There are three things that tell me that Christmas is right around the corner; the Coca Cola truck, the Soap and Glory Big One and the Clarins Festive palette. They pop up just at the right time to instil some festive cheer into me and it’s become a tradition that each year, I experience each one. The Clarins Festive Palette has been appearing each November for the last few years and by my reckoning, I think this is the fourth palette that they’ve brought out. An essentials palette packed with ten shades from pearly champagnes to shimmering blacks, the Clarins Festive Eye Palette won’t be around for much longer.
I’ve only ever tried Clarins eye shadows in the samples that I’ve received as gifts with purchases when buying skincare. It’s taken quite sometime for me to really get into the cosmetics side of Clarins, but now I’m there, I have a few products that I find to be brilliant. The eye shadows, just like the skincare, are made with mineral and plant based formulas that make each shade easy to work with. Packaged in a cardboard case, which is eco friendly and made from sustainable materials, the ten shadows sit inside with a large mirror for application and a dual ended brush.
The shades range from pale neutrals to deep, warm rosy tones. There are six satin, three matte and one iridescent shades, which can be used bot wet and dry. Hurray, I love a wet eye shadow. The Clarins shadows in the palette are very soft and buttery, but with a good level of pigment which hold well throughout the day. On average, I gained around seven hours of wear, with slight creasing. My favourite shade has to be the shimmery rose gold which is the fourth pan in.
For beginners, a handy guide is also included so you can use the shadows to their utmost potential, with great colour combinations. The shades all blend really well together and a number of looks can be created with the ten colours. For £35, it’s a bit of a bargain for the quality and quantity of shadows. Another neutral palette to add to the collection, because I needed another.
I’m really going to make a conscious effort to try more from the Clarins makeup range in the new year, as I really don’t know much about it. Until then, I’ll be whipping out my Clarins Festive Eye Palette at every opportunity.
*Contains PR Samples