Clarins must have designed their spring 2009 Nature Temptations Eye Colour Palette ($40) to tempt makeup lovers ruthlessly and without mercy. Floral embossed eyeshadow pans, a sexy silver compact and six hard-to-resist spring colors (get a load of that teal, AYE!) — it’s like tempting a dog with bacon!
Resistance appears futile, homies.
But check it: this palette is one of the best deals you’ll find this spring. Clarins set the price at $40, which at first glance seems expensive, but once you crunch the numbers the Nature Temptations Palette turns out to be a total bargain.
Swatches with flash
The palette contains six large pans of shimmery eyeshadow. Clarins mixed in three neutrals (tan, pink and peach) with three brights (plum, violet and plum), providing a balance of practical and fun shades. And like all the other Clarins eyeshadows I’ve tried, all six layer and blend to perfection, never appearing heavy or cakey on the skin.
A little quick makeup math reveals that the eyeshadows in the Nature Temptations Palette cost less per pan than any other eyeshadow Clarins currently sells.
Swatches without flash
Nature Temptations stretches your dollars even more. Since you get six colors, each one breaks down to $6.60! Plus, I think the pans in the Nature Temptations Palette are a little larger than the pans in the regular quads.
Further Clarins Eyeshadow Research…
With six colors, there are endless possibilities for eye looks. I played with two this morning…
1. I started with violet on the lid and a slice of teal eyeshadow on bottom lash line.
2. Then, I switched it up with some plum. If the pastel look above says “I’m fun,” then this plum look says to the world, “I am a responsible citizen who pays my bills on time, yo.”
Clarins Nature Temptations Palette
Use: A versatile bargain palette of six eyeshadow shades for spring
Makeup and Beauwty Blog Rating: A+
It’s limited edition, so if you’re lusting after this palette you should get your hands on it soon. I really hope Clarins continues to release seasonal palettes like this one in the future because they’re such a great deal.
I’m on this stair stepper machine kick, so last night I worked it out for a while at the gym.
When I got home, I could barely climb the stairs to my front door, LOL! Oh, the sweet irony. Exercise to get fit = can’t climb the stairs to get home.
Anyhoo, how’s your Wednesday going? I hope it’s raging!
Off to class…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,