Clinique • Lid Smoothie Antioxidant 8-Hour Eye Colour • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
These are just too sheer. I can't even tell I have any shadow on unless it's one of the dark colors. I can only use Clinique shadows as a result of contact dermatitis. Their eyeshadows (all formulas) lack pigment. How I wish I could wear MAC!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have this in cute-cumber, the green. While it is pretty, it's DEFINITELY not worth 19.50. I bought it last night, wore it from about 6 am to 1:30 this afternoon, and it creased. I LOVE their quick eyes and am heart broken that they're discontinuing them. Quick eyes NEVER creases but these "better" ones definitely do. Not impressed for 20 dollars. Will be going back tomorrow!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I like this eyeshadow. It's easy to blend and the colours look great. They crease on me before 8 hours, but almost every eyeshadow does. Bit o' Honey is my favourite because it's an amazing highlighter on my NW20 skintone. I will definitely repurchase. I took off a lippie because I would like them to last longer on the lids.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is a great product, long-lasting and easy to apply. I have the "currant affair" which is very nice. The other shades that are lighter than this one really don't show up well, at least on me. I'll probably buy it in other shades, I like it so much! Highly recommend.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This product is virtually identical to a Clinique's discontinued Touch Tint for Eyes. I've been hoarding tubes of gray Touch Tint because it was such a great product--completely matte, goes on really smoothly, etc. The tubes are identical except for the applicator tip of the Smoothie. Since most people would apply it with their fingers, the metal tip is not a major innovation.
I got the Lid Smoothie in Sassyfrass, which is very similar in color to the grey Touch Tint. It's supposed to be matte but it has a bit of sheen to it that the Touch Tint lacked--enough sheen that it sort of settled into my lids in a slightly lizard skin way. The Touch Tint never creases and my lids always looked really smooth, making it a great stand-alone shadow and also a terrific base for powder shadow.
Bottom line: Lid Smoothie is okay but not as good as Touch Tint.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have this in Cashew Later and I LOVE it. It's buildable and despite my oily lids, it never creases. Still looks perfect at the end of the day. You don't need to use much so I could see this tiny tube lasting a long time. I want this in every color. It's reasonably priced too around $14. I apply with my fingers but I think they expect you to actually use the tip of the tube to apply (shown in a instruction video on the clinique website) which just seems odd to me. I will definitely repurchase and I highly recommend!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I just recently tried this product and I'm really impressed with it. It's a small squeeze tube with a cool metal applicator and the eye shadow is a cream shadow with some shimmer in it.
It says "8 hour" on the packaging, but I don't think that is quite right! These do last pretty well, but as with anything, it fades eventually. The color goes on easily, but it's kind of hard to build to a deeper color. However, I feel like you don't need much and I love the way it looks. Best of all, it takes only seconds to apply this and the metal applicator is cooling, a nice pick up in the morning.
Overall, I think these are a little overpriced, as they are around $20. But I've had fun with them and would most likely purchase again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
WHAT IT IS:
Creamy, crease-resistant eye colour wears for 8 hours. Instantly cools thanks to a unique applicator. Nourishing ingredients coax fine lid lines into a blanket of smoothness. Antioxidants help protect eye-area skin.
OK, so as an SA who received one of these free @ training, I am not impressed. The applicator is supposed to "cool" the eye, which it may, but is totally useless. Also, you need to "pat" this product on little by little or else it goes on far tooo thick and creases like mad.
Another caution, you have to really "squeeze" the tube to get the product to come out and if you squeeze too hard you get more than you need.
The colors are very soft and pretty, but there are too many similar ones. Also they hiked up the price to $19.50, when the two former versions were approx. $14-$14.50.
Tip: A little goes a long way-start with a small amount and build with additional colour as desired. (the why the stupid applicator???)
Colors are: Salt and Pepper (greyish taupe), Lick-orice(black), Currant Affair (brownish mauve), Impromt-Blue (dusty blue),
Born Freesia (purple), Seventh Heather (heathered purple),Pinkgo-Biloboa (frosty pink), Cute Cucumber (shimmery green),
Ginger-ly (golden orange), Sassy-Fras (brown), Cashew Later (beige) & Bit O' Honey (light nude beige).