Ed. Pinaud Eyeshadows

Ed. Pinaud Eyeshadows

Here’s a closer look at the Ed. Pinaud eyesahdows from the L’Officiel magazine giveaway. In a clockwise direction from the top are Gilded Black, Emerald Green, Frosted White, Rose Brown and Midnight Blue.

Ed. Pinaud Eye Shadows

Gilded Black is from the Ombre À Paupières Magique / Magical Eye Shadow range of baked eyeshadows that can be applied dry or wet. I don’t really like using it dry as it can be a tad chalky. However, moistening a brush before picking up the shadow transforms it into a smooth and inky black.

The rest are from the Ombre À Paupières Lumineuse / Luminous Eye Shadow range that  apparently has a mix of powder and cream shadows (although the ones here seem to indicate a cream-to-powder formula). The inserts in their boxes inform that foam applicators are particularly suited to the texture of these shadows.

Ed. Pinaud Eyeshadow Swatches

From right to left:

Gilded Black – A matte black spiked with gold glitter

Midnight Blue – A deep sapphire with silver glitter

Emerald Green – A cool-toned green with fine golden shimmer

Frosted White – A clean, frosty white with silver glitter

Rose Brown – An almost-orange, rosy warm brown with silver glitter

Emerald Green and Midnight Blue are the creamiest and the most easily identifiable cream shadows of the four in the Lumineuse range. I can’t place Frosted White and Rose Brown; their texture seems like a cross between powder and cream. If I really had to categorise them, I’d say the four are cream-to-powder shadows. :P

All five colours are extremely pigmented and perfect for stage makeup. If you’d like to use these intense shadows for everyday makeup, it’s best to use a light hand. The glitter is also very apparent, so you’ll need to buff the shadows to tone down the sparkles.

Ed. Pinaud Gilded Black and Emerald Green Layered

This is Gilded Black over Emerald Green. I like how it shows up well over the cream shadow. Such layering essentially creates a better colour and more dimension.

Ed. Pinaud Eyeshadow Compartment

Flip the shadows over and a hidden compartment reveals a mirror and two sponge-tipped applicators snugly ensconced within.

Ed Pinaud Emerald Green

Emerald Green is my favourite of the lot, my love for greens notwithstanding. I like its pleasing tone and how it makes a nice base for several other shades. :)


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