Review | Clarins Ombre Minérale 4 Couleurs in 04 Indigo

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:

  • 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

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