Part of the Shiseido Autumn 2013 collection, Lido is a shimmery eyeshadow trio comprising a forest green, a turquoise and an aqua-tinted white.
There’s a hint of teal in the first two colours, which is more evident on the skin than in the pans. As with most of the palettes in this range, the colours are fairly complementary and you can’t go wrong with shade pairing. They also blend seamlessly into one another, thanks to the finely-milled pigments which are almost creamy in texture.
Compared to direct swatches (see below), the colours might come off a touch indistinct on the lids because of their softness which facilitates blending but sometimes compromises their intensity. This might frustrate or delight you, depending on your colour-payoff preferences but they do pop beautifully over deeper-toned or tacky eyeshadow bases.
For this look, I applied the colours over Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in SV810 Tin and a creamy black pencil blended out on the lid. (I’d wanted to use Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in BK912 Caviar but I couldn’t find it – turned out it was in a travel traincase I’d taken with me to Bangkok in August.) This gives the colours depth and offers dimension.
Given how blendable this palette is, this look was created in a flash. Do buff out the pastel highlighter shade if you’d like to play down its blue tint.
Here’s the same look in natural light. See how soft the shadows are?
In this collection are two other palettes: BR214 Into the Woods and BE213 Nude.
The first contains a mix of warm and cool hues reminiscent of autumn leaves and sunsets; the second is a trio of blend-into-your-lid colours as befitting its name. Even though it’s much lighter in tone compared to the other two, the nude palette has a gentle beauty and will offer your eyes a softly-finished look.
In Singapore, these palettes retail at S$51 and are already available at Shiseido counters across the island. Watch the videos above to learn how Dick Page, the brand’s Makeup Artistic Director, used each of them. :)
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