Clarins ombré sparkle Review

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all well, today I wanted to talk about this gorgeous eyeshadow.

I purchased this whilst i was doing some christmas shopping a couple of weeks ago. I was having a look in Debenhams as they had a sale on most of their beauty products and perfumes.

Before this purchase i had never tried anything from Clarins before, but i knew they were a more high-end brand so was expecting it to be good. For christmas i also received a lip oil by clarins and have been loving it!

After having a look at all of the items on the counter i picked out this lovely rosey gold glitter shadow, there was also a true gold and navy blue shadows but i thought i would be more likely to wear the rose gold one.

Packaging

This product is a single shadow, going from using palettes for a few years it was funny to go back to a single pan eyeshadow. It’s an average size for a single shadow but I’ve learned a little goes a long way with this product. It comes in a little box which has the name and product description on the back.

Price

The price of this eyeshadow was £20 but as there was a sale on I paid £17. I would never normally pay so much especially for a single shadow, but with the sale and the fact it was Christmas when I brought it I decided to treat myself. After using it for a while I do think it’s worth it and if it did run out I think I would buy it again.

Colour

The colour is 102 PEACH GIRL in the Ombré Sparkle range, this colour is gorgeous. As I said before there were a few to choose from but I thought this one was most suited to me. It’s a rosey gold and it’s packed full with glitter.

The colour pay off is amazing too, you only need one or two swipes and you’re done! The colour is very pigmented and it fully opaque once you’ve put it on your eyelid. I think this colour looks lovely with warm orangy brown tones.

Texture

As it says on the back of the box it gives a mirror finish as it’s so glittery! It’s not clumpy at all when you put it on the eyes it swipes on like a powder and you’re left with a beautiful rosey gold glittery eyelid!

I was worried about whether the glitter would irritate my eyes as I’ve had this before with other glitter products, I had no irritation at all you could forget you’re wearing it until you look in the mirror!

Longevity

As this product is a powder eyeshadow with a glitter finish, once you apply it the eyeshadow stays on your eyes until you’re ready to take it off.

When I have used it there has been a little bit of fall out but with a glitter I expected it so wasn’t put off by that. I would always use a primer with this type of shadow as it should help to prevent fall out and make it last all day/night long!

Final Thoughts

Overall I think this eyeshadow is lovely, the colour is amazing and it lasts so long on the eyes.

It does have a pretty hefty price tag for the size of it, as I have said this product will last you a very long time as you don’t need much product for a great pay off.

The fact it doesn’t give my eyes an irritation and paired with how pigmented it is makes it worth it for me.

I think I will be purchasing some more colours in the future.

Let me know in the comments what your favourite eyeshadow is, whether it’s a palette or single pan!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

Valentine’s Eye Look

Hello lovelies,

How are you? As it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow I wanted to share this look I created especially for it!

I don’t normally go this bold with my eyeshadow but I feel like going all out this time round.

To create this look I used the revolution newtrals 2 pallet as there are lots of pinks and reds within it.

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Base

To start of I put a little bit of Becca primer on my eyelids. As I don’t wear foundation I thought this would be a good way to use it and it worked really well as a primer for my eyeshadow. After I let that set in I went in the lightest shade in this palette which is a very light pinky/cream shade and it makes a lovely base colour.

Builder Colour 

Next I added this peachy pink that I used to create my last eye look which was a Peachy Matte style. This palette is really good for building up colour as you can add little bits at a time and it blends in really well together.

All over

Once I had the first layer of colour on I went lightly all over with this orange/red colour which brightened it up a little bit. To do this I used the real techniques shadow brush as it’s good for blending colours together and packs on the shadow evenly.

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Outer third 

The next colour I used was a bit bolder, it is a Beautiful bright red. I only had to use very small amounts of this as it’s so pigmented! I used a brush I bought from TK MAXX it’s a bit flatter than the real techniques shadow brush so found it good for placing the colour exactly where I wanted it. I put this colour on the outer third of my eye and then tied it in by bringing it across the top of my eyelid to help it blend well.

Glitter

Before adding the sparkles I went over my lid with concealer in the places where i would be adding the glitter shadows. After blending that out i went in with one of the darkest glitters in this pallet, it is a lovely purple shade with red tones i thought it would go really well with the red. The glitters in this palette are really pigmented, to get the best out of it i use my finger to apply them.

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Inner corners

To brighten my inner corners up I added a light pink glitter shade and blended it in with the darker glitter, this created a ombre effect which i really like. I think adding the pop of colour into the inner corners really helps to complete the look.

Touching Up

After finishing up with the glitters I went over with a soft blending brush and made sure to brush over any harsh lines to bring the look together. The finishing touch is definitely going around the outside of the eye with a makeup wipe and then adding a little bit of concealer to make the lines look sharp.

That’s all for today, I really hope you enjoyed reading and let me know what you think about this look in the comments!

What colour will you be wearing on your eyes this valentines day?

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

Matte Peachy Eye Look

Hello lovelies,

Today i wanted to show you how I created this particular look, I did a poll on twitter and most of said that they prefer matte eye looks so i want to try out more in the future and thought I would start with this one.

I used the  Revolution Reloaded Neutrals 2 palette I have shown you another look using this palette before and love using it so I thought I would use it again but show you a different sort of look.

I love this look and I am by no means a makeup artist or professional I just really enjoy getting creative and wearing different looks.

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Primer

Before I started I applied a little bit of primer onto my lids, the primer I used was also makeup revolution. It is a light porcelain shade so creates a good starting point. I like using this primer as I find it helps my eyeshadow to stay on all day.

