Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Clinique All About Shadow Jammin' Duo and Intense Aubergine Quickliner

Disclaimer:  These were a gift with purchase.
In general, I've been so-so at best regarding Clinique eyeshadows.  If I had to put my finger on why these are not shadows I gravitate towards, it's because the ones I've tried (Coffee Shop duo and a GWP Plums palette) have lacked in pigmentation and seemed to require a lot of layering for color to show.  I'm happy to say my experience with the Jammin' duo ($20), a GWP when I purchased the Peach Pop blush, is better!  I'm still not inclined to purchase these on their own, but I do think this is a set that will get some future use.
While the pink shade doesn't show up well on my arm, it's a nice all over lid shade and I've used it several times, as I love pink shadows in the spring time.  The purple shade as a nice shimmer to it (enlarge photo to see better), although I find it a bit difficult to get smooth color with it, as it seemed to skip a bit on my lids.  That could be my lids, though, as they are not as firm as they used to be.
I also received Intense Aubergine ($16) in the GWP, and my conflicted feelings regarding Clinique's eyeshadow does not extend to their eyeliners.  These, I really like!  Intense Aubergine has a lovely shimmer to it which adds a bit of complexity without being flashy.  I love the color, kind of a dark chocolate purple.  These twist up pencils apply smoothly and wear strong on my oily lids, no complaints from me. Intense Aubergine is great with the Jammin' duo, very complementary colors.
Have you used Clinique's shadows or liners, and if so, what are your impressions?   


  1. The plum shadow is so pretty, the two pairs very well together! I've never been a big fan of clinique eye products, the colors never seem TOO exciting...

    1. I agree, I think that's why these stood out more:-)