Clarins Launches India Inspired Makeup Collection

by mehak on April 19, 2012

in New Launches

There are some people who just always deserve a sharp smack on their head. One of them is those outside India who look at me with wide eyes and say “Ooh do you travel to work on Elephants???” or “Ooooh you guys have computers in India? “. I just like to smile back and say..”Oh yes , each of us has a private elephant and we even have elephant parking lots you know??? Its quite fun, we race elephants on the road alll the timee!!!!! I have a ferarri elephant so he is the fastest!!! ” So whenever an International brand launches an “India” inspired collection- i always think “Oh here we go again- more elephant motifs and taj mahals”. But Clarins really did surpass my expectations, and even though it does not say this collection is specifically “India Inspired”, it does say its “Inspired by travels” and given that the lipglosses are named “Delhi “and ” Jaipur”, we can safely assume that the Clarins Makeup Man took a little trip to our own land!!!

  • Star of the Show : Enchanted Summer Eye Quartet and Eyeliner Pallette

The Clarins Enchanted Summer Palette features four luminous eye shadows in a powder motif inspired by exotic travels, plus a pearlized-brown eyeliner for a truly intense look.



  • New Shades in Color Quench Lip Balm : Jaipur and Delhi

  • Black and Violet Kohl Kajals (Yes they actually call it Kohl kajal. Isnt Kohl=Kajal?)

  • Bronzing Powder (Light-Medium -Dark)
  • Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm

Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm offers the magical combination of crystalline transparent color and the comfort and repairing action of a balm. It glides on beautifully in four limited edition shades.

  • Crystal Coral Sheer coral
  • Crystal Pink Sheer pink
  • Crystal Red Sheer red
  • Crystal Violet Sheer violet

How pretty is that palette? Already made it to my Lust List!


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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Siri Elaine April 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

WOW that collection looks amazing! I am obsessed with the Indian culture, I love it!
I am a makeup artist and stylist, so I love seeing and reading about new amazing collections! Great post, I have been following you for a while and love your posts!
You should stop by my blog sometime. I love connecting with and hearing from fellow bloggers!


mehak April 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Will definitely drop in Siri


Shalini April 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

entire collection looks amazing and drool-worthy :)


mehak April 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I knw it so pretty


giggle girlie April 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I want enchanted summer eye quartet and eyeliner palette!!it is gorgeous..


Chris April 19, 2012 at 10:12 pm

LMAO at elephant parking lots!!!

That eyeshadow quartet is pretty. For once, it contains colors I would actually use up.


mehak April 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

yesss..i love all the warm browns and gold..and tht pop of blue is perfect


Pooja@IBC April 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm

WOW I’m honestly temted, though when I read India inspired collection- I was like Oh No! there we go again the stereotypical Taj Mahal- meets-Bollywood- meets- the-Indian rope trick kind of collection! But this is really looking tempting.


pavani reddy April 20, 2012 at 1:40 am

that palette is amazinggg… ur witty writing style mehak


Mehak April 20, 2012 at 8:18 am

Thanks pavani and yes…the pallette is totally driool worthy..its for some 50$ i think..but thats not THAT bad for such a stnning pallette


Harshleen April 20, 2012 at 2:11 am

What a super gorgeous collection!! And LOL at the private elephant remarks!


Bhumika April 20, 2012 at 3:35 am

oo..the collection looks fab..esp the eye shadow quad..


Rajeshwari April 20, 2012 at 10:27 am

hey there’s a coloumn about your blog in this month’s femina issue…


mehak April 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

What? Really? I havent seen it ..thanks for informing wajeshwari will go and see !!! :)


Tanmayee April 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Congrats Mehak!! grt to know that :)


mehak April 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

WHich femina issue r u talking about? The one tht just launched witht he girl in a swimsuit on the cover??


Roopa April 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

The question is when do they plan to launch in India! Why do all these international brands launch late in india? Going by the way the MAC collections are sold off – at least before I reach the store – these guys should realise that they have a healthy market in India!

Anyway, the palette looks good!


Sweet&Bitter April 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

once our team was name as TIGER by the french people because they thought we only had TIGER and ELEPHANTS in India…the more educator ones said snakes and stories abt snake charmer ..LOL……….and the most talented ones said about Peacocks and Parrots!


mehak April 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm



tashu April 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Oh yes , each of us has a private elephant and we even have elephant parking lots you know??? Its quite fun, we race elephants on the road alll the timee!!!!! I have a ferarri elephant so he is the fastest!!!

OMG ROFL!!!!!! can’t keep mah face straight :D
Do review each and every item once you get ur hands on it!! :)


Priti April 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

u are super funny mehek :)


Priti April 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

and yeah, i did read about those transparent lipsticks….. i mean balms ….. on some firang blogs. Apparently they are super awesome!!!!!!


Sukanya April 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm

ooohhh this is really gorgeous palette… on my lust list too


Ankita April 22, 2012 at 12:18 am

those kohls,like bullets..did they just steal colorbar’s design? :/ I wonder… it can’t be so much inspired by India,no?! :P


Devika Devkar January 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I have fallen in love with the products from Clarins India after the first buy itself. I happened to visit their store in Palladium mall and bought the Gold double serum. I love the way the serum makes my skin look so much younger. It just adds the extra touch of shine my skin needs. Love their products.


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