***Screencap from Paul & Joe Beaute.
And of course I had to get a case, so I chose Compact 001 to match the Powder S 001. When both items arrived, their size took me aback a bit -- they're both quite tiny, with the eye shadows being 3g total, which means 1g per color! The compact is made of cardboard, with magnetic closer. Very slim and sleek, and again very small, perfectly portable. I don't mind the mini size, and in fact I prefer small and space-efficient compacts. What I do mind is the price, which to me doesn't quite commensurate with the product content. $35 for 3g of eye shadows? Really?
These eye shadows are scented, the same nice fragrance as the Powder S 001 and the Eye Color Set CS 085 Princess. While the pigmentation is the same as the pressed Eye Color CS 085 in that set, i.e. well pigmented, the texture varies. The medium shade (middle pan) being smoothest and softest, then the sparkling top wash (left) although it's not as smooth due to all the shimmers. The liner shade (right) is smooth but is also denser and has a slight damp feel.
- 093 Le Film: a lovely taupe-plum combo though I'm slightly disappointed that there's not a metallic shade in this palette. The medium shade has a nice satiny luster that's just shy of being semi metallic, so aww-shucks on that one. Another awkwardness is that there isn't a base/highlighter in this combo, as the far left pan is actually a sparkling top wash. But I'm not lacking of a base/highlighter in any way, shape, or form, so this doesn't really bother me. The liner shade is gorgeous too, so I do like this palette quite a bit.
From left to right:
- Sparkling top wash: high shimmer, low intensity. A lovely sparkling translucent beige cream that's too sparkly and too translucent to be a base/highlighter. It's more opaque when seen from an angle (forgot to take an angled shot, sorry!) but when looked at directly it's almost transparent.
- Medium shade: shimmer, medium intensity. A pretty taupe with very very fine shimmers that lend to a satiny lustrous sheen. Very pretty, but I still wish it was metallic or at least semi metallic.
- Liner shade: satin, high intensity. A satiny deep plum that makes a gorgeous gorgeous liner. The product close-up photo above is inaccurate with that blue wash, making this color look like a cooler eggplant when it's really a neutral deep plum. Also, it looks matte in the swatch photo but it's definitely not matte!