Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Rosewood (02) 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette

Rosewood (02)

Clarins Rosewood (02) Eyeshadow Palette ($43.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a sultry set of smoky, mauve shades housed in a gold-hued compact. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this an updated, reformulated version, except the colors are more different than not from what I’ve seen (I don’t recall having the original). The formula is a wet/dry formulation that’s supposed to be long-wearing.

The texture is much denser and firmer in the pan (but not stiff or difficult to blend out) with greater pigmentation and a smoother, less powdery/dry finish, even when used dry. They reminded me of formulas like Make Up For Ever’s Artist Shadow but not quite as cream-like. This particular set of shades wore fairly well, but I had some issues with the deepest shade when used dry, as it didn’t adhere as well and looked a bit patchy. I liked the finish and intensity of using the shades with a slightly dampened brush more, personally. They are not too different applied dry or damp in coverage, which is good if you don’t typically bother to use a damp brush!

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Get a shade-by-shade breakdown of this palette, along with individual photos and swatches…

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Clarins Rosewood #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #1 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #1 Eyeshadow

Rosewood #1

Rosewood #1 is a bright, iridescent pinkish white with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-sheer coverage when applied dry, and it appeared frostier–less smooth in its sheen. When I used it with a dampened brush, the coverage was closer to opaque, and the finish was smoother and more metallic. The texture was soft, a little too dense/firm in the pan but workable. It wore well for just over eight hours both dry and damp on me.

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 Rosewood #2 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #2 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #2 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #2 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #2 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #2 Eyeshadow

Rosewood #2

Rosewood #2 is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a metallic finish. The pigmentation was opaque both wet and dry with the most noteworthy difference seen being the finish, which became smoother and more reflective when applied damp. It had a smooth, firmer texture that was blendable and easy to work with on bare skin. The eyeshadow wore well for eight hours dry and eight and a half hours damp.

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 Rosewood #3 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #3 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #3 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #3 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #3 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #3 Eyeshadow

Rosewood #3

Rosewood #3 is a medium-dark, silvery taupe with hints of purple and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage applied dry and opaque coverage applied damp. I did not notice much of a difference using it on the lid wet or dry, and the biggest difference was that damp yielded a more metallic finish that lasted a half hour longer (eight and a half hours compared to eight hours dry).

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 Rosewood #4 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #4 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #4 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #4 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #4 Eyeshadow
Clarins Rosewood #4 Eyeshadow

Rosewood #4

Rosewood #4 is a deep plum with warmer undertones and a satiny sheen. It was semi-opaque and a touch lighter when applied dry, and this was the shade that I struggled to blend and diffuse when I used it dry. I also had issues with getting the color to show up true-to-pan without a primer. When I used it with a dampened brush, it was easier to apply and blend out. This shade wore well for eight hours, regardless of whether they were applied dry or wet.

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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Joli Rouge Lipsticks, Instant Concealer, eye primer and their Blush Prodige. Especially the lipsticks. I’m over 50’and not a fan of matte lipsticks but prefer more shine and hydration.

It’s funny – I thought you HAD reviewed the “old” Rosewood quad. I picked up this same quad but in 03/Brown a few weeks ago. I really love it though I do wish the lightest shade was a true highlighter rather than just “dark beige”. Great shadows, though.

Some people told me it’s a ‘cooler’ version of the original. It looks warmer than the original to me. If I traveled more I’d pick this up for sure since it’s so versatile.

You can have mine. (Actually, I already got rid of this palette.) I hated it. The iridescence accentuated creases on my lids I didn’t even know existed! The shadows creased and faded even with good primer. The lighter shades lacked pigmentation and the darker shades muddied when blended.

Ooh this is pretty combo! And it rated nicely. I might have a dupe for #2, but I definitely don’t have anything like #3 & #4.
So, while I won’t be getting this palette, I’ve been inspired to do some looks with these colors once I get the dupes. Although since it’s permanent, I might get it later on… maybe. 😀

This palette looks lovely. I’ve looked at your eyeshadow in a number of reviews to discover it was this palette. There’s also a beautiful nude palette. I look forward to discovering the cosmetics side of Clairins.

These shades are gorgeous… I know that Clarin’s is famous for their skincare, but I never saw anything about their eyeshadows, but it’s worthwhile looking into!

After testing the waters a bit more, I do have a feedback regarding the slideshows: I really do like the format, but I wish the default zoomed in pictures are of the swatches instead of the product/pan shots.

I feel that I can still kind of make out how the shades look in the pan while it’s zoomed out, while swatches need to be zoomed in to really be experienced. Which means it does get a bit tedious to click on the swatch picture on each and every shade.

That is my personal experience as someone who is here mainly for the swatches, anyway. ^^;

Thanks, Ryou! Unfortunately, it’s based on how the photos import with product photos being first, then swatches, and so forth, so it would probably mean reimporting all images to change that structure (so not something I can really consider at this time!). It also throws the general flow out of whack everywhere else (because it is also the same situation on product pages, setting featured image for the page, etc.). I’m so sorry I can’t help on this one!

That’s totally understandable! Temptalia is such a large site and switching to a completely different system can absolutely break it. “Show all” is a handy feature, however! Thank you so much for considering everything. It’s much appreciated. <3

I’ve not bought any makeup products from Clarin since I got the Garden Escape palette some years or so ago. I was so disappointed in it. I liked the greens and hated the pinks. I’m not going to buy anymore makeup until after Christmas (I hope) but after I’m swingign by a Clarin counter to do some swatching.

Really like being able to see the swatches by the grade and review instead of scrolling up and down to see how the swatches match to the grades.

This is a really beautiful, subtle, cool toned purplish quad that I can see would work on many skintones. Whilst I would not use these shades at all, I can appreciate how lovely it is.

When you say it was reformulated… do you know how recently? Or if it looked different before? (packaging wise)

I picked this up liike… maybe two and a half months ago? I think it was in August, anyway, cause I bought it the same time as Dior’s fall collection. That likely means I have the newest version, right?

ps. I really like the new format, too! once I got used to it, it seems like it’s a lot easier to click back and forth from descriptions to swatches, etc. nice! 🙂

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