Clinique Wear Everywhere Pinks Eyeshadow Palette Review | The pink that never was

Just J: Clinique Wear Everywhere Pinks Eyeshadow Palette Review

Newly launched this year, Clinique is following up on their fantastic Black Honey makeup collection with a slew of wearable palettes. The new Wear Everywhere palettes comes in five versatile styles: grey, pinks, nudes, greens and blue. Each palette contains eight shades within that color family and can be mixed and matched for endless looks. Even better, the palettes contain a mix of matte, satin and shimmery shades, adding in even more versatility!

Last week I shared my thoughts of the Wear Everywhere Greys palette. This week, I'll be talking about the Pinks palette, which was my first choice out of this collection. As a huge fan of the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, I knew I had to have this rendition by Clinique. Pinks, when done right, can look beautiful on eyes and unlike browns and coppers, are much better at brightening up the eye area while providing depth.

When I first cracked open the Wear Everywhere Pinks palette however, I was quite shocked to see that this pink palette contained hardly any pinks at all! Here is a run-down of the eight shades in this palette:

Just J: Clinique Wear Everywhere Pinks Eyeshadow Palette Review
Left to right: Going Steady shade, Ticklish shade, Silver Dollar, Concord, Sugar Plum, Vintage Grape, Ticklish shade, Polar Blue shade

  • Light shade from Going Steady quad - a soft shimmery baby pink highlight that has a pearlescent finish
  • Medium shade from the Shade of Ticklish quad - a slightly frosty violet
  • Silver Dollar - a shimmery taupe
  • Concord - a beautifully rich marsala with soft shimmer
  • Sugar Plum - a sparkly blue-pink
  • Vintage Grape - a matte and less intense version of Concord 
  • Dark shade from Ticklish quad - a gorgeous deep plum 
  • Taupe shade from the Polar Blue quad - a true taupe with soft shimmer

Just J: Clinique Wear Everywhere Pinks Eyeshadow Palette swatches
Left to right: Going Steady shade, Ticklish shade, Silver Dollar, Concord, Sugar Plum, Vintage Grape, Ticklish shade, Polar Blue shade

As you can see, half of the shades in this palette are borrowed from pre-existing palettes, so if you're a big Clinique collector, you may already have some of these. Sugar Plum is also very similar to the Crystal Pink shadow from the Nutcracker collection

Like the other Wear Everywhere palettes, this one costs $40 and is packaged in a sleek mirrored compact with a dual-sided brush. I love the packaging of Clinique palettes, but now that I own a few, it becomes hard to distinguish between them; plus, this format is super prone to fingerprints, which is why no exterior shots appear in this post!

Now onto the palette itself. Again, I am super disappointed at the lack of pinks in this palette. How can you call it a pink palette when the only pink shades are the highlights?! Most of the colors here skew more towards taupes and purples, which is fine, but utterly misleading.

Just J: Clinique Wear Everywhere Pinks Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Similar to the Wear Everywhere Grey palette, I found these shadows to be hard and lacking in color. To make the swatches you see above, I had to give each pan a good four strokes each. Vintage Grape, the dark shade from Ticklish and the taupe from Polar Blue (basically the farthest three shades on the right) are the best out of this set, primarily as they were the only ones that showed at all on my skin. Despite trying both my eye primers, I could not make the other shades show on my lids; in this way, this one was worse on me than the grey version. What I might try in future is to use either my fingers, a foam applicator, or apply these wet as all my brushes seem incapable of picking up anything. One benefit of the hardness though, is that there is little fallout and I experienced no creasing whatsoever. 

Just J: Clinique Wear Everywhere Pinks Eyeshadow Palette makeup look

Just J: Clinique Wear Everywhere Pinks Eyeshadow Palette makeup look


Final Verdict: Ditch - a big disappointment all around. 




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