Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for oz.) is a six-pan eyeshadow palette that ranges from white gold to taupe brown. The formula in the palette is supposed to be a wet and dry one, so you can use it “dry for a soft nuance of color” or “wet for sophisticated elegance.” The texture was on the drier, more powdery side, which made dry application more difficult and messy, as the colors didn’t stick as well to the skin, tended to sheer out, and a lot of product fell underneath the eye when applied. The dampened application made it easier to get more opaque, even color to adhere to the lid, but it seemed to make blending a little harder. Overall, it was okay; not horrible, not great. Also worth mentioning is that the palette contains 0.10 oz. worth of product, which is less than 0.02 oz. per eyeshadow.

Garden Escape #1 is a brightened, medium white with subtle neutral-to-cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage dry and slightly more opaque coverage damp. The texture was soft but not powdery, and it lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is cooler. Chanel Tisse Camelia #2 (P, ) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE, ) is warmer. Too Faced Famous in a Small Town (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. theBalm #11 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Lunar Lights (P, ) is darker. Disney by Sephora Ball Gown (LE, ) is cooler. theBalm Envious Erin (P, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Chillproof (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Inglot #453 (P, $6.00) is brighter. Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is cooler. MAC Smoky Black Friday #1 (LE, ) is lighter. Colour Pop Tassel (P, $5.00) is cooler. Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Stila Moonstone (P, ) is darker, warmer.See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Garden Escape #2 is a muted, medium-dark green with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry, which intensified to fully opaque coverage when applied wet. The texture was a little dry, and it started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $18.00) is darker, brighter. Tarina Tarantino Very Wicked (LE, ) is lighter, more muted. MAC My Next Indulgence (LE, $16.50) is warmer. Inglot #414 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Garden Escape #3 is a mute,d light-medium olive green with warm undertones and a soft, frosted shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage both wet and dry, though the damp application seemed to bring out the green tones in it. It lasted for seven and a half hours but had a texture that was on the powdery side. Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #3 (LE, ) is darker. theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter, warmer. MAC Olive Blend #3 (LE, ) is warmer. Ulta Sage (P, $10.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Cakeshop (LE, ) is more shimmery. MAC Unsurpassable (LE, $21.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Garden Escape #4 is a light-medium, strawberry pink with warm, yellow undertones and a golden, frosted shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation both wet and dry, while the wet application made it appear slightly darker. The texture was slightly powdery, and the color stayed on well for seven and a half hours.
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. Surratt Beauty Ingenue (P, $20.00) is darker. Colour Pop Bubbly (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Pink Sensibilities #3 (LE, $21.00) is cooler. bareMinerals Page Six (P, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Garden Escape #5 is a light, warm-toned pink with a pearly sheen. It’s a lighter version of the previous pink, but I was surprised to see both in this palette. It was semi-opaque both wet and dry, and the texture wasn’t too powdery so it applied a bit more easily, though it only lasted for seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Eggplant Blend #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Ulta Pink (P, $10.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is lighter. bareMinerals Glitterati (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Invincible Light (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. Giorgio Armani #29 (LE, $33.00) is darker. Guerlain Cygne Blanc #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Dior House of Pinks #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. LORAC Blush (LE, ) is darker. Stila Pink Diamond (P, ) is darker, warmer. Dior Trafalgar #1 (P, ) is warmer.See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Garden Escape #6 is a medium brown with a hint of gray and a frosted finish. Depending on what it is paired with, the gray tones were more or less apparent. The texture was soft and blendable, while the color payoff was the same–mostly opaque–both wet and dry, but it applied more easily damp. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Quintessential (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. LORAC Sienna (LE, ) is more shimmery. theBalm Tubular (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Laura Mercier Topaz (P, ) is lighter. Cle de Peau Stardust #3 (P, ) is lighter. Burberry Pale Barley (102) (P, $29.00) is lighter. Giorgio Armani Rose Ashes (11) (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter. Hourglass Color Field #3 (P, ) is darker. MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler. NARS Ursa Major (LE, $29.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Garden Escape #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Garden Escape #1 Eyeshadow

Clarins Garden Escape #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Garden Escape #1 Eyeshadow

Clarins Garden Escape #2 Eyeshadow
Clarins Garden Escape #2 Eyeshadow

Clarins Garden Escape #2 Eyeshadow
Clarins Garden Escape #2 Eyeshadow

Clarins Garden Escape #3 Eyeshadow
Clarins Garden Escape #3 Eyeshadow

Clarins Garden Escape #3 Eyeshadow
Clarins Garden Escape #3 Eyeshadow

Clarins Garden Escape #4 Eyeshadow
Clarins Garden Escape #4 Eyeshadow

Clarins Garden Escape #4 Eyeshadow
Clarins Garden Escape #4 Eyeshadow

Clarins Garden Escape #5 Eyeshadow
Clarins Garden Escape #5 Eyeshadow

Clarins Garden Escape #5 Eyeshadow
Clarins Garden Escape #5 Eyeshadow

Clarins Garden Escape #6 Eyeshadow
Clarins Garden Escape #6 Eyeshadow

Clarins Garden Escape #6 Eyeshadow
Clarins Garden Escape #6 Eyeshadow

Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette
#1 (inner lid), #5 (middle of lid), #4 (middle of lid), #6 (outer lid/crease), #2 (crease),
Sephora Go For a Ride Eyeliner (with #1 smudged over it)

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Hmmm, I saw this and it instantly reminded me of the Stila In the Garden palette released some time ago which I have. I think I’ll be passing on this one. Thanks for the review!

