Clinique Eye-shadow and Blush-on Combo
As I requested Nivedita, I need a little bit of ‘khocha’ or nudge to do things that are not regular. So after a long and lazy hiatus, here I am!
Price – It was a gift. :)
Amount – 1.2gm for the eye-shadows, 1.7gm for the blush-on.
As you can see, there are 3 different cakes of the three colors. However, if you go by the word of mouth, the amount is reasonably good even when you use them on a regular basis.
Size – I thought it might be helpful if I give you an approximate idea of the size of the box. It is a 4 x 4cm box, with a mirror on the inner cover.
Colors – I am a huge fan of the neutral colors and couldn’t thank my favorite Fulpishi enough when she got me these!
The brown – Chocolate Chip – goes great with evening wear. I am not a big fan of shimmer shadows. They make me feel self-conscious. So the Chocolate Chip brown is ideal for me when I am going out in the evenings.
The pale one – French Vanilla – works good for highlighting the eyebrow bone. It does not shine, and gives a natural high bone look. Also during the days, when I like to keep the makeup natural, I use French Vanilla as the whole eye-shadow – both on the upper eyelid and on the inner corners to get a light eye makeup.
The “soft pressed powder blush” is in Pink Blush color. I am bit on the fair side, so this shade goes well with my skin tone. However, the irony is that I rarely use blush-on. I use this shade mostly as an eye-shadow!
Thumbs Up –
1. The colors are neutral. So they go with the regular look. For an office look, you will find these colors a huge help.
2. The box is compact and with a mirror.
3. The pigment is legen-dary!! You need just a little bit to keep it going for the day.
4. The cakes are tightly compressed so that even they look small in size, the amount in it is really good. #pocket size atom bomb :P
5. The colors stay for a long time. Whenever I am going out for a long day, I use one of these shades so that I don’t have to stop for touch-ups!
Thumbs Down –
1. There is no brush with the pack. I use my eye shadow brush with a long handle. But if you want to carry it in a small purse, you’ll have to carry a cotton swab or mini eye shadow brush with it.
2. I have no clue if they are available in Kolkata. I hope they are. I preserve my precious with utmost care in the fear I will never find them once they are finished!
Verdict –Even though I got this combo pack as a gift (thanking my Fulpishi for the umpteenth time, at least here), I would love to get this if it comes within a range of 200-300INR. I have no idea how much it costs.
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