Sneak Preview: Clarins Fall 2011 Eye Quartet Mineral Palette

Clarins makeup fanatics and enthusiasts, here’s a quick preview of its Eye Quartet Mineral Palette  for Fall 2011. 

This four-color palette is meant to be applied either wet or dry. It is mineral-based with a luxurious silky finish. Encased in 3.5 x 4- inches gold hue pan, it comes with two sponge tip applicators. 

04 Indigo: Lavender/Blue/Silver/Gray

06: Graphites  Pink/Silver/Black/Gray

Pull out the pan from this red velvet case.

The back portion of the box has description where to put what (Base/ Liner/Highlighter).
Think outside the pan and play around with colors.

04 Indigo:
Swatches of wet (damp) application: Good and sophisticated color pay-off.

04 Indigo:
Swatches of dry application. Pale and subtle.

06 Graphites:
Swatches of wet (damp) application.
Fab and smoky.

06 Graphites:
Swatches of dry application.
Teeny weeny hint of color.

Additional product information:

Size: 5.8g       0.2 oz. net wt.

Key ingredients: mica, talc

Available in stores: Fall 2011

My impression and thoughts:

If you are into high-end makeups, this is a good addition to your collection. I like it wet (damp) because it gives exquisite color pay-off. Dry technique looked flat on me and it took me quite a while to pick up the color from the pan (I used both the sponge tip applicators and my own eye shadow brush). The gold-tinted case is handy, ideal to-go because of its compact size. You can even use the top/outside case as your mirror for quick lipstick touch-ups. But if you’re OC with finger prints, expect to leave your thumb marks on the case. But then again, it comes with a red velvet case which you can use to wipe and store your palette properly. 

Ever the guinea pig, I tried and wore this eye makeup yesterday. You be the judge….

Moi wearing 3 colors from the 04 Indigo Collection.
Wet (Damp) technique for base (lid) and highlight (brow bone & tear duct).
Dry technique for crease

Lavender for base and lower lash line, blue for crease and to outline upper lash line. Silver to highlight brow area and tear duct.



Moi with colors from the 06 Graphites palette. 

Wet technique for lids, lower lash line, brow area and inner corner.
Dry application for crease

My Kissmark analysis

FTC: Product samples were provided for PR consideration and review.


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