Plus, who doesn't love twee cosmetics?
Shadow Trio Rundown:
- The eggplant is indeed lovely, if a bit too dark for daily wear. The formula is smooth, highly pigmented, and applies beautifully.
- The silver is very, very light. Pigmentation is a bit lacking on this one, though I really wasn't looking for a bold or glittery silver, so this is a pretty satisfying shadow in my book.
- The black is a soft sable, and pigmentation is similar to that of the purple. I still had some trouble blending it--I'm beginning to wonder if my problem with blending blacks (if you recall I had similar issues with Creep in the Naked Palette) has more to do with my application/brushes than with the shadows. Please weigh in if you have suggestions.
- The gloss looks much redder in the tube than it is on my skin. In fact, my first thought when I put it on was that I looked cold because it was such a cool purple. The eyeshadow I wore on the day it arrived (because of course I had to play with it immediately) was warm brown, and I have to wonder if my initial reaction to the gloss had more to do with the way it clashed with my eyes than how it really looked by itself.
- The two lipsticks are gorgeous. The first is a very, very pale pink, and the second is a much darker purpley red. Both are fairly sheer, and have decent staying power without needing to be retouched more than every 4-5 hours. Not bad!
I really do love this set, but the dark cool tones of the eggplant shadow and gloss make this an evenings-only item in my makeup drawer. Which, frankly, is exactly what it says on the box--PARTY to go. Now I just need to find some fun parties to attend!