Clockwise from top Left: Dermelect Peptide Nail Polish - Persuasive Clinique Sculptionary Pallete, Defining Sugars, Diptyque EDT Eau Rose, Trish McEvoy Eye Brightener - Shell

Clinique Sculptionary Cheek Palette in Defining Sugars – Swatches and Review

Clockwise from top Left: Dermelect Peptide Nail Polish - Persuasive Clinique Sculptionary Pallete, Defining Sugars, Diptyque EDT Eau Rose, Trish McEvoy Eye Brightener - Shell
Clockwise from top Left: Dermelect Peptide Nail Polish – Persuasive; Clinique Sculptionary Palette, Defining Sugars; Diptyque EDT Eau Rose; Trish McEvoy Eye Brightener – Shell.

Clockwise from top left: Dermelect Peptide Infused Nail Color – Persuasive; Clinique Sculptionary Palette – Defining Sugars (online exclusive); Diptyque Diptyque Eau Rose EDT; and Trish McEvoy  Eye Brightener – Shell.

What a bunch of pretty things on my vanity this morning! Let’s look at the Clinique Sculptionary Palette in Defining Sugars:

Clinique Sculptionary Palette - Defining Sugars (online exclusive) - swirled colors - natural light
Clinique Sculptionary Palette – Defining Sugars (online exclusive) – swirled colors – natural light

I never thought I’d say this, but: “no filter!”!

Clinique Sculptionary Palette - Defining Sugars
Clinique Sculptionary Palette – Defining Sugars
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Swatches of Clinique Sculptionary Palette – Defining Sugars (online exclusive) – swirled colors – with flash
Clinique Sculptionary Palette - Defining Sugars (online exclusive) - swirled colors - natural light
Clinique Sculptionary Palette – Defining Sugars (online exclusive) – swirled colors – natural light
Clinique Sculptionary Palette - Defining Sugars (online exclusive) - Left to right: Yellow, Pink, and Purple swatches - natural light
Clinique Sculptionary Palette – Defining Sugars (online exclusive) – Left to right: Yellow, Pink, and Purple swatches – natural light
Clinique Sculptionary Palette - Defining Sugars (online exclusive) - Left to right: Yellow, Pink, and Purple swatches - with flash
Clinique Sculptionary Palette – Defining Sugars (online exclusive) – Left to right: Yellow, Pink, and Purple swatches – with flash

I bought this palette to review alongside of the Laura GellerYSL, and e.l.f. palettes. I thought Clinique’s Sculptionary Palette in Defining Sugars would be a tone correcting or filtering palette like the others, but it turned out to be something else completely.

First of all, let’s talk texture. The powder in this palette is creamy but also soft and messy. I don’t recommend using a buki brush or a foundation brush. Just try a fluffy powder brush.

In the alternative, for true contouring, maybe try a wet sponge dipped in each color and applied precisely before being blended in like crazy. After all, this is meant to be a contouring palette. I tried to use it as such, but found that it serves better as a blush with all the colors swirled together. It’s very, very pretty but just fills a different spot in my makeup bag (er, suitcase?). As you can see, this one is shimmery, and the shimmer doesn’t disappear once it’s on your face. You can see the shimmer near my eye in the photo of my face.

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If you like to look luminous but not shimmery then pass on this. Like the YSL palette, Clinique’s colors also make beautiful eyeshadows. I’ll be honest — I don’t see myself using this palette on a daily basis, at least not for my face. It’s just too much for me. I like to look natural or satin and dewey, but not shimmery. This would be fun for a younger set though!

What do you think? Have you tried this palette?

Please leave me your comments!

-JGG

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Cheers!

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