Aug 4, 2012

Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Quad #206.



i have already shown you the Eye Color Quad #201 Malachite and the Cheek Color Duo #4 but to round up the much belated reviews of my Clé de Peau Beauté order from summer 2011, today i bring to you their palette with the beautiful name "206".
in fact at a price of 55$ for the eyeshadow pans only (the compact case has to be bought separately and would set you back additional 25$), they could've given the ones from seasonal collections - for example this one came out in Spring 2011 - some fancy names also.
Clé de Peau Beauté can be bought at Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom or Saks.



i keep my CdP stuff in a Magnum Palette by Artdeco, it fits nicely and is a cheap but quality solution.


this palette is soft and light, the colours are much lighter than what i expected from the product pics on various online shops. it comes with an opalescent overspray representing the brand logo, but which already fades after lightly touching it. the shadows contained are

  • a pearlescent cream colour with silver glitter
  • a pale silver with silver glitter
  • a copper shade with lots of gold flecks
  • a satin beige with more loosely distributed chunkier gold glitter

overall the eyeshadows still show the same very silky and soft texture that i have described with the other palette i own, but i was disappointed with this one because it's a bit of chunky-glitter-overkill which causes fall out that is hard to remove. i think the cream, silver and beige shades especially would all be so much more beautiful without the glitter, they are soft and complex colours.

normally, i wouldn't wear this palette all alone, the colours are too light and too glittery for my taste to combine. but as i was taking it out to re-do the eyeshadow photos, the final result totally reminded me of NARS Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio which came out with their Summer 2012 collection and caused a big lemming on my side since many bloggers showed how amazing the combo of pale cream, silver and orange/peach can look (read great reviews of NARS Ramatuelle trio over at Café Makeup, Cute and Mundane and Pink Sith).

i really like how the end result turned out - of course there is some glitter fall out to remove - but otherwise the shades are easy to build up and blend, they also last well and in every aspect fulfill my yearning for NARS Ramatuelle. for the eyeshadow look i paired the palette with Max Factor Metallic Lilac eyeliner, which makes for a gorgeous contrast.


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17 comments:

  1. lovely FOTD <3 thank you for the swatches :D

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  2. ahh a neutral CDP :) What a lovely quad and I love your FOTD, simple and nice.

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    1. hihi thanks! i don't find it too neutral, though! :)

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  3. Lovely shades. Love your FOTD - it looks gorgeous!

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  4. Beautiful look! What camera do you use? Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi Joanne! thank your for your comment! i use a new camera set up, it's a Canon 600D (also known as Rebel T3i in the US) with a 50mm 1:1.8 II lens for the portraits and a 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS lens for the close up eye makeup shots.

      hth!

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  5. You're looking gorgeous! And yes, the swatches really remind me of Ramatuelle, which is good: wil save me from a new lemming :)

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    1. thank you! you already have Ramatuelle, right?

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  6. Love the palette and the eyeliner look you did it´s amazing! thanks for sharing

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    1. thank you Silvia! you're always very supportive and i'm thankful for that!

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  7. I was totally thinking that it looked just like the Nars Ramatuelle trio too, before you mentioned it :P And I LOVE that pop of metallic liner you added...so much so that I think I need to make a drugstore run today and search for something similar!!:D You look beautiful, as always

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    1. thanks for your lovely comment! i'm happy that you like the liner/shadow pairing!

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  8. I quite like the quality of CPB eye shadows. However, the Japanese brand are now making too much of glitter/ shimmer in a palette. Making everyday use a bit too "disco ball". I much prefer a mixture with matte and satin in the palette.

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    1. yes, that's what i also criticize. they can do SUCH great textures but then they pack some chunky glitter in there. sometimes i think the reason is because it's the way they think small asian lid space should be enhanced -.-

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  9. Aww! I think this is gorgeous and I love that you used that pop of color with the liner!

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