Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in ‘Odyssey’, £30 – Boots
I spoke briefly about this beautiful palette on my latest Haul video (HERE), and how disappointed my first impressions of it were. I thought I would share my disappointment with all of you even further, and maybe find out that it’s not just me or maybe I’ve been using it totally wrong :)
This is the Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in ‘Odyssey’, a gorgeous eyeshadow palette containing 4 neutral shimmery shades. This palette is part of the Clarins Christmas collection for 2012, and I fell in love with it from the moment I saw the packaging; it’s a gorgeous golden case with delicate ornate details at the front and a festive red-coloured back.
When I first opened the palette, the colours looked incredible; pretty much everything I look for in an eyeshadow palette; shades of gold, brown and champagne, very complimentary to most skin tones and super easy to wear. When I swatched the colours on my hand, I was seriously impressed, especially by the shimmery golden shade, so I really couldn’t wait to wear it!
However, the actual application of the eyeshadows was a total disaster! Using a normal flat eyeshadow brush I tried swiping, patting, pressing, and all I got was glitter everywhere and a very poor colour payoff. When I tried applying it with my fingers, I was left with chunks of unblended glitter! By that point I was so frustrated that I couldn’t get the shades to work, so I put it away and gave up for a while :(
I’m so gutted I can’t seem to get this rather expensive palette to work for me. The next step will be to try them wet; I’ve heard they look amazing when applied with a slightly damp brush. We’ll see!
So far, I’m not impressed. If you have been able to apply these colours successfully, please let me know how you did it! If you’re thinking about buying this, have a little look around other reviews before you part with your hard earned money. Considering you can pay £36 for the Urban Decay Naked Palette and you get 12 highly pigment and fuss-free eyeshadows, it might be a good idea to shop around first! :)
Have you tried the Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in ‘Odyssey’? Was it everything you wished for? Let me know :)
- Product: Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in ‘Odyssey’
- Price: £30
- Availability: Boots