Introducing the eyeshadow palettes to you in 2 videos:
#1, or Video 1 at YouTube.
Video #2, or Video 2 at YouTube.
The 5 -pan Palette
The colours shown are a presentation of the palette itself. This combination, or any of the single colours, do not necessarily appear in any of the 12 Season sequences.
The Accent Single Pots
The accent colour is at the lower right corner with the name tag.
Bright Winter has an iced lilac that could work well on Bright Spring but it is blue-side for sure.
Each palette has some metallics and some mattes. Photographs do not show that well.
Each palette is entirely harmonized to the type of colouring. Therefore, colours can be mixed without taking them out of the Season if you wish to lighten/darken/mattify, and so on.
In the Soft Autumn palette, you see the original accent colour, Jungle, on the right next to the label. The colour was d/c by the manufacturer. Its replacement, Fierce, is swatched to the left of Jungle (no label).
Like the blush colours, the pigment density is quite high, which I prefer. Many product lines have less colour deposit, which can make them easier to apply but building colour is difficult. Indeed, achieving significant colour is difficult, which is only rewarding when we are not sure that we are using our best colours.
A translucent powder applied to the upper eyelid, or alternatively a base colour to dry the skin is a good idea. That way, the powder eyeshadow will not grab and become difficult to blend. A more even, blendable application is possible when colours can float around under the brushes. It also saves a lot of time. (I don’t powder under outer corner of the eye.)
The purpose of Transformer is to convert eyeshadow to eyeliner – and it does so very well! The darker eyeshadows in the palettes are beautiful as liners.
The packaging is similar to liquid liners, as a small bottle with long, slim handle attached to an excellent, fine brush. Dipping the brush along the edge of an eyeshadow pan picks up the colour and allows you to create an eyeliner. The line is soft and already a bit smoked, not opaque or intense. Duration is excellent, but the application is not waterproof.
The duo powder/wax is among my top 3 products, first because it’s a rare line of cosmetics that offers so many colours choices in a brow lineup, second because the colours look like real eyebrows, and third because the wax is separate so you don’t get little gummy balls of product that streak and are hard to move or remove.
The duo looks like this, though single pots of brow powder only are available also. This is a big enlargement to show you the useful little tools that come in the kit.
The picture below shows swatches of the colours. To match a brow for a client, I have a piece of paper with the colours smudged out as in the picture, except that the colours run off the side of the page.
Running the colours up and down alongside the brow makes the right one easy to choose. You can certainly narrow it down to two. This product can be sampled so you know which to buy.
Ingredient lists for all products are here.