In their 'POP' range of bright colors, Clinique is reinventing amazing formulations and have expanded from their line of amazingly pigmented blushes to some scintillating eyeshadow colors. Clinique has become one of my go-to brands these days as they have upped the mark and have created immensely fun but very highly professional grade products that cater to a variety of jobs. For me the makeup product should be visually satisfying too, which is why I love this dahlia embossing on the eyeshadow and it makes me happy all the time when I use the product.
I picked up 2 shades from the Clinique Inorbit Mall, Malad, Mumbai store and shall be reviewing them separately (just to make another article).
So beautiful are these shades and the patterns are so alluring.............lets have a look at what I got...
I have a fetish for 'ROSE GOLD' shades and this one was the perfect one I have ever come across. Petal Pop as its called would be one of the most amazing shades of eyeshadows if you're looking for a dressed up eye or being the next bride. Its not an everyday color per se but it can be muted down to a subtle wash of color.
What Clinique has to say............
A modern wash of silky, long-wearing eye shadow.
Lid Pop instantly gives lids a burst of color for an almost powderless eye shadow look. It builds and blends easily to a customizable level of intensity.
This product is perfect for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes and is ophthalmologist tested.
It is free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP (dibutyl phthalate), and camphor.
-Using an eye shadow specialist from Clinique’s Makeup Brush Collection, sweep shadow across lids for desired effects.
-Create dimension by blending and layering multiple shades.
-Use it as an accent shade in the crease, as a liner, or to highlight just under the browbone
Clinique's packaging is very colorful and pleasing to the eyes. Although I am not a great fan of such stuff, I really like their packaging as it feels pleasant to the eyes. The leaves and floral pattern is so just so cool. It has all the details that one needs to know and according to Indian rules, it has a perfect labeling required.
The eyeshadow is soft and buttery to feel and on a swatch gives an intense pigment. Which means you have to be cautious enough to pick up the right amount of product and for this kind of buttery soft formulations I advice using a flat concealer brush to pack the product and a fluffy tapered eyeshadow brush to blend the edges. It is smooth, long wearing and can last long without a primer. One could use this as a dry for a soft wash of color or wet (with a MAC fix plus or a Glycerin based spray) to apply it in a high intensity. I have used it mostly in the latter way and the results are phenomenal.
As far as the ingredients are concerned, Glycerin adds an excellent slip to these eyeshadows and there are some nourishing ingredients like Carrageenan and Squalene which do benefit the eyes (not so majorly if you have used a primer) where as Nylon and other contents make the formula fairly long lasting.
Petal pop is a fantastic rose gold color with accents of pink and peach making it multi dimensional and 3D. The color is pretty universal and can be matched with coordinating colors or opposite colors to give some bedazzling results. I must say, that save this color for a special occasion as its one of those fail safe colors that can never go wrong especially when you are out of options. (I have never been though, on a job....lol).
- Use dry for a soft wash of color. It can be used alone and packed with a flat concealer brush to get good results. Or use with an eyeshadow primer or a MAC Pro Longwear Paint pot like ing to add high impact.
- With a setting spray and a damp flat bursh, one can use this wet to achieve high impact results. The eyeshadow transforms into a molten metallic liquid and goes really shiny.
Clinique Lid Pop is available at Clinique stand alone stores, counters and Sephora Clinique counters, nationwide. They sell for 1450 INR and come in 7 different shades (pics mentioned above).
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