What they say:
Now I have to admit that I had no clue about the brand Milly or who Michelle Smith was until I laid eyes on this gorgeous palette but oh boy am I coveting her designs now! Her designs are flirty, fun and feminine - something Smith associates with Clinique. Smith describes her collaboration with Clinique as a natural one having used the products since she was 12 and in this collaboration brings us two gorgeous limited edition Spring items.
Pretty in Prints Compact:
The sleek silver compact is adorned with the signature Milly print and contains a Limited Edition Color Surge Eye Shadow Quad in Printed Pinks paired with Blushing Blush in Precious Posy. It comes in a very cute custom patterned pouch (seen in my first picture) which makes it great for taking with you on the go.
The shadows are pigmented and are very easy to blend just like other Clinique Colour Surge eye shadows I own. And when I say they're easy to blend they definitely are because I suck at blending! I don't think the colours are new to Clinique as the shimmery brown and pink look familiar to colours found in the Like Mink and Strawberry Fudge Colour Surge duos but are very pretty nonetheless. Precious Posy blush is quite pigmented and is just beautiful. It gives the perfect pop of peachy pink to my cheeks.
The palette even comes with a handy instruction card on how/where to apply the products which is very helpful for eyeshadow newbies like yours truly!
Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Limited Edition Milly Pink:
Milly Pink is a warm-toned melon shade which makes its debut in Clinique's signature lip gloss formula. I am such a sucker for pink so you know I love Milly Pink! It gives me just the right amount of pink to my lips and is seriously THE perfect pink gloss!! I used to use the Long Last Glosswear's quite a lot before I discovered lipstick and other brands so it's reassuring to return to the same great formula and gorgeous shine.
Overall: I absolutely love LOVE the palette and gloss. Can I say it anymore? Neutrals + pinks are a definite winner in my book and especially when housed in a cute palette and pouch! I love the Colour Surge eye shadows and the Printed Pinks Quad does not disappoint in any way. Milly Pink gloss is just gorgeous and yes the PERFECT pink gloss.
I know some of you ladies will find these colours a bit safe or boring but I think the colours are a must in everyone's collection. The colours are appropriate for all seasons in my opinion which is fantastic. I love the fact you can create different looks with the one handy compact which is great for travelling. I took these with me when I went on holiday to HK last month and they served me very well! The palette would be best for those wanting a conservative look or for those just starting to get into makeup or those who just love neutrals!
I adore this palette and my only complaint is why oh WHY do things I love have to be Limited Edition??!!
Details: The Clinique Pretty in Prints Compact retails for $70 and Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Milly Pink is $35. Both are available from Clinique counters Australia wide from June 26 - July 10 2011. Hurry before stocks run out!!
Unfortunately for international ladies the palette has already been released and therefore no longer available.
Thanks for looking!