Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette
Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette

Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow PaletteClinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette ($40.00 for 0.41 oz.) contains eight shades of warm, pinky neutrals. Three shades are from other palettes (duo/quad/palette, actually), and then five are from the singles range. I half-hoped that this was going to be a cooler-toned neutral palette, but it ended up quite warm-toned overall. The All About Shadow formula is supposed to be long-wearing, crease-resistant, fade-resistant, and have “creamy colour [that] glides on in one smooth stroke.” The formula is more what you might associate with Clinique: subdued, sheerer, better for those who like exactly that type of application and look, but if you want intense coverage, you’ll want to look elsewhere. The colors have some overlap within the palette, which makes it easy to use and blend everything together, but it could be more contrasting and versatile.

Jammin #1 is a light, subtly pink-tinted beige with warm undertones and a pearl shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage with a firmer press, which made it seem thinner in consistency and a little dusty on the lid. I could see it working for those who prefer a sheerer wash or want something less opaque for highlighting the brow bone. The color lasted for seven hours on me before fading. Tarte In a Flurry (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Blush Stilettos (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S522 Pinky Nude (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pretty (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Iris Bronze #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Chantilly Lace (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Sugar Rush (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Transforming Pearl (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm #14 (P, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #2 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Dior Nude Dress #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Skimp (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Smokeluxe #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Sahara Dust (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ballet Flats is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was a little soft and looser to work with, but I didn’t notice it sheer out much on the skin. The color started to fading after seven hours. NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Nuance #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Rose Quartz (PiP, )(95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #2 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit Riff (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Champagne (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sydney Grace Candlelight (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Precious (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Singapore #1 (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC MACnificent Me (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). The Estee Edit 1st Light (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #4 (P, $6.50) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Elemental #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lucky Penny is a light-medium, peachy beige with warm undertones with a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dense, blendable texture that applied well to the bare skin and wore for almost eight hours. Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Pure Bred #2 (LE, $21.00)(90% similar). Zoeva Sweeter End (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Elemental #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Give Me Fire (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Monarch (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #397 (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Lancome My French #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Morphe Obsessed (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Custom Made (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Wattles (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Jete (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Champagne (16) (P, $4.49) is warmer (85% similar). Divergent Humble Sheen (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nude Rose is a light, rosy beige with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. This one had a really firm texture–very packed in–and was harder to get coverage out of (semi-sheer was the best I could do). It started to fade after six and a half hours. Marc Jacobs Beauty At the Office (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M518 Nude (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Skinny Legend (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Hey Nude (04) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Framed (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M534 Oat (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Commando (PiP, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sous Le Sable #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Nougat (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Lush (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay ABC Gum (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Sand (Cool Mattes 2 #2) (P, ) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 5 (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Georgia Peach (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Portobello is a muted, medium-dark taupe with strong, cool gray tones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer coverage with a blendable but dusty consistency. On me, it wore for seven hours. MAC Hard Currency (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Friend Zone (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Punked (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Priceless (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Graphite (Mountain Sunset) (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Concrete (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Passion (Light) (PiP, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Assimilate (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Rose Blend #2 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC Howzat (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Silent Mary (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sydney Grace Passion (Deep) (PiP, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Sydney Grace Cool Brown (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Moment-o (590) (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Jungle (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Anastasia Horizon (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Zero Gravity (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Fabulous Fit (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hazy is a slightly subdued, medium brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a blendable, lightly dense, and smooth consistency that applied well. It started to fade after seven and a half hours. Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Enhance) (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 12 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Grand-Palais (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Inglot #402 (P, $7.00) is darker (85% similar). YSL Saharienne #4 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals A-Ha (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Moi (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Ursa Major (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Ritualistic (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Crisp Apple Strudel (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 14 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bamboo (PiP, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Spotlight (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Nevermind (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pink Chocolate #4 is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a lightly soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. It blended out well and lasted for seven and a half hours. Too Faced Romance (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #3 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Ithaca (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #8 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pure Bred #4 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Character (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Chestnuts Roasting (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S616 Chocolate (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Havana (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte One Too Manet (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Factory (PiP, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #5 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

French Roast is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft and blendable, though a little dusty, and while it had semi-opaque coverage, it was buildable on the lid and blended out without becoming patchy. It wore well for seven hours on me. Viseart Tabac (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Mystery (DC, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Bewitchin' (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Smoke (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Sumatra (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Natural Brown (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #3 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Deep Brown (PiP, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Couture (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Adele (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M626 Neutral Brown (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Saddle (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). KKW Beauty Loyalty (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Vox (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Fuze (LE, )(85% similar). Sephora Cedar (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Dreamer (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette
Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette

Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette
Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette

Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette
Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette

Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette
Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette

Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette
Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette

Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette
Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette

Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette
Clinique A Pink Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette

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Oh bummed about those grades. I have still yet to find a palette with nudes/browns that are pigmented and blendable… I would ideally want the Bobbi Brown brown eyes palette, but it’s no longer being sold. Any recs? Otherwise, I’m using my Hourglass bronzer and highlight as eyeshadow. My Stila Spirit palette is not great– too weakly pigmented for some of the colors

Urban Decay Naked palettes are all nice, I think, with Naked Smoky being the more disappointing of the ones they’ve released. Viseart has a few neutral-based palettes as well. I think Bobbi Brown eyeshadows are pretty under-pigmented, so we may have different ideas on that!

