October 27, 2016

Clarins Beauty Delights Advent Calendar Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.


The Clarins Beauty Delights Advent Calendar for Holiday 2016 ($125) arrives soon and you must, must, must spoiled yourself rotten with one. Ticking off 24 days until Christmas this countdown calendar marks each day of the season off with a mini, deluxe, and full size versions of your favorite Clarins makeup and skincare as well as some other festive surprises.

If you don’t like spoilers don’t jump ahead!


I was positive that I would stop at just one make and beauty advent calendar this year but who can stop at just one? As a Clarins fan girl I was delighted with the contents of this one. I was actually rather surprised that it actually introduced me to some new skincare picks from Clarins I never tried for like HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase! Where has this been all my life? I quickly picked up the full size version! There are also plenty of my personal favorites here like Clarins Beauty Flash Balm which is a fabulous way to prime dry skin before foundation! It adds a dewy freshness to skin instantly. Not to mention Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch which is fabulous not only on face but gently smoothed under eyes before concealer to fill fine lines and provide a perfect base for concealer.








And hey, there’s even a full size Clarins Booster! Clarins Boosters just launched this Fall and are available in three formulas that can be added to your moisturizer to add extra levels of moisture, to repair skin, or the detox formula that plumps and smooths skin. I got the Detox Booster and I’m looking forward to trying it.




Not into skincare? No worries! Clarins includes a full-size Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, eyeliner, Illuminating Cheek Colour, mascara, and more!







Instant Light Radiance Booster Complexion Base, Eyeliner, Blush Prodige, Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil)

Instant Light Radiance Booster Complexion Base, Eyeliner, Blush Prodige, Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil)

Not to mention there’s cute little surprises that aren’t makeup related under each door like little charms (you can use them as zipper pulls), a keychain/purse fob, as well as gift tags!



Here’s a list of the entire contents:

  • Clarins Detox Booster (0.5 oz)
  • Clarins Blush Prodige (0.1 oz)
  • Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch (0.13 oz)
  • Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment (1.7 oz)
  • Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil (0.1 oz)
  • Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (0.15 oz)
  • Clarins Toning Lotion (1.7 oz)
  • Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser (0.1 oz)
  • Clarins Eau Dynamisante Fragrance (0.5 oz)
  • Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm (0.1 oz)
  • Clarins Pencil Eyeliner in Carbon Black
  • Clarins Hydraquench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase (0.1 oz)
  • Clarins Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream (0.17 oz)
  • Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover (0.3 oz)
  • Clarins Cleansing Milk (0.3 oz)
  • Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil (0.07 oz)
  • Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base (0.3 oz)
  • Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara
  • Clarins Beauty Flash Balm (1.7 oz)

If you’re an old fan of Clarins you’ll absolutely adore this gift set and it might just introduce you to some new picks you haven’t tried. New to Clarins? This is a perfect way to introduce yourself to a fine selections of Clarins skincare, makeup, and even fragrance.

The Clarins Beauty Delights Advent Calendar is available at clarinsusa.com for $125.

It gets a Muse Approval.


This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Kimmwc03

    I’d love to have this one but I think all my money is going to the Sephora VIB sale. I love the Clarins lip comfort oil and the lip perfectors, though.

  • tiffany

    I got the L’Occitane Advent Calendar for my bff but i like this one a lot. Muse, as you have the inside line- what are your rankings in favorites so far- or at least the best value?

    • Isabella Muse

      wow there are so many that are great values! It’s hard to choose. This is def a very good value but the L’Occitane is also a very good value. I got the CTBeauty one and that’s a good value as well, it’s $200 and the contents are as varied but there’s some very generous sizes in that one. I also feel like the Body Shop ones are very, very good values plus they are offered in tiers so depending on your budge there’s three different calendars. 😉

  • Bethanne Black

    For the Clarins Instant Light Radiance Booster Complexion Base, is the swatch on your hand the “Rose” or “Champagne” color? It’s beautiful!

  • rina

    I LOVE the Bi-phase, been using it for years. Love the moisturizer too but hate the open jar…

  • Olivia Marks

    Don’t you thin it’s ridiculous that Clarins would put in their calendar gift tags and three days in a row some key chains, I mean they’re nice but are they really £95 advent calendar worthy.
    Btw I love your blog, your style of writing is just captivating, I can’t stop reading it!

  • genevieve

    That is a fantastic deal and I am so glad you got one for yourself. I think this and the L’Occitane one are perfect. I love Clarin’s products too.