Thursday, 18 December 2014

Clinique's The Nutcracker Act 1 Palette

Today I have another item to share with you from Clinique's The Nutcracker Suite Collection! The Nutcracker Act 1 Palette* ($46 CAD) contains four eye shadows, and a powder blush, a double sided eye shadow brush, and a blush brush. The packaging is quite simple - as we've come to expect from Clinique. The mirrored packaged picks up fingerprints quickly, but they're only really noticeable in photographs.

Clinique's The Nutcracker Act 1 Palette

"The Nutcracker, performed for the first time in 1892, is a world-renowned perennial holiday classic ballet performance. Inspired by the beauty and elegance of the time-honoured tradition, Clinique, a trusted brand since 1968, has developed The Nutcracker Suite capturing the beauty and grace of this classic performance.

The Nutcracker Suite offers the perfect palette for a pretty holiday look – from day to night – celebrating the spirit of the performance. Inspired by the dazzling dance of the Snowflakes, The Nutcracker Act I colour compact includes a Snowflake Suite eye shadow quad in soft pinks and sultry tones, and a delicate pink Blushing Blush Powder Blush in PliĆ© Pink." - Clinique

Clinique's The Nutcracker Act 1 Palette

The eyeshadows are Clinique's All About Shadow Quad in Snowflake Suite. You get a shimmery white, that's perfect as a highlight colour. Next is a shimmery pink with a very buttery formula. Third is a shimmery taupe with slight mauve undertones. Finally, you have a glittery black with purple undertones. This last shadow has a creamy formula, but it is fairly sheer. The blush in this palette is the shade PliĆ© Pink, which is a gorgeous shimmery pink. This blush has a beautiful creamy texture, and is easy to blend out. 

Clinique's The Nutcracker Act 1 Palette Swatches

I love pink shadows and pink blushes, so this palette from Clinique really speaks to me! All four shadows work really well together, and the pink blush is the perfect compliment. The palette is small enough, so you can easily apply and touch up on the go. The Nutcracker Suite Holiday Collection is around for a limited time only, so definitely check out this palette while it's still available!

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  1. Pretty! Love that metallic purple shade especially :)


  2. Ooh these shades are absolutely gorgeous!! They look like they'd be flattering on a wide variety of skin tones!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes


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