Now, the texture of Shiseido eyeshadows is unusual and somewhat foreign to me. They are extremely soft and silky - to touch one literally almost feels like touching a piece of silk fabric. It is very easy to pick up lots of pigment on a brush and it transfers beautifully to the lid and blends like a dream. The only downside to this is that I found the color does not "stick" to my lids quite as well as I would hope, even with primer - lightly rubbing the shadow with a fingertip blends it out like crazy, and rubbing just a little more would remove the shadow almost entirely. But as long as I can carefully keep my hands completely away from my eyes, the lasting power is very good. I think next time I wear this, I will wear it over a slightly thicker and tackier base - something like a Maybelline Color Tattoo - and hope it stays better without my needing to be super-careful.
The colors are absolutely stunning. I would never have thought to piece together the iridescent marigold color with a mauve, but the combination is really spectacular, and the pale beige color works well as a highlight (it is not stark white on me, nor is it too dark for me to use it as a highlight color). I have to say that this is one look that I feel translated better in person than in pictures - looking at the pictures below, I feel sort of "meh," but in person I felt the look was soft and flattering, and one I would wear again.
Please excuse my hair. I don't know what I was thinking, taking pictures with it looking wet and straggly like that! I suppose I was worried about taking any more time and being late to work. :)
Dolce and Gabbana Creamy Foundation in Classic
Guerlain pressed powder
Rock and Republic Bedroom blush
Chanel Poudre Signee highlighter (review soon to come)
Maybelline Define-a-Brow in Dark Blonde
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde/Taupe - I layer this over the Maybelline pencil
Shiseido Beach Grass eyeshadow trio - marigold shade on the lid; mauve shade in the crease, outer corner, and along the lower lash line; beige shade to highlight
MAC Blacktrack eyeliner - to tightline
Hourglass Film Noir mascara
Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Rubelite (review soon to come) - this looked slightly less pink and more bronze in real life
What do you think? Shiseido eyeshadow lovers, please tell me what your favorite primers/bases to use them over are so they last all day on you with no fuss!