Claudia Schiffer probably needs no introduction.
Claudia was one of the elite supermodels who rose to fame in the 90’s and modelled for the likes of Chanel, Fendi, L’Oreal and Dior to name just a few.
Now at 47 years old and still just as beautiful, with a strong career behind her she has launched her own makeup range aptly named ‘Claudia Schiffer Makeup‘.
With the brands Claudia has worked for over the years, Claudia’s image is one of sophistication and luxe, and the packaging of her new range certainly oozes those qualities. With the pale nudey/ pink and gold tones it certainly looks high end, but is what’s inside as equally high quality? I’ve been trying out the blusher and lipstick and here are my thoughts.
Claudia Schiffer Compact Blusher shade 22 – Passionfruit
The Claudia Schiffer Compact Blusher is housed in pale pink/ nude casing, with shiny gold edging. It has a magnetic closure and opens very easily. I mention this small detail as I struggle to open up many blusher cases that aren’t magnetic – I think it’s the nail extensions that get in the way!! Although it’s made from plastic it still feels high end to look at and hold.
Upon first swatching this product with my finger I wasn’t that impressed as it didn’t seem at pigmented once I swiped it across the back of my hand. Luckily though that isn’t the case once used with a brush – it is incredible pigmented so you need a really light hand with this blush.
The colour would be easy to build – not that you would want to as one tap in the blush gives me more than enough color, but if that’s your thing then yes, it’s very buildable.
The shade ‘Passionfruit’ is a coral toned blush, rather than pink and it’s a matte velvet finish with not an ounce of shimmer.
I like the formula of this blush but coral toned blushes don’t tend to work that well on my pale skin and I prefer pink toned. Having looked at the full blush range for Claudia Schiffer I think ‘Cherry Blossom’ looks like a beautiful pink toned blush that I would probably prefer.
At almost £27 to say it doesn’t come cheap is an understatement. I think the formula is good quality, but personally I wouldn’t pay £27 for a blush however good it is.
Claudia Schiffer Cream Lipstick shade 180 – Peach Club
Just look at how gorgeous this lipstick is!? I love everything about the gold packaging and even the small detail of the small droplets embossed on the lipstick itself. Like the blush it has a secure magnetic lid to ensure it won’t easily come off.
The Claudia Schiffer lipstick claims to be highly pigmented with intense colour. Sadly, I found the opposite to be true with the ‘Peach Club’ shade. I found it to be very sheer and patchy which left me with an uneven finish. Once I applied it on my lips you could still see the colour of my natural lips through it and it highlighted all the flakey dry bits of skin. For me it was unwearable and I couldn’t even leave the house with it on. It did however feel very creamy and not at all drying.
I would add that it could just be the shade 180 (Peach Club) as I often find that peachy coral colours aren’t particularly pigmented and can be quite sheer, so I wouldn’t rule out the whole lipstick range for this reason. I’d be keen to try some of the other colours like ‘Caspar’ and ‘Poppy Land’ to see if they are any different.
Have you tried any of the Claudia Schiffer makeup?
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