Clinique’s Day to Night Colour Palette for the Jetsetter

Omg, tonight we are embarking on our 2 week trip to Europe. First stop – London! As I was scrambling to pack all my essentials last night, I struggled to figure out which pieces of makeup I should bring. And then it suddenly dawned on me that I have this gorgeous Clinique travel palette which includes everything I need – eyeshadow, blush and lip colour, all in this pretty mirrored compact.

I am hoping that the Clinique Day to Night Colour palette will serve me well taking me from daytime in London…

Source: via Connie on Pinterest

to nighttime…

Source: via Connie on Pinterest

As you can see, the colours are all pretty neutral and thus extremely wearable. Clinique makeup has always been pretty sheer in terms of payoff, and this could be good or bad, depending on your personal preference. If you don’t like a lot of pigment, but just want a little bit of colour to enhance your best features, you will probably love this palette. On the other hand, if you are accustomed to the makeup artist brands like MAC Cosmetics or Make Up For Ever, you will probably be disappointed with its colour intensity.

Here are my two cents about each colour:

{1} Colour Surge Eye Shadow Stay Matte (Buttermilk) – A great colour for highlighting the browbone. My skin is a little more tan currently, so this shadow may be a little too light for my complexion at the moment.
{2} Colour Surge Eye Shadow Super Shimmer (beige shade from Sunburst Duo) – There’s a pretty golden sheen to this tan-coloured shadow. The colour is neutral enough for everyday wear and the sheen helps create a bit of dimension to the eye.
{3} Colour Surge Eye Shadow Soft Shimmer (brown shade from Like Mink Duo) – Given the fact that there is a bit of gold sparkle in this medium brown shadow, I am assuming it is intended more for nighttime use. I do wish the payoff was a little more intense, but then again, with sheer, buildable colour, you will have more control over application – necessary for people like me… I need fool-proof!
{4} Blushing Blush Powder Blush (Cupid) – A really light powdery pink, reminiscent of a cute, doll-like blush colour. I think this shade would look really pretty on fairer skin tones, but it may look a little whitish if your skin tone is a little darker.
{5} Butter Shine Lipstick (Strawberry Ice) – The Butter Shine lipsticks give more shine than a regular lipstick, but less shine than a gloss. I love how it doesn’t feel tacky on the lips. This colour is pretty sheer, giving a hint of a rose colour to the lips. Great for days you want to go super sheer on the makeup!
{6} Butter Shine Lipstick (Berry Blush) – The pigments are slightly more intense than the Strawberry Ice, and the purple undertones creates a pretty mauve colour. This will be a great daytime colour as well.
{7} Butter Shine Lipstick (Rouge Fondant) – Ooh, I was excited about the pigment in this one. The pigments are much more intense, and you get a cool-toned red (which looks great with olive complexions like mine) and will pair nicely with a neutral eye. I love this colour for either day or night, when you are yearning for some extra glamour!

Overall, I think this palette is great for my travels. I know it’s going to be really hot in Europe, and the last thing I want is a heavy layer of makeup on my face as I go sightseeing. The eyeshadows are buildable, so I can increase the intensity a bit if I want a heavier wash of colour. With that said however, I may still throw in a couple of more heavily pigmented MAC eyeshadows in case I want a more intense look for night.

You can find the Clinique Day to Night Colour palette in duty free shops at the airports. Prices may vary depending on location. If you’ve tried this palette, I would love to hear your thoughts as well!
Ok, time to get on my flight! I will keep you guys updated throughout my trip!

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  • juliemeri

    beautiful blog……

    • Connie

      Thanks so much Julie! xo

  • Tina Lane

    The palette does look perfect for travel. Love the pictures. I’m looking forward towards your Europe pictures…it’s only the beginning :)

    • Connie

      Thanks Tina – now as I am writing to you, I’m in the middle of my trip! Goes by so quickly. Paris is lovely so far – check out my latest post for pics! xoxo

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  • Neeraj

    I love it……u have to get used to Clinique’s eyeshadows and a primer underneath is a good option.

    U have a lovely blog and I couldnt help following it.

    Thanks……Have a gr8 day

    • Connie

      Thanks Neeraj for that awesome tip and your sweet words! xoxo

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  • Caitlin

    This is so cute and compact! I haven’t really ever dabbled in Clinque, but I’ve been seeing things that I like from them on blogs lately! xo

    • Connie

      Hi Caitlin – I know, the compact has been perfect for me so far. I’ve been using mainly the compact, plus my mascara of course – and that’s basically it! It’s a no-brainer when it comes to packing!

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  • Mairyn

    This is the first time I’ve been on this site, but I have to say, I absolutely LOVE your website design. Your background, header, images..they’re gorgeous. Did you design this yourself?
    Also, thanks for making the general comment about Clinique eye shadows being pretty sheer.I’ve never bought any of them, but I am a Clinique fan, so buying one will probably happen some day :P So thanks for your review!

    • Connie

      Hi Marilyn – aww {blush}, thank you! It was based off a template, but I did a lot of modifications to the template. For example, I added the tea cup that you see on the top, the Beauty Nerd heart, the name of the blog, plus a number of other style elements throughout the blog.
      I’m glad you liked the review – the palette has been serving me well so far! xoxo

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