Clarins ‘Ombre Iridescente’ Eyeshadow in Silver Ivory [Review]

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The new Clarins ‘Ombre Iridescente’ Cream-to-Powder Iridescent Eyeshadow in Silver Ivory (no. 04). This ivory shadow is absolutely gorgeous and comes off more yellow/pale gold in my skin tone. These new shadows are effortless as they give ease and comfort of a cream with the long wear if a powder.

Clarins have blended iridescent, soft-focus pigments with bamboo powder for stay-true brilliance and long-lasting wear. A Vitamin E derivative keeps lids comfortable. Casts a soft, pearlescent glow during the day; a stylized, high-voltage iridescence at night.

These shadows are gentle enough for sensitive eyes and are dermatologist- and ophthalmologist-tested.

PRSampleDisclaimer: I received this product at a Clarins Spring 2016 press event at Bloomingdale’s. This does not  influence my opinion and this review is based on my experience with the product.  A portion of the description was courtesy of Clarins.com. 

 

Clarins ‘Ombre Iridescente’ Eyeshadow in Silver Pink [Review]

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Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream-to-Powder Iridescent Eyeshadow in Silver Pink (no. 05). This shadow is a very pretty rosey pink with a silver undertone. I think these give a more satin rather than sparkly and does not have glittery finish. This cream-powder shadow applies very easily and holds up on for at least 8hrs with or without a cream base with minimal creasing.  I always use an eyeshadow primer due to my oily lids.

Clarins have blended iridescent, soft-focus pigments with bamboo powder for stay-true brilliance and long-lasting wear. A Vitamin E derivative keeps lids comfortable. Casts a soft, pearlescent glow during the day; a stylized, high-voltage iridescence at night.

These shadows are gentle enough for sensitive eyes and are dermatologist- and ophthalmologist-tested.

PRSampleDisclaimer: I received this product at a Clarins Spring 2016 press event at Bloomingdale’s. This does not  influence my opinion and this review is based on my experience with the product.  A portion of the description was courtesy of Clarins.com. 

Clarins Ombre Iridescente Eyeshadow in Silver Plum [Review & Swatches]

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The new Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream-to-Powder Iridescent Eyeshadow in Silver Plum (no. 07) was released earlier this year as a part of the Spring 2016 Collection. This is a gorgeous purple taupe, a deep smokey lavender with a silver undertone.

Clarins have blended iridescent, soft-focus pigments with bamboo powder for stay-true brilliance and long-lasting wear. A Vitamin E derivative keeps lids comfortable. Casts a soft, pearlescent glow during the day; a stylized, high-voltage iridescence at night.

This shadow combines the ease and comfort of a cream with the long wear if a powder. It’s gives a sparkling not glittery finish. It is very smooth and the texture in the little pot is a cross between the Chanel Ombres and the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows. This shadow does hold up on for at least 8hrs with or without a cream base with minimal creasing.  I do however always use an eyeshadow primer due to my oily lids. 

These shadows are gentle enough for sensitive eyes and are dermatologist- and ophthalmologist-tested.

 

PRSampleDisclaimer: I received this product at a Clarins Spring 2016 press event at Bloomingdale’s. This does not  influence my opinion and this review is based on my experience with the product.  A portion of the description was courtesy of Clarins.com. 

Eclissare ColorEdge Eye Pencil in Brownout

IMG_20150901_220156This is the Borghese Eclissare ColorEdge eyeliner in Brownout which is descirbed as a rich, pure, intense true brown. It is so soft and creamy. Brownout glides on ultra smooth without tugging at the eyelid. It is long-wearing and smudge proof. Brownout retails for $21.50.

PRSampleDisclaimer: This product received from Borghese and their representatives. They didnot request a review in exchange. This is soley my decsion to share my experience with the product. The overall description of the product, benefits and/or ingredients were adapted or extracted from information found on the company’s website.

Color Pop SuperShock Shadow Haul, Review & Swatches

20150510_183006~2[1]In addition to the two ColorPop blushes I picked recently (see review here), I  also got 4 of the shadows. I looked at swatches online before making my seelction (with one wild card). Unlike the blushes, I like this texture for formulation for the shadows. The colors I got were just lovely except for Sunnies, this one looked nice in the pot but applied were patchy to to the lid and the color payoff was a huge disappointment. I got this one as my wildcard and intended to pair it with my MAC Coral Crepe paintpot. It failed by itself and with the base. 

The others I got were So Quiche, Smash and Drift. I have no complaints and love how smooth they applied (best with ones finger). Each shadow retails for $5.

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Coastal Scents Revealed 2 – Review & Swatches

The Coastal Scents REVEALED 2 eyeshadow palette contains 20 highly pigmented shadows. It is a bit richer and warmer than the original REVEALED palette (reviewed here). Unlike the first, R2 has more rose and pink tones shades with a good mix of mattes and shimmers. The quality is just as good, smooth, blendable. pigmented except for one (row 1, shade 4) which was a bit chunky and hard to swatch and pick up with a brush. I swatched the shadows with and without flash. Each palette retails for $19.95 and could be less (they have sales a few times a year).

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MAKE UP FOREVER AQUA CREAM #27 – SWATCH/REVIEW

I have been looking for a black stay all day eyeshadow base and decided to try Make Up Forever’s Aqua Cream  Black (no.27) . This ultra pigmented waterproof cream product can be used as either an eyeshadow base or long-lasting stand alone shadow.  No 27 gives a rich black finish that is buildable, transform shadows placed on top, lasts all day and can be applied with the fingertip or a synthetic brush.

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This product was purchased with my own funds.

Make Up Forever Aqua Cream #22 – Swatch/Review

Here is a glimpse of Make Up Forever’s Aqua Cream Emerald Green (no.22) . This ultra pigmented waterproof cream product can be used as either an eye shadow base or long-lasting stand alone shadow.  No 22 gives a gorgeous golden green sheen that is buildable,  lasts all day and can be applied with the fingertip or a synthetic brush.

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This product was purchased with my own funds.