I know summer is a fabulous time for enjoying the great outdoors, hitting the beach and lounging on the patio but I prefer cooler temperatures and welcome Canadian winters with open arms. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I was born on Christmas Eve or that my long hair frizzes and curls in humidity, but there is just something comforting about a crisp autumn day, changing leaves and cozy sweaters. My first official fall post of 2016 is dedicated to Clarins 4 Color Eye Shadow Palettes that will effortlessly transition your look into next season!
There are 3 new color collections housed in sophisticated mirrored compacts. I have 02-Rosewood which includes a frosty silver, pink-purple shimmer, deep matte plum and a gorgeous grey-purple. These shades appear to be simple but the pigments have unique undertones that flatter all complexions.
The second and fourth shadows are my favorites for enhancing the eyes and although they do brighten with bold pops of shimmer, the finishes are still quite soft and neutral. These shades would appeal to many women no matter what age and they can go from day to night by simply amping-up the crease intensity with the rich plum and using it to create a smokey shadow under the lower lash line. The silver makes a great lid or highlight shade and you can wear these hues in any combination with the reassurance that they will look amazing!
The 01-Nude Palette contains fabulous transition shades to help you substitute vibrant summer hues for milder ones. The compact includes trendy pigments like champagne, rose gold, grey and sultry black which can be paired with any color and faded or layered heavier for more drama. Like the other palette, this one also has a nice balance of light and dark and the shimmer is ultra-fine for a fresh, radiant effect.
Sometimes products labelled as “nude” aren’t actually the correct neutral tones for all complexions but I think this one is. The colors are super easy to pair and blend for professional results and the small compacts are ideal for travel.
The formula is luxuriously creamy, smooth and buildable with an infusion of vegetable extracts and other skin loving ingredients. Many of the long-wear pigments have the versatility to go from sheer to full coverage by simply layering and I experienced little to no fall-out or fading. The color pay-off is good but the shadows are not extremely saturated or bold. For more intensity you can also apply them wet but either way the velvety finish is brilliant! If you like the brand's high-end quality and elegant makeup you will love these!
The palettes retail for $27.00 each and you can pick them up at department stores, Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs and at clarins.ca.