Clinique Color Surge Eyeshadow Duo

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Clinique Color Surge Eyeshadow Duo

Two blendable colors to create dramatic effect Gives high color coverage in one sweep Color stays true for long hours Creamy texture & glides on easi...

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Review of "Clinique Color Surge Eyeshadow Duo"

published 02/05/2011 | angelboouk123
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About me :
Busy working Mum to two boys and married to the love of my life <3
Pro fancy palette, colour intensity, smooth
Cons not same intensity for each colour, price
very helpful
Ease of Application
Does it irritate your eyes?

"A Surge of Colour But Which Colour?"

Clinique is a premium beauty brand offering skincare, perfume, mens products and makeup.

Colour Surge

Clinique have a few different ranges of eyeshadows. One such range is the Colour Surge range which offers single, duo, trio and quad sets of eyeshadows. There are various colour combinations available depending on which set you purchase. The duo eyeshadows in this range are ophthalmologist tested so suitable for sensitive eyes. The eyshadows come in powder form and Clinique claim that intense colour can be obtained with one stroke.

You get 2 shades per duo set and one shade is larger than the other. They can be worn alone or blended for different looks. The current duo shade list available includes 11 different duos. These are named Deco-Dence, Blackberry Frost and Strawberry Fudge to name just a few.


The full size eyeshadow duo, comes as a silver, mirrored palette. The shadows are placed into sections within the palette and a Clinique embossed double applicator is present in its own slot.
Availability and Price

Clinique is available online and in departments stores. This duo eyeshadow will set you back £19.00 for 2.5g of eyeshadow.

My Thoughts

As you all know, I buy and sell premium beauty products on ebay and often keep some bits and pieces for myself. In general, the products I sell are gift with purchase meaning they are smaller than the full size and usually packaged slightly different. My Clinique eyeshadows come in either silver palettes or the green ones they offer. I have a few different Colour Surge eyeshadows including a trio containing the Strawberry Fudge duo and also the Like Mink. My palettes follow the same layout of the full sizes just smaller.

These GWP palettes can be picked up very cheap on ebay and are a great way of trying out the eyeshadows without paying full price. £19.00 is a hefty price tag for a fancy palette so if you can get it cheaper, then I recommend going for it! My review discusses the use of the both duos I own. Although I don't where eyeshadow all the time, I do wear it sometimes and the colours/looks I go for depend on where I am going and what other makeup I am wearing.

Strawberry Fudge

The palette I have containing this duo includes a single called Sugar Sugar. Strawberry Fudge offers 2 complimenting powder eyeshadows which have a light shimmer about them but nothing over the top. There is a light brown shadde and a matching dusty pink shade which are certainly day time shades and very cute and girly in appearance. The brush provided is spongy and soft but firm enough to allow even application.

The dusty pink may put some off as it does look rather dark. The eyeshadow sweeps up onto the applicator sponge without the need to keep running over it. The colour lightens up and appears naturally bright as it is applied over my eyelids. It sweeps over my eyelid with complete ease and doesn't appear to crease into my eyelid lines. It is very smooth and feels incredibly lightweight to the extent that I don't even feel it on my eyelids.

Colour wise, Cliniques claims are true and the colour does transfer from sponge to eyelid with one sweep and is quite intense but pretty looking. The pink is pretty and noticeable. The brown shade is quite intense and slightly glimmery. It offers a smoky eyed look which is quite nice when I want to glam it up a bit. Applying a sweep of the pink onto my lid and smoothing over a tiny amount of the brown, leads to a gorgeous, shimmers mauve shade.

This look is ideal for summer and blending or wearing alone produce equally impressive results. Despite the colours being generally pale, they stay smooth and crease free for most of the day and come off with some makeup remover or wipes with no irritation to my sensitive eyes. The pink in particular looks stunning with some black mascara and eyeliner.

Like Mink

The Like Mink offers the same design and applicator sponge as the Strawberry Fudge. The shade theme here is offers a larger section which is a creamy, ivory shade and a smaller section of a dark brown shade. I tend to use this one if I am going to be going out somewhere fancy where a pretty pink colour may look out of place! These colours may not suit everyone or appeal to them but don't let them deceive you.

The intensity of the shades here are less noticeable than with the brighter colours. The ivory colour transfers onto my eyelid quite well and comes across as very natural, subtle and understated. There is a light shimmer about it but its hardly noticeable and the emphasis is on a creamy, smooth appearance. The brown comes onto the sponge rather dark but that is with quite a few rubs over the palette. Once on the eye, it lightens up and is more of a light, gentle brown which is a far cry from the colour in the palette.

I usually blend these 2 colours together to increase visability. Applying the brown first and sweeping a layer of ivory over the top, allows a soft, natural look which is ideal for fancying parties or even for work as it doesn't confirm you are a show off! The colour tends to fade away gradually and is almost gone by the end of the day or night.

Personally I feel the £19.00 price tag is for the fancy packaging and the premium name. Whilst I like wearing these eyeshadows and the shade range is appealing, I believe its a hit and miss between which colours stand out more than others. The Strawberry Fudge is a common seller on ebay and offers the better colour intensity so I consider this one my favourite. It feels so pleasant on my eyes and looks pretty with different looks being achievable.

I believe you can get better eyeshadows and many of them for less than the price of the Colour Surge ones but certainly pick up the GWP palettes on ebay and save a fortune! I've owned a full size before and although the mirror provides enough room to apply to one eye, the packaging is very overated and how often do you take your eyeshadow out and about?

Thanks for reading :)

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Comments on this review

  • Deesrev published 09/07/2011
    Finally back with the E! xXx
  • Coloneljohn published 19/05/2011
    Very well reviewed. John
  • greenierexyboy published 04/05/2011
    'how often do you take your eyeshadow out and about?'...not that often really. Unless no-one's looking, obviously.
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Product Information : Clinique Color Surge Eyeshadow Duo

Manufacturer's product description

Two blendable colors to create dramatic effect Gives high color coverage in one sweep Color stays true for long hours Creamy texture & glides on easily An ideal makeup to enhance your look Ophthalmologist tested for even the most sensitive eyes 07821480402

Product Details

Genre: Eye Shadow

Manufacturer: Clinique

MPN: 10041009, 76843

EAN: 10041009

Long Name: Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo, Color Surge Eyeshadow Duo


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