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Beauty: Clinique Petal Pop review

Beauty: Clinique Petal Pop review

I remember seeing this daisy print eyeshadow mono in early 2016 on Krizia's blog and completely falling in love with the product, but the packaging, the shape of the powder, and the pink-gold colour. I decided against splurging on the mono because I always need a bit of time before spending €20 on an eyeshadow mono - see also the story of my year long obsession with Urban Decay Solstice before finally buying it. Sometimes you need to wait and see if your obsession lasts before spending the money! However, I never forgot about this pretty baby, and I swatched it regularly whenever I was at Ici Paris XL. When I got to pick out some Clinique products to review, you know I immediately asked whether the could send along Petal Pop, et voila! Obsession satisfied :-)

Let's take a look!

Beauty: Clinique Petal Pop review

When it comes to eye-candy-ness, this mono scores top points. Do I even have to spell it out? The clear, modern compact, the daisy shaped shadow, the pretty pretty pink - it's all so very easy on the eyes.

Beauty: Clinique Petal Pop review

And yes, the love continues in the swatch. The shadow is a pale, cool toned pink that almost looks lilac depending on how the light hits it, with a cool, gold toned sheen to it.

Beauty: Clinique Petal Pop review

Swatched on my arm, the colour is on the sheer side, not mega pigmented. This is definitely a product that works well with a primer underneath, or worn on its own for everyday use in soft, easy makeup looks. I like just applying this all over the lid with my finger, swiping on some mascara and calling it a day.

Beauty: Clinique Petal Pop review

I applied Petal Pop over my Urban Decay primer potion here, and you see how rich the colour is - while it is soft and semi-sheer, it does contain a rich pigmentation that ranges from lilac to pink to gold. Like a sunset!

Beauty: Clinique Petal Pop review

I figured that Petal Pop would also look gorgeous patted on over a light pink lipstick, so I just went for it and was blown away! I might even like it better on my lips than on my eyes! Very similar to Jouer Citronade Rose. It also stayed nicely, retaining its metallic glow despite rubbing my lips together.

Beauty: Clinique Petal Pop review

Being impressed with how versatile the product was, I also applied a bit on my cheekbones as a blush/highlighter, and it looked lovely there too! Very much like Nars' Albatross aka my fav highlighter ever:


In sum, this little €20 eyeshadow mono packs a lot of punch. It is pressed quite firmly, so you'll need to swirl the product a couple of times before you pick up enough product, but I don't mind - that just means that the daisy pattern will last longer.

Thumbs up! Available at Inno, Ici Paris XL and the Clinique webshop.

Outfit: thigh high boots and military jacket

Outfit: thigh high boots and military jacket

Beauty: I Heart Makeup Chocolate palette and Unicorn Hearts higlighter review

I heart makeup chocolate palette review

When I visited Amsterdam with Kruidvat in December, I was spoiled with a huge Sinterklaas bag filled with Kruidvat goodies. Since Kruidvat had just picked up a range of I Heart Makeup products to sell as a special, temporary offer, I was lucky enough to receive the Chocolate Palette, €9,99, and the Unicorn Hearts rainbow highlighter, €5.99. These are two very popular, very affordable products that have become collector's items because of their aesthetic value. Since these are so sought-after, and because Belgian beauty lovers are still pretty much unable to buy this anywhere offline, I figured you guys could use a review. Let's dig in!

Outfit: cropped tweed trousers, embroidered coat

Outfit: cropped tweed trousers, embroidered coat

Beauty: winter 16/17 & Other Stories beauty products

Beauty: winter 16/17 & Other Stories beauty products

In the weeks before Christmas, I received a package containing some new additions to & Other Stories' makeup line. Everyone knows I can't walk out of an & Other Stories shop without buying something (or a lot of things), so I like to stay up to date with their collection. Today I will be reviewing their complete face palette in Anadem Mosaic- €15, their lip pencil in Noeud Cassis - €9, their chubby lip pencil in Bouillonné Truffle - €15 and their perfume oil in Sardonyx fire - €15.

Swatches!