Thursday, 5 February 2015

Clarins Garden Escape 6-Colour Eye Palette

Winter might not be over yet, but Spring beauty collections are quickly approaching. Today I have a beautiful palette to share with you from Clarins' Garden Escape Collection! The Garden Escape 6-Colour Eye Palette* ($44 CAD) has shadows that can be used both wet and dry, so you can easily customize your look. 

Clarins Garden Escape 6-Colour Eye Palette

"This 6-color makeup palette offers a variety of springtime inspired satin-finish and shimmery eye shadows, long-lasting and smooth. Shades of pink, pearl white, two very springtime inspired greens and an intense taupe." - Clarins


Clarins Garden Escape 6-Colour Eye Palette

Clarins Garden Escape 6-Colour Eye Palette

Clarins' Garden Escape 6-Colour Eye Palette comes packaged in a beautiful shiny gold compact with an almost quilted pattern on the lid. The palette also comes with a red felt pouch, which will help to keep your compact safe while travelling, and is just luxurious in general. The palette has a full size mirror on the inner lid, and a double sided brush. The 6 eye shadows are embossed with a beautiful floral design. This design does fade away after just a few uses, but I still love it! 

Clarins Garden Escape 6-Colour Eye Palette

Clarins Garden Escape 6-Colour Eye Palette

This palette starts off with a white highlighter shade that I love putting on my brow bone to finish off my look. There are two green shadows in this palette - a mossy green and a pale green. Both shadows have a sheer but buildable formula. Next you have two pink shadows - a medium rose and a pale pink, also with a fairly sheer formula. Finally you have a taupe shadow that works well with all of the other shadows in this palette. I find that I really have to layer the shadows in this palette, since they are all quite sheer. The formula of all 6 shadows is really creamy and easy to work with, I just wish that they had better pigmentation. I also feel as though the green and pink shades in this palette don't  work well together. I've been having trouble combining these two colours into one look. I can easily use the green and taupe shadows together, or the pinks and taupe together, but I haven't been able to flawlessly combine pink and green shadows into one look. With a palette with 6 shadows, I feel like they all need to work well together. Finally, I've tried using these shadows wet, but they actually became harder to work with - but I honestly don't have much experience using shadows wet, I simply prefer using my shadows dry. 

Clarins Garden Escape 6-Colour Eye Palette

Clarins Garden Escape 6-Colour Eye Palette

Clarins Garden Escape 6-Colour Eye Palette Swatches

So, Clarins' Garden Escape 6-Colour Eye Palette is packaged beautifully, but the shadows aren't flawless. I'd suggest this palette to anyone that prefers a natural look, as the shadows have a semi-sheer formula. Have you checked out Clarins' Garden Escape Collection yet? What Spring collection are you most excited about?

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12 comments:

  1. I had this experience with another Clarins palette and actually found this one to be more pigmented. In general I think their shadows have a more natural looking formula though. I agree about combining green and pink... I am loving the green shades though and that pink and taupe look is really pretty!

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    1. Ya I definitely think that they're going for a more natural look in general! I need to find a way to make green and pink work... hmmmm!

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  2. It's such a shame about the pigmentation of these eyeshadows as it looks like such a pretty palette and separately the colours are ones that I would normally go for, although I do agree I wouldn't really have put them together xx

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    1. Ya all of the colours are beautiful, but they just don't work very well together :(

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  3. the packaging is gorgeous!
    http://steph-g.blogspot.com/

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  4. Such a pretty palette! Loving the lush green shades- so perfect for Spring :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  5. I love that look that you created, very natural! And this packaging is gorgeous :)

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  6. Such a gorgeous palette but I agree, the quality of the shadows are just decent.

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! Ya, I was hoping for more pigmentation from these shadows...

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