If you enjoy neutral toned eyeshadow palettes but have had more than your fill of the Naked palettes then you may be interested in Clinque's limited edition offering, a small but perfectly formed eyeshadow palette containing 8 every day shades.
As mentioned above the Clinique Neutral Territory 2 Eyeshadow Palette is pretty dinky, it fits comfortably into the palm of my chubby but small hand making it perfect for those who travel a lot or for every day use without weighing down your bag. Despite being petite the 8 shadows inside are what I'd deem full sized. The palette comes complete with your standard foam applicator which has a brush at one end and of course a mirror for on the go applications.
In my opinion Clinique Neutral Territory 2 Eyeshadow Palette tends to feature mainly warm and rich shades but there is a good few staple neutral suit all tones to balance the palette. What sets this aside from several of the neutral palettes out there is the fact that it has a good few red tinged browns which is not the norm. I would like to state that this palette has no matte shades what so ever and is in fact constructed purely out of shimmer based formulas which won't be to everyone's taste. Like every palette I have ever tested the shades do differ in terms of pigmentation and texture, some are brilliant others not so much but there is no true duds. Below is the shade and formula break down.
Sugar Cane - A light but bright shimmering metallic white hue that is loaded with pigmentation, can be a little stark with a super soft texture.
Light Shade of Diamond and Pearls Duo - One of the least shimmer based formulations, this yellow toned ivory is almost satin in finish but can be a little chalky.
Light Shade of Neutral Territory Duo - A sheer light beige that again is satin in formula, does require to be layered on for full pigmentation.
Light Shade of Day into Date Duo - A warm slightly orange tinged medium brown, again an almost satin formulated shade that has good colour pay off. This makes a good transitional shade.
Brown Shade of Polar Blue Quad - A glitter based olive tinged cool toned mid brown, this again is fairly sheer in pigmentation but a really pretty shade that you don't come across all that often.
Hazy - A rich metallic cool toned bronze based brown that is beautifully formulated to be soft yet not chalky and delivers wonderful levels of pigmentation. One of the best shades in the palette.
Black Honey - If you have blue eyes you need this shade, trust me! A rich red toned brown that I guess some will describe as russet brown? Much like Hazy this is one of the better formulations and is such an original shade.
Dark Brown Shade of Morning Java Quad - A slightly chalky but deep rich metallic brown hue that reflects red in certain lights. A rather beautiful shade that is let down by it's lack of pigmentation.
If you are looking for a warm toned neutral palette that is easy to lug around this is just what the doctor ordered, you can find Clinique Neutral Territory 2 Eyeshadow Palette for £32 via Clinique - link.
- This post contains a press sample.