Clarins Colours of Brazil Eye Quartet & Liner Palette for Summer 2014 Collection, Review, Swatch & FOTD

Peaches & Blues are having a moment this Summer. Right on time for FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Clarins releases Colours of Brazil Eye Quartet & Liner Palette which combines peach & taupe with vivid Brazil Blue liner, a beautiful combination. 


Clarins Colours of Brazil Eye Quartet & Liner Palette

Clarins Colours of Brazil Eye Quartet & Liner Palette comes in a sleek compact, a velvet pouch and a look card which shows how to use the palette. The eye shadows can be used dry for a soft look or wet for a more intense dramatic one. In the past I have seen some of the palettes working much better when used wet but Color of Brazil has good color pay-off even when it is used dry. 


Packaging: Clarins Colours of Brazil Eye Quartet & Liner Palette

The palette has three neutral shades, one peachy shade for a summery fresh look and a vivid blue liner shade which is a little drier and stiffer but is denser so can be used better on a small area with more intensity. In the compact there are two brushes, one has a pointier edge for lining and a brush for blending. The eye shadows are embossed with traditional patterns of squares and circles (can anyone tell us if this is special to Brazil?).



Close-up: Clarins Colours of Brazil Eye Quartet & Liner Palette

Colours of Brazil Eye Quartet & Liner Palette is composed of the following shades:

Top Left: Mid-toned bronze gold with a tad of green. The finish is satin to metallic. This one was the only shade which was a little drier compared to the others and didn't have a very good color pay-off. It performs better when used wet though.

Top Right: Mid-toned peach shade with satin finish. It has subtle shimmer and a very good color pay-off. Also perfect for layering to add a freshness to the eye look.

Bottom Left: Deep natural brown with satin to matte finish. It is very soft to touch and pigmentation is very dense.

Bottom Right: Light matte taupe. This is a gorgeous shade for a base or a subtle eye look. It applied beautifully.

Liner shade: Vivid blue with matte finish. Although this one has a good color pay-off once dry, I recommend it using wet to get the full density for an eye liner. With a right brush, this can also add some color to your eye look once layered on other shades.


Swatch with direct sun: Clarins Colours of Brazil Eye Quartet & Liner Palette

Below I used the light taupe on inner corner, peach on mid-lid and darker brown on the outer. I then applied the blue as a liner and added a bit more to the other corner to smoke it out. I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye-Pencil in Ultraviolet (which is a shimmery sister of Chaos) on the lower lash line and smoked it out with the liner shade from the palette.



In-action on the eyes: Clarins Colours of Brazil Eye Quartet & Liner Palette

For the rest of the look, I used Giorgio Armani Dolci blush on the cheeks and YSL Kiss& Blush #04 in Orange Fougueux concentrated mostly on the center of lips for a bitten effect. I really liked how summery and fresh this look turned out to be. The resulting effect is close to Tom Ford's Summer Palette Unabashed which also had a similar blue and taupe combination. If you missed on that one or you are in search for a more affordable option, check out Clarins Colours of Brazil Eye Quartet & Liner Palette. Also watch the application tips on this video at Clarins USA website.


FOTD: Clarins Colours of Brazil Eye Quartet & Liner Palette

Final thoughts: A lovely color combination and nice texture (only the golden shade could be smoother with better color pay-off). Clarins Colors of Brazil is now available at Clarins counters, for those of you who love the fresh breeze of summer over the dark blue seas.

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17 comments

  1. love the colors. Wish the pigmentation was a little better

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    1. Hi Carley,
      this was actually one of the best pigmented Clarins Palettes that I tried.

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  2. Goooooorgeous! Love that compact too! Might have to check this one out.....

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, yes do check it out and let us know how you like it, I think it offers good quality and lovely shades.

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  3. This looks beautiful on you! I like the colour combination of this quad, and it's subdued enough to be a great everyday palette. My country does stock Clarins makeup though, only skincare and a very limited selection of foundation.

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    1. I have heard about it, I am really sorry that you guys are left out of this fun. Let me know if you need help in getting some of their items. I think if you have TF Unabashed though, it is very close.

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  4. If I hadn't got Unabashed, I would be in the market for this one. Clarins really have upped their game in the make-up range - quality and trends are really outstanding for the price point. Susan, London

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    1. Hi Susan,
      you are right, Tom Ford Unabashed is really close and similar eye look can be created with it. The quality of Clarins eye shadows are getting better by each release. I also like the fact that there is no glitter ones in this palette since their glitter formula was not working all that good on me.

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  5. The color combination is stunning! I wonder if you can use the blue wet? It should be more intense wet!

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    1. Hi Sunny,
      yes all of these can be used wet. I used the blue one slightly wet for the liner, but then smudged it with a brush since I don't like very defined liner on my upper lash line. It can be intensified quiet a lot though, as you said.

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  6. Brights as well as a lovely taupe... It was only a matter of time until this would pop up on your blog, Sara. Great pics, and love how you've managed to make the blue liner shade seem more easily wearable:)

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    1. LOL you made me laugh with this one. You know me so well by now and you are totally right, the combinations of naturals with vivid shades do call my name! Thanks :-*

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  7. Lovely combination! Sadly I won't take the chance since the quartet I got last fall (Les Forêts I think) was a complete dud for me (maybe it was a dud). No staying power even wet and over a primer. :(

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    1. Hi Helene,
      I know your story with one of the Clarins quads. It is so sad, I am even tempted to send you one so that you can try out and let me know if this one is the same. :-) It does last on me whole day with a primer and I don't even use it wet.

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  8. I've been eyeing this palette in-store. The shades are gorgeous, as is the packaging. Love the look you created with it! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks Jen,
      I was eyeing it too, then at some point I couldn't resist anymore ;-)

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  9. Wow!!! This is so pretty! Love the shades and they look so great altogether when applied. I also love the packaging.

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