Friday, January 1, 2016

Clarins Spring 2016 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in "03 Natural Glow": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Happy 2016 everyone, I hope your day is off to a good start! For Spring 2016, Clarins has a new limited edition eyeshadow palette called the Natural Glow Eye Palette ($39 CAD). With five beautiful and fresh spring neutrals, the shadows are enriched with plant extracts and minerals that promise an intense pigmentation. To see some swatches, click.......

5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in "03 Natural Glow"
The "03 Natural Glow" 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette comes in the same packaging as the Fall 2015 Pretty Night (and Pretty Day) palette. The small cardboard compact is made out of a shiny rose gold exterior and the insert inside that holds the shadow pans is plastic. There is a small elastic band near the bottom of the palette that can be stretched over the lid to help it stay shut. Included is a duo-ended brush and sponge applicator. Lastly, each shadow is generously sized at 1.5g.
5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in "03 Natural Glow"
5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in "03 Natural Glow"
The "03 Natural Glow" palette features five neutral yet spring-tastic shadows. We have a light pink champagne sparkle (Iridescent Beige), a matte pink nude (Matte Beige), a rose gold metallic (Iridescent Bronze), a medium brown metallic (Marron Glace), and a dark brown satin (Satin Brown). All the shades are very pigmented and rich, with the exception of the light pink champagne, which is a bit prone to fallouts. The dark brown satin can also be a bit more creamy but it's buildable. I love the overall formulation and for such a small palette, the finish variation (matte, shimmer/sparkle, satin, metallic) is very impressive!
5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in "03 Natural Glow"
Clarins is available online and in stores at The Bay, Shoppers, London Drugs, and Sears.