Tuesday, 18 May 2010

The art of Clinique

Sometimes, just sometimes, this job is a touch depressing. No sooner have we stashed our opaques for the season than the autumn/winter colours start to be unveiled. However, Clinique's collection - 'Bigger, Brighter Eyes In An Instant' - features some fabulous products that nearly, nearly, nearly have us looking forward to fall already. Showcased in a sort of 'artist's studio' (that'll be because of all the pencils they showed us), we especially liked the great-for-blue-eyes-like-Jo's Intense Plum Quickliner for Eyes (a limited edition, so you'll have to be quick when it hits the counters August 1st) and Vitamin C Lip Smoothie in Running Latte, a really wearable, suits-all-liptones rich neutral. The clever Instant Lift for Brows delivers on its promises, too, with a touch of brow-bone highlighter. What we found most interesting of all was the High Impact Mascara in brightening black: with extra pigments, it's created to make eyes appear three times brighter, by contrasting against the whites. (Also a limited edition, though the smart money says this will become an instant Clinique classic.) Meanwhile, before we get back to deep blackberries and plum shades and to our Wolford Velvet Deluxes, can we have some sunshine, pretty-please...?