Marc Jacobs Beauty always releases the most glamorous palettes and…
Because sometimes we just want to be lazy, Clinique has released the Pretty Easy Eye Palette ($55 CAD). This “wardrobe” of shadows is all the basics you need to create natural eye looks from everyday to in-your-face glam.
The palette comes numbered with 8 shadows. There is a mixture of mattes and shimmers in here in both warm and cool neutrals. I’d say this is a very well-balanced palette.
This set also comes with two small Skinny Stick eyeliners, which I much prefer over a sponge or cheap brush applicator. These come with flat tips so make sure to warm them up and round them out before using.
The top row is a warmer neutral set that pairs perfectly with the Skinny Stick in Slim Sable. This row is the majority of what the Naturally Pretty look uses.
As outlined in the instructions, I applied 2 (light beige matte) under the browbone and 3 (warm copper shimmer) on the lid into the crease.
I finished the look with a hint of shade 4, the darker chocolate brown shimmer, in the outer V and added Slim Sable liner to the lashline (it was a bit hard to work with and not as smooth as I had hoped).
The finished look is a really polished everyday neutral. I love adding a pop of colour on the lips (Bite Beauty LLLR Shade 12) and cheeks when wearing soft neutrals on my eyes, I think this works well!
The bottom row is a little cooler and has one of my fave shades of the bunch, 5, which is a light pewter/wheat silver shimmer. I also added swatches of the Skinny Stick in Slimming Black. This one was a lot smoother than the brown.
I used 5, the pewter silver, all over the lid and blended 6, a burnt grey/black shimmer, in the outer V. I finished the look with the black Skinny Stick.
This look really adds a bit of smoke to the everyday neutral eye. Since it was a bit heavier, I decided to pair with a light pink lip (Too Faced Melted Peony).
The Clinique Pretty Easy Eye Palette is really just that… pretty damn easy. The shadows are pigmented and soft and very blendable. I experienced little to no fallout when applying with a brush and blending like crazy.