Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense: Intense Charcoal, Intense Ivy swatches

Monday, April 16, 2012

Despite the rather unfortunate wear time, I’m still a bit head over heels for the gorgeous intensity of the new Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense eye pencils. Here are eye swatches and descriptions of Intense Charcoal and Ivy; for Intense Black and Plum, please visit this post instead!

Swatched L-R: Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Black, Violet, Charcoal, and Ivy.

Intense Charcoal

Used also in this week’s ethereal blue Clarins Colour Breeze makeup look, Intense Charcoal is a dark, gunmetal grey with silver and gold microshimmer. While definitely still dark enough to bring a bit of depth to the lashline, it’s a good deal less sharp than a straight-up black, and it isn’t as obvious as a soft navy – a good choice for a softer, more romantic eye look.

I have absolutely no idea what else I used in these photos, but I believe a I had outlined a similar eye look to go with the Intense Plum swatch (in part 2 of the review.) Apologies in advance! I rather wish I could remember what I had used on the outer half of the lid, though; I’m rather fond of how it captured on film.

Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Charcoal lid swatches

Wearing Clinique Intense Charcoal

Intense Ivy

My current favourite of the range, Intense Ivy is a gorgeous gold-flecked green – darker than olive drab but lighter and more yellow than hunter green. ”Ivy” is a fantastic description of the dark olive shade, with its intense pigmentation and yellow tones; it’s a very earthy green, with a rustic feel rather than a synthesized one.

I can see this working on all skintones, but I think it would be particularly gorgeous on olive complexions.

Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Intense Ivy lid swatches

Wearing Clinique Intense Ivy

I believe that’s all for the Quickliner for Eyes Intense pencils on theNotice, folks. Hope you enjoyed the coverage! I do plan on doing a comparison with the Quickliner for Eyes (original) range sometime in the near future, though, so keep your eyes peeled for that if you’re interested.

(And, I suppose: don’t hesitate to give me a sharp jab in the side in a month or so if I seem to have forgotten. Because if that’s the case, I probably have.)

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4 Responses to “Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense: Intense Charcoal, Intense Ivy swatches”

  1. I'm sad about the wear time of these – my eyelids are oily and this definitely wouldn't work for me. They are so pretty thought – especially the green shade!
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  2. The Intense Ivy looks great on you. I love the color, but I have a feeling it won't last long on me.. my oily eyelids ruin everything :(
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  3. These are quite lovely–I really like how you can definitely see the hint of green so that it keeps the look interesting but still completely wearable. Pretty!
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  4. Orange Pudding, on April 19th, 2012 at 5:12 am said:

    Hi. I love your make-up. Can you do a tutorial to show how you do your eye-makeup? I love purple taupe eyes and all smokey eyes look that you do! I am Asian and although my eye shape is different than yours, I really like your makeup and want to know how to get the look.

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