Voted Most Likely To Steal Your Heart This Summer: The Gold, Chocolate Brown and Plum Shades in the Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet & Eye Liner Palette

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Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet Eye Liner Palette

That’s the new $42 Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet & Eye Liner Palette on my eyes

WARNING: Do not wear the new Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet & Eye Liner Palette ($42) unless you plan to kick all other gold summer eye palettes to the curb.

Put another way, if this were makeup high school, it’s the palette that would have been voted “Most Likely To Be Mistaken for Cookies” in the yearbook.


And we all know how awesome cookies are. Cookies!

Remember those things?

Wait — no, not cookies. I mean those yearbook things where the seniors cast a bunch of votes for “Most Likely To…”

I wasn’t really one of those kids, but I was voted “Too Sexy for This Band” by my compatriots in the musical arts (BAND GEEKS!). ๐Ÿ™‚ And to this day I have no idea whether they were being serious or sarcastic…

Still, I’m surprised it wasn’t “Most Likely to Become a Cat Lady.” You feel me?

Yep, hindsight’s 20/20.

Like one of those popular girls who got nominated for everything (Best Hair, Most Likely to Succeed, Biggest Flirt, Best Pronunciation in Spanish Class), the categories in which this palette would dominate are…

  • Most Likely To Flatter Warm-Toned Tans
  • Most Likely To Dance From Dawn Till Dusk With a Minimum of Creasing and Fading
  • Most Likely To Be Mistaken for a Dior Quint
  • Most Likely To Mix It Up (as in mixing colors to create your own custom shades, which I’ve been doing a lot with this palette and really liking my results)
  • Most Likely To Be the Palette That Melts Your Makeup-Loving Heart This Summer

Inside are four shimmery powder shadows — three golden shades (a rose gold, copper gold and a pale gold) and a plummy chocolate brown — and a creamy plum liner, all of which work together as well as root beer and vanilla ice cream.

Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet Eye liner Palette Swatches

Swatches from the left: the powder eyeshadows in pale gold, pinkish gold, coppery gold and chocolate brown; and the cream liner in plum

For day, go casual with a single wash of color over your lids (or mix two of the shadows together), and line your lash lines with the soft, smudgy liner.

Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet Eye Liner Palette 2

Then, later that night, steal a page out of Beyoncรƒยฉ’s book by using the cream liner as your base, and then blend the other shades on top for a smokey, diva-about-to-drop-the-mike look.

Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet Eye Liner Palette 3

Splendours could also win a brand new “Most Likely” category this year — “Most Likely To Be Worn To a Fancy Weekend Summer Getaway With Either the Girls or Your Boo.” (Hint, hint, El Hub, if you’re reading this, I’m free weekend after next).

Oh, yeah. This palette gets my vote. ๐Ÿ™‚


PRICE: $42
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, and available now at Clarins counters and online

We good, Monday?

I hope you had a good one. Mine flew by in a flash! — and without any drama from Tabs. I think he’s still basking in his post-birthday gravy glow.

I’m not up to much tonight. I just finished some leftover Thai food, and now I’m watching The Voice and looking at dresses on


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Swagata says:

    WOAH!!! your makeup is awesome…you are looking gorgeous Karen. Add my vote too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Shyra says:

    Karen, you look so pretty! You definitely rock the makeup world! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Lulle says:

    This palette is so pretty with the ethnic print I’m not sure I would use it!
    Lulle recently posted … CoverGirl Outlast Glosstinis mini nail polish in Bahama Mama: I’d rather have a Bellini!

  4. Gowthami says:

    I love the patterns ๐Ÿ™‚ wow yu
    Gowthami recently posted … Nyassa Fresh Collection Handmade Soaps in Shea Butter and Alphonso Preview

  5. Sunny says:

    OOOO my God, I didn’t know that liner shade is an EGGPLANT! Totally my colors! Glad to hear it performs well too! Must check it out soon!
    Sunny recently posted … Skincare SOS: My Safety Net When Everything Else Fails

  6. Kim says:

    This is beautiful. When I saw the pic of the pan, I thought it was cool (sucker for the imprinted designs, as you know) but wasn’t really wow’d by the colors. Now that I see them in your look, I’ve changed my mind. Very, very nice! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Agata says:

    This palette is beautiful, all the shades are so pretty and sparkly and the liner is a gorgeous color too!! Very tempting.

    How did you like Shakira’s look yesterday? Doesn’t she always look beautiful?

  8. meredith says:

    Wow, that looks awesome on you. Love that plum liner!

  9. Chelsea says:

    This palette is gorgeous and the colors look great! I love the plum liner!

    I was voted Most Likely to be a Millionaire, and Biggest Bookworm. Let’s make that first part true!

  10. Lauren says:

    Ugh i’m suffering from finals week… So every day feels like forever! Glad your monday went by quick though! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lauren recently posted … EOTD 6-9-13; Winged Liner, LORAC Pro, Too Faced Boudoir

  11. Zoe Gruss says:

    Beautiful palette and the colours look stunning on you!

  12. Becca says:

    Ugh I hate you! I just ordered this on ๐Ÿ˜›

  13. Melissa says:

    Oh wow it’s a plum liner? I always thought it was black. Now I think I need this!

  14. Lorraine says:

    Holy moly, batman, is this reminding me of the Nars I Love New York palette for a reason, here? tHis is drop dead gorgeous!

  15. ReneeP says:

    I was hoping you were exaggerating in the beginning of the post, I DO NOT NEED ANOTHER PALETTE! You so were not. It is beautiful and my wallet (or hubby) hates you for displaying it! You look beautiful BTW. I hope I look as good in it.

  16. Danielle says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! And just when I think I don’t need anymore eye shadow, this pops up.
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  17. Ahhh, the embossing…so beautiful! And the shades definitely remind me of Chanel, actually. I have never tried Clarins powder formula, surprisingly…or really ANY of Clarins color line, for that matter (except the Instant Lip Perfector and a powder my mom gave to me when I was younger). I keep saying I need to but I definitely need to go swatch this particular palette at the counters!

  18. Aliisa says:

    I know this is reeeeaally old post, but I’m gonna leave a comment anyway :). I have this palette and I absolutely love it. I have recently started to collect MAC eyeshadows and now thinking of buying Amber lights. But are the copper shade in this palette and Amber lights the same colour? Could you help me with this one?

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