As with all CdP collections, it’s a small release: two new highlighters (warm and cool), one new eyeshadow quad, and the new Enriched Lip Luminizers (swatched here; they’re replacing the Extra Silky Lipsticks). The display holds 10 (and my counter picked a random set to display), but there are 20 in all.
Random tidbit: Amanda Seyfried is still the face of Cle de Peau. I’ve offered myself as a potential replacement when she eventually steps down.
So the new eyeshadow quad is #208 (202 is a repromote from the permanent line, but I decided to swatch it anyway). In the past, Cle de Peau quads have perhaps tended toward what I think of as a Japanese aesthetic: shimmery, ethereal color and lighter (not smoky) lids. 208 is not only beautiful, but I feel it’s more “American” — more satin/suede finishes, and a color palette that easily lends itself to my traditional lid-crease-outer-v placement.
202 contains a shimmery/sparkly periwinkle (blue-purple) with silver sparkles, a shimmering/sparkling iridescent peach champagne, a shimmery sapphire, and a satin dark, cool brown taupe.
208 includes a shimmery/frosty pale peach-rose-gold, a satin tobacco yellow-brown, a satin deep-dark cool brown, and a satin purple-grey-taupe. Neutral-shadow lovers, I know you must be swooning.
These quads are $55 each (sold as refill pans); $25 for the refillable compact. And if you haven’t experienced them first-hand, Cle de Peau shadows are incredibly soft and extremely luxurious (maybe it’s the Argan oil).
I have absolutely no evidence that this is true, but I’d like to believe that the Luminizing Face Colors were created in response to my wailing over the too-limited Vintage Palette III. The Luminizing Face Colors are more obviously highlighting powders than the Vintage Palette (which was subtle enough to perform better as all-over face powder).
It’s difficult to capture the fineness of Cle de Peau products; sometimes the magic simply doesn’t translate through the camera lens. The Luminizing Face Colors are tremendously delicate and subtle. I swatched them both lightly, and heavily: 12 is a warm, delicate iridescent sparkling shimmer that builds to a pale gold champagne. 11 is a cool iridescent sparkling shimmer that builds to a silvery white. The sparkle you see on the surface of a new powder is just overspray.