As the gifting and wish list season is getting to be in full swing, I want to make sure you don’t overlook the new 6 pan customizable neutral eyeshadow palette from butterLONDON, the ShadowClutch. Perfect for travel or even keeping in your bag everyday, the super cool bit about it is that you can swap out the shades that come with the palette for shades sold separately in Wardrobe Duos so you can mix things up.
The butterLONDON ShadowClutch, a heavy black plastic embossed case with a large mirror and dual-ended decent quality travel size brush, is available in two neutral shade families: Natural Charm, warm neutrals, and Pretty Proper, cool neutrals.
Importantly, butterLONDON Shadows are primer-infused, oil-absorbing, and skin balancing so they are great for all skin types.
I received Natural Charm, and even though I’m technically cool-toned, the warm tones look good on a redhead. The 6 shades in my clutch come in a range of finishes: matte, satin, shimmer.
I find the shades soft, buttery and easy to blend. The two lightest matte shades, Linen and Camel, kick up just a little dust in the pan, but once they’re on the brush, they’re fine. I wear the butterLONDON shadows over Urban Decay Anti-aging Eye Primer, and they last without creasing till I remove them.
Next, there are 4 different Wardrobe Duos that can be purchased separately. I received Fancy Flutter with Feather, a light rose gold, and Plume, a fabulous red/teal duochrome, and Moody Blues with Sequins, silvery ice blue, and Sapphire, deep cobalt. The two other options are Sassy Pants, purple/lavender, and Up All Night that looks like it has an opal and a black shade.
Here are the swatches over eye primer: Linen, Camel, Citrine, Quartz, Camo, Leather, Feather, Plume, Sequins, Sapphire. They all applied smoothly in the swatches except Leather, the deep brown, that appears patchy. But when I apply it as an accent shade on my eyes, it applies perfectly. Also, Linen at the very top is a perfect match for my skin tone so it doesn’t show up in the swatches. The four bottom swatches are the Wardrobe Duos.
I’ve been slow to post my review because I hadn’t gotten my swatches together. In fact, I’ve owned this palette for quite a while, and I love it! I find that if I go away for a weekend, this is the palette I take because I can create a range of looks from daytime to more dramatic. When I’m at home, I seem to reach for this palette most often for the same reasons. And it’s just so easy to work with. Importantly, the shades are subtle and appropriate for women of all ages! I used to wear only matte shadows, but these satins and shimmers are not glittery, just gorgeous with subtle shine.
The palette is quite easy to customize once you figure out where to lift: on the sides. Just lift the guard rail and slide the pans in and out. After I did it once, it was easy peasy.
I think butterLONDON Shadow Clutch would make a perfect holiday gift for a neutral shadow lover or a gift for yourself! And the packaging – the way it arrived on my doorstep – makes for an impressive first impression.
The butterLONDON Shadow Clutch is a fabulous addition to butterLONDON’s relatively new makeup range. It contains a total of 7.2 g. It’s made in the US. It can be purchased on the butterLONDON website, Ulta or Nordstrom. The price of the Clutch is $39, and the Wardrobe Duos are $15. If you sign up at the butterLONDON website, you get 20% off your first purchase, and at that price, it’s really a steal! Have you seen the Shadow Clutch palette yet?
On a different note, congratulations to Debbie Y. the winner of the StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner! Woo hoo! I’ve emailed Debbie about her win and hope to hear back from her soon. Thank you to all who participated xoxo Stay tuned for the next giveaway soon.