Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Clinique All About Shadow Singles - All New

Yesterday, I had an opportunity to tell you about Clinique's new All About Shadows, which are available in singles, duos, and quads.Today, I'd like to show you two beautiful singles I purchased: Pacific Coast and Silver Lining. The luscious Pacific Coast is shown above. Silver Lining is shown directly below. Can you believe these gorgeous shadows are only $15?

To recap, these luxurious new Clinique eye shadows provide a rich, creamy formula with high-intensity pigment and intense color. The "form and function" of Clinique's new All About Shadow provide a rich color payoff in a single stroke.

Special "Fusion Layering" and "Variable Milling" technologies were used to create a lush, creamy application that makes the eyelids appear smoother while delivering rich, true color. A blend of good-for-your-skin ingredients, including Astrocaryum Murumuru seed butter and vitamin E, creates the ultimate creamy and silky powder texture. The smooth formula glides on easily and stays put throughout the day. I really love Clinique's new shadows - both for the range of colors and for the quality formula.

I took swatch photos of Silver Lining (at the top of my arm) and Pacific Coast (below). I applied them with a sponge-tipped applicator and took my photos in full, morning sun.

I think they look good together. Silver and seafoam teal green are a natural combo. I'll be using Silver Lining frequently as a base shade. Pacific Coast is a gorgeous pop shade.

Clinique Global Colour Artist, Jenna Menard, created six looks using Clinique All About Shadow. With each look, Jenna Menard expertly illustrated how Clinique’s makeup can be used to create modern, of-the-moment looks from classic to bold. She encourages women to play with the broad range of intense color available in the new shadows. You will note at the counter that they shadows come with suggestions for skin tones. I found them helpful.

Here is a look she created using Pacific Coast. “Achieving a colourful eye look is all about using the right techniques. With this look, I focused on layers of bold colors in like-shades to show women how they can confidently wear any color. Layering different shades in similar colours creates an interesting depth of color, rather than using a single bold hue.”

Jenna used All About Shadow Primer for Eyes in Medium and began by applying the primer across the lid using the doe foot wand and blending with her finger. The she used Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Peacock and Cream Shaper for Eyes in Black Diamond, layering the liners on the upper and lower lash lines and smudging with the Eye Contour Brush.

She also used All About Shadow in Nightcap Duo (another duo I purchased and will show you this week), sweeping the Eye Shader Brush into the darker shade shadow pan and taping to remove excess powder. Apply to lid starting at the lash line and blending up to the crease.

She used All About Shadow in Pacific Coast, blending the teal shadow along the lash line with the Eye Contour Brush. She blended up into the darker Nightcap shadow using the Shadow Brush. Finally, she used All About Shadow in the Smoke and Mirrors Quad, using the Eye Definer Brush to swipe the darkest shade from the Quad along the lower lash line to intensify the look.

She finished with Naturally Glossy Mascara in Jet Black (one of my favorites) - and one to which I might return after I run out of my discontinued Maybelline mascara.

In case you are interested, she used Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Precious Posy and Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Whoppin’ Watermelon to keep the focus on the eyes.

The new All About Shadow colors are available at all Clinique counters and Clinique's Web site. You really ought to check them out.

Photos at top by Best Things in Beauty; look photo courtesy of Clinique


Deb said...

Hi CG. These look lovely, thank you for switching. Question: they look shimmery so I'm wondering if it is more of a satin sheen? Or glitter? Thanks

Charlestongirl said...

Deb, the colors I selected were shimmery - definitely not glittery - and perfect age-appropriate for me. :)

Unknown said...

These are so pretty! Have to run by the local counter and check them out! Great swatches.

Thanks, CG!

Dlori said...

Hey Charlestongirl, Now those are the type of colors I was talking about in my last comment. I bet you look GORGEOUS in these colors. And I think you convinced me to get them too. This is NOT the clinique I remember. I'm so excited about trying them.


Unknown said...

Its really great to see a complete look and even closer, may be even tutorial :-)

Isla said...

I've been ignoring Clinique for awhile lately (used to love them) in favor of more expensive brands, and I'm definitely regretting it now! I really liked their old line of shadows, I bet these are even better! I'm going to check them out right away!

Mamavalveeta03 said...

You might have even talked me into changing my mindset about Clinique. I always used to see it as "starter makeup" for the young woman just getting into cosmetics. But these really are beautiful, and if they perform, well, then...why not?

Unknown said...

Silver Lining just looks gorgeous!!!! I need it!!! Actually, my all-time favorite taupe is Clinique, it's called "Kittycat" but I'm afraid it's now discontinued :(

Deb said...

Thanks CG. I worry about the age appropriate thing; although I think you are a little more daring than me sometimes :) And in my earlier comment, I meant "swatching" not "switching". Hmmm, maybe that's the age thing I'm worrying about catching up with me!

Melanie said...

I have overlooked Clinique for many years now -- I felt as though I had "outgrown" it (was the most affordable to young women on a budget before MAC became available outside of Toronto). You have, however, inspired me to go and have a look at these new eye colours. Such great picks!

Penni said...

This is the best added effect for creating a smokey eyes effect. Simple and elegant look!