Friday, 5 December 2014

Eye, Eye - CLARINS - The Essentials Eye Palette

Clarins Essentials Eye Palette
10 shadows / 1.5g each

Less of the groaning thank you, and before you remind me, I am aware that my drawers can no longer cope with my copious amounts of eye decorative palettes. (maybe more Muji is needed!)

I blame the need to cover dark circles. It's quite simple, I needed a concealer, I saw one and then fell upon the eye palette which in a moment of weakness (it was either that or chocolate) fell into my basket, proper dropped in it did.

What did I think?

Reasonable packaging initially, cardboard with elastic strap, to hold lid in place. Once inside it wasn't the best palette I have seen packaging wise, especially for Clarins and the cost of £35. It does come with a dual headed brush but the inner palette was naff. It's plastic and lifts from the main housing, it looks and feels cheap, very cheap. Even Barry M palettes have a bit more style to them.

The actual colours are beautiful, as most palettes these days offer workable colours there is no surprise that this also offers a great choice whatever your abilities. 

Strong pigmented colours apply easily to the eyes and there is no creasing, there are a lovely selection of finishes, it is easy to create the simplest results to the smokey defined look. 

It is hard not to compare palettes, there are many that offer the same choice of finishes and colours, although the packaging was a massive let down the quality of the actual shadows really makes this a must have palette, reliable, beautifully smooth shadows that apply effortlessly and give a gorgeous finish to the eyes. 
Though the quality of the shadows are of a high standard I do feel that this palette doesn't sell itself as well as Urban Decay, Nars and even the drugstore wonders that are Sleek, Makeup Revolution and Barry M. 
It will be passed over and it's a shame but the competition is high in this field. 


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