Here’s another eyeshadow palette from the Clarins Colour Definition Collection.
My favourite of the six quads, Clarins Ombre Minérale 4 Couleurs in 04 Indigo (S$72) comprises:
- A satin dove blue with turquoise micro-shimmer
- A translucent white with fine sparkles
- A plush, shimmery slate with a hint of taupe (I could call it pewter but it seems more than that)
- A satin, almost-matte blackened blue with an iridescent cast (there are hints of aqua that makes the shadow look almost Prussian blue in the light)
At first swatch – the dove blue is sheer but builds up well with subsequent layering, while the white gives off a lovely sheen; the more-pigmented slate swatches the most evenly and the navy has a touch of dryness to it (see above). On their own, they aren’t as remarkable as when they are used wet or over a shadow base (see my eotd below) – they really pop then and their iridescence and pretty micro-shimmer show up.
If you like blues and greys, this is an excellent palette to own. I love the harmonious tones of the colours and how they easily blend into one another.
I wore this recently, in much the same manner as I wore 06 Graphites.
For this eye, I used:
- Shiseido Hydro Powder Eye Shadows in H2 Whitelights as an all-over base
- The slate on the lid over Zephyr
- The dove blue on the socket indent
- The white from socket to brow
- The navy over a black eyeliner, blending into the slate
- The navy over the same liner on the lower lash line
I received this as a press sample from Clarins but I know I would’ve been tempted by it!
As with almost all Clarins powdered makeup, this quad is encased in a sturdy gold compact.
Image source: Clarins Singapore