The eyeshadow palette is the showstopper of the collection. Although the packaging doesn;t match the price tag; I actually prefer it as it's less bulky than Clarins' usual luxe packaging. It's slimmer and much more travel friendly. The 5 eyeshadows are quite neutral from beige soft pink and shimmering taupe set off with matte and shimmering browns. The shades work so well together! I would never have put a light pink with warm browns yet they are so harmonious together! The eyeshadows are fantastic quality, better than previous palettes I've tried from Clarins.
Funnily enough I haven't tried Clarins lipsticks before! Considering how much of a lipstick hoarder I am, it came as a shock to me too. The two new shades are Tawny Rose and Paprika. I fell in love with Paprika as soon as I laid my eyes on it. The shade is so different to what everyone opts for in autumn/winter. It's a chilli red kind of shade, so it's not too vampy but not a traditional red lipstick either. Tawny Rose on the other hand is a nude, mauve kind of shade. I really like this shade too, makes a change from all the 'MAC Whirl' nude lip hype! It's a sucha muted shade that you can wear everyday, but has the slightest tinge of mauve that gives it a little somethin' somethin'!
I've previously mentioned how much I love the ombre matte eyeshadows. I love the cream to powder formula and the intense pigmentation. You can see in the swatch, I barely touched the shadows yet there's still a lot of colour. The two new shades are Heather, a muted lilac matte shade; and Carbon, an intense black shade with some sparkle. I love Heather for just wearing everyday as a one wash shadow. I've used Carbon as a liner and it looks great that way, I can see myself using that a lot for events.
If you asked me to pick one thing from Clarins' 2015 Autumn collection, I'd have to go for the eyeshadow palette. I love the shades, the formula - everything! Absolute winner!
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