Tag Archives: Eyeshadow

Spring Makeup: Clarins 4โ€‘Colour Eyeshadow Palette (Lovely Rose)

19 Mar

Hi beauties!

The last few days in Vancouver have been packed with sunshine. ๐ŸŒž The cherry blossom trees are also getting ready to bloom, so spring is definitely on its way!

What better way to celebrate a new season than to switch up your eye makeup!

Usually, spring shades trend toward pastels and lighter shades. Not this year: bold, colourful shades are everywhere.

The Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Lovely Rose is definitely a quad with a pop of colour. I posted this photo on Instagram and the love for these shades was unanimous (thanks everyone!).

The shades in this palette range from light pink to deep purple in a combination of iridescent, matte, and satin finishes. Here are the shades (from left to right):

  • Pink Pearl
  • Coral
  • Mauve Pink
  • Deep Plum

If you don’t have one of the Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palettes, they’re always a good investment. Enriched with mineral pigments, the gentle formula contains carnauba powder to help make the eyeshadow comfortable to wear. The gold case palette comes in a signature red velvet sleeve with Clarins embossed on the front.

Overall, the real “beauty” of this palette is that Clarins’ eyeshadow quads can be applied in different ways:

  • For a natural look, apply the eyeshadow dry.
  • For a bold “pink” payoff, build up the intensity or apply the colors wet.

Happy spring, everyone!

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.
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NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette (Rustic Antique)

2 Jan

NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette

Hi beauties!

How is the New Year going for you so far? I hope you’re keeping warm!

We had an Arctic cold front come through Vancouver last week, but it’s warmed up (phew!). Since I’m originally from Winnipeg, I know we’re pretty lucky out here on the West coast, so I’ll stop now.

I always like to keep my eye on what’s new in makeup (although I usually don’t go hard-core). For the last few months, I’ve noticed that burgundy or maroon shades are trending.

One of the best palettes for trying out this range of shades is the NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Rustic Antique.

This palette comes with 10 shades in matte and shimmer finishes. The colors are highly pigmented, super soft, and blend well.

Here’s a rundown of the shades (starting in the upper left corner):

  1. This is a matte ivory-white shade.
  2. This is a matte maroon shade.
  3. This is a matte nude shade.
  4. This is a shimmery gold shade.
  5. This ia a shimmery peachy beige shade.
  6. This is a matte dark peach shade with a hint of gold.
  7. This is a matte orange shade.
  8. This is a shimmery copper shade on the red side.
  9. This is a shimmery dark plum shade.
  10. This is a semi-matte cranberry shade.

The only drawback for this palette is that it doesn’t come with a mirror. However, the quality and quantity of the shades makes it worth picking up if you want to explore burgundy shades!

Happy 2018 everyone. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ’‹

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.

Clarins Spring Eye Makeup

19 Apr

Clarins Spring Eye Launches

Hi beauties!

I don’t know how beauty brands anticipate makeup trends so far in advance, but Clarins has been bang on so far.

Earlier this spring, I had a look at the Clarins Limited Edition Face Contouring Palette that features a more subtle way to contour.

Clarins’ eye makeup launches have also tapped into a couple of new trends: grey as an all-season neutral and multiple looks with eyeliner.

Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette (Smokey)

This iconic eyeshadow palette comes with easy-to-apply charcoal grey shades that are long-lasting and versatile (you can wear them dry or wet). The neutral range includes a white pearl, light grey, medium grey, and dark grey/black shade.

Enriched with mineral pigments, the formula contains carnauba powder to help make the eyeshadow comfortable to wear.

For a touch of luxury, the palette also comes in a signature red velvet sleeve with Clarins embossed on the front.

Clarins Limited Edition 4-Colour Pen

Like most writers (I work as a tech writer when I’m not blogging), I’ve always loved pens. โœ’

When I saw Clarins 4-Colour Pen, it took me back to school days when everyone had to have a BIC ballpoint pen that let you switch to different colors.

Clarins is taking us down memory lane with a travel-friendly, mult-tasking makeup pen. Not only does the 4-Colour pen come with three shades for the eyes (blue, brown, black), it also includes a nude shade for lip contouring.

To use the pen, slide the colour you want to apply and twist the pen to lower the shade. The line that this pen creates is on the thick side, but it deposits the liner evenly. The colours work really nicely together. For example, you can apply black on the upper lid, and blue or brown on the lower lid for a more defined look.

If you love wearing eyeliner in different shades and hate sharpening or rough edges, this eyeliner is worth checking out. ๐Ÿ’•

Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.