When I first received DHC Perfect Pro Makeup Eye Shadow Palette in PU06 (S$31.90/4.8 g) from Watsons Singapore, I was quite taken with the charming packaging.
Adorned with a delicate floral motif (and a shadow butterfly!), the petite palette spells femininity.
Even the plastic insert has white flowers printed on it – more proof of the meticulous nature of Japanese makeup manufacturers.
This Asian-flattering quad contains varying shades of pleasing purples in cool tones: a pale thistle-tinted white, a lilac, a lavender with plummy hints and a grape. All are shimmery.
A sheer-to-medium palette, you will need a good base for the colours to pop; on their own, they will need quite a bit of layering to show up. Nonetheless, this eyeshadow compact will appeal to the office crowd who tend to shy away from strong eye colours.
This quad is made for gradation application, as you can guess from the increasing intensity of the hues.
In this eotd, I used:
- Anna Sui Gel Eye Color 2010 in Sparkle Lavender as an all-over base (This cream shadow from the Anna Sui Rockin’ Wonderland Holiday Collection 2010 is a translucent lavender with gorgeous multi-coloured sparkles strewn within!)
- The lavender over Violet Visions
- The lilac on the socket indent
- The pale thistle from socket to brow
- The grape to line, over a purple pencil
The colours blend very easily into one another for a beautiful gradation effect but I’ll say this again: They take some effort to show up – the intensity of the eye above is the result of a fair amount of layering.