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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Clinique Fall 2013: It's All "About The Eyes" (Photos, Details & Swatches)

Clinique is a brand that is relatively new to me. When I was in my twenties, I used their Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and I've recently tried their nail lacquers for sensitive skin and their infamous Chubby Sticks. This Fall, the brand is focusing on the eyes and they have definitely gotten my attention. We all want eye colour with pop, that takes seconds to apply and that also lasts all day. Available right now at Clinique counters are two new eye products that will help us achieve intense colour and long wear: All About Shadow and All About Shadow Primer For Eyes.  

All About Shadow
A luxurious new eye shadow with a rich & creamy formula. This new eye shadow delivers "high density pigment and intense colour payoff" in a single stroke. The shadows also has long-wearing benefits and come in a variety of options. Whether you are looking for shadows that are natural or more bold...or looking to create looks for day or night, these new Clinique shadows come in over 30 single, 16 double & 8 quad options. (see details below)

All About Shadow Primer for Eyes 
A new primer that extends the wear of the All About Shadows from 8 to 12 hours. It claims to "significantly improve colour retention, reduce creasing and extend wear" when applied under shadows.  Available in four shades compatible to all skin tones.

There are also 6 new & 2 limited edition shades of the top-selling Quickliner for Eyes Intense. The eyeliner provides non-fading, long-wearing colour with a smooth, liquid-liner-like payoff that sets for 12 hours.  

Clinique Fall 2013
All About Shadow, All About Shadow Primer for Eyes & Quick Liner for Eyes Intense
Clinique Quick Liner for Eyes Intense - $20 CDN each
Intense Peridot - NEW (Top) & Intense Sable - Limited Edition (Bottom)
Clinique All About Shadow Primer for Eyes - Moderately Fair - $23 CDN
Swatch: Darkest Shadow in the Photo Below Without Primer (Left) 
& Same Shadow With Primer (Right) 
Clinique All About Shadow Quad - Jenna's Essentials - $35 CDN 
(note: removable application guide in photo)
Swatch: All About Shadow Quad - Jenna's Essentials
Clinique All About Shadow Duo - Uptown Downtown - $25 CDN
Swatch: All About Shadow Duo - Uptown Downtown
First Impressions:

I have been loving the texture and consistency of the All About Shadows. They have a very luxurious, velvety feel to them and they are incredibly smooth. I really like that the duos and quads come with application guides, (see photo) which makes eye shadow placement easy and accurate. There are also plenty of colour options to choose from.

The shadow primer works well. I'm a firm believer that eye shadow applied over a primer makes a WORLD of difference and this one is a relatively good option. I like that it is available in different shades to compliment varying skin tones. As for the eyeliners, I am completely blown away! The colour payoff is incredible and they are very long-wearing. I'll be picking up a few more colours of these for sure.

Availability:

All About Shadow
Singles: French Vanilla, Sunset Glow, Black Honey Sugar Cane, Foxier, French Roast, Stroke of Midnight, Nude Rose, Daybreak, At Dusk, Olive in My Martini, Peach Pop, Pacific Coast, Lemongrass, Black Jade, Angel Eyes, Silver Lining, Ballet Flats, Hazy, Bubble Bath, Chocolate Covered Cherry, Raspberry Beret, Blushed, Rock Violet, Portobello, Graphite, Lavender Out Loud, Purple Pumps, Deep Dive & Lagoon 

Duos: Link Mink, Sand Dunes, Starlight Starbright, Ivory Bisque/Bronze Satin, Neutral Territory, Buttered Toast, Wave After Wave, Nightcap, Strawberry Fudge, Uptown Downtown, Day Into Date, Seashell Pink/Fawn Satin, Beach Plum, Blackberry Frost, Jammin', Twilight Mauve/Brandied Plum

Quads: Teddy Bear, Jenna's Essentials, Morning Java, On Safari, Pink Chocolate, Smoke and Mirrors, Going Steady & Galaxy

All About Shadow Primer For EyesVery Fair, Moderately Fair, Medium & Deep

Quickliner For Eyes Intense NEW SHADES: Intense Truffle, Intense Clove, Intense Peridot, Intense Peacock, Intense Aubergine, Intense Amethyst LIMITED EDITION: Intense Sable & Intense Cobalt

Clinique's new eye products are all ophthalmologist tested and safe to use on even the most sensitive skin and eyes. They can be purchased at your local Clinique counter or online.

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