Vonvon is working hard to catch up on my backlogs. ;) But with all the traveling and other family matters, especially pertaining to my little Princess' education and well-being, I really wish that I have more ME time in a day to indulge in my makeup play and blogging! Good thing I am my 'own boss', no editor to rush me through my backlogs, as I am my own Editor :D and no deadlines to meet. Err...well, the last phrase is rather subjective (about the deadline thingy).....
Anyways, here are the swatches of the New Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trios - GD804 Opera, GR305 Jungle, OR302 Fire and PK403 Boudoir. I will tell you about the texture and other characteristics of the individual eyeshadows as I go along..........
The shades are easy to work with on the eyes as each color is quite contrasting to one another.
(Those with gradation of color are not as easy to work with, for Vonvon, at least. ;) Read on....)
Even though all 3 shades swatched quite differently, they are slightly
The finish of these shadows are different from the ones from Opera and Jungle palettes. They are more of a smooth satin finish. Pigmentation and color pay-off is good. Their texture is soft but slightly drier, (not chalky) than the Opera and Jungle palettes.
Pretty shades for yet, another monochromatic look for the eyes.
The texture of the shadows are more on the dry side, though they still feel smooth to the touch. I would say the color pay-off is a little above average, but more on the sheer side. The pale pink (almost white) shade feels dry and powdery to the touch. The middle shade is a mid-pink with lilac undertone. The rose shade is a pretty muted red, which surprisingly didn't make my eyes look as though I had been crying for days!
So which palette(s) is/are your favorites?
As much as Vonvon loves Pinks, my favorite palette of the lot is Opera and Fire comes in second. Opera's shades give a lot of space for variety and creativity and of course, has the best texture and color pay-off of the 4 palettes, and Fire (especially the orange shadow) works well on my eyes. But I would need to practice more with the Fire palette (especially on how to vary the usage of the orange eyeshadow) which sadly is not with me anymore.
I have done EOTDs with them.... in the process of editing the dozens of photos now. Managed to play with Opera and Jungle in an afternoon with good daylight for photography, but Fire and Boudoir's EOTD Marathon was done at night with poor indoor white light :( due to time constraint and I am having a real headache selecting the shots from Fire and Boudoir EOTDs :S
My apologies again for the delay in showing you the EOTDs I have made.