For a balanced diet, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, so the nutritionists tell us.
I’ve yet to see any cosmetics company come up with a vegetable themed collection but Clinique is taking up the fruits challenge with their new Juiced Up Colour collection for Spring 2010. When I first previewed it a month ago, I knew it would be a while before I’d touch them – they are so pretty to look at!
But mess around with them I did over the break and I’m ready to share my thoughts on the products.
Clinique All over Face Color – Mixed Berries (RM115)
The Mixed Berries all over face color is what I’d prefer to use as a blush. Even then, on light skintones, there is a risk of it going on a little dark. I found it rather puzzling that when I swatched the colours, it went on my skin a little bronze. On someone with darker skintone than mine, I can imagine that it would make a lovely blush.
For myself, after lots of experimenting, I now use mainly the top 2 colours for a berry blush. I think it is a blush more suited for Summer than Spring.
Pros: Nice pigment, Is not powdery
Cons: Colour is a little bronzed, Might be too dark for those with very light skintone
Clinique Fresh Picked Pear Eyeshadow (RM75)
I’m a green eyeshadow fiend and if you are new to using green eyeshadow, you might like this one. The eyeshadow is duo coloured – green and cream with gold shimmer.
I say its good for new green eyeshadow users because the colour is light. I tried swatching it on my arm but came up with nothing to show. So, I decided to show you how it looks on my eyes. You can see that the colour is light but fresh. I’m not a fan of light shadows but I found myself liking this because its great for those days when I want colour yet can’t quite put on all out colour.
I like to layer the green over black eyeliner for more oomph. Add on lashings of dark mascara and its a pretty fresh polished look with just a hint of colour to keep people guessing. The eyeshadow comes in Fresh Picked Berries too which is similar in tone to the Mixed Berries powder.
Pros: Applies very smoothly, Easy to pick up colour (I use fingers), Light colour is good for beginners, gold shimmer is smooth and not too glittery
Cons: Some might find it too sheer
The Clinique Juiced Up Spring 2010 collection is available at Clinique counters from February 2010.
Now rack your brains – is there a vegetable themed cosmetic collection? And would you buy them if there was? 😀