Clarins Ombre Matte Iridescent.

One the most exciting launches from the ClarinsFall 2017 Graphik Collection is the new ClarinsOmbre Matte Iridescent ($26, available here). I’m not one to talk about specific items in a collection unless that product truly deserves it and you can bet that the Ombre Matte Iridescent absolutely does.

A few months ago, I wrote about the Ombre Iridescente so I got quite excited to see a matte version of my beloved one-formula-does-it-all product get a matte treatment that is really kicking ass! Keep reading and I hope it convinces you to pop by the store and swatch it if you can!

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Clarins Ombre Matte Iridescent.

Matte with an Oomph!

When I think of matte colours, I think of everyday, easy-to-wear colours. Anything too bold can quickly be very chalky and powdery. I haven’t had much luck with matte colours except from the Make up For Ever Artist Shadow formula. It came as a surprise to me that Clarins opted to release two very different shades in their Graphik collection – an eggshell ivory shade, and a bold, statement-making dark blue shade.

The Ombre Iridescent formula features a cream-to-powder formulation that delivers pigmentation, ease of wear, long wear time and a polished look. It’s one of those products that appear expensive when you first buy it but will totally pay off once you start using it. I can’t even begin to tell you how quickly this product replaced all other powder eyeshadows I have in my collection. If we were talking about cost per use, I can immediately tell you that this eyeshadow is getting a lot more use than the rest of my eyeshadow collection combined, and that’s not an exaggeration!

Clarins Fall 2017 Makeup Collection | Graphik.

Clarins Fall 2017 Makeup Collection Swatches: Ombre Matte Iridescente #09 Ivory / #10 Midnight Blue // 4 Colour Eyeshadow Palette Dry & Wet

The matte formula of the Ombre Matte Iridescent delivers as well as the original did. The two colours I have are highly pigmented, wears without much fall out, and stays vibrant throughout the day. I have been obsessed with the navy blue shade – it’s a fabulous all over colour, particularly for the holidays! As much as I love gold/cranberry/greens/burgundy for the holiday season, I think blues like these make a statement and totally gets a holiday conversation going!

The Ombre Matte Iridescent is applied easily with either your fingers or a brush. I like a flat paddle brush but for a more diffused look, a blender brush wears just as well. I really like wearing the eggshell colour as a highlighter and on my skintone, it almost disappears because of how similar the colour is against my skin. The navy blue shade wear incredibly well without a primer or a base, so I can imagine how much more pizzazz you’re going to get with a light base underneath!

Similar to the Ombre Iridescent, this product is a slightly more bargain buy if you’re in the market for the expensive CHANELIllusion d’Ombre or GivenchyOmbre Couture Eyeshadow. If you’ve been looking for a more high-quality version to the drugstore offerings, give these a try – you might end up liking it way more than you thought!

The Makeup Look

Clarins Fall 2017 Makeup Collection | Graphik.

  • Eye Makeup:Ombre Matte Iridescente in #10 Midnight Blue all over the lid, a dark brown in the outer-v corner, and the highlighter shade from the 4 Colour Eyeshadow Palette for the inner corner
  • Mascara/Liner: MAC Extra Dimension Mascara, and Clarins Graphic Ink Liner
  • Foundation: Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Buff Beige
  • Blush/Bronzer: Essence Makeup Shape Your Face contour shade, and the Clarins Blush Prodige
  • Lips: MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Pleasureseeker

Have you tried the new Clarins Ombre Matte Iridescente?


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