Hmm, I’ve always wanted to own a Clarins palette and have been eyeing this one. The color combo is so pretty, especially the greens, goes well with the garden theme. I think with a sticky white base (NYX Milk), I can get these shadows to stick better and pop more. I’ve also ordered more ColourPop shadows, including some white and skintone shades, so if I put this Clarins on top, that might do the trick.

I like the green and greenish/blue shades. I wish the pink would have been a coral. I like the case. The shadow is powdery. Basically, I would redo the entire thing except the packaging so, I will take a pass on this one. I own nothing by Clarins. I have never really been inspired by their stuff too much except for an oil I used on my belly when I was pregnant for stretchmark prevention. I didn’t get any. I didn’t gain more weight than prescribed either. So,it may have worked.

They did a really great neutral palette a few years ago (Essentials something-rather), but it was really lovely. I’m also digging Fix’n Spray, which Mariella (reader) recommended!

I’m going to correct myself here because I do actually occasionally use their bronzer drops. I think they are called Glow Booster or something. I’m in bed and too tired to go look,lol. Your reply regarding the spray has come at a perfect time because tomorrow I am planning to try to get by the mall to find a new face mist. I finally emptied my Amore pacific spray which is really nice. I think it’s overpriced thoough. It’s just a hydrating mist too. I did a quick search for the Clarins. I found one on Nordstroms site. It’s called Carins Fix’ Makeup Refreshing Mist($27). Does that sound like what you like or is it Fix n? I was going to check out the new Coola with spf. But, I read the ingredients. Loaded with alcohol..so that is scratched.

Great! Thanks. You just saved me some leg work and time!
I hope you are my comment under the new ColourPop post . I just ordered(about30 min ago) Coconut! I was thinking you may possibly want to spread the word.I couldn’t remember exactly was looking for it. That would be a boatload of comments for you too,lol.

I love the colors and the look you did. been waiting on the review. I really hate fall out so this is a pass. 🙁 money saved though. thank you Christine! !!! ps I ordered mac men live mystery based on your review it should be in the mail pretty soon. so exciting! !!

I’ve never worn any Clarins makeup I don’t think. But I must say, I love the look of this palette. It has many of my favorite shades. I am a sucker for those peaches, pinks and greens. Since I don’t have a lot of extra cash to burn, I’m trying to talk myself out of it based on your not completely stellar review, especially since I don’t usually want to bother with a wet applications. But it is so pretty.

I have this. I like it well enough – got it for the darker pink and the darker green, which perform reasonably for me (I generally use primer). But yeah, overall it’s a resoundingly “OK” for the palette.

It’s not the worst, but not the best. For the price, it’s a little painful that it’s not closer to “the best” category, lol.

Such a beautiful and springy color palette. And sadly, what an awful shame that it neither has great quality OR much product! Another HE palette or eyeshadow collection proves to be a real letdown.

Wow, 0.1oz? Aren’t most standard eyeshadows about 0.05oz each? This whole palette is equal to two regular eyeshadows. I would feel as though I was going to hit pan the second I would use it. I thought that the Lorac pro had tiny pans at 0.02oz each….. Knowing this makes this palette seem so expensive for what it is. The colours are pretty though, will look for dupes!

A full-sized eyeshadow is 0.05 oz., and then most quads/palettes are around 0.15-0.30 oz., depending on the brand/formula. Like Chanel quads are tiny, because the formula is baked.

I like the first three colours – although just by looking at the swatch, the olive colour was quite poorly pigmented. But the next 3 colours – too many similarities. Two shades of pink is unnecessary – especially when they are so much like each other.

I loved this palette when it came out but something kept me fr buying it.. I think it’s quite classy in the delivery but not quite the unique quality I’d hope for in a palette, though I still find it quite nice! 🙂

I still think it’s nice and I really wanted to get it for my mom, but I found other things. This is still so beautiful to look at, though!

I love seeing your reviews not only for the reviews per se, but also for some GORGEOUS inspiration on how to use different colors on the eye. Keep up the good work 😉

This is pretty and it’s typical of most of the Clarins palettes I have. Clarins isn’t like UD or Kat von D – their thing is more about “subtle, tasteful….” so expecting big colour payoff is a mistake, especially when it comes to more colourful shades. Having said that, I really like the palettes/quads I have from Clarins because they are so subtle and, therefore, pretty much “goof proof”.

I hate when pretty palettes under perform. I love the imprint and packaging but the quality doesn’t sound all that great. I could live without those pale pinks too. But those greens are beautiful!

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