Clarins Ice Cream Bar is the beauty pop-up to satiate beauty junkies and dessert fiends

Clarins Ice Cream Bar is the beauty pop-up to satiate beauty junkies and dessert fiends

Sweet tooth

Text: Emily Heng

Beauty pop-ups of late have given us some insight as to what distinguishes the stellar from the mediocre. Stellar: enough beauty goodies to make us swoon, photo opportunities abound, and delectable platters of food to sate ravenous appetites. Mediocre: a dimly lit room featuring an inconceivable number of stairs. Food? Don't even think about it.

Clarins' latest venture is leagues away from the latter. The Clarins Ice Cream Bar is running from the 8 to 17 March in Singapore — and it ticks all the right boxes. New products and personalised beauty recommendations? Check. Interactive photo-worthy corners? Check. Food? Check, check, and check.


In collaboration with gelato boutique, Birds of Paradise, fans will be able to pick (and lick!) from eight best-selling flavours whilst browsing through latest beauty offerings from Clarins: Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Mango Sorbet, Earl Grey Lemongrass, Chrysanthemum, Hazelnut, Rose Peach Sorbet, Spiced Pear, as well as Clarins' created-concoction, Cherry Basil — inspired by the Acerola Cherry, the star ingredient of the Clarins White Plus Range. We're mopping up the drool as we type.


Those stumped by the array of products can also rest easy knowing that experienced beauty experts are at the ready to share recommendations. Failing that, simply take a beauty quiz at venue, which helps determine the Clarins skincare and makeup goodies suitable for your complexion. Other services to look forward to include soothing hand massages and lipstick touch-ups — a necessity after that ice cream binge, no doubt.

The Clarins Ice Cream Bar takes place at the space outside Ion Orchard on level B4. Open daily from 10am - 10pm.