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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette | 12 Vibrant Light

Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette- 12 Vibrant Light (6) copy

Newsflash- It still isn't Spring yet. It's still too cold, too snowy and just too... too. I know I'm sick of winter, and I bet you are too. I say we just pretend it's Spring and take a moment to look at the Spring inspired hues in Clarins Vibrant Light Mineral Quartet Mineral Palette. Agree? Read on!

Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette- 12 Vibrant Light (2)
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Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette- 12 Vibrant Light (1)

'A harmony of 4 easy to blend satin and iridescent shades: 2 opalescent pink and grey shades with a subtle satin finish, the intense plum shadow liner and the pearly white highlighter that brightens your eyes.' - Clarins

I come to really enjoy Clarins mineral palettes, as they're easy to pop on- you always know you're getting four shades that work well together, I can never understand what brands are thinking when they throw one odd colour into a quad that doesn't work with the other shades- and a formula that makes application a snap. I find that the shadows blend really well, but sometimes too well. You can easily go from perfectly blended to big ol' unicoloured mess if you're too heavy handed with your blending brush, so a light hand works best. That said, if you have trouble blending intensely pigmented shadows, you'll enjoy these as they provide a good amount of pigment but blend with ease.

Since this is a mineral palette these shades can be used wet or dry. I found all of the shades in this palette applied well dry, but if you wanted deeper shades wet will provide that. Using the shimmer shade wet also gives it a more opaque metallic finish should that be what you're going for.

Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette- 12 Vibrant Light (3)
Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette- 12 Vibrant Light (4)
Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette- 12 Vibrant Light (5)

The shades in the Vibrant Light palette include a pale, pink toned lavender, a silvery-white glitter, a deep, blue based plum and a green tinged grey. The shades work well together to create a look that is Spring-ish in nature without being too pastel or too purple. I quite like the green tones in the grey shade as it makes the shade that little bit different than other greys I have seen/ have in my collection.

Overall, I love the shades in this palette for use together or on their own. I've been reaching for this palette for the lavender shade alone as it's such a great eye brightener and is that little bit different than your typical vanilla/champagne shade. What do you think of this palette? Have you been wearing Spring shades?