November 12, 2010

Clinique Strawberry Fudge Holiday Compact Review, Swatches, Photos

Let there be Strawberry Fudge for the Holidays! Delightfully delicate shades of pink combined with soothing swirls of chocolate.

Yes, Strawberry Fudge is the perfect combination for the season and Clinique gifts it to us!

A delightfully unique Holiday Palette featuring three shades of eyeshadow and one blusher!

When the weather outside turns to the frightful side you can indulge in warm shades of pink and brown to keep you warm! If the Snowbunny makeup look is one you embrace, the Clinique Strawberry Fudge Holiday Compact is for you!

I wasn’t sure about this going into my purchase but I’m delighted I indulged because I absolutely adore this palette. If you’re a fond fan of Clinique’s cult classic Bamboo Pink, Strawberry Fudge will be an instant fav for you.

It’s always such a delight to see shades of warmer pink considering pink does lean towards being cooler. The palette features three Clinique Colour Surge Eyeshadows in a soft, warm iridescent pink, an off fudge-y brown with hints of pink and rose, and a deep, dark matte chocolate. Clinique recommends using the pink as an all over color wash, the off chocolate as a lid shade, and the darker chocolate blended into the crease. The palette also included New Clover blush which is a warm shade of strawberry pink.

The colors just work together which is part of the appeal of the palette considering how easily it creates a look with minimal effort and fuss. Shades are all richly pigmented and give a warm, healthy glow to eyes and cheeks. I wasn’t sure I’d love how they look on but it ended up turning into a warm Snowbunny look that I really liked!

Best part about the palette? Step by step instructions and a small face chart! I love brands that make things easy!

I personally don’t find much bad about this and think it should appeal to many tones although very fair skin tones might not be able to work this!

  • Anyone seeking a warmer pink glow for the Holidays!
  • Anyone wanting an easy to create look that’s timeless and fuss-free!
  • Clinique fan girls!
  • New makeup users (this is such a snap to use and ideal for those who aren’t advanced makeup users).

  • Those with fairer skin may find the shades are a bit too warm.

The palette is set at a very inexpensive $38 and creates an easy to apply glowing pink look. I actually really enjoyed this and was happy I picked it up. It does look a little boring at first glance but after working with the colors, I find it’s easy to fall in love.

Quite nice and worth a glance if you’re at a Clinique counter soon!


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Kerry

    Pink eyeshadow always makes me look like I’ve been crying, but I REALLY want this, because the name makes me hungry! (Maybe that’s reason enough not to get it. See the label and eat fudge? Not so great!)

  • Phyrra

    I really like how the look turned out on you. I FINALLY am seeing the light with coordinated palettes. This looks really nice 🙂

  • Kerri

    I always find it hard to use the blush in small compacts… When I try & use my blush brush it always ends up picking up the eyeshadows

    • the Muse

      I didn’t have a prob kerri as the blush is pretty big. I just tap on my brush in 🙂

  • jojo

    I am reading this while wearing this on my face today for the first time. It’s always exciting to see what you think I love the palette too, it’s a quick put together look that has good pigmentation. But I just wish the lightest pink shade looks more pink on me. It turns into a golden pink color on me very much like Lancome Kitten Heal which I have so many repeats of. At $36 I think it’s a good purchase especially I got a gift with purchase from Nordstrom.

    • the Muse

      mmm jojo very valid point also kinda looks like mac expensive pink! True! I got a gift with purchase too so didn’t mind that the color was easily duped ;-D it’s great for quickie makeup looks which is why I loved it ;D!

  • Telle

    The palette looks really nice on you Muse!

    I will be passing on this palette personally though bc the blush is too big for a color that doesn’t exit me.

  • JoElla

    I’m fine sweets and you?
    I am so jonsing for that dang BE TSV. I don’t need it, but I really want it.

    • the Muse

      ‘ello dear ;-D I’m great! LOl I see you caved for it Jo! Me too! ;-D couldn’t resist!

  • BeautyMaven

    OOOOO I like this!!
    Any clue what lip color(s) the model is wearing in promo??
    I love strawberry fudge, it’s always been such a good combo!! Eee!

    • the Muse

      mmm not sure beautymaven will see about looking on the face chart again to confirm ;D

  • Shannon

    I swatched this at Nordstrom recently and ALMOST purchased it… now I wish I had! I may just have to go back and get it…it really is a nice little palette 🙂 Thanks for the great review!

    • the Muse

      my pleasure shannon. Nordies will do a makeover with it if you’re interested to try it out ;-D!

  • sillylilacs

    Oh my goodness! I love it! =D

    It reminds me of my beloved Wet n Wild trio in Sweet as Candy. =D

    • the Muse

      hey lilac! LONG TIME NO SPEAK 🙂 How are you!? ;-D I don’t have Sweet as Candy must go check it out!

      • sillylilacs

        oh my gosh I know! I feel so bad for neglecting you! I’ve been busy with school and my big project for the week (reviewing all of the the WnW Holiday Palettes and setting up a giveaway)…

        You need to check out Sweet as Candy! I absolutely adore that palette! ^_^

        • the Muse

          aw it’s ok lilac ;-D totally can relate to busy dude! been swamped here ;-D I’ll be doing one too during the 12 days of xmas giveways happy days ;-D w00t!