Clarins Fairy Tale Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette

Fairy Tale (01)

Clarins Fairy Tale (01) 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette ($43.00 for 0.1 oz.) includes two matte shades and two shimmer shades, though one shimmer had micro-sparkle throughout and worked better with a dampened brush. The two mattes were a little powdery compared to other mattes in the formula that I’ve tried, but they were fairly pigmented and blendable. They lasted a decent length of time–in the grand scheme of things–but did not make it to the 12-hour mark as marketed.

Ingredients

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Clarins Fairy Tale #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #1 Eyeshadow

Fairy Tale #1

Fairy Tale #1 is a light-medium copper with warm, brownish undertones and flecks of gold and pink micro-sparkle. The eyeshadow had mostly opaque, buildable color payoff that applied evenly and blended out well, though there was a touch of fallout. The texture was soft, smooth, and moderately dense and required a medium-hand to pick up product with a dry brush. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" and be "crease-proof" for 12 hours. Most shades had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, while a few shades--often those with more shimmer--tended to be sheerer compared to the more matte shades.

The consistency felt almost cream-to-powder, as the formula felt more emollient and velvety to the touch without being powdery, which made most of the textures firmer compared to a lot of other formulas on the market. For the most part, this translated to application that didn't have any fallout and was blendable, but it sometimes required using a slightly heavier-handed approach to pick up product evenly or to get fuller coverage (if desired).

They did not last 12 hours on me, though, which is on the upper end of wear time I've gotten out of any powder eyeshadow. Most of the shades lasted between eight and nine hours with a few being shorter-wearing than that range.

Browse all of our Clarins Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

TALC. SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE. CI 77499/IRON OXIDES. CI 77491/IRON OXIDES. CI 77742/MANGANESE VIOLET. CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE. CI 19140/YELLOW 5 LAKE. CI 77492/IRON OXIDES. DIMETHICONE. ZINC STEARATE. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. PENTYLENE GLYCOL. BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM EXTRACT. SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE. DIISOSTEARYL MALATE. OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE. TOCOPHERYL ACETATE. SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE [STM3808A/04]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Clarins Fairy Tale #2 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #2 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #2 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #2 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #2 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #2 Eyeshadow

Fairy Tale #2

Fairy Tale #2 is a medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was somewhat powdery, which made it more prone to sheering out, though it was certainly blendable. It had semi-opaque color coverage that needed a primer to build up at all. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" and be "crease-proof" for 12 hours. Most shades had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, while a few shades--often those with more shimmer--tended to be sheerer compared to the more matte shades.

The consistency felt almost cream-to-powder, as the formula felt more emollient and velvety to the touch without being powdery, which made most of the textures firmer compared to a lot of other formulas on the market. For the most part, this translated to application that didn't have any fallout and was blendable, but it sometimes required using a slightly heavier-handed approach to pick up product evenly or to get fuller coverage (if desired).

They did not last 12 hours on me, though, which is on the upper end of wear time I've gotten out of any powder eyeshadow. Most of the shades lasted between eight and nine hours with a few being shorter-wearing than that range.

Browse all of our Clarins Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

TALC. SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE. CI 77499/IRON OXIDES. CI 77491/IRON OXIDES. CI 77742/MANGANESE VIOLET. CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE. CI 19140/YELLOW 5 LAKE. CI 77492/IRON OXIDES. DIMETHICONE. ZINC STEARATE. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. PENTYLENE GLYCOL. BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM EXTRACT. SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE. DIISOSTEARYL MALATE. OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE. TOCOPHERYL ACETATE. SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE [STM3808A/04]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Clarins Fairy Tale #3 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #3 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #3 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #3 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #3 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #3 Eyeshadow

Fairy Tale #3

Fairy Tale #3 is a darker, rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had rich color coverage with a smooth, almost cream-like texture, as it was velvety without being powdery. It applied evenly and blended out well without difficulty. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" and be "crease-proof" for 12 hours. Most shades had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, while a few shades--often those with more shimmer--tended to be sheerer compared to the more matte shades.

The consistency felt almost cream-to-powder, as the formula felt more emollient and velvety to the touch without being powdery, which made most of the textures firmer compared to a lot of other formulas on the market. For the most part, this translated to application that didn't have any fallout and was blendable, but it sometimes required using a slightly heavier-handed approach to pick up product evenly or to get fuller coverage (if desired).

They did not last 12 hours on me, though, which is on the upper end of wear time I've gotten out of any powder eyeshadow. Most of the shades lasted between eight and nine hours with a few being shorter-wearing than that range.

Browse all of our Clarins Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

TALC. SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE. CI 77499/IRON OXIDES. CI 77491/IRON OXIDES. CI 77742/MANGANESE VIOLET. CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE. CI 19140/YELLOW 5 LAKE. CI 77492/IRON OXIDES. DIMETHICONE. ZINC STEARATE. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. PENTYLENE GLYCOL. BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM EXTRACT. SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE. DIISOSTEARYL MALATE. OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE. TOCOPHERYL ACETATE. SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE [STM3808A/04]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Clarins Fairy Tale #4 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #4 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #4 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #4 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #4 Eyeshadow
Clarins Fairy Tale #4 Eyeshadow

Fairy Tale #4

Fairy Tale #4 is a muted, medium coral with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was finely-milled and velvety, but it was slightly powdery, which resulted in the product being a little prone to sheering out in practice. It had mostly opaque color payoff that stayed on well for eight hours before showing signs of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

-

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" and be "crease-proof" for 12 hours. Most shades had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, while a few shades--often those with more shimmer--tended to be sheerer compared to the more matte shades.

The consistency felt almost cream-to-powder, as the formula felt more emollient and velvety to the touch without being powdery, which made most of the textures firmer compared to a lot of other formulas on the market. For the most part, this translated to application that didn't have any fallout and was blendable, but it sometimes required using a slightly heavier-handed approach to pick up product evenly or to get fuller coverage (if desired).

They did not last 12 hours on me, though, which is on the upper end of wear time I've gotten out of any powder eyeshadow. Most of the shades lasted between eight and nine hours with a few being shorter-wearing than that range.

Browse all of our Clarins Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

TALC. SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE. CI 77499/IRON OXIDES. CI 77491/IRON OXIDES. CI 77742/MANGANESE VIOLET. CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE. CI 19140/YELLOW 5 LAKE. CI 77492/IRON OXIDES. DIMETHICONE. ZINC STEARATE. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. PENTYLENE GLYCOL. BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM EXTRACT. SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE. DIISOSTEARYL MALATE. OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE. TOCOPHERYL ACETATE. SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE [STM3808A/04]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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I’m so glad you’re reviewing these Clarins quads, I’ve been eyeing them recently but didn’t want to take the plunge without seeing some reliable reviews. The colour story of this one is so up my alley, I can almost ignore the longevity issue.

Even though I love the shades within this quad, the quality is just okay. I’m very certain that I can find the same shades with what I have already.

This series hasn’t really been up to Clarins’s usual standard – like the one that contained the Rosewood and Brown quads – they were so good and pretty. This particular quad is feint hearted and disappointing.

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