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.
Swatches of wet (damp) application: Good and sophisticated color pay-off.
Swatches of dry application. Pale and subtle.
Swatches of wet (damp) application.
Fab and smoky.
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.