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Thursday, 4 April 2013

clarins splendours colour quartet and liner palette

clarins splendours colour quartet and colour palette review swatch photo
clarins splendours colour quartet and colour palette review swatch photo
clarins splendours colour quartet and colour palette review swatch photo

As soon as I saw this eye palette I did a bit of a gasp, Its Beau-ti-ful. Just beautiful. I've gushed about the collection already and recently reviewed the Clarins Splendours Limited Edition Summer Bronzer earlier this week. To briefly recap,The Clarins summer collection for 2013 is inspired by South America and the Aztec's. Splendours is inspired by the embellishments, glittering bronzes, golds and splashed of exotic rubies, jades and sapphires. It's sad to get excited about makeup, but the Splendours Collection really does it for me, It's beautiful!

The Splendours Eye Palette is a quartet of four shimmer shades including a copper, a pale gold, a rose gold and a deep plum and a creamy dark plummy black eyeliner. All wonderfully presented in the classic Clarins style packaging and the shadows embossed with the theme of the Splendours collection.  All the shades are butter soft and pigmented, they apply well without a primer and really last all day. The eyeshadows can be mixed and matched to create a simple everyday look or a more smokey evening look. In the photos I've used the copper shade on the lid then darkened up the outer corner and lined the lower lash line with the plum. I really like the warmth and depth it gives to the eyes and how pretty it looks applied. I've worn the shades in a few different ways too including the pale gold on the lid and the copper in the crease, the plum on its own with the eyeliner shade to darken and smoke it out a bit. It's worth noting the eyeliner shade is actually a very creamy formula which surprised me as I just assumed it'd be one of those chalky dry matte type of liners!

Overall I really like this palette and I wouldn't highly recommend it. I know I'm biased as the Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet and Liner Palette is basically my dream eyeshadow palette. Packed full of wonderful warm tones that compliment my skin tone and my eye colour. As it's a summer collection they will all really compliment tanned skin and add warmth and depth to the eyes. I think it's really versatile and very easy to wear. I can see the tones suiting a variety of skin tones and tastes. The palette is also very small so perfect for travelling or holiday evening makeup looks. While at £31 it's not the cheapest of neutral shimmery summer palettes out their but I really cant fault the quality or the design. It's not only a piece of art but a wonderful product. So far this is my favourite summer limited edition eye palette!

29 comments

  1. I love the pattern in the palette and the shades look gorgeous :)
    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  2. This palette looks so pretty! The colours look gorgeous xx

    www.oletaeilis.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. this is a gorgeous review!
    you're so right this palette looks beautiful..I am not sure if I could get this in Germany but I will look for it. These colours look very good ..simply perfect <3

    http://individualemotion.blogspot.de/

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  4. The palette looks so pretty and I love the patten. The look you created is gorgeous on you! x

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  5. It's beautiful!
    And it's not sad to get excited about make up,
    make up makes me happy so much that I can't remember what makes me happy that much XD

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  6. this is so beautiful!
    but £31 is a bit steep for me
    www.alittlepersonalblogger.blogspot.com

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  7. It looks so pretty but £31 is too much for my budget, are there any dupes around??? x

    http://fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. This palette is absolutely gorgeous but I don't know whether I'd pay £31 for 4 colours!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Expensive!!

    http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/oraginx-renewing-moroccan-argan.html

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  10. Ah this collection is so beautiful, I love the intricate embossed patterns and the packaging is so cute. Wish I could afford it!

    http://hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I love the colours of this collection, but the frigging design is horrid, I don't get it, like some Egyptian busy messy mess thing going down.

    www.helloterrilowe.com

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  12. The colours are so pretty and I love the eyeshadow palette but a little expensive for me! xxx
    http;//unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I'm loving the look of this, those 4 colours are wonderful and very wearable. If only the price was more attainable!

    xxxx

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  14. This looks amazing!

    Please check out and follow my blog! I'd really appreciate it! <3
    http://seasidebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. The pattern is so pretty. am such a sucker for pretty thing like that!

    Looks lovely on you tho!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. You said "Overall I really like this palette and I wouldn't highly recommend it", but then said why you recommend it, huh? xo

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  17. Really love your blog & your bedding!! where is it from? xx

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  18. I love Clarins!
    www.xdivinechaos.blogspot.co.uk
    Abbey
    xx

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  20. Lovely shades, I adore the packaging and engraving in the Eyeshadows.

    Katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.com
    http://youtube.com/user/katiefawcettxo

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  21. Oh wow this is an absolute beauty of a palette!! Soooooo would love this! xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  22. these colours really suit you :)
    beaugeorge.blogspot.com

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  23. I have just bought this because of this review!

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  24. like the bronzer, i think it would take me a while to actually use this as the pattern on the product is just beautiful! the colours are just gorgeous and are the perfect colours for me - they're the type of shades that i use/want to use on a regular basis! i'm really tempted to treat myself to this (and the bronzer) ready for the summer months, and especially for my summer holiday this year! X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. That little palette looks adorable I love the pattern and the colours look lovely Xx

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  26. That's so pretty! I love all the shades! Really like the eye makeup you've done with this! <3

    www.styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. This collection just looks incredible - the aztec detail is so so beautiful!!!


    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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  28. That palette looks really fun to used!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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