Wednesday 17 July 2013

Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette, 01 Pastels

A mere glance at the Clarins counter and I realised that a lot of their makeup has had a revamp. Gone are the silvered circular compacts and instead we have more sleek, stylish gold toned packaging.

I picked up the Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in 01 Pastels (£31) and it does seem that the formula is improved. Whilst pigment is on the sheer side (in keeping with Clarins natural, soft image) shades feel smoother and blend better than previously.

I don't tend to suit pastels but it was the combination of crisp pastels paired with a bronze that caught my attention.
The palette contains a shimmery cream, very sheer pink micro glitter, shimmery cool toned mint green and a satin finish bronze.
Swatched below dry

Swatched below with a slightly dampened brush

As is the nature of pastels the cream and green shades can have a tendency to look a bit chalky if over applied.
However, though I could have done with more pigment in the pink shade, I am really liking this as its very Spring/Summer appropriate and creates an effortless light and shimmery casual look.
Picture below is with shadows applied dry.

I have to say I am really looking forward to their Fall Graphic Expression collection, the model's look is sultry, yet really polished, details are here on Chic Profile.

I bought this from Boots


  1. Hi Clare,
    I have never tried Clarins make up line yet but their skincare line amazes me! The eyeshadow quality looks good, but the shades are too cool for me.

    1. They do seem to be more know for their skincare, there was a nice natural everyday palette which was warm toned that you might like, think it was called rosewood :)

  2. ugh Iwish that pink had more oomph :(

    1. I know, it looks so pretty in the pan,just bought their fall palette today so am hoping all the colours apply true to pan :)


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