Unconventional?! Avant-garde? A breakthrough in color palette technology?
Well, not exactly… Yep, we’ve seen colors like these in palettes like this before, but that hasn’t stopped me from falling for Clinique’s new Brandied Bronze Eyeshadow Palette ($25). When I think “classic summer eyeshadow shades,” this bad boy has six of the colors that regularly come to mind.
Clinique Brandied Bronze
A limited-edition summer collection with products for eyes, lips, cheeks and face. Prices range from $14-25.
Brandied Bronze’s beige, bronze, gold, teal, purple and pink are so spot on that if Ryan Reynolds asked me to go on a three month surf vacation with him, I could foreseeably make it through the entire trip with just this palette, a single cream blush, waterproof mascara and a tube of MAC Nymphette.
For reference, I’m an NC35
And talk about flexibility, whether dressed up or dressed down. Need a neutral eye for work? Try the bronze, beige or brown shadows on the left. Craving more color instead? Reach for the purple, teal or pink on the right. You get a solid selection of versatile colors that blend easily and last all day.
Interestingly, Clinique’s shadows have an almost watercolor look to them once applied — almost like a MAC shadow with half the pigmentation.
I happen to like the somewhat sheer color payoff because I feel it makes the shadows easier to blend, but experienced, hard-core makeup gals might prefer products with a more powerful pigment punch.
Despite it not being particularly unique, I still think Brandied Bronze is beautiful. If you’re new to color or just want to play with a selection of summery shades, it’s a good place to start. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,