Creamy eyeshadows can sometimes be a mega pain in the posteria, thanks to their ability to crease worse than a linen pair of trousers. The colour is often stunning, providing a shimmering unique texture, but the creases make your eyelids look tired and worn after a few hours. The new lid smoothies from Clinique are the complete opposite though, offering up to 8hrs wear and a formula that’s as smooth as a silk sheet. They’re available in 12 different shades and come in these really cute and handy tubes for giving you a little amount of product where you need it most.
The nozzles can be used to either apply directly to the eyelid or just squeeze a little amount of shadow onto the back of the hand to apply with a brush. The angled tip makes it easy to sweep across the lid, although it’s better to use a brush or your finger to blend in. The result it a really fab, flawless colour which can be blended to create a great base or a highlight of colour – it doesn’t crease or cake and it stays in place all day long.
The colours are fabulous. A pearlescent undertone catches the light and highlights the white in the eyes, enabling you to look wide awake even when you’re not. There are little specks of gold too, creating a depth of colour and fabulous result. There’s a colour for every occasion too – everything from neutral creams, to darker berry and bluer shades. I don’t have a bad way to say about these; I’m sure they’ll be an iconic product for Clinique for years to come. J’adore.
Available nationwide and online for £17 each