Clarins Ombre Cream-to-Powder Matte Eyeshadows Review / Swatches

Clarins’ seasonal collections are always so stunning and the new Autumn collection is no different. The Clarins Ladylike Autumn Makeup Collection is said to allow women to fully assume their femininity with a range of captivating colours and finishes, and the products are all focused on the eyes. The Clarins Ladylike Collection includes six product releases, one of which is the new Clarins Ombre Matte Cream-to-Powder Matte Eyeshadows.

Image showing the eyeshadows next to their red boxes

When I saw that Clarins were launching a range of matte cream to powder eyeshadows, I was extremely excited as I’m an eyeshadow addict with a love for cream shadows in particular.

Close up of the eyeshadow jars with their gold metallic lids

The Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows are described as having a cream to powder texture that offers the comfort and smoothing effect of a cream shadow with the fine quality and hold of a powder eyeshadow. They contain soft focus pigments to give the colours a pure and fine quality and also contain Bamboo powder which helps create a matte and even finish.

Each of the Ombre Matte Eyeshadows are £19* each and there are six shades within the range; all of which are beautiful, wearable neutrals. Each of the eyeshadows are packaged beautifully like the entire Clarins Makeup line.. in circular plastic pots, with a gold screw-top lid. They feel so lightweight and compact and feel so much more luxurious than the likes of MAC Paint Pots or Stila Smudge Pots.

Clarins Ombre Cream-to-Powder Matte Eyeshadows Review / Swatches

Close up of the Rosewood shade

04 Rosewood
Clarins Ombre Cream-to-Powder Matte Eyeshadows Review / Swatches
02 Nude Pink
Clarins Ombre Cream-to-Powder Matte Eyeshadows Review / Swatches
05 Sparkle Grey
Clarins Ombre Cream-to-Powder Matte Eyeshadows Review / Swatches
When I saw the name for this shade, I expected it to almost a pink shade but it surprised me as it’s actually a rich red-toned brown.. although when applied more sheerly, it looks like a chocolate brown shade. I love how the shade varies depending on the intensity, and it’s such a pretty shade. Rosewood looks gorgeous blended through the crease with Nude Pink all over the lid.. together, they create such a pretty soft, matte look. I really like applying Rosewood with an angled liner brush along my upper lashline for a softer line than my usual liquid liner.
Nude Pink
This shade is almost identical to my natural lid colour so it makes for the perfect base for any other shadow, but it also looks lovely when worn alone to even out my eyelids and make my eyes look brighter. I’m really impressed with how pigmented Nude Pink is, as I find paler shades usually need to be built up but this is incredibly pigmented (they all are). In the pot, Nude Pink leans more towards a beige than a pink but rest assured, once applied to the skin it transforms into a soft, pale pink.
Sparkle Grey

Unfortunately this shade got a little damaged in transit (thank you Royal Mail), but it’s still totally usable. Sparkle Grey is the only shade that contains sparkle particles within a matte base, and oh my gosh this shade is out of this world.
The sparkle is so multifaceted that my photo’s just don’t do it justice, but it’s one of the prettiest eyeshadows I’ve ever seen. Sparkle Grey is a cool toned graphite shade that is stunning when used to create a smokey eye. I am so excited about wearing Sparkle Grey throughout Autumn and Winter.. it’s a party makeup essential, that’s for sure. 

All three shades have a super soft, smooth and velvety texture with amazing pigmentation.. these swatches are from circling my fingertip just twice in the shadow and without any primer – amazing. I can’t believe how creamy each of the Clarins Ombre shadows are, and they blend effortlessly when applied with either an eyeshadow brush or a fingertip.

I am absolutely besotted with this trio of beautiful-ness, and I’m desperate to add the other three shades to my collection after being blown away by Nude Pink, Rosewood and Sparkle Grey. Not only are they beautiful.. they also pack some serious longevity, with over 8 hours of wear before any evident fading and that’s without using a primer too. There’s not one thing I can criticise about these new Clarins Ombre Cream to Powder Matte Eyeshadows.. they’re as amazing as they sound on paper and more.

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