Clinique have revamped their eyeshadow range, introducing a rainbow of colours and finishes and releasing them as singles, duos, and quads. There's a choice of finishes, too - super shimmer, soft shimmer, and soft matte.
Before we look at the shadows themselves, one thing I think is often looked over with Clinique is the outer cardboard packaging. No basic sleeves, these - the floral print has been around for years and is still really, really pretty.
|Left to right: Bubble Bath, Blushed, Purple Pumps|
One thing which strikes me is the difference in finish. Bubble Bath is the super shimmer of the three - and it's really not all that shimmery. Seriously, this is super shimmery. Or this. But not that. Blushed has a barely detectable sheen to it, and Purple Pumps is matte, but not at all chalky. These are definitely colours for those who want a soft eye look which enhances, rather than distracts.
On the eye you get a soft yet still vibrant look - I did build the shadows up in a couple of layers to get this kind of pigmentation, and the finished look is still more soft than it is super colourful. I'm totally cool with that, though - if I want insane pigmentation and bright colours, I'll go to MAC, Illamasqua, or Inglot. Clinique is far better placed to offer its customers a more muted, easy-to-wear take on colour.
Find Clinique's new All About Shadow singles at their website, and at Clinique concessions, where they'll cost £16 each.
Disclosure: PR sample
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