Clinique • Quick Eye Cream Eye Shadow - Sea Shell • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This colour looked good in the shop. I was disapointed when I applied it to my lids, it was brown/orange. It has been moved to the bottom of my make up bag where it will stay until a get a tan! O look there is a flying pig ;).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This review is for a comparison of this against other cream shadows on the market: Benefit creaseless cream, NARS cream, MAC paint point & paint, Prescriptives cream, BB long wear cream shadow, Loreal HIP paint. The range of cliniques colours are great, all very wearable and they go on smoothly, though much sheerer that what it looks like in the tube. The downside is that it is so light that within 2 hours, it has lightened so much that it is a shadow of its former self (no pun intended). If you have oily lids, this will crease within a few hours but with primer, it becomes a bit thick and chalky looking. The formula is thin and quite sparkly. I can’t really recommend this apart from the fact that it does not dry you out like BB cream shadow can and it a quick and go product. It requires virtually no blending and can be applied without a mirror. I suggest that for the price, you fork out a few more dollars for the Benefit, which I have found to be the best. The performance of this is very similar to NARS, which I would also say is also thin in texture and creases easily but does not wear off as quickly. That though, has a much steeper price tag and is still an average product. I would say that Loreal performs better as well. This is not good as a shadow base since powder eyeshadow does not adhere well; this dries almost instantly and actually provides even less grip for subsequent products.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Love this creamy eyeshadow. I usually use it as a base for my other eyeshadow. It keeps my other shadow from creasing and is neutral enough to go with almost anything. Its very sheer, barely there pink with a little bit of shimmer. It only takes a dab so I expect that it will last me a while!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Quick Eyes Cream Shadows are Clinique’s entry to the longwearing, crease-proof cream eye shadow market. They are sold in a plastic tube with a doe foot applicator. Despite being longwearing, these shadows remove easily with soap and water. Sea Shell is a light to mid-tone opalescent beige shade.
With oily lids and a desire to do my makeup once and have it last until I take it off, this is the type of product I want in my makeup bag of tricks. In the past I’ve minimized my use of pearl/frost eyeshadow finishes, preferring MAC’s satin finish (between a matte and shimmer). I decided to try Quick Eyes even though they are outside my comfort zone and was very pleasantly surprised. The pearl finish provides enough light play to make the color modern and flattering, but doesn’t overemphasize crepe-y texture or anything else I’d rather no one notice.
Quick Eyes use a liquid cream texture that dries in a flash to a powdery, velvet finish. They are very easy to blend and deposit color evenly. Sea Shell, an opalescent light to mid-tone beige, is the second lightest shade among the current offerings. As with all the Quick Eyes, Sea Shell is softly natural and applies somewhat sheer. On my light coloring (NW20), I wear Sea Shell as both a highlight and lid color.
Sea Shell offers slightly buildable color. The soft, dry finish means this shadow doesn’t like to cling to itself, which inhibits some color building. I can layer two coats but not much more. Without a shadow primer, there can be a tendency to end up with more Quick Eye shadow on your finger than eyelid. I find using Quick Eyes with a shadow primer (UDPP), applying Quick Eyes directly to the eye in dots, and tapping gingerly helps when layering and avoids removing more the shadow than you apply.
Sea Shell and Sparkling Nude are similar in color. Sparkling Nude, an opalescent champagne beige, is the lightest shade offered. Of the two, I prefer Sea Shell, which delivers slightly more beige color with slightly less opalescence. Compared to MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study, Sea Shell is a deeper, cooler toned, more opaque beige. Compared to MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork, Sea Shell is a lighter, more pearlescent beige.
With oily lids, to avoid slight creasing, I do need to use a shadow primer (UDPP). This is not exceptional, MAC Paint Pots, Loreal Hip Cream Shadow Paints, and BB Long-Wear Cream Shadow all crease on my oily lids without a primer. For those without oily lids, I expect Quick Eyes will live up to its creaseless promise without the use of primer.
I very much like the Quick Eye Cream Shadows in general. They really are fast, convenient, easy to use and longwearing. If you are looking to achieve the softly natural, polished Clinique look, then Quick Eyes are a simple means to an end. Sea Shell is my preferred go-to neutral for a simple, classic look. I wear this paired with different liners at least three times a week. If I finish the tube, I’ll definitely purchase another.