Wednesday, 10 April 2013

CLARINS SPLENDOURS COLOUR QUARTET & LINER PALETTE






Hello lovelies! I hope you're all good and are having a lovely day/ week! Today, I'm going to be reviewing the gorgeous Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet and Liner Palette. If you know me and my blog, you'll have seen me go on in various posts about how I love matte eyeshadows for everyday looks and my Soap & Glory Lid Stuff palette was my absolute holy grail for everyday eyeshadow. FORGET EVERYTHING I SAID. Well, not everything, the Soap & Glory Lid Stuff is still a firm favourite. However, it's place in my everyday makeup bag has been taken over for the foreseeable future by this little beauty!

While, as I said, for a long time I was a matte eyeshadow girl, I saw this palette and it automatically caught my eye. I feel like warmer toned anything suits me way better than cooler tones. Peachy blush, coral lipstick, bronzey eyeshadows and I'm there. So when I saw these colours I just had to have it! Shimmer or not, these colours could not be more me. I was slightly worried about the fact that that these were shimmers to be completely honest as I've worn matte only for the longest time. However, as soon as I tried these little beauties, I was in love.

This palette comes with a bronzey gold shade, a champagne colour, a warm purpley brown and a rose gold shade. There is also a very dark purple liner shade down the side, which to be honest, I probably won't get too much use out of as I like my black liquid liner, but it's a nice touch. All the colours are incredibly well pigmented and can be used wet and dry depending on what look you're going for. I've only used these dry as I feel like the colour is intense enough on it's own! However, if you were going for a super intense or evening look, I think it'd create a really cool metallic effect if you used these wet.

I absolutely adore the packaging, it's so luxurious! The quad is gold on the inside and on the bottom, with gorgeous red casing on the top. It has a lovely summery design on the front that looks like a sun to me, not sure if that's what it's supposed to be though! It also came in this gorgeous little velvet effect pouch inside the iconic red Clarins box. I thought this was a really nice touch as it keeps the palette getting messed up or scratched in my makeup bag. I don't really think much of brushes that came with this, as they're little sponges and who really uses those anyway? However, I must say the little angled eyeliner brush is pretty good and if you were going to use the liner, it would definitely come in handy.

Overall, I'd completely recommend this palette to anyone who likes warmer toned shadows. If you're strictly a cool toned kinda girl, this will not be for you, but it's definitely worth swatching as I think it'd look good on pretty much any skin tone! This is a limited edition palette and is available on the Clarins website and department stores (I bought mine on the Debenhams site!) for £31, it's completely worth it so snap it up quick if this seems like your kinda thing!

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32 comments:

  1. I have this as well and I absolutely love it!

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    1. Gorgeous isn't it? I'm obsessed! xx

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  2. How beautiful is this!! I haven't tried any clarins eyeshadows before but their palettes always look stunning. xx

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    1. They're fab, you definitely wouldn't be disappointed if you tried them xx

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  3. All Clarins packaging blows me away its so pretty!
    Never tried their eyeshadows before but the colours in this are so lovely and look so pigmented x

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    1. It's gorgeous, so luxurious! xx

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  4. I really love the look of this palette! I need to have it! I'll definitely pick it up next time I'm shopping, great review!

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    1. It's stunning, you won't be disappointed :) xx

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  5. The colours are gorgeous themselves, but the patterns on them are so adorable!!

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    Chloe xx

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    1. I know! I loveee it when they look pretty! xx

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  6. This is such a gorgeous quad, I'm glad it lives up to expectations!! I love how the powders are all embossed, but I think it would make me reluctant to swipe in them haha!
    Eleanor x

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    1. Oh I know, they're wearing down already and it makes me sad haha! xx

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  7. Love the shades and the design is so gorgeous x

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  8. This palette looks gorgeous! I love the patterns on the eye shadows :)

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    Jamie ♥

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    1. I love it when they're embossed, it makes them seem extra special! xx

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  9. the palette looks so pretty. i love that the eyeshadows are nude.
    xx

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    1. it's lovely, they're so pretty and unique but so wearable too xx

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  10. This looks gorgeous, I love the packaging :) x

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  11. so beautiful and girly clothes! :*

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  12. Gorgeous palette!
    Make Up is even better when it's pretty aha.xx

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