Clinique Eyeshadow & Blush Pallette: Swatches & Review

by mehak on February 28, 2013

in B-, clinique, Eye Products, eyeshadow, Reviews

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Clinique Eyeshadow & Blush Pallette Review

Guest Post by Swastika

My friend from the US gifted me this Clinique palette and since this is the first time I was using a Clinique makeup product , i was really excited!

The palette contains:

  • Soft pressed powder blush in Pink Blush
  • Color surge eye shadow duo in two shades

Light shade – Blackberry frost
Dark shade – stay matte

The blush is very subtle- its a very soft, barely there baby pink. On my NC 40 medium  skin tone  is doesnt really show up,  it just provides a subtle sheen on the cheek. The blush will work best on paler skin tones, anyone with medium or darker skin wont really enjoy the color payoff.

The eyeshadows are of very average quality- in terms of pigmentation and longevity both. The lighter shade Blackberry frost is a frosty lavendar and can be used as a highlighter. The dark shade is supposed to be a matte black, but mostly ends up looking grey because of the low color intensity. The color payoff for both infact is strictly average. The staying power is about 3 hours, which again is very average, though the shadows are smooth in the sense that there is no powdery fallout. Overall I can say that it did not live up to my expectations of the brand Clinique.

Pros of Clinique Eyeshadow & Blush Pallette
– Portable for travel, Compact and easy to carry
– For everyday, subtle makeup this is nice- specially if you are pale or cool toned.

Cons of Clinique Eyeshadow & Blush Pallette
– Pigmentation not good at all. The eyeshadows have very average pigmentation
– Staying power very average for blush and eyeshadow pallette

– The colors may not work well with warmer skin tones.

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Blush Swatchclinique-eye-and-blush-pallette2

 

Eyeshadow Swatches

Overall verdict : B-

Recommendation: The Clinique Eyeshadow & Blush Pallette is a portable, travel friendly pallette of two eyeshadows and a baby pink blush. The pigmentation of all three products is very average, specially the eyeshadows dont yield true to pan color . The lasting power is average as well- which is a dissapointment from a brand of the stature of Clinique.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Preetha February 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm

clinique makeup is way too expensive for me..though i like their skincare stuff..atleast they last long n work for me..:)

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swastika February 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm

I will try their skincare ..havent tried that either

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shivangi February 28, 2013 at 1:51 pm

at this cost, I expected much more :(!

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Shikha February 28, 2013 at 1:56 pm

ahh.. :-( It would have been more disappointed if you would have bought this..

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swastika February 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm

i know:(

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Vineetha February 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Thats is a beautiful blush shade. Only if the pigmentation was better! :-(

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Preeti Kaur February 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I really like the blush shade only the pigmentation was better :(

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swastika February 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I wish it showed up in my skintone!

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Orangepink February 28, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Nice Shade but too light for my skintone.

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swastika February 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm

for me too:(

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sakhi February 28, 2013 at 3:59 pm

i agree with Shikha..it would have been more painful it u would have bought this..

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swastika February 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm

yes, indeed

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Crazy Indian Bride February 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Somebody gifted this to me too and like you I find the pigmentation not right for us Indian girls, its too pale and doesnt really show.
Love the packaging only wish the color were brighter :/

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swastika February 28, 2013 at 5:03 pm

There is a warmer palette in this and I think it would fare better with us Indian girls

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Xuvious February 28, 2013 at 6:34 pm

I’ve always like their skincare more than that makeup.. except maybe the chubby sticks. Those are great! :)

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Ash February 28, 2013 at 7:06 pm

I feel individual products by Clinique are much better. I have a palette too but it isn’t all that great.

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Tanya February 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I will first try their skin care range and the make up range. The blush looks pretty.

http://tannedntoned.blogspot.in/2013/02/a-fresh-approach-to-oily-skin.html

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Richa Saxena March 1, 2013 at 10:14 am

Wouldn’t expect such a bad pigmentation & sucha staying power from a brand like clinique… :(

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MissBoPeep March 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Clinique is best for its skin care products. They are the pioneers at it.I vouch for it and been using their stuff for donkey years now.
But cosmetics very few of their products are very good.

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priyanka March 1, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Clinique skin care products are superb.However their cosmetics products, are something which you can get in other brands for relatively low price.

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Marathi Weddings March 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I got a similar eyeshadow-Blush pallete in the velvette box.

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