Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Clinique Party Favours

It's no secret that I've been a Clinique devotee for ages. While I fell out of love with their 3-Step skin care years ago, their mascaras and lip products have remained tops in my book. Some of my very favourites! When it came time to oh-so-subtly (not at all subtly) give my parents gift ideas for me for Christmas, the Clinique Party Favours Set was near the top of my list.


In my opinion, this kit really has it all! It features everything you need for a colourful smokey eye and some rich, vibrant goodies for nails and lips. At only $47, I found the kit to be an incredible value, as I'll definitely be using everything from it on a regular basis.


The set includes:

High Impact Mascara in Black- in my top 3 mascaras of all time! Gives amazing length and volume without clumping.
Quickliner For Eyes Intense in Black Honey- a killer plummy brown shade with impressive pigmentation and wear time. A new staple!
All About Shadow Quad- features a Limited Edition Pink shade (a glittery cotton candy pink), Hazy (a shimmery taupe), Raspberry Beret (a matte fuchsia berry), and Chocolate Covered Cherry (a deep plummy brown). They work fantastically together to create a colourful smokey eye!
All About Eyes (15mL)- a great no-fuss eye treatment that smooths and moisturizes and wears well under makeup
A Different Nail Enamel For Sensitive Skins in Cosmo Chic- a rich, vibrant raspberry shade. Can't wait to try it! And who knew they made nail polishes for sensitive skin?
Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Roundest Raspberry- believe it or not, my first Clinique Chubby Stick for Lips. Gives incredible pigmentation, keeps lips moisturized, and wears quite well! A lovely grape-berry shade that I've been wearing often!
Pink and Purple Makeup Bag- can be used full-sized (like in the first photo) or folded over and secured with a snap for a more compact carry-all. The cheery colours make it extra fun!


Here are swatches of the shadows, liner, lipstick, and nail polish from the kit:


(L-R): All About Shadow Quad (Limited Edition Pink Shade, Hazy, Raspberry Beret, Chocolate Covered Cherry), Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Black Honey, Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Roundest Raspberry, A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins in Cosmo Chic


And here is a makeup look I created using everything from the Clinique Party Favours set (except for the nail polish):


As you can see, the eye shadow shades work wonderfully to create a look that's fun, a bit smokey, but totally wearable! The Black Honey liner gives the ultimate definition to the look (a great alternative to black!), and Roundest Raspberry adds the perfect touch of colour and shine to the lips. Love all of them!


I paired the colours from the kit with my new By Terry Cover Expert Perfecting Fluid Foundation in Shade #1 and Blush Terrybly Ultimate Radiance Blush in Sexy Plum (check them out in my NYC Beauty Haul post, here), which I think work with the Party Favours shades quite well!


Here's a closeup of the eye look:



And there you go! I really think Party Favours was one of the best holiday gift sets of 2013. Features a great range of products that all compliment each other so nicely! The mascara was already a favourite of mine and the eyeliner and lip colour have already become staples. So happy with everything!

Thanks again to my lovely parents for this great gift!

Did any of you pick up this Clinique set over the holidays? Is this a kit that would tempt you?

Thanks for reading! xo

46 comments:

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    1. Thanks! They really included some lovely shades :)

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    1. Thanks, Kenny! I've really been loving this set so far :)

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  3. Roundest Raspberry is such a stunning colour! Love this look x

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

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    1. Thanks, Stacey! I've been wearing that lip colour super often lately :)

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  4. This is really a lovely set, and the pinks look great on you. You're right about Clinique mascaras: they are the best!

    I've been really into Black Honey-- for eyes and lips-- and I think that the quick liner pencil would be great smudged out to create a rich, smokey eye.

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    1. Thanks! I agree about the liner- and I just saw the Black Honey eye shadow and am totally tempted by that too :)

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  5. I love this look on you!
    I really need to try out more Clinique, I really do like the Airbrush concealer!
    Love this post... but I am loving that foundation wowzers :)
    TarteTanya

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    1. Thanks! There are definitely a lot of goodies from Clinique that are worth checking out. And thanks- the By Terry foundation really is fab :)

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  6. Everything looks fab on you! I love all the colours!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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  7. wow the lipstick looks amazing! cute little set!

    tzeyien89.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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    1. Thanks! I've definitely been loving the lip colour lately :)

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  8. Awesome kit! I love that they don't put crappy colours in, like some kits do!

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    1. Yeah, every piece of this kit is a winner! Not always the case :)

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  9. Oh wow, I'm so impressed with this whole set! Clinique has always been a good brand for me. I love the clean packaging and pretty colors. I'm especially all over those last 2 eyeshadows in the quad!

    katiechamel.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, everything it the kit is super stunning. The quad is really fun! xo

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  10. Clinique's High Impact mascara is definitely a favorite of mine! Chubby Sticks are on my list of products I'd love to try.

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    1. Isn't the mascara great!? the Chubby Sticks are so worth checking out too :)

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    1. Thanks, Wanischa! You should try out the Chubby Sticks for sure! :)

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  12. I reviewed this before Christmas, it's such a gorgeous set isn't it?! I love the polish and chubby stick - such a lovely shade! xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It really is! Glad you're loving the set too :)

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  13. Ooo everything looks amazing! I should really give Clinique a try. :)

    ahintofbeauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. You really should! Thanks for stopping by, Lupe :)

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  14. Clinique never fails, right?! So far I've been loving everything from this brand. And the Chubby Sticks! To die for :)!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's true! They're been releasing some fantastic products lately. Glad you're loving the Chubby Sticks too ! xo

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    1. Thanks, Fabrizia! I've been wearing that shade super often :)

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  16. this sets looks great sweety.
    and you look just wonderful, love the lipstick color!
    happy day!

    <3
    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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    1. Thanks so much! It's one of my new favourite lip shades for sure :)

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  17. At first I thought: "47?? That's a lot!!" But actually... It isn't. You get a ton of stuff! Pretty stuff. That nail polish is my favorite, such a gorgeous shade. I usually don't drop hints, I just say I don't need anything, but I'm starting to change my mind...:)

    Happy weekend, dear!!;)

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    1. Yeah, it's actually a great value, given that everything in the set is super nice! The polish really is pretty :) Thanks, Peet!

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  18. Wow! Love the set!

    www.thatgurlsolomon.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm really happy with everything in it :)

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  19. The kit really contains everything, how amazing!

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    1. It does! Have been using everything regularly :)

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  20. Great review. Your makeup is flawless, love the blush. :)

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    www.jonnessa.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Jonnessa! Have been loving my new By Terry blush :)

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  21. Lovely colors!!!


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    1. Thanks! Have been loving the kit so far :)

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  22. While I adore Clinique moisturizers, I don't think I've ever gotten into the makeup. xx

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    1. You should, Coco! They have so many pretty shades and great formulas :)

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