On Saturday, 31/10/09, one of my girlfriends and I attended the Clarins “Power to Try” workshop held at their Training Centre in the AMODA building. Yup, it is the very one that was kindly organized by Miu. We went for the afternoon session.
After everyone (or almost everyone) was in the room, Michelle started the presentation. We were introduced to Clarins’ background, their founders, and taught about different skin types and products suited to those skin types. Some scary stuff were brought up, bringing the seemingly hushed room to a collective “Ooo…”
During the presentation we were taught how to properly care for our skin, from the cleansing to masking to makeup application. We got a sneak peek of their new Double Serum Generation 6 that helps “Boost” the 5 vital functions. Saw this in the papers a few days ago.
Some of the stuff I used:
Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser (Pink) – to remove makeup, dust….can also be used in case your water supply is cut (haha…)
Toner (Yellow) – Gentle toner that does sting eyes nor make my sensitive cheeks flare up
Beauty Flash Balm Mask – was adviced to try this instead of the HydraQuench Cream-Mask due to bruised tomato-ish shade of my cheeks
Eye Contour Gel – for day, refreshing feeling
BI-Phase Serum – needed lots and lots of hydration for my dehydrated skin…love
HydraQuench Cream – bring on the hydration!!
White Plus HP Sunblock – Clarins had to try to instill in us the importance of sunblock. Us lazy people.
No picture of me masking as I did not have the “white” face. Mine was almost skin coloured. Freaking orange shade when taken off with cotton pads though.
Pics of my gal pal and some other ghouls (I mean girls! sorry…it was Halloween!!)
Complexion Perfector – can remove mascara smudges, used on the eye area
Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch – line filler, garnered lots of “Ooo”s from the crowd, myself included, going on my wishlist(!), really fills in those lines
Instant Light Perfecting Touch 01 – face base, 01 for fair skin, very light coverage, could still see my horrible spots
Blusher (Pink) – triangle style, only on apples of cheeks, never use below the nose line
Eye Lash Curler – could not get it to work, needed help, luckily for helpful assisstants!!
Instant Light Eye Base – helps absorb oil, gives eyeshadow more intensity
Double Fix Mascara – mascara sealer to help keep it from smudging
Lengthening/Volumizing/both Mascara – don’t really dig mascara so I skipped this one
Refreshing Mist Long-Lasting Hold – to well, hold makeup in place, which it did.
Some of the things I learnt from the workshop:
1. A single eyelash takes 4 years to grow to full length! (gasp)
2. Always PAT excess water on your face. Don’t wipe or fan with hands.
3. Sunblock is a MUST especially with the increasingly dangerous global warming happening these days.
4. Finally, how to do the Clarins Auto-Lifting Method! Been hearing so much about it yet not being taught how to actually do it.
5. Hydration masks (hydration ONLY) can be used everyday (yahoo!) AND do NOT skimp on the product!
6. Pigmentation take 5-10 years to appear. (scary much!)
7. A 3 step program is NOT enough! 6 is better.
8. The PROPER way to remove mascara (I do it the wrong way)
My mini haul and goodie bag!
If there ever is another workshop, event, anything, Count Me In!! Am now lemming some of those facials/body treatments/products!!!
A very big THANK YOU to Clarins and Miu for giving us all the “Power to Try” and discover the wonders that is Clarins for ourselves.