16 Shades of Beige, the latest collection from Clinique, has an 8-shade eyeshadow palette ($40) and 8 limited edition shades of beige nail polish.
Needless to say, both are must-haves.
The shadow palette is called Neutral Territory and it features all shimmery shades. The majority of them are very light, but there are some darker options thrown in there. I especially like that they’ve thrown in a very dark brown to use as a liner, because it looks a little less harsh than a black liner.
If you’re looking at the polish and wondering what shade you would be, don’t worry: all of them look great on all skin-tones and I found that I liked the ones that were lighter or darker than my own skin because of the contrast that they provided.
This was my first time trying Clinique A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins, and I have to say, I am impressed. The colours I tried went on smoothly, without any streaking, and the polish sets itself to a high-shine finish. The wear-time is also decent and I got 3 days of wear with nary a chip when I used this polish without a base or top coat. That is almost unheard of!
The colours available are:Room Service, Peek a Boo I See You, Birthday Suit, Pajama Party, Tickle Me, Do Not Disturb, Chocolate on my Pillow, and Nighty-Night (in order above).
Here’s Chocolate on my Pillow. It is a chocolate brown with a touch of golden/bronze shimmer that’s quite subtle. Loved it even though it wasn’t a nude shade on me.
Pajama Party was closer to my skin tone.
Do Not Disturb was probably my favourite.
With so many amazing colours, like I said, you can’t go wrong with what you pick!
Check out the collection online and at counters. $14 each for the nail polishes, $38 for the eyeshadow palette.