31 October 2013

Clinique Jenna's Essentials All About Shadow Quad: Review, Pics, Swatches

One of 8 new All About Shadow quads, Jenna's Essentials palette by Clinique is a very special little set of shadows selected by Jenna Menard, the brand's Global Colour Artist. 

Clinique Jenna's Essentials Eyeshadow Quad

Housed in a slim, silver topped compact, the quad is a lovely and elegant piece of kit which comes with a decent sized mirror and two foam topped applicators (which I chucked straight into the bin, in favour of my own brushes). 
Clinique eyeshadow palette Jenna's Essentials
The shades themselves are fantastic: this is a really good edit of colours that will take you through from day to night with ease. There's a matte white, shimmery sand, matte mid brown and a showstopper of a blackened green, shot through with emerald sparkle. 

This palette gives you plenty of options. By day I layer the sandy shade over the brown, which I also use in my brows. If I'm wearing a bright lip, the white shadow alone, with a few coats of mascara, is enough. By night, adding the green to the crease/outer c, and the white to the inner corner, kicks things up a notch or two - though the green also looks great on its own, with a lot of smudgy black kohl. 


Swatches Clinique Jenna's Essentials Eyeshadow Quad

Here I'm wearing all but the white, layered up, and teamed with Rimmel Notting Hill Nude lippie over Rimmel Spice lipliner for a very 90s inspired look (I've been obsessed since that MAC masterclass!). 

The quality of the shadows is stellar: they're buttery soft, blend brilliantly and offer great colour payoff with virtually no fallout. I have lots of love for Jenna's Essentials and can see myself turning to it more and more over the winter months.  Plus, at €34, it represents better value than many of the luxury palettes on the market (for example, while also lovely, the YSL City Drive quads are €49.50).

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22 comments:

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

Nice little palette. Sleek packaging and east to carry with you. I haven't had any Clinique makeup for a while so will need to see what other shades they have :o). Xx

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Not Just Inside - Irish Beauty Blog said...

It's laaahvley, I can never resist palettes with shades like these in it

Adele said...

Perfect selection of shades & your eye's look so pretty with the colours on, but I'm saving myself for the Chanel palette!!!!
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Advah said...

Love, love this and kicking myself for splurging on makeup on my recent holiday. I wish I'd held up for this palette!

Emma, I love your eye looks. Could you perhaps show us how you layer/blend the shadows some day? I'm especially rubbish at achieving anything that looks like that..

All the little things - Irish Beauty Blog said...

Ooh looks beautiful! I want! xxx

Avril Joanne said...

Ih I love this!! So pretty x

YourBeauty said...

Love this palette, use it a lot in smokey makeovers and looks the part! its beautiful on you, darker shades suit you so well xx

Sam said...

Your eye makeup looks stunning, love the palette, I can see why these shades are most definitely essential!

Louise O Reilly said...

Gorgeous palette, it looks beautiful on you. Really reasonable too. :)

xx

Anonymous said...

Really pretty on you Emma! I need to check these new shadows out some time!

Kim Alston said...

it's a really pretty color palette. looks great on you emma.
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Chantel said...

Very pretty palette.

Lilli said...

Hi Emma! The palette is great, love the shades and the texture. The make up you created is perfect for your eyes! You look adorable!:) Kisses dear, happy Halloween! xo

Pink Elephant Blog said...

I love the colours in this pallet! So beautiful! They look fab on you!

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Ale said...

Pretty shades, love the deep green especially. I have a couple of these quads and the quality is fantastic indeed! x

joleisa said...

Love nude eyeshadows, this palette is amazing!

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Elen G said...

Great review!
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Anonymous said...

These shades are lovely.
So good for day to night. :)
They look great on you.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love the colours, they'd show up on me I would think. The dark colours are gorgeous xx

Miruku said...

Looks fabulous! I've just hit the pan on my KATE nude palette so am in desperate need!

little t said...

Looks BEAUTIFUL on you!

Tina A. said...

Beautiful palette, I think I need to check it out myself asap!
Btw I love your whole makeup, stunning!!!