Monday, November 03, 2014

Clarins "The Essentials" Make-up Palette


With Christmas closing in and only being 51 days away, everyone is going mad for Christmas releases and I don't blame them. Christmas is THE BEST time of the year for beauty brands to release their signature Christmas lines and limited edition products and today we are having a look at the newest eyeshadow palette launch from Clarins. 

The Limited Edition Essentials Christmas Make-Up Palette (£35)* is a stunning palette composed of ten eyeshadows ranging from nude champagnes, sexy greys, beautiful browns and a gorgeous gold for all of your Christmas eye looks this year. The palette offers a range of matte, satin and pearl finishes meaning this palette is extremely versatile for day and night wear! 



Housed in a sturdy and sleek rich brown compact case, the pressed minerals eye shadows can be used wet or dry depending on the intensity you want out of the colours and are great to use as the main attraction of your makeup look. There is a wooden dual ended applicator included within the palette which although wouldn't give you the look of five other brushes does the job and works well. It is soft and easy to use which I love as I usually end up throwing the brushes that come in palettes as I can never really use them nicely. 

The formula itself is very long lasting, easy to blend, buttery and smooth and most of all pigmented! The colours show up beautifully on the eyes and one of the biggest things I love about the colours is that they blend beautifully together, they don't blend into nothing or a muddy mess which allows you to play around with the range of colours and create many different looks which I am super happy about as I sometimes find that some eyeshadows just merge into one on application. 



The variety of colours within the palette are really great this year and I am sure that regardless of whether you are cool toned or warm toned - there are shades to suit everyone. 

BEAUTY HACK: Once you have finished using the palette, simply pull on the brown tab to remove the insert and then you can re-use the compact case for some of your make-up brushes, eyeliners or even pencils whilst travelling! 

This will make a great gift for a friend or family member OR if you are feeling extra cheeky, for yourself (everyone is naughty at Christmas)! The eyeshadow palette is already available for purchase online at Clarins or at your local Clarins counter! 

What do you think of the palette? Will you be picking one up this year? 


25 comments :

  1. This is such a gorgeous palette, especially for the festive season ahead. That gold will add such a nice sparkle for any Christmas party looks. But I dunno there is just something about it that doesn't scream to me buy me now, maybe it it wasnt this pricey.. x

    Beauty with charm | TOOFACED GIVEAWAY

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    1. Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that! It is definitely a palette I would have picked up as it really is beautiful! The swatches here don't do it justice but they are all silky and apply like a dream! :) x

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  2. This looks so similar to Urban Decays naked palette, it's almost the same colour layout.

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    1. Haha I can see where the similarities come from on picture but side by side they aren't too similar :)

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  3. Oh wow it's such a beautiful palette! I absolutely love the colours x

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

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    1. So gorgeous when applied to the eye! The swatches really don't do it justice :) x

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  4. OMG this palette is so beautiful!

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