Clarins have been killing it with their eye shadows lately, and I have been completely in love.
I’ve been wearing their summer cream eye shadows pretty much exculively for months (and also made some of my friends get those), and their new Autumn palettes are also to-die-for. I’ve already included them in my monthly favourites, and here is why.
First of all, I like the packaging which feels more sleek and luxurious compared to the old version, the compacts are also not bulky, and are travel-friendly.
Ecah palette contains four eye shadows. I have 03 Brown and 04 Oud, and here is a close up.
There are four palette in general, and the idea is that each palette is designed to compliment a particular eye colour. Mine are created for brown/hazel eyes. The other two variations are: Nude for blue eyes and Rosewood for the green. Although you can, obviously, choose whichever palette.
As for the ones that I have 03 Brown is great for creating shadows and contour, and also for subtle classic brown smoky eyes. However, it is 04 Oud the star of
I already made a preview of 5 black eye shadows that I like and NARS Single Eye Shadow in Night Clubbing was one of them.
I have to say that NARS eye shadows are one of the best shadows on the market and it is not only my opinion!
Why is it like that? Well, the answer is very simple, they are perfect!
What do I mean?! Here are only some reasons why you may like NARS shadows:
- They come in a great package, nice simple logo and an elegant black design.
- The pigmintation of the product is amazing, you need only a tiny amount of it.
- The shadows don’t smudge, crease or “magically disappear” from your lids.
- Great variety of colours and a lot of them are unique, I personally really like the shadows from “Night Serie”.
- It is a pleasure to work this these shadows: they are soft and it’s not a problem to blend them. You can also layer the shadows for more intense look.
- Honesly, I could go on and on because I can see only good things in this product.
And here is the Night Clubbing swatched.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Colour Burst Lipstick Hues of Enchantment in Scrumptiously Devious Review and Lip Swatches
Rouge Bunny Rouge Colour Burst Lipstick Hues of Enchantment comes in a beautiful black and white classic design.
The shade that I have is called Scrumptiously Devious and I’d say that it is very unique. It is a pinkish lavender with warm golden/peachy sheen to it. Or this is how I see it at least… (Actually Zuneta discribes it very similar). This shade is really wearable and would suit a lot of women. However, I personally like it much better on my slightly tanned/warmer skin.
On the lips it feels very comfortable, light and non-drying. It glides on easily and gives a beautiful polished sheen. You could built up the colour or blot it with your fingers to leave just a hint of colour as I love it myself.
Believe it or not, but I do think that it leaves my lips soft and hydrated. But please keep in mind that mine are in a good condition (at least now) to begin with.
RBR say that this lipstick is enriched with Vitamin E, botanicals such as Orchid Flower Extract, Meadowfoam, Manoi Butter or Inca Inchi Oil depending on the finish of the lipstick.
Here are the swatches
I received several Clarins products from their Autumn collection this month so I think it’s time to start sharing my opinion.
I will start with the 3-dot liner of course, as it is the most exciting product.
To tell the truth, at first I did not get along with this liner as I couldn’t figure out the best way (angle, pressure etc) to use it. But ever since I have figured out I fell in love. This is a genius Japanese (of course!) idea.
It make take you some time before you figure out how you want to use it and what effect you want to achieve but once you do – it doesn’t take a lot of time and you can get impressive results.
You can just put dots between the lashes for a fuller effect without using a brush and gel liner or putting the dots with an eye pencil. It is so much faster as you get 3 dots with one move.
Moreover, you can draw a regular line, should you wish to. You can achieve both thin or thick line.
I did not use this liner on anyone yet but I have asked
My favourite beauty product over the holidays was definitely Illamasqua’s Ore pigment, a glittery bronze which is so-so gorgeous, I highly recommend. But, besides the shimmering eye shadow, I’ve re-discovered some of my festive-appropriate eye liners. And my top two were:
Rouge Bunny Rouge Quartz Eyeliner Devotion Ink in Tanzanite Essence (review and swatches)
Illamasqua Precision Ink in Wisdom (review and swatches)
They are just extremely beautiful. Both are easy to control, have a gorgeous sparkling effect and nice pigmentation. Wisdom is described as