For Spring, Shiseido added eight new shades to their Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color lineup. These candy colored shades were lovely to look at but a little intimidating to apply. The exception is Yuba, a warm yellow gold, that I have been reaching for as an eyeshadow base for weeks. Esmaralda (a striking teal) and Konpeito (a golden rosy red) sat untested on my bathroom counter. But that’s not the end of the story…
First, a little about the texture of these gems. Previously, I had only really fallen for drugstore cream shadows. But this luxury version delights with their lightweight texture and elegant finish. The luminous pigments look natural, not glittery. And their staying power blows the budget versions out of the water.
Back to the neglected pots of bold shadow. While
perusing devouring the latest Allure Magazine, I came across an article about rose eyelids. I ran immediately to my makeup and grabbed Konpeito. Using my fingers, I blended a wash of color from crease to lash. And I’ll be darned if it wasn’t the prettiest, softest feminine look. Then, inspired by my boldness, I grabbed Esmaralda and discovered a much more opaque shade. While I wouldn’t rock this on a daily basis, the bold teal made for a fresh and inspired eye.
Shades from top to bottom: Yuba (BE217), Konpeito (RS318) and Esmaralda (BL620).
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