|in (angled) sunlight|
The case is THREE's typical matte grey rubber, with the palette identified by the colour of the letters on the lid -- this lavender signifies Art of Parties.
A cloudy/overcast pictures -- note how the tones shift
....although sunlight produced the most true-to-texture picture:
Swatched from light to dark:
Pale, soft, peachy-gold glitter with pink, icy blue and warmer gold sparkle
Medium amethyst glitter with turquoise, sky blue and pink flecks
Warm chestnut brown with sparse shimmer in several tones of pink
Gunmetal base heavily packed with predominantly violet and emerald microshimmer
Swatches and shade description from this post, in which you can see all five of my THREE quads swatched.
I plan to pull a full-on Star Guitar lookathon with this palette, too, but less overwhelmingly all-at-spammy-once, so to ease you in, here are two looks, both spitting the quad down the middle into two pairs of duos. (On my skintone, all four shades can also stand alone as singles, but even I am not so cruel as to bore you with four basic washesOTD :P)
1. Peach + Chestnut (...that sounds like a potentially tasty mix, actually) makes a very understated eye -- peach glitter washed all over lid, chestnut to line (used neat, not foiled or mixed or nuttin') and both layered on the lower lashline.
I'm testing out a sample of the new Guerlain Cils D'Enfer Maxi Lash Waterproof mascara, btw, which holy fat lashes batman :O Expect me to 1. purchase a full size and 2. review it hopefully before 2016. Anyhoo, gratuitous mascara shot nonetheless shows the intensified banked-coals-y pink sheen you get by combining these two otherwise mostly yellow-based shades, both smuggling pink shimmer:
More warm tones to complete the look: Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Tranquility liquid highlighter for opalescent gleaminess in the centre of my face, and powder bronzer At Goldcombe Bay for subtle peachy gilding on the outer portions. Kjaer Weis Lovely cream blush, and YSL Rouge Pur Couture 57 Pink Rhapsody lipstick.
2. Gunmetal and amethyst: neither so tasty nor conventionally summery, but complex cream & multifaceted glitter is my one true makeup love and the reason I fell so hard for this brand in the first place :D Gunmetal over lid and lower lashline, extended out, and amethyst swept up both into socket and down into lashline from inner corner, and used to accent/underline the extention. Kiko white kohl on inner waterline to remove distracting red rims (due to allergies not glitter fallout).
Another not-so-summery thing was the weather/lighting this morning, so I couldn't capture the complexity of the gunmetal to my satisfaction. This was the best shot I managed to get of the complex pink-and-blue sparkles, and how the base gets warmer as you blend it out. (Never quite so matte/warm as it looks on the outer half of my socket here though. Stupid lighting-catching chicanery.)
A cooler and more polished base for this look, with Shu Uemura UV Underbase Mousse Pink/Purple set with Paul& Joe bird balls (Face Powder S). Face Stockholm cream blush Tokyo on both cheeks and (over balm) lips.