The newly reformulated shadow formula comes out on the 2nd August in store, they are available in singles (£16), duos (£22) and quads(£28) but have already started popping up at counters. The shadows are meant to have a creamy application and smooth texture that delivers high pigment and long wearing colour.
Now I'll have to admit that I was never a fan of the previous shadow
formula, I found the quality variable, with some having low pigment,
unable to blend well and lighter colours prone to looking chalky coupled
with a lot of colour fading even with a primer.
There weren't any testers out so I bought the
one that looked the most taupe, Starlight/Starbright. Actually in terms
of the duos all the colours were on the neutral, easy to wear side.
Both shades have a golden toned shimmer, though nothing over the top. The larger pan is
a clay/beige with a hint of taupe and the smaller pan a medium taupe.
So of course the question is, was the reformulation a success? For me
the answer is Yes, from the duo I have, the texture feels smooth and
applies as such, colours blend easily with one another so no effort is
required, the pigment is very good and without a primer they do have
quite a long wear.
Clinique are also bringing out an eyeshadow primer with the release
which comes in different skin shades so I might give that a whirl as well.
I all too often get caught up with the higher end, less attainable brands, when in actuality the brands that I consider mid end and easily available at department stores such as the likes of Clinique, Clarins, Lancome etc are really starting to bring out some comparable quality products.
I bought this from Boots