I couldn't resist picking up the eyeshadow palette from the Fall Graphic Expressions collection for Clarins. Named Forest (£31), the colours really do look autumnal.
It contains a shimmery khaki, sheer gold shimmer overlay, shimmery taupe
with a bronze edge and dusty charcoal with
subtle golden sparkles. The shimmer is gentle and just gives the shades
a lift, the colours do not go on muddy and are neutral toned rather than
leaning warm (which I was very pleased about).
The overall effect is a
sightly smoky, earthy, natural look. It probably seems a strange thing
to say but there is something very comfortable about these shades.
The shadows have a firm feel and do feel a bit dry to the
touch, and the black and khaki don't blend as nicely as the
taupe/bronze. Overall pigment is good, there is no fall out and all shades have a good wear time.
This is a very nice, well coordinated, fuss free palette. The taupe
bronze shade is such a beauty, to be fair I would have bought the
palette for that shade alone.
I bought this from John Lewis