I know that Clarins have an extensive and very well regarded skincare range. I am already a fan of their lovely Lotus Facial Oil, which I have reviewed here. Their makeup is also lovely and this beautiful palette is the perfect example of that.
I was lucky enough to be given this as a gift recently and I fell in love with it straight away…. the name of this palette is so fitting, I am most definitely enchanted with it! I almost didn’t want to swatch it, as the whole thing is so stunning, untouched.
This is a limited edition palette, which was released some time ago but its still for sale on the Clarins website and may still be available on some counters.
It is £30 for 4 eye shadows and one eye liner – Link
This is what Clarins have to say about it:
A collector eye palette that takes you on a journey to India, with its luminous colours and motifs inspired by traditional saris. Four powder eye shadows to apply separately or blended together and a brown eyeliner enhanced with golden pearls to beautifully emphasise the eyes.
Lets start with the packaging, its classy and elegant, presented in a classic red velvet pouch. The casing of the palette is the most gorgeous gold with a delicate and pretty design engraved on it and houses a large mirror in the lid. Its lovely just to look at and certainly adds to the collect-ability of this item.
Inside there are four complimentary eye shadows, with stunning embossed, intricate designs on each one to compliment the Indian theme. Three of the shadows have a pearlised finish to them, and the light pink highlight shade is very shimmery, to the point of being frosty.
The pearlised shadows are extremely smooth and finely milled. They are gorgeous and a apply like a dream. They have medium, buildable pigmentation and wear very well with primer.
The only shadow I am not that keen on is the light pink shade. This is due to the fact its extremely shimmery, is prone to a lot of fall out and is not as attractive on the eye as the others. The formula is also not as fine and smooth as the other shadows. Worn on the inner eye, near the tear duct this can be really pretty, but I personally wouldn’t use it for a highlight or lid shade.
There is also a gorgeous brown eye liner included, which contains some super fine gold shimmer. Applied with a damp brush this is stunning and really compliments the eye shadows. It wears superbly and doesn’t not smudge.
Overall, the palette is gorgeous and the products are on the whole, very good quality. For £30 you are getting a one off, interesting, yet usable palette that will be the envy of your friends. It would also make a fantastic gift. If you want one of these beauties, dont hang about – its limited edition, so once its gone, its gone.
Here are the ingredients:
I am not disappointed in this palette and I would happily buy more Clarins makeup in the future, as well as of course re-stocking on the Lotus Facial Oil that I love so much.
What are your thoughts on this palette? Do you have any Clarins makeup? Drop me a line and let me know!
Thanks for reading!
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