|I really love this shot.|
This is a hard review for me to write, because I really feel like my swatches and attempts to showcase this trio are inadequate. When I first swatched this, I was indifferent; yes, the texture was smooth and easy to pick up, easy to distribute, and overall quite lovely, but it just looked so-so on my arm. The true beauty of this palette is evident when it's actually used properly; on eyes, it is beautiful. I have not been this pleased with a palette in a long time.
|Shiseido Lumining Satin Eye Color Trio in YE406, Tropicalia. They retail for $33; I bought mine from Shiseido.com last December. Obviously, I don't use the brush...|
I tried to do a few looks using them, to show how bright they can actually be. Shockingly, the pink may be my favorite - it is a fuchsia with a slight blue tinge, and it is so, so gorgeous.
|Swatched over bare skin. They seem really sheer, but the colors seem to pop more when worn properly on eyes.|
|Wearing the pink shade on eyes (theBalm Sophisticated in the crease). For the makeup breakdown, see this post (Jan. 27 look).|
|Just the yellow shade on the eyes, and black liner (Clinique). Can't remember what the rest of the makeup was, sorry!|
|Close-up shot of just the green shade on lids. You can see that it's sort of a green-yellow with a sheen to it. So, so pretty. Prettier in person and hard to capture in photos.|
|And the full face shot of the green on lids. See how bright it is? Full makeup breakdown here (Jan. 26).|
If you're curious, you need to get to a counter and have it applied to your eyes. They come in a multitude of shades, and I have to say, the next time I have a hankering for another palette, I may pick up the navy-orange-gray trio (OR302, Fire). The quality is really stunning, and the color pay-off is satisfying. Even the yellow. To get an idea of ways to use it, see this post - I featured it in a Beauty Week at a Glance post, and used it for about a week, straight.