I'm only reviewing the two colors I have which are Bit o Honey and Cashew Later. These colors are pretty but they are not very pigmented. Under the lights they do give a pretty sheen on your eyes. They also don't work well as bases because the eyeshadows don't come out vibrant enough. I like to use them as a highlighter on the cheeks though.
I really like the range of colours and the names too! They're so cute! I have Born Freesia, it's like this blue-violet shimmery colour. I used it as a base, and it kept my eyeshades in place all while bringing out pigments in the shadows that I've never noticed(I used purples). The applicator is a cute idea, but I ended up using my fingers. Minus one lippie for how sheer it is. If I wanted the colour to look like it does in the tube, then I would have to layer it a lot. I would probably buy it again buy in a different shade.
Before buying this product, I used Too Faced eye primer and it was amazing. I've also used Urban Decay's eye primer and it worked just as well. Since I was paying $20 for this product, I thought i would get the same results..
I was wrong. Using this as an eye primer is simply terrible. It stays on and looks good for the first few hours, but by the end of the day my eyelids are greasy and my eyeshadow always seems to fall ontop of my eyeliner, making my makeup look...blah.
Perhaps it is because I have oily skin, but I don't recommend you purchase this product. I wasted my money on this when I could have just purchased an eye primer that i KNOW works.I like Clinique but this product was a no-no for me.
I see a lot of negative reviews of this product, but I like it a lot and it works for me. I first tried this product as part of a makeover at a Clinque counter and then came back to purchase it. I bought "Cashew Later". I think the names are cute and they have a good range of colours.
I see people are using the applicator to apply it, but I use a tiny amount on my finger and rub it all over my eyelid from lash to brow. It dries instantly and then I apply my powder shadow. It helps my shadow last all day and I have very oily eyelids and my makeup tends to run and crease. My shadow lasts and my eyeliner doesn't fade or smudge.
However, my only caveat with this product is using it on its own. I tried it with just eyeliner and mascara and it creased and my lids were an oily mess by mid-day.
I think this is best used as an eyeshadow primer. I used to use Elizabeth Arden primer and I think this is better in my opinion and for a similar price. Also, the little tube has lasted me 4 months and will probably last me another two.
Definitely a great product and I highly recommend it.
I really like the Pinko Biloba color - a soft shimmery pink that looks similar to Bobbi Brown's Petal Shimmer powder shadow. I also really like the tube packaging because I take a lot of road trips and it's so much easier to just fingerpaint a little of this on instead of taking along a lot of brushes and doing a complicated eye design while sharing a bathroom. However, this does crease while many other cream shadows on the market do not. Therefore, I can't give it more than an average rating. Sidebar: Illuminare makes a great mineral cream shadow that comes in a tube - the only problem there is limited shade selection and the easiest to use are the colors Latte and Cafe Latte while the darker colors require more skill to apply. BB cream shadows are awesome but the glass jar packaging means you have to bring a brush along, too. I wish the Clinique Lid Smoothies didn't crease - if they held up better I would get some of the other colors as well.
I have this in Sassy-Fras, a neutral colour (brown) for everyday wear.
I find it to yield poor colour payoff, and I have to apply multiple layers with a finger, to build up the colour or else it is just a bit too subtle. It does crease by the end of the day - in fact, before the end of the day.
Not sure about the metal tip applicator - smudgy, little control to blend or build colour, have to resort to fingers.
2 lippies for the texture (pleasant, cooling), and the fact that I can use this as a base/primer to intensify powder shadows. And packaging - small, portable, and minimises my work-bag make-up touch-up kit weight.
Prefer other cream shadows such as Mac Paint Pots, Bobbi Brown long wear cream shadow and Maybelline Color Tattoo, all of which have colours similar enough to this.
I have the squeeze tube in Bit O'Honey and it applies well, adding a bit of neutral shimmer to brighten my dark lids with my NW 20 skin. It does feel moisturizing on the lids and remains soft throughout the day. I suppose that's where the positives end though. Don't let the online descriptions fool you - It creases after maybe an hour, and doesn't work well as a primer. I'm keeping it around for days when I'm either in a hurry in the mornings or just being lazy, but I doubt I'll repurchase this product at the $20 price tag. It just isn't worth it for a single tube of a backup eye product that creases.
I have this in Bit O' Honey and it's beautiful - a subtly shimmering base that works on its own to perk up the face, or with colour over the top. The cooling sensation and moisturising properties are lovely and the tube lasts for ages. This is my go-to base, along with Estee Lauder cream shadow in Ivory Lace, although I prefer the Clinique as it feels so nice on the eye and has slightly more sparkle. For reference I am NW15.
I have this in Cashew Later and I LOVE it. I actually use it as an eyelid primer. I have oily lids, so I will apply this allover from lid to brow and then put on any powder shadow colors I choose and it really makes the color pop. It highlights wonderfully and it doesn't dry out in the tube!! The applicator is metal and looks cool, but I use my finger to apply the cream shadow. My shadow stays on all day until I take it off. Definitely worth the $20.
This performs very poorly on me by itself - even the lightest application I can manage creases within a couple of hours. As a base under powder shadow, it holds up better, but this product is not worth the almost $20 price tag. Also, the applicator is clumsy and useless.
The only reason I'm not giving this 1 lippie is because it does feel nice and somewhat moisturizing once it's applied, so I'll just use it up over the winter.