Sometimes I get a slight fascination with colours that are not the most universally flattering nor the easiest to use, but still I am intrigued or beautified by them.
|peachy pinks, golden pinks, pinks for lips or eyes...I'm intrigued|
You might say: "well, these are easy to use on lips & cheeks" but there you go: I want them on my eyes. I love the easiness of most taupe eyeshadows, but a bit of peach or pink has the quality to make various eyecolours a lot more interesting.
Hence, introducing: Kate Kanebo Goldish eyes in PK-1:
|Kate's minimalistic black packaging|
I have liked Kanebo Kate in the past for a couple of products that are both of good quality and reasonably priced. It's not that everything they launch is a complete hit with me. I can remember some sticky lipglosses that are not up my alley:
Their eyeshadow palettes are often a (facebookian) LIKE with me: they come with easy instructions, even if they aren't in English: the illustrations are easy to follow and most of the colours are useable and of good texture/colour.
And now I was curious if their latest release of palettes would live up to this.
|"ohhh, shimmery shiny golden goodness!!"|
So, let's see how that pretty palette above will look SWATCHED (no primer):
- all colours have a metallic (often golden) idirescence, only the "white" is slightly stark
- "GOLD-yellow" lacks pigment, but is lovely for a hint of glow or layering
- "GOLD-pink" has light to medium pigmentation, also suitable for layering (see most right swatch over "brown"
- "Brown" is the most pigmented
- "Brown"is that cooler sort of brown mixed with a taupe, metallic hue, so lovely and quite
safeuniversally flattering again ;-)
- "Brown" has the best texture of the 4: buttery and smooth, even after 2 or 3 layers
- Palette: the 2 Golds have that "baked eyeshadow" raised idea in the palette, see picture below:
- "GOLD-yellow" is more of a flecked quality and applies irregularly
- "White" has a slight glow.
- "Brown"(alone) has that soft metallic glow that looks like lit-from-within
- GOLD-pink looks more like a rosy, coppery gold instead of pink.
- Layering "GOLD-pink" over "Brown" makes it more sparkly, more nightime-suitable & gives it a slight rosy edge without making that dramatic pink eye.
When I first swatched this palette, I was slightly dissapointed for the lack of pigmentation of some colours. After playing with them, layering and wearing them for a while, I found them to be fun and adding that bit of glow on the
The only negative is that the GOLDS are raised in the palette, making it slightly messier and spill-prone to the sides of the palette when swiping over.
|eyeshadow spill-prone due to raised platform GOLDS|
I really like this palette and I have nothing in my stash that comes close to it. I didn't expect Kate to come up with the most theatrical type of pink golds which is a good thing for being office-appropriate or just liking fun, glowy makeup without going pantomine. So not all colours are evenly pigmented, however, they have a different function to layer or to add a glow. Even the best rated palettes such a DIOR have some *meh* colours/textures of the ones included in their palettes, so for a reasonable price you get a fun and original type of palette.
I bought mine via ichibankao (here) for appr. €16.30 and they have 3 more varieties in Gold, white & blue.
PS: Speaking about DIOR, the lipgloss featured as a partner-in-crime on the pictures has been the DIOR Addict lipgloss in 157, which has a bit of pinkish-gold flecks inside as well: