Monday, September 24, 2012

Clarins Enchanted Colour Quartet and Liner Palette // Swatches, Review, Photos

Clarins have taken inspiration from traditional Indian sari's for their new Enchanted collection, and seeing the eyeshadow palette design for the first time truly impressed me.
The outer casing has beautiful detail on it, matching the prints on the shadows themselves which I found to be a lovely touch.
One thing I don't covet is the inclusion of miniature brushes- many companies do this, and I know a lot of consumers would prefer a slimmer palette as they have brushes they prefer using in their collection already. Some may like to have these on hand though, it is just personal preference. The mirror is definitely a great inclusion,even if it is never used it is always handy to have an extra mirror around!
As you can see from my swatches the shadows are not incredibly vibrant, which I think lends to them being easy to work with and once they are on the eye, they are really nice and give enough colour. This palette is an example of something really beautiful, but also something you could get use from at work and on weekends- a win win purchase really!
The sheen of the golden shade from this palette is outstanding, I've been regularly wearing this on my inner lower lashline to add a bit of oomph to my looks, even when the look isn't created with other colours from this palette. Although the purple is sheer in swatches, it is so good for a lower lashline colour, ever since my Kit Cosmetics makeover I've been searching for this and now I'm content.
The shadows are quite shimmery and give a nice glow to the lids, though they are much sheerer than palettes I normally go for. I have a face of the day coming up tomorrow so do be sure to check that out. I haven't really delved into the deep chocolate liner in the palette yet, but that purple and gold have really taken a hiding over the past month!
The Clarins Enchanted palette retails for $55 AUD and is available from Myer, David Jones and Adore Beauty.
Do you find it hard to dip into beautiful palettes like this?
Have you tried Clarins makeup before?
*This product was provided for consideration for review. Honesty, always.


  1. Wow, that is pretty. I wish the colour payoff was more intense, though.

  2. Wow thats an incredibly beautiful palette and good colors as well. Loving the purple ..

  3. Another pretty palette you're dangling under my nose - dangerous!!!

  4. What a pretty palette! I don't think I'd want to use it it looks that good! lol

  5. I'm such a sucker for pretty packaging, but it's downright evil to emboss such pretty shapes into the shadows themselves! I'd never dare to touch it!! The four shades are beautiful together, bring on the FOTD xx

  6. The packaging is so gorgeous!!! I'm a sucker for pretty packaging.

  7. Oh wow, I love the imprinted images. Super cute. The colours are really pretty too :)


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