This is a poor reason, but I just hate the look of Lorac palettes. They are so boring and raggedy-looking, lol. No shade but…. I’m a sucker for packaging, even though I get that’s not an important factor.

The Bobbi Brown Brown’s Eye Palette LE for $45? They still have that at Neimans online. Also the Sterling night’s eye palette, Nude on Nude Palette, Greige palette and Bobbi’s Rich Carmel Eye Palette are worth looking into if you like Bobbi Brown. BECCA’s Ombre nudes aren’t a flat matte at all. They blend well. That’s all I can think of. Try Temptalia’s search tool for a palette you love. She has so much to look through with thorough reviews will be of way more help than me. ? I’m just awake. Lol.

Oh dear. The quality of the shadows seems to be all over the place with this palette. I’ve never really been impressed with Clinique shadows, and it looks like they really need to step up their game!

There is something tedious about this palette. It would bore me to death, I think. And I actually DO wear neutral types of shades more often than not, but much more varied and less same-same-y. I prefer the kapow factor in my nudes/neutrals!

This looks pretty but I feel like I am overloaded with warm-toned neutral palettes now. Other than the Urban Decay Naked 2 and Lorac Pro 2, do you know of any other good quality cool-toned neutral shadow palettes?

I haven’t tried it yet, but NYC just came out with the Demi Lovato neutrals palette. It’s getting good reviews, and most of the swatches look like they lean cooler to neutral

MAC eyeshadow X 15 Cool .. I’m not sure if they perform well in the palette.
Kat Von D Interstellar is good!
Too faced Boudoir eyes looks like it could be.
Interstellar all the way. My vote for a cool neutral palette other than what you named. Does it appeal to you?

Because I had really like the Color Pop blushes, I was fooled into trying Clinique eye shadow again after swearing off the brand for years. The All About Shadow palettes look pretty but are so-so at best…and I tried quite a few. This looked tempting at first (particularly Portobello) but I’m glad I passed.

This reminds me of the Bobbi Brown palette I tried and wanted to love. They just had no color pay off out of the pan. I had to put a base under them to make it work. I wound up returning them because for $70, I felt like that was way too much work.

Aww! I hear you. Primer is nice for that extra boost, but I think you can get pretty good quality these days that shines even without primer!

Nope definitely not for me. I know lots of people who like a more natural look, and that’s what Clinique is well known for, but even with primer, my oily lids are going to gobble up the thinner, sheerer formula within minutes, then whatever is less will blend into one muddy mess. I need crazy pigment and denser formulas, like UD or Colour Pop

Well, that’s another thing to take off my wishlist. I didn’t really need another neutral palette, but the rosy browns are a weakness. Portabello could have been so pretty if the lavender sparkle showed up.

This seems like it might work for someone with warm undertones who prefers a barely-there kind of look. It’s too bad the shades perform so inconsistently, though.

Clinique, which I vaguely recall initially started out to be a company using pure, non-allergenic ingredients, uses carmine. I love this palette but can’t use carmine on my eyes. They have carmine in the black honey shadows and liner, too, which is a no-go for me. Bummer. I think this is so pretty.

P.S. I love it that you show a photo with the list of ingredients in your reviews. It saves me a fruitless trip to the store to read that something contains my note of doom.

Nope…. Nothing in this palette calls out to me. The first four shades look quite similar; and the fifth and sixth look similar to each other as well, the seventh one suddenly turns a bit cool toned; only the eighth one shows some spirit but is again quite dupable. The pigmentation also lacks depth( even for a sheer shadow)… And wouldnt show up at all on my eyes. This one is a total pass for me.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Wear Everywhere Nudes palette that Clinique put out. I reach for it almost every time I want to do eyeshadow! Too bad this one doesn’t seem to be nearly on the same level. I’ve never been a fan of Clinique’s mattes but even the shimmers aren’t too impressive here. And the lack of shade contrast/diversity is disappointing, to say the least

Is there any brand that manages to make buttery pigmented light shades without being chalky?
Lighter shades always seem to be sheer (shimmery) and dry and sheer (matte)…

I’m sure a lot of people will love this palette. I’m not one of them. The colours are pretty, but they are so much alike I feel they could have made this a quad instead. I guess it could be nice on a very lazy day when you don’t feel like blending.

I like the idea of the Clinique palettes but it looks like there are 8 pans but only 6 distinct shades? Thanks for reviewing this palette! I would love to see more Clinique reviews.

I bought this a while back as well as the Neutral Territory 2 palette Clinique put out last year, I think it was.

I’ve found both to be really really good palettes for soft, everyday looks that don’t need to be blended out to death. I can do a quick pigment neutral pigment wash all over my lids & then use shades from either or both of these palettes to build the look from there. Very fast, easy & effective & it always looks good. I like the way these lay on the skin too, not making lids look dry & horrifically unattractive like some shadows do. I use them a lot more often than I expected to, which is saying something because I’ve amassed a boatload of palettes & singles over the years, many of which I rarely touch.

Yes, the odd shade may not be as heavily pigmented as some of the others, but they still work very well for me. So if anybody is looking for a good palette for everyday, soft, neutral eye looks for the office or light makeup days, these Clinique palettes are definitely worth giving a shot IMO If you really end up hating them, get your money back. Personally, I like these a lot better than the crusty, dry, unblendable Bobbi Brown palette that I bought & returned over the holidays.

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