Clarins Spring collection 2013 has sprung...gosh I can be a cheese ball but this new collection
has left me a little giddy and for very good reason too, it is jam packed with prettiness.
As much as I enjoy looking at pastel hues they are not shades I often reach for when it comes to eye make-up so I am rather glad that Clarins decided to go down a different route with their spring launch
and drew inspiration from the Iris Blossom which is most evident in the newest eye palette!

Clarins do presentation like no other and tend to showcase all their products in beautiful bright gold
compacts, sleek, simple and thoughtful with extra little touches such as the iris flower embossed over
the four eyeshadow pans, the devil is in the detail and Clarins do this extraordinarily well.
Aside from the detailing the compact also features a large mirror and two foam applicators which 
I am not a fan of but I guess they would be adequate in a squeeze.

The Iris Blossom palette features four shades that combine to make the most beautiful smoky eye
and feature a combination of metallic and matte formulas that can be used both wet and dry.
Inside you have a light green tinged mushroom shade that has a metallic finish, a bright white which like the shade before is also metallic, a matte almost black charcoal which doubles up as a liner and a bright royal purple which is has a shot of silver glitter running throughout.

As with most eyeshadow formulas that can be used wet they do tend to be more pigmented when foiled (dampened) but I do find them trickier to blend out when damp and only resort to this method if using 
any of the four shades as a liner.
The stand out shade for me has to be the mushroom shade (top left) as it is one of those shades that is slightly more complex and really allows blue eyes to pop!
However the same can not be said about the white shade, it tends to go everywhere and is not as pigmeneted as the others but it does redeem itself as a soft, subtle highlight option or
as an all over illuminating, sheer wash of colour.
 Typically when primed Clarins eyeshadows stay in place for at least 8 hours in my experience.

Clarins Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Palette*£30 via Clarins (limited edition) - link