Clarins The Essentials Eye Make Up Palette

It’s that time of year again when the beauty brands go all sparkly and festive and release a plethora of eyeshadow palettes to delight and enchant our eyes during the Christmas season. I love a good Christmas eyeshadow palette and couldn’t have been more excited when I heard that Clarins were releasing another limited edition palette for the second year in a row.

The Essentials Eye Make Up Palette* (£35) is available online and is the perfect, lightweight addition to your makeup to take you from desk to dance floor in a instant with a flurry of sparkly and shimmering shadows. There are ten wearable eye shadows in a harmonious collection of colours from sultry greys, mocha browns, pearly whites and that gorgeous gold shade! There is a variety of finishes from matte, satin and pearl so this palette is incredibly versatile and can be used day or night for a selection of different subtle and party time looks. Theses mineral powder shadows can be used wet or dry to vary the intensity and all have a silky-smooth, long-lasting formula which is easily blended out for a pretty, defined finish. For the look above I took the second shade in from the left all over my lid and then blended the taupe-brown shade, second from right, through my crease. To finish I pressed the gold glitter shade onto my lids with my fingertips which is the best method to achieve minimal fallout and a super-sparkly finish. I also ran a little bit of the gold through my lower lash line with the handy little brush applicator included in the palette. For my lips I whipped out one of my favourite lip colours of the moment – Bourjois’s Rouge Edition Velvet in Pink Pong. The perfect lip to pair with my golden eyes.

Do you like the look of this limited edition Clarins palette?

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  1. 9th November 2014 / 12:52 pm

    Although I do like this palette, there are so many nude palettes that it's nothing new. I'm sure all of us already have something like this.

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  2. 9th November 2014 / 1:28 pm

    Looks amazing. I desperately want this.

  3. 9th November 2014 / 1:36 pm

    This looks beautiful and I like that they are warmed toned colours, some great crease colours!

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

  4. 9th November 2014 / 3:29 pm

    I don't really know about these palettes anymore. I mean if you have the nakeds why even bother. They all look the same.

    Sana | A Girl's Fancies

  5. 9th November 2014 / 3:57 pm

    I love to wear gold on my eyelids! This palette would be perfect for me! ♥︎

    xx Valerie

  6. 9th November 2014 / 4:15 pm

    Stunning palette, such pretty shades for the festive season! and very neutral too! 🙂 thanks for sharing xx

  7. 9th November 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Everytime I walk past this I drool. Its gorgeous xoxo

  8. 9th November 2014 / 8:41 pm

    I'm so so desperate for this, I've been eyeing it up for a while. I think it's simply for the glitter really, perfect for parties, you've tempted me even more!

    She's So Lucy

  9. 13th November 2014 / 1:17 pm

    I hope to find this palette in Canada. The Clarins makeup collection this fall is just so beautifull, chic and easy to wear. Guess who's coveting an eye palette now?!