“Everyone deserves a bit of glamour.” – Jonathan Adler
When the Clinique + Jonathan Adler Limited Edition collection of lipsticks and makeup brushes landed on my doorstep, I was happy. Like, kid in a candy store happy! The collection is beautiful and chic, just like Jonathan Adler himself.
Who is Jonathan Adler, you ask? He is a designer, potter and author known for his super chic, mid-century modern-influenced home decor. I’ve been a long time fan of his, and have been lucky enough to acquire a couple of pieces from his “Muse Collection“, which I display proudly and tuck away when the parents come over.
Clinique’s latest limited edition collection oozes “jet set glam” which is exactly what Mr. Adler was going for. The collection is inspired by some of his favourite destinations: Palm Beach, Capri and Santorini. I’d have to agree. The lipsticks in particular would look great while sipping limoncello on the Italian seaside. Take it from me – it was my favourite past time while visiting that sparkling island.
This collection is comprised of a Luxe Brush Collection, Lid Pop Eyeshadows, Pop Lip Colour + Primer, Cheek Pop Blush and Great Skin By Design Facial Brush. I’ll be reviewing the Pop Lip Colour + Primer and Makeup Brushes.
First of all, let me say that the lipsticks look beautiful! The case is bright silver with a type of Greek key design. Topping off the lipstick case is a jewel-toned dome which is inspired by Mr. Adler’s Globo Collection. The limited edition lipsticks are Santorini Pop, Capri Pop and Palm Beach Pop. I received the Santorini Pop which is a gorgeous bright fuchsia colour. I’m definitely going to get a lot of wear out of this colour!
I also received Melon Pop, a gorgeous cantaloupe-coloured lipstick that would be perfect with a smoky eye. On my dark skin tone, it’s a lovely pale pinky-orange. On lighter skin tones, the pink tones are more apparent and perfect for summertime.
Bare Pop is a gorgeous nude tone with shimmer. On me, it’s a great nude tone with a glossy, metallic finish. It’s a perfect colour for swiping on without a mirror – fully goof-proof. I’ve been using this shade daily as it’s perfect for work. Loving its subtle pinky-brown shine!
All three lipsticks are incredibly creamy, super smooth and richly pigmented. I found Santorini Pop, the bright, fuchsia pink had amazing staying power in particular!
These makeup brushes are GREAT! They look fabulous on the bathroom counter with their clear lucite handles and bright pink synthetic hairs! The brushes pickup product well and apply to the face like a dream. Very soft and smooth, they are a pleasure to use. The set consists for four brushes: a bronzing brush, blush brush, eye shaper eyeshadow brush. They come with a really cute carrying case that looks very “Palm Springs”. They are a little larger than travel-size too which I love. Small and compact enough to throw into an overnight bag, but large enough to use comfortably.
Have you tried the Clinique + Jonathan Adler Limited Edition Collection? What did you think?
*Press samples provided in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you, Clinique!