Base

As my base colour I used the lightest shade in the palette which is a creamy white colour. As most of the shades in this palette are quite pigmented I didn’t use much to cover my whole eyelid.

All over colour

For the main part of the look I used a peachy pink colour all over my lid. I used a flatter sort of brush so I was able to pack the colour on neatly.

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Outer corners

For the outer part of my eyelid I used a slightly darker browny shade to darken up the look a bit and give it some depth. All of the matte shades in this pallet are really pigmented so only needed a small amount on my brush.

Inner corners

For the inner part of my eyelid before I applied any colour i went over it with a bit of concealer to really help the colour stick. I used the collection lasting perfection concealer in the lightest shade they have called ….. After I added the palest shade in the palette on top, I thought it would brighten up my eyes and complete the look.

Finishing touches

After I had finished with the eyeshadow I applied some mascara, this particular one is by Maybelline and is called lash sensational I am sure you have all heard of it. I went around the outside of my eyes with a wet wipe to sharpen up the lines and then put a little bit of powder on after cleaning up the lines.

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I really hope you enjoyed reading, let me know in the comments what you think about this look!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

C.K Beauty

Smokey pink eye look

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Hello lovelies, today I thought I would show you how I created this smokey pink eye look.

For this particular look I used the Revolution Beyond Flawless eyeshadow palette. There are lots of pinks and purple shades in this palette so it was great for creating a smokey look with a pop of pink.

To start of the look I primed my eyelids using the freedom eyelid primer, I like to use this primer as it gives a good base and really helps the eyeshadow to stay on. As a base shadow I used the shade flawless all over my lid with the real techniques crease brush.

I then used the shade sand dune all over the lid, this is a mauve pink colour which is a nice colour to apply all over. In the outer third I applied some of the shade brunette, which is more of a browny mauve colour this shade blended together nicely with sand dune. For this part of the look I used the real techniques blending brush.

Using the same brush, after blending that through I then went in with a darker shade in the outer corner of my lid to darken the look up and make it a bit more smokey. For this is used a mix of bistre and blackest which are some of the darkest shades in this palette. You can really darken a look up with these shades so I went lightly first so I was able to build the colour up.

I then put some concealer through the middle and inner corner of my lid, this was so that when I added the shimmers shades i would get the best colour pay off and it helps the colour to stay on for longer. Once i’d blending the concealer in i used my finger and put the shade spice through the middle of my eyelid, this is a really gorgeous pink colour and it glistens on the eyelids when you’re in the sunlight.

In the inner corner of my eye I put a little bit of the shade mineral, this really brightens up the corner of the eye and i think completes the eyeshadow as it adds an extra glow.

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After I’ve finished applying the eyeshadow I used my new 17 liquid eyeliner to create a cat eye which i think worked really nicely. The colour was very pigmented and it was easy to create the flick. For mascara I used the 17 VaVa Voom which gave my lashes a lift and gave them an extra curl as I used lash curlers before applying the mascara.

Let me know what you think of this look!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

Spring Evening Eye Look

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Hello lovelies, today I thought i would show you an eye look that I’ve been really enjoying doing throughout the spring.

This look is subtle and I like the warm tones within it, i think that this look is good if you’re going out somewhere on an evening throughout spring or summer where you’re sitting outside. The glitter is lovely when it catches the light and i think that it finishes off the look really well.

The first thing I did to create the look was apply a primer to my eyelids, i used the Freedom Eye Primer. I like this one as it blends out nicely and it leaves a nice base and evens out the skin tone on my eyelids. To blend this out i use my real techniques miracle completion sponge which is great to use on eyelids because you can use the rounded part on the main part of the lid, but then for the inner corner to make sure it’s all blended out i use the flat side as i find it good for getting into corners. I’ve also used the collection lasting perfection concealer underneath my eyes to brighten them up.

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For this eye look I’ve used the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette which I’m really loving using, I’ve been using it a lot more as the weather has been getting nice it makes me more motived to make more of an effort with my makeup.

The first shade I use is White Chocolate, I put this all over my lid using the real techniques deluxe crease brush as it’s quite a bit eye brush so it’s easier to get the product across the whole lid quickly. This shade is very pale and it’s just a bit lighter than my skin tone so it give me a good powdered base over the primer.

The next thing I do is get the base shadow brush and swipe it into the shade salted caramel. I love this shade, it’s so wearable and you can build it up gradually to how you like it. I put this colour in the outer corner of my eye and then drag it through the crease.

Using the same brush I dip it into milk chocolate which is a slightly darker shade which I find I have to be careful with as it can come out very pigmented, I put the colour back into the outer corner on top of salted caramel. This darkens the look slightly and adds more warmth.

For the glitter I use my finger as I find I get can the most pigment out of the shadow this way. I use the shade Creme Brule and pat it onto the centre of my lid and towards the inner corner. This shade is really warm and gives the look a really lovely glow which i think looks lovely for this time of year.

In the inner corner I use my finger again to pick up some of the shade Marzipan which is a lot lighter the Creme Brule and I think by adding this to the inner corner of my eye it gives the look a pop and it brightens my eyes up.

I think by adding eyeliner to this look it finishes it off really well, if I’m wearing this look in the day time I might not add the eyeliner as I think it helps to make the look more suitable for the evening as it darkens it up. This eyeliner is from Essence, its a felt liner and i have gone over it with a gel liner that I found in Primark which is really good as its super black and stays on all day/night. The last thing I did was apply some mascara, for this look I’ve used the Maybelline lash sensation.

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Let me know what you think of the look in the comments!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx