5 things to do at the Clarins Ice Cream Bar

We could hang out all day at the whimsy beauty and gelato bar

5 things to do at the Clarins Ice Cream Bar
5 things to do at the Clarins Ice Cream Bar
07 Mar 2019

5 things to do at the Clarins Ice Cream Bar

We are suckers for beauty pop-ups and these days, they come aplenty. The latest to open shop is Clarins with its delightfully whimsical pop-up ice cream bar in the heart of Orchard Road. Over the next 10 days, skincare and makeup junkies can discover and create their own beauty routine, as well as enjoy consultations with the brand’s beauty experts – all while indulging in scoops from gelato boutique Birds of Paradise at its millennial pink-hued space at ION Orchard B4.

Want a sneak peek of what else to expect? Keep reading to see the top 5 things to do at the Clarins Ice Cream Bar.

Clarins Ice Cream Bar runs from March 8 to 17, 10 am to 10 pm, at ION Orchard B4 (outside Muji).

Discover your very own unique Clarins skincare concoction
Discover your very own unique Clarins skincare concoction
07 Mar 2019

Discover your very own unique Clarins skincare concoction

Before you tickle your tastebuds, feed your skin by creating your own custom beauty routine. Take a simple quiz to discover the skincare and make-up treats specially curated for your skin and get tips from beauty experts – or beauty chefs as they are called here – on how to best use the products. At the end, you will receive samples of the recommended skincare products, or you can try them out first in the form of a hand massage.

Get a hand massage
Get a hand massage
07 Mar 2019

Get a hand massage

After getting the skin sorted, pamper yourself with a hand massage. I opted for the 15-minute Deluxe Hand Pampering Treat consisting of a sugar scrub, nourishing mask, and beauty gelato combo using the recommended skincare products from the quiz. Yes, it’s free.

Get first dibs on new launches and upcoming products
Get first dibs on new launches and upcoming products
07 Mar 2019

Get first dibs on new launches and upcoming products

Now that you’ve covered the bases, it’s time for makeup! Guests will be able to get their hands on Clarins’ new Spring 2019 make-up collection (pictured left) which offers an array of solutions for selfie lovers: think Instant Poreless makeup base and limited edition Glo 2 Go sticks to help you get photo-ready. Other yet-to-be-launched products include the Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D and eyeshadows, which come in nine shades and three finishes.

Take OOTDs and selfies 
Take OOTDs and selfies 
07 Mar 2019

Take OOTDs and selfies 

Now that you are “selfie-ready”, it’s time to get trigger-happy – after all, the millennial pink space is a selfie playground, with ‘gram-worthy backdrops at every corner. From the entrance and ice cream wall, to the neon cherry photobooth and hipster bicycle, every nook and cranny is designed to make your photos look like a whimsical magazine spread and rack up the likes.

Get your ice cream fix
Get your ice cream fix
07 Mar 2019

Get your ice cream fix

After you are done with all the pampering and posing, indulge your sweet tooth with a curated selection of artisanal gelato from popular homegrown ice cream brand Birds of Paradise. Made with natural botanical flavours, offerings include best-sellers like White Chrysanthemum, Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Earl Grey Lemongrass, and Rose Peach Sorbet (our favourite!). 

Another must-try is the exclusive Cherry Basil which was specially concocted for the pop-up. Made with cherry jam and with a fragrant basil taste, the ice cream (which was inspired by the Clarins White Plus range that contains the key ingredient, Acerola Cherry) even comes in delicate pink and white hues to mirror the products’ packaging. We like!

Bonus: Rub shoulders with Shane Pow
Bonus: Rub shoulders with Shane Pow
07 Mar 2019

Bonus: Rub shoulders with Shane Pow

Fans of Shane Pow, here is your chance to get up-close and personal with the actor. The 28-year-old, who is the face of Clarins’ Hydra Essentiel range, will be at the pop-up tomorrow (Mar 8) at 6.30pm, for a meet-and-greet session to share skincare tips, as well as to dish out scoops. Three lucky fans will also stand a chance to walk away with his favourite beauty kit. Don’t say bo jio!

You can't eat these
You can't eat these "ice cream" beauty pints but your skin can.
07 Mar 2019

You can't eat these "ice cream" beauty pints but your skin can.

Put together just for the pop-up, these beauty kits are available from $82 to $130. Only limited quantities available.

Actress Naomi Yeo tries her luck at the Ring Toss Game
Actress Naomi Yeo tries her luck at the Ring Toss Game
07 Mar 2019

Actress Naomi Yeo tries her luck at the Ring Toss Game


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