A classic, natural eye with Clarins’ Passion collection

Monday, January 2, 2012

I don’t want to clutter up this post with too much text, but here’s a quick eye look with Clarins Ombre Minérale 4 Couleurs Wet & Dry Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in Smokey Passion. (What a name! Because “quad” wouldn’t have done it?)

As I’m sure all my fellow neutral lovers already know, there are a ton of looks that you can create with just four shades – but I went with something light, fresh, and a little bit ethereal, using mainly the silver shimmer and the taupe in the bottom right corner of the palette. Then, for a bit of definition, I added a flick of black liner – Annabelle Black Spark, because I wanted to keep that translucent feel, and its sheen makes it perfect for that.

I’ll be reviewing the quad in full tomorrow, but needless to say, it’s absolutely lovely. I might try a more full-on look with it later this week, depending on how much time I have, because I’m certain it would create an intense look that’s just as flawless as this is – that’s the beauty of dense, finely milled eyeshadows, after all.

Products used

EYES: Clarins Smokey Passion Wet & Dry Eye Quartet Mineral Palette, MAC Matte2 Eye Shadow in Blanc Type, Annabelle Liquid Eyeliner in Black Spark, Déjàvu Fiberwig Extra Long Mascara in Black

CHEEKS: Smashbox Matte Eyeshadow in Smoke, Clinique Gradient Powder Blusher in Black Honey

SKIN: Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer in Light, Marcelle Face Powder in Translucent

Eye look featured also here.

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19 Responses to “A classic, natural eye with Clarins’ Passion collection”

  1. jamilla, on January 2nd, 2012 at 8:18 am said:

    I adore this look! Fabulous liner and cheekbones, as always!

  2. You are still glowing :D
    My recent post The Moment of Truth: December

  3. Love this look! I may have to run out today to pick up this palette!

  4. I think you summed up this look perfectly with 'ethereal' :) It's very light and glowy and all kinds of pretty.

    I would love to see a more full-on look with this as well! Sounds gorgeous.
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  5. BeautyReflects, on January 2nd, 2012 at 3:04 pm said:

    You look gorgeous Rae! Love the look. I've been really into the natural kind of looks lately too. Can hardly wait for the full review!
    My recent post Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer in Pearl Nude Will NOT Make You Look Like A Cullen

  6. Kate & Zena, on January 2nd, 2012 at 6:22 pm said:

    I think this is one of the most beautiful looks on you, Rae. I know everyone thinks that dramatic looks are the most beautiful, but my being someone who is in constant pain (though I do a damn good job at disguising it), I love the natural and easy looks best (not that I don't do dramatic and artsy looks!) I love very simple, very natural looks. If I do anything artistic, it's done on my hair, quite frankly.

    P.S. LOOK! I got a website, finally! Well, it's a tumblr, but you can finally look at all the things I am up to! (Or, well, nearly!) (If you can't see it, let me know!)

  7. You look beautiful!

  8. […] the quad in last week’s Lipstick Bandit feature, or this Monday’s Clarins Passion makeup look. I still haven’t found time to do a darker eye with the palette, but I hope to before the […]

  9. Cathrine, on January 31st, 2013 at 10:20 am said:

    Hi! Just wanted to say that I love your blog and the beautiful, subtle looks you create (especially the one above). Obviously, I'm a bit late to the party with this limited edition quad, but maybe you know of a dupe? I'm a total newbie at the whole eyeshadow thing, but I think I could make it work with these colors and the way you apply them:) Thanks!

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