Clinique Travel Makeup set Review, Swatches & FOTD

By Nids

The Clinique travel makeup kit includes:
·         1x Soft Pressed Powder Blusher 1.8g/0.06oz (Smouldering plum)
·         1x Colour Surge Eye Shadow duo 2 x 0.7g/0.02oz (Twilight mauve / brandied plum)
·         1x Eye Shadow Applicator, 1x Blush Brush
Price: Full size product – Blush for Rs 1550, eye shadow Rs 1250 onwards (box contains the mini palette)


My take on the kit:
This is the best product I have received in my Velvette box a couple of months back. Trying a high-end brand‘s cosmetics like Clinique at such a low price is just amazing. The compact size of this kit makes it a perfect option for travelling.
 
The kit contains a e/s duo with a darker shade ‘Brandied plum’ that I use as an overall lid color and a lighter shade ‘Twilight mauve’ that acts as a god highlight color. Brandied Plum, as the name suggests, is a light plum shade which appears more as a greyish plum in bright light. I find the shade a bit dull as it’s not a bright color, much suitable for a day time wear.
Twilight mauve is more of a white colored e/s with a hint of pinkish mauve. A good highlighting shade, does the job nicely. 
 
Both the colors have medium to buildable pigmentation. You actually need a good base/primer to pop up the colors and make them livelier. These have a satiny finish and practically no fall-out. 
 
Now coming to the blush, I just love this shade. It is a nice and pigmented deep maroon/plum color that would easily suit all skin tones. The texture is lovely. It is highly pigmented so swipe your blush brush just once to achieve the desired look. The shade is completely matte so you can wear it just about any time and build the color according to need.
 
The staying power of the full set (e/s duo and blush) is amazing. They stay put for several hours together with little fading. I generally use a darker e/s base for the lid color as I am not much fond of the dull plum e/s provided in the set and I don’t find it creasing/fading away the whole day
Pros:
·         A complete travel friendly kit.
·         Nice shades of e/s.
·         Beautiful blush color.
·         Great staying power.
·         No fall-out of the e/s.
·         The applicators provided are both nice and would be handy at time of need.
·         A huge mirror too provided that makes the overall packaging perfect.
Cons:
·         The e/s shades are not highly pigmented so you need a good base to make them pop up.
·         Not easily available.

Ratings: 4.5/5
Final Verdict: I love it and this is going to be my good friend during travels. A great kit and I recommend it for sure.
Here is my FOTD using the makeup kit. I have used a black gel liner below the brandied plum e/s first to make the color look lively. Hope you girls like it

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Who is Preetha

Preetha is an engineer turned beauty blogger from India. She loves trying out new beauty products and makeup looks. She is a mother of a one year old baby girl and loves photography, cooking and makeup of course.

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