"Bigger Brighter Eyes in an Instant"
This is the title of the Clinique Fall Collection and very nice it sounds too! The promotional pic up there isn't very inspiring is it? Don't be put off though, I have a few bits and they are very lovely.
The collection is released on the 1st of August and is quite large, including cream shadows, liners, mascaras and lip products. I won't discuss them all because this post would go on forever, instead I'll talk about the lovely bits I have!
Here's swatches of all but the mascara:
I want to suggest you click and enlarge that swatch picture because Intense Plum Quickliner is really stunning. It's almost black, with vibrant purple hints... as a dark line it's special, but blended out with the smudger it's really lovely too. The Quickliner in Intense Chocolate has an almost metallic effect too. These are really fab, and whats more, they last all day too without smudging. Very impressive.
The lip smoothies are lovely, Running Latte, is a natural nudey colour, and by which I don't mean a pale nude, I mean a "my lips but better" shade, lovely. Pear-fection is beautiful. Really really beautiful. Probably it's a frost or a shimmer by definition, but I just love it, and normally I wouldn't touch a frost. The consistency of these is lovely but a word of caution, you only need a little, they are easy to overdo and you end up with thick layers of sticky gloss, one or two little swipes are all you need for a none sticky glossy finish. Very pretty.
Here's Pear-fection on my lips:
I've saved the best til last though. I'm in love with a mascara. The new Limited Edition High Impact Mascara in Brightening Black. The name is a misnomer... take the want out to the daylight to look and it's actually blue. Navy blue. You can't really tell when it's on your lashes, unless out in the sunshine, it otherwise looks black. I'm not sure whether it brightens my eyes or not but this is mascara love. I'm going to have to buy back ups of this one. I can't bear to think what I'll do when it runs out and I can't get more. Anyway, I took lots of pics and have managed to narrow it down to the following:
To summarise, not the most exciting range to look at but actually there are some fabulous products, I like all the bits I was sent but I love the Intense Plum liner and am besotted with the mascara. Fab!