I think I've mentioned before that I'm a huge fan of Clinique eyeshadows. I think they're often overlooked in the blogging world, and as they're such good quality, I'm thinking of starting a one-woman mission to promote them!
Anyway, I had £20 worth of Debenhams Beauty Points just before Christmas so I decided to treat myself to either the Clinique Strawberry Fudge Holiday Palette, or the Lancome L'Wren Scott Palette. The L'Wren Scott Palette was sold out, so I went for the Clinique one, and I'm so glad I did.
The palette contains a pink blush and three eyeshadow shades. There's a light pink, a darker berry pink and an unusual brown colour, with a hint of pink in it. In the pan, the eyeshadow shades look pretty, but nothing special. But when swatched and on the eye, they transform into the most gorgeous colours. In particular, the lighter pink colour is shot through with a golden shimmer which adds a new dimension to the eyes. I've included a few pictures of the swatches in different lights so you can see the golden shimmer effect.
I've been using the lighter pink over the lid, the darker berry pink in the crease and the brown for eyeliner and even for my brows. The colours are so easy to use and very wearable, despite the shimmer - I've been using this almost everyday since I bought it and did my Christmas day eyes with it.
I'm not that impressed by the blusher, but I'm not a fan of Clinique blushers generally, so I didn't expect to be. It's a perfectly useful pink blush, but it doesn't wow me. The palette is beautifully and solidly packaged and comes with a reasonable couple of brushes (fine for travelling) and a decent mirror.
At £25, this may be a little steep, but if you have £20 of points sloshing around, it's a bargain! If you can still get your hands on it, I'd highly recommend it. I did end up getting the L'Wren Scott palette as well (that was with Advantage Points and before my beauty diet) and I'm less impressed with it. I'll review it separately later, but in my opinion, the Clinique palette is far better value, better quality and my top pick!
Thanks for reading! xx