Clarins Colour Quartet and Eye Liner Palette*

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If you are looking for a new summer shadow quad, I think this might just be the perfect choice.

Like the Bronzing compact I featured yesterday, the quartet is packaged with Clarins’ summer decoration – all Aztec engravings and terracota colours. Like all of Clarins’ limited editions, the compact is really a thing of beauty – the case is pleasingly heavy, and the shadows inside are compressed into corresponding decorations. The product verges on the too pretty to use – but the shadows are just too good not to!

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The compact comprises of four shadows: a copper, light gold, rose gold, and plummy brown, along with a dark brown liner (which verges on the deep  plum also). Like all of the Clarins shadows I have tried, the texture is velvety, and the colour payoff is great. As a rule, I wear makeup quite lightly, so if you are after a more dramatic look you might need to work at the light and rose gold a little, or use them wet. The liner verges on a thick gel in consistency, and the slight leaning to plum is super flattering and a great move away from my regular brown or true black. The palette’s warm tone is just begging to be worn with a tan, and it is a complete summer staple!

The Quartet is priced at £31 and is available now.

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