Eye Color Quads ($55 in refill, $80 with case). The new quads were inspired by the hues of romantic peaches and plums. They are subtle, extraordinarily wearable colors. These new colors create a youthful, no-drama softness around the eye area. Argan tree oil and exclusive Hydro-Wrap Complex keep the colors in place and moisturize for long-lasting wear. The velvety formulation and matte finish in both offer many possibilities for varying your look. I purchased both (in refills) at Neiman Marcus, and I'll start show and tell with Peach Brown (#211), shown above in a case.
This shadow collection highlights and defines the eyes with the
ultimate in color sophistication and luxury care. Light-reflecting
technology enhances natural eye-area contours. The finish is silky and
flawless, resistant to smudging, creasing, and fading.
I guess I'm a cheapskate, but I will not pay $25 for a ho-hum case. It's the eye shadow I want, and since I don't travel, the chintzy little plastic case "does me" just fine. The #211 refill is shown at my house directly below, sans plastic. My photos were taken in full, mid-day sun.
I was really looking forward to trying these new palettes. I'm accustomed
to some glimmer and gleam in my Clé de Peau colors, so I was anxious to see how the
company translates matte - the marketing description of the shades. I'm happy to report that they are not flat matte. I'd say they have a satin finish (silky works too), one that shows me some life when the sun or light hits them directly.
Clé de Peau Beauté's stunning Spring-Summer 2014 Collection is available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Barneys, Bergdorf
Goodman, and select Saks Fifth Avenue stores. I have more to show you - soon.
Photo at top courtesy of Clé de Peau Beauté; other photos by Best Things in Beauty