Ever since their release at the end of 2014, I've had my eye on the new Clinique palettes. Reviews have been nothing but positive and I love the classic minimalism of Clinique's brand in general.
The All About Shadow 8-Pan Palettes ($40 CAD) are a permanent addition to Clinique's line, and I was able to try the Wear Everywhere Greys this past month. There are five palettes, each with eight powder eyeshadows in both matte and shimmer finishes. Greys, Nudes, Green, Pinks and Blues are covered in the range, so there is definitely an option for everyone.
They come in a super sleek, slim silver package (that doubles as a mirror on the go!) with a foam applicator and a large mirror on the inside.
These shadows are extremely high quality. Too many times I've tried palettes from high-end brands that cost upwards of $50, and come across a few duds in the mix. I can honestly say that every shade in this palette is great. I usually opt for warmer tones, like browns and pinks, so I was ecstatic to see that these grey tones are actually quite neutral - they don't look dull and blue on the skin.
Here are some swatches on clean skin, which only required one swipe over the powder to achieve full pigmentation:
I didn't get much powdery residue when dipping my brush into the pans, so I can imagine that the powders are tightly pressed and won't break easily.
Watch my recent video here for more details: http://youtu.be/E6JfIHhrB_g
If you're a palette lover or simply looking for long-lasting every day shadows, I'm sure that you'll be just as impressed with the new All About Shadow 8-Pan Palettes as I am. Don't tell my wallet, but I'm already looking to add another one to my collection.
P.S. Right now get a free 8-piece gift at The Bay with any Clinique purchase over $31! Click here for details.