a subtle touch of colour and shine with the Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gels (€20) and Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms (€22).