Monday, April 18, 2016

Review: My Cle de Peau Color Makeover

My Cle de Peau Color Makeover

I'd been wanting to try more of the Cle de Peau color range for ages, so when my friend at the counter offered to do a color application, I couldn't resist. I was actually a little bit nervous since I almost never let anyone else do my makeup. I think most makeup artists are a little bit tough to please when it comes to letting someone else apply color to us, and I always worry I'll be a grumpy client.  My friend assured me that Cle de Peau's colors are so flattering and so blendable, that we couldn't go wrong no matter what we tried out. I was skeptical but so excited to try it.

For the makeup, we skipped foundation and used only the Brilliant Enhancer Pen, Beige Concealer, and Loose Translucent Powder.

We used the Brilliant Enhancer Pen as an under eye brightener before applying the Beige Concealer (under eyes, and on other imperfections, then blended out as foundation) and then applied the Brilliant Enhancer as highlighter on top of cheek bones, nose and chin. We set with Translucent Loose Powder.

I'm already a huge fan of both the Brilliant Enhancer and the Concealer, which I have in Beige and Ivory as they both match different parts of my face. The Loose Powder was very silky, soft, and un-powdery feeling. Can powder be a treatment product? If so, this powder definitely felt like treatment. Very natural looking and natural feeling in texture. The finish is satiny and "brightening" and so it may flash back in flash photography - it does have titanium dioxide. We were not able to test that aspect out, unfortunately.

Brilliant Enhancer, $64
Concealer in Beige, $70

Translucent Loose Powder, $105
The blush, like the face powder, was very silky, soft and sheer. Though it was a little warmer than I normally wear, it looked so smooth and natural once it was on. The texture is beautiful and the color is sheer and blendable. The lighter color is on the apples of my cheeks, while the darker color is applied on the farther points of cheekbones and blended out over my temples and brow bone. We tried the darker color also as contour and it did not work well for my coloring. In fact none of the contour colors really worked out on me  - no real surprise there.
Powder Blush Duo 105, $50

We used the eye shadows wet to try get more depth of color, but all of the Cle de Pea powder  eyeshadows are on the sheer side. When blended over the Burgundy Brown Creme Eye liner, the darkest shade turns a soft eggplant color which is very pretty - though still quite sheer. The other colors all blended on beautifully and smoothly.

For fans of professional lines, or even just consumer makeup lines with heavy pigment content, these shadows may disappoint as they are very sheer. However, the colors are very flattering and do wear very well. Primer is a must, and I do recommend applying them with some sort of transforming liquid.  (Not pictured, we finished with Cle de Peau Perfect Lash Black Mascara $50 which was also very good - quite lengthening but lashes still felt flexible. I wasn't able to get the ingredients for this item. Also not pictured, Eye Brow Pencil in 202.)

Eye Color Quad Smokey Quartz, $80

Intensifying Cream Eye Liner in Burgundy Brown, $60

Lips: The lip colors, like the eye shadows, are a bit on the sheer side but the textures are just gorgeous. All of the colors seem very wearable and flattering and are very comfortable on.

 The final result (in somewhat bad lighting, I'm afraid.)

Over all, the colors blend out seamlessly and wear very well. By the way, I am wearing 3 "coats" of eyeshadow - and you can hardly tell. I'm still deciding if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

I'm used to far more pigment and punch in my eye colors in particular, but the wearability and texture go a long way to making up for that. What you might not be able to tell from the picture is that I am wearing a great deal of eye shadow. It seemed like we layered, and layered, and still it came out as a soft wash of color. It's great for every day, and for classic looks - but very dramatic looks would be very difficult to pull off with these powder shadows.

Overall, I did love the colors - they are almost universally gorgeous. They feel soft like silk and wear very true on the skin. I am a bit spoiled with highly pigmented color products, but I might give some more of these a chance. I've yet to try the cream shadows which looked intriguing. The mascara and loose powder were both surprisingly nice, and the lip gloss was far more flattering in real life than the picture shows. The gloss also feels fantastic which goes a long way in justifying the price.

