May. 27.

Tried Tuesday: Clarins Ombre Minerale Eyeshadow

clarins-thOne thing I have quite a selection of (asides from nail polish) is eyeshadow. I have a box full of various palettes, and a drawer full of trios, duos and singles. I love how creative you can be with it, but there are also times when I want to be able to just grab a single colour, put it on and get on with it. Today’s Tried Tuesday may just help with that, as I am looking at an eyeshadow from Clarins, their Ombre Minérale eyeshadow in 10 – Slate Blue.


The compact that the shadow comes in, seen here in all its shiny goldenness is very solid and feels like it is good quality, and while it feels solid, you do not need to struggle to open it, as while its catch is secure, it gives way easily to reveal the single shadow inside. The shiny case is prone to fingerprint smudges though, if that kind of thing annoys you.


In the compact, you find the shadow, a sponge applicator that is firm, but soft (I can’t say much about it as I don’t use them) and a mirror that is the full size of the lid, and is very handy for touch ups. The product is covered by a little plastic cover that lifts out with the applicator. I tend to leave them on when not being used to help catch loose product from ending up on the mirror, but that is personal preference.

clarins-swatchClarins say that the product can be used both wet and dry, so to see what difference it makes, here is a swatch. The long swatch is applied dry, while the blob was applied wet. Dry, it is a lot more sheer and more grey, while wet it is a more greyish blue.



And finally, as always, here it is in use. In this case it was applied dry, as I would use it during the day.

I’m really liking this little bit of gorgeousness. It is easy to apply, feels great, and while it is blue, the greyness in it makes it feel more sophisticated, grown up and not scary, which is a real plus for me.

Clarins Ombre Minérale eyeshadows cost €19.50 (checked on


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