Ed. Pinaud Eyeshadows

September 11, 2009
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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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10 Responses to Ed. Pinaud Eyeshadows

  1. September 11, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I’m loving the rose brown, perfect for contouring on the outer edge of the eyes. Thanks to you too! I wouldn’t know if I hadn’t read from your blog about this freebies. =)

    • makeupmag
      September 14, 2009 at 11:53 pm

      It is a good colour for that purpose, Chris! Iris’s blog has much more mag-freebie news. :D

  2. fwy
    September 14, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for the review. I was hestitating whether to get the magazine or not. I do not like too much shimmer or glitter in my make-up. Guess I’ll skip these.

    • makeupmag
      September 14, 2009 at 11:57 pm

      Hi Fwy,

      You’re welcome, :) You’re wise to skip them; they really are quite glittery. ;)

  3. September 17, 2009 at 12:11 am

    YES! I just went to Kino to get Marc by Marc Jacobs mook today, after reading her blog about the freebie. You all always keep me up to date. =)

  4. Jolene
    September 17, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Hey babe

    Are you willing to sell me the black and white eye shadows?
    I only managed to get the green one as all are sold out in kinokuniya and I couldn’t find them at cheers=(
    Please please let me know

    • makeupmag
      September 20, 2009 at 3:09 am

      Hello Jolene,

      I’m afraid I’ve opened and swatched them all. Have you tried other bookstores or magazine kiosks?

  5. Jolene
    September 21, 2009 at 9:30 am

    I’ve tried all Kinokuniya and random bookstores and newspaper stands.
    I managed to find Black at a petrol kiosk at Yew Tee. Still not giving up on white!!!! =)

    • makeupmag
      September 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm

      Good luck, Jolene – I hope you find the white. :) (Yay! on locating the black!)

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