Conclusion: If you get the chance, try the products out and see if the texture and depth of color work for you. There are some great products, but deciding on which colors and formulas are easier in person than staring between digital color swatches on your monitor. If you do order online, make sure you are able to return the products that don't work out for you.

The lighting was terrible at the counter, but I managed to get 2 pictures before getting scowled at.

The seasonal Spring/Sunmer 2016 display.

More of the eye shadow quads - you really can't go wrong. Even colors that look "extreme" in the compact, brush on so softly and beautifully. #303 is calling my name . . .


Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cyclomethicone, Mica, Kaolin, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Paraffin, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Polyethylene, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Glycerin, Barium Sulfate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Peg-10 Dimethicone, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Water (Aqua), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Butylene Glycol, Polysilicone-5, Tocopherol, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aluminium Hydroxide, Alcohol, Aluminium Distearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxysilyethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Rosa Roxburghii Fruit Extract, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Prunus Speciosa Leaf Extract, Bht.

Brilliant Enhancer pen:
Water (Aqua), Cyclomethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Copolyol, Mica, Silica, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Isostearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Peg/Ppg-36/41 Dimethyl Ether, Trisodium Edta, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Fragrance (Parfum), Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Polyacrylate-4, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Tocopherol, Methicone, Tetradecene, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Polysilicone-2, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract.

Translucent Loose Powder: 
Active Ingredient: Purpose Titanium Dioxide 9.9%; Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Xylitol, Butylene Glycol, Peg-150, Erythritol, Aluminum Distearate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Barium Sulfate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Rosa Roxburghii Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Prunus Speciosa Leaf Extract, Aluminum Hydroxide, Isostearic Acid, Trisodium Edta, Tocopherol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alcohol, Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide.

Cheek Color Duo:
Talc, Petrolatum, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Myristate, Dimethicone, Squalane, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Peg/Ppg-36/41 Dimethyl Ether, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Polyacrylate-4, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Ethylparaben, Fragrance, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Red 30; May Contain: Ultramarines, Carmine, Zinc Oxide. 

Eye Shadow Quad:
Talc, Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Diatomaceous Earth (Solum Diatomeae), Petrolatum, Triethylhexanoin, Dimethicone, Zinc Myristate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Boron Nitride, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Diisostearyl Malate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Polysilicone-2, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Peg/Ppg-36/41 Dimethyl Ether, Polyacrylate-4, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate. 

Intensifying Cream Eyeliner:
Cyclomethicone, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), C11-12 Isoparaffin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Paraffin, Mica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyethylene, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polysilicone-2, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Peg/Ppg-36/41 Dimethyl Ether, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Fragrance (Parfum), Tocopherol, Trimethylsiloxysilylcarbamoyl Pullulan, Glycerin, Linalool, Citronellol, Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Bht.

Eye Brow Pencil:
Mica, Behenic Acid, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Bis-Behenyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethylhexanoin, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Polysilicone-2, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Peg/Ppg-36/41 Dimethyl Ether, Silica, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Mortierella Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Citronellol, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate. 

Lip Liner:
Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Triethylhexanoin, Behenic Acid, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil, Mica, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Polysilicone-2, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Peg/Ppg-36/41 Dimethyl Ether, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Citric Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate; May Contain: Red 7 (Ci 15850).

Lip Gloss:
Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Diisostearate/Hydrogenated Rosinate, Bis-Behenyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleate, Triisostearin, Dextrin Palmitate, Silica Silylate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Peg/Ppg-36/41 Dimethyl Ether, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Dipropylene Glycol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate/Benzoate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Trimethylolpropane Triethylhexanoate, Calcium Stearate, Polyacrylate-4, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Water, Polysilicone-2, Methicone, Tetradecene, Silica, Fragrance, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate (Only In:106), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate (Only In:101,108), Glyceryl Diisostearate (Not In:101,107), Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides; May Contain: Carmine, Red 7, Red 6, Yellow 5, Blue 1. 

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