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Clarins X In The Frow Event | Summer Tote Bag & Beauty Gift

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Last Saturday, Victoria from In The Frow hosted an event with Clarins to mark their latest collaboration. I find Victoria the most inspiring creator and have followed her for years, so it was such an honour to be able to celebrate with her. The event also showcased the Clarins new summer 2019 makeup range which launched on Sunday.



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Upon arrival at Debenhams, Oxford Street, we were welcomed with chocolate covered fruit and frozen strawberry mojitos. Although I’d expected the Clarins team there to introduce us to the new range, they also helped us play around with it. Lou from Love Hair by Lou was also on hand to create summer ready hair and kindly freshened up my waves. The event was reasonably intimate so there was plenty of time for Victoria to chat to everyone and to discuss the collaboration. As one of my single biggest content inspirations, finally meeting Victoria and reaffirming how genuine she is in person was certainly an experience.


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The Clarins x Inthefrow summer tote bag is available as a gift, alongside three travel sized products, to anyone who purchases two Clarins products (one to be skincare). There is a choice of ten different travel products and most of them are generously sized. I opted for the Exfoliating Body Scrub, Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate and Multi-Active Day Cream. 


The Clarins bronzers are amazing for achieving that effortless sun-kissed look. They’ve launched two new compacts (see below), both boasting gorgeous and practical packaging. My favourite features a blush, the highlight of which provides a beautiful ‘your skin but better’ glow.


Another product perfect for the glow-getter. This primer can be used to provide a glow underneath makeup or even on its own for a natural look. It’s a tinted product which subtlety blurs out smaller blemishes and evens the skin tone.


Clarins have launched three new water lip stains as part of their summer ’19 collection. Although I haven’t fallen immediately in love with any of them, I am very impressed by the formula. Lightweight on the lips and incredibly long lasting, these are perfect for stay put holiday looks.


Unfortunately I didn’t get a great look at either of these. The liner comes in a turquoise shade which I’m afraid I’m not brave enough to experiment with.


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I’ve not experimented much with Clarins makeup but some of their skincare are favourites of mine. Unfortunately, the event was held a day before the launch of the summer 2019 products. Although it was lovely to preview them, we were unable to purchase any of the products on the day.

Purchase-wise, my skincare pick was the PORE-LESS Blur and Matte Stick, which I’ve not used enough to form an opinion of, but which smells incredible. I also picked up the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter in shade 06 on the recommendation of Victoria herself. These two products alone qualified me for the In The Frow gift, but I also picked up one of their powder brushes. Quality makeup brushes are such a great investment and Debenhams were offering 10% off of beauty purchases so it was definitely a good time to take advantage.


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After following In The Frow for a number of years now, meeting the woman behind it all in real life was almost surreal. I’d like to thank both Victoria and the Clarins team for hosting such a wonderful and well thought out event. I’m already looking forward to the next one!

I’d love to know if any of the new products appeal to you, the bronzer palette is definitely on my wish-list.

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  • Reply Margot

    Looks like such a fun event ! Clarins products are so good,
    And I love the outfit you’re wearing for the event.

    May 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It was! I really love their skincare. Thank you! x

      May 14, 2019 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply dora

    This looks like such a lovely event! The blur stick is making me very curious

    May 10, 2019 at 1:56 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      It was! I haven’t got the best first impressions to be honest unfortunately!x

      May 14, 2019 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply Mercy

    I love Clarins, it’s one of my favourite beauty brands that I always come back to after using other products. It’s fun to read about your experience for this event.

    May 10, 2019 at 3:11 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I do too, their skincare is great. I’m glad you think so! x

      May 14, 2019 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Samantha

    What a fabulous event! I follow Victoria too, she’s very inspiring as you say. Love the photo, that was an opportunity not to be missed! The products look so lovely, especially the bronzers x

    Samantha |

    May 10, 2019 at 12:22 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It really was! The majority of their new collection is right up my street, not that I need any more haha!x

      May 14, 2019 at 10:50 pm
  • Reply Gillian

    Loved loved loved this post! Looks like a wonderful bag of goodies, and so exciting that you got to meet Victoria! You looked beautiful in the photos, I love your outfit 🙂

    – Gillian x

    May 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! It was a very exciting day! x

      May 16, 2019 at 7:29 pm
  • Reply Lucy

    You’re so lucky that you got to meet Victoria! She’s such an inspiration to all us blogger’s! I’m glad you had a good time at the event and those Clarins products look amazing! xx

    Lucy |

    May 12, 2019 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    I love lip stains so to see that even one company is bringing them back it amazing, I remember getting into them back when they were in the body shop and covergirl had one, then both stopped selling them.

    May 14, 2019 at 2:40 am
  • Reply Chloe Chats

    This is so cool that you went to Victoria’s/Clarin’s event, I have also followed her on social media/Youtube for a long while so it must have been amazing to meet her. I haven’t actually checked out her products properly yet, the bronzers do sound amazing though <3

    Chloe xx

    May 14, 2019 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Bexa

    This sounds like such a fantastic event and lovely you got to meet Victoria too! That is such a nice photo, you both look gorgeous! It looks like you picked up some great products, I’m loving the tote bag, it’s so pretty and it looks perfect for the summer 🙂 The event sounded wonderful and chocolate covered fruit and mojitos is such a nice touch. I’m glad you had a great time, thanks for sharing Soph! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    May 15, 2019 at 12:32 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It really was! Thanks so much- I agree, I always feel like its the little details that really make something great x

      May 18, 2019 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Sophie Atieno

    Looks like a great event. I love the pictures.

    May 15, 2019 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    It is so cool that you got to check out Victoria’s event! The finger food looks delicious. It is so cool that you got your hair done too. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the beauty products from the tote bag. Glad you enjoyed your time out there!

    Nancy ♥

    May 28, 2019 at 2:55 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      It was so fun! Thank you lovely x

      June 12, 2019 at 7:42 pm

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