Anyway, I received this Clinique Colour Surge palette as part of a Clinique gift box that my lovely hubby gave me for Christmas and have only just started experimenting with the colours.
The colours I used today were the three on the left plus the eye liner. The eyeshadows used were Colour Surge Super Shimmer in Daybreak, Colour Surge Super Shimmer in Strike it Rich and Colour Surge Soft Shimmer in Dark Brown.
The eye liner is the Clinique Cream Shaper for Eyes in Chocolate Lustre. I have swatched each one below:
(Left to Right with flash: Daybreak, Strike it Rich and Dark Brown plus the Cream Shaper for Eyes in Chocolate Lustre)
As you can see they are all very sheer colours which I found a little disappointing as the packaging claimed they were the perfect combination to create a dramatic smokey eye effect. Well, no matter how much I seem to pack on I cannot get them to appear any darker than in this photo.
The Strike it Rich shade has pretty golden sparkles in it but just not enough actual gold colour itself. The dark brown looks as if it should be a good dark contouring shade but just doesn't show up enough when layered on top of the other colours.
The cream shaper for eye is the winning element here I think. It's such a beautiful soft and creamy liner which goes on like a dream and stays put forever. I have hooded eyes which means most liners usually end up transferring to the top of my lid by the end of the day but this one does not budge the slightest. It's also got a little gold shimmer contained in it which I like.
So, here is my look. I have used Daybreak all over the lid up to the brows, Strike it Rich on the lid up to the crease and also under the eye, and Dark Brown on the outside corner to contour. I have then lined both top and bottom with the Cream Shaper and applied two coats of Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black:
To me this could not be called a dramatic smokey eye effect. I was a little disappointed with my efforts because I packed on so much of each colour and could barely get them to show up in these photos at all.
I still like the combination of these shadows though as an nice everyday look for work or when I'm not really going anywhere special.
I'm still yet to use the purples in this palette and will post the look I create with these as soon as I have a play with them.
I must admit that I actually had fun making this post and can see why so many do it. It actually feels quite liberating to just put yourself out there to see what others think.
So, what does everyone think of my first eye of the day post? (Please be kind, I'm still new to this :-))