Clinique 16 Shades of Beige
Clinique 16 Shades of Beige

I don’t have all the nail shades yet, but like the ones I do have. They’ll do nicely! From left to right: Birthday Suit, Nighty-Night and Tickle Me.

Clinique 16 Shades of Beige
Clinique 16 Shades of Beige
Clinique 16 Shades of Beige
Clinique 16 Shades of Beige

For nudes (and clearly, Nighty-Night in a deep coffee shade is an artistic interpretation of beige) they are well pigmented and dense in colour so you get the exact colour you see in the bottle on the nail – they’re not thin at all. I saw the palest on nails and you couldn’t see the nail through it at all, so a good solid nude.

Clinique 16 Shades of Beige Palette
Clinique 16 Shades of Beige Palette

I’m less excited about the Palette than I thought I would be – it looks gorgeous with the ombre effect running through but in reality, it’s a little… er, dull.

Clinique 16 Shades of Beige Palette Swatch
Clinique 16 Shades of Beige Palette Neutral Territory 2 Swatch

The colours don’t really have any glimmer or anything that makes them jump – they’re on the cautious side, pigment wise, which I guess is okay because they’re buildable and you don’t suddenly get a whack of colour when you weren’t expecting one. The texture is fine – they’re great to blend. All in all, Clinique Neutral Territory 2 is a very pared back, un-daring nude palette that I would easily recommend for those who like their make-up subtle and unobtrusive. Otherwise, you know you have to head for UD Naked 3 for a variety of textures and finishes. The palette is £32 and launches on 7th February; nail enamels are £12 and launch on the same date.

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