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A great eye shadow duo if you can still find it
Clarins Eye Duos
Member Name: jillycat
Clarins Eye Duos
Advantages: Lovely creamy soft texture lasts well lovely colours
Disadvantages: hard to find this one now so when you do it is expensive
This is a Clarins eye shadow duo that has been in my make up bag for so long I can't actually remember when I bought it. The duo I have is the number 28 Wheat and Dusk. Now this item is no longer readily available from the Clarins counters but is still available from various on line retailers but as it is a discounted item the price of those still available has gone up accordingly and these duos now retail from £20 up to the princely sum of £42.95 new. I can't say I remember what I paid for mine but it was no where near the £40 mark
The duo comes in a lovely golden style compact with a mirror and an eye shadow applicator with two ends one for each color. I no longer have mine and use a make up brush to apply the eye shadow. The compact does have a mirror but I find with my poor eyesight and contact lens this is too small for me to use so I end up using my normal mirror to apply the eye shadow.
The eye shadow itself is a lovely creamy texture that is soft to the touch as well. What I find about this is that it goes on a treat as there is very little dust that flies off in all directions and very little becomes loose in the compact meaning it stays where it should in the compact and doesn't get wasted. This soft texture means that it goes on to my skin well and doesn't seem to aggravate or irritate my eyes in anyway. I think the colors provide a love balance of matte with a hint of shimmer that means it perfect for day wear in my opinion. The wheat is a lovely soft shimmery brown/ cream whilst the dusk is a muted brown that has purple tinges to it in the right light. I think this provides a very versatile combination as I can use the dusk on the crease of my eye lid and to line the lid and the wheat looks fabulous on the lid and the brow line. What I do find about using this combination is that it gives a lovely natural look to my eyes which is what I like for the majority of my make up wear. However the slight shimmer in the eye shadow actually lifts it slightly to give a nice look that can bring a bit of sparkle to your eyes.
I find that the eye shadow actually lasts well on my eyes and is still noticeable at the end of a day rather than sinking into my skin like some cheaper makes tend to do on me. The eye shadow is easy to remove with a normal make up remover.
Overall I would definitely recommend this eye shadow but only if you can get it at the cheaper price of £20 no eye shadow in my experience is worth over £40. If I can find some more of this I will buy it so and may do a few eBay searches. But if I can't I would be willing to look for a similar shade in Clarins new mono eye shadows as I have had such a positive experience with this duo on the lasting qualities and how it is kind to my skin and how it doesn't aggravate my contact lens.
Available still from http://www.lavishchoice.co.uk/clarins-eye-colour-d uo-28-wheat-dusk.html for £42.95
Summary: A great eye shadow duo that last well