There are six Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows as part of their Autumn Ladylike Collection, and I have three of the six shades; Rosewood, Nude Beige and Sparkle Grey, which I reviewed back in August (here). I was so impressed with the three shades, that I’ve been lusting after the other three shades in the collection ever since.
The Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows £19* are described as having a cream to powder formulation, which offers the comfort and smoothing effect of a cream eyeshadow with the fine quality and hold of a powder eyeshadow. Each of the Ombre Matte shadows contain soft focus pigments to give the colours a pure and fine quality, as well as Bamboo Powder which helps to create a matte, even finish.
The packaging of the shadows is so beautiful, in circular plastic jars with shiny gold lids. On the bottom of each shadow, there is a sticker to match the colour of the shadow inside which I love as I can easily see which shade is which inside my eyeshadow drawer.
01 Nude Beige
Nude Beige is pale, yellow-toned beige which doesn’t impart very much colour to my eyelids as I’m very pale but it does a great job of evening out the skintone when worn alone or as a base for other shadows. I particularly love teaming Nude Beige, all over the lid with winged eyeliner.
I’m a sucker for a taupe shadow, I just find them so easy to wear and so flattering. Taupe is a dark grey-brown which can be worn quite sheerly like the swatch above, or it can be built up to be an almost graphite grey. This shade works really well as a crease shadow for Nude Beige and Rosewood.
Earth is a rich, warm chocolate brown with a subtle satin finish. Earth is the darkest, most intense from the collection, so it works well with all of the other five shades so it’s definitely most most used shade. I’ve also enjoyed using Earth as a liner along my upper lashline, as it has such a creamy formula.
I really cannot rave about the Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows enough, I just love them and there isn’t one ‘dud’ shade within the collection. They all have such a dreamy, easy to work with, blendable formula which applies beautifully with a fingertip or brush, and they last all day long even without a primer underneath.
I would love to see Clarins release further shades within their Spring Collection, as I’m seriously besotted with these shadows. If you have a beauty obsessive to buy for this Christmas, I think the Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadows are ideal as they’re all pretty, neutral shades and their stunning gold packaging is very luxurious and festive.. plus who wouldn’t want to receive high-end makeup for Christmas?