Kanebo Coffret D’Or Shine Accent Eyes 02 Pink Variation

by PJ on Tuesday, May 12, 2009

in -Coffret d'Or, -Kanebo, 2009 Spring, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup, makeup - eyeshadow, stash focus

Coffret D’Or‘s Shine Accent Eyes is part of the brand’s spring 2009 collection and the brand’s third series of eye palettes. Having good experiences with the previous two, I decided to try one palette from the new series. Of course I went for the one with lilac.

02 Pink Variation includes:

Top: very sheer white with soft fine shimmer
Left: sheer light pink with pearly shimmer
Right: moderately-pigmented medium lilac with a pink-plum undertone and pearly shimmer
Middle: a gel-cream liner with off-white sparkles

As with other Coffret D’Or eye palettes, the powder is soft and very easy to blend. The colors have a good staying power.

The pink is on the sheer side and it shows up less on my eyes than on the back of my hand, which is slightly lighter than my face. It should show up more on a fair skin tone than on my light-to-medium skin tone. (It is still more pigmented than the off-white pinks in Lunasol’s Sheer Contrast Eyes in Lavender Coral and Coffret D’Or’s Trance Deep Eyes in Rose Variation.)

The lilac is a soft shading color that goes on warmer than it looks in the pan as it has a pronounced soft muted pinkish (but not reddish) plum undertone. It is warmer than the main lilac in Lunasol’s Layer Bloom Eyes in Purple Gradation.

The gel-cream liner has a dense consistency. According to the eye chart on the back of the outer packaging, it is applied along the lower lashline. The shimmery flecks are larger than the shimmery particles in the other three shades, and the finish is quite sparkly.

This palette creates a soft daytime look with a beautiful shimmery finish. (But I would go easy on the gel-cream liner for daytime.) Compared with the previous Coffret D’Or releases, the overall finish (of the three powder shades) is slightly more shimmery than 3D Lighting Eyes (between pearly and shimmery) and less so than the Trance Deep Eyes (quite sparkly). I also like the pinkish lilac, which is different from the (many) ones I have.

However, because there is no dark lining shade, I personally feel that this palette is less versatile than those from the previous series. Also, I would prefer the pink to be slightly more pigmented so that I could create more looks.

(I have been using the deep violet from 3D Lighting Eyes’ Purple Variation as an eyeliner to go with this palette.)

I think I have more or less formed the habit of trying Coffret D’Or’s new eye palette series, and I am looking forward to the upcoming Color Mixing Eyes, out next month.

Betsy at Autumn Masquerade has reviewed Shine Accent Eyes in 04 Blue Variation. Do have a look!

Other posts on Coffret D’Or:

3D Lighting Eyes in Gold Variation

Trance Deep Eyes in Grey Variation

Makeup Powder (loose powder)

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

plue Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hi PJ, I have skip the SA Eyes collection, because I think it isn’t as versatile like the previous palettes and I prefer if the liner is darker in colour :)

Thanks for the review ya! ^_^


Syn@3sTh3sI@ Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The middle sparkling cream is actually a gel cream liner ? I always thought that is a cream base to bring out the colors or glitter to add on final look. Hahaha.. Silly me… I like this palette bcoz the color shown up very bright and really bring out the deep eyes if you have one.. I guess mine is puffy eyes so I have to tone down the brightness…


PJ Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hi Plue,

You are very welcome! :)

I do agree with you. The Shine Accent Eyes series doesn’t seem to be as versatile as the previous two series. You will definitely need a separate liner if you want a more complete look. The upcoming Color Mixing Eyes does have a dark lining shade, so I am definitely looking forward to it.

Thank you very much for stopping by again! :)


PJ Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hi Syn@3sTh3sI@,

Yes, it is indeed a liner. I am thinking that the consistency is probably too dense to be used as a base or as a shimmer top-up…

If your eyes tend to be a little puffy, I think the 3D Lighting Eyes palettes might suit you a little more since the finish is more on the pearly side.

Thank you very much for stopping by again! :)


Blair Thursday, May 14, 2009

I think it’s safe to say that I’m skipping Coffret’s summer release.

I’m definitely hopping into Majolica Majorca’s bandwagon though ahaha. The swatches of the Jeweling Eyes palette look wonderful!


elinas Thursday, May 14, 2009

when you visit japan?
in june the weather cold or warm?


PJ Friday, May 15, 2009

Hi Blair,

Interestingly, I have not been a huge fan of Majolica Majorca’s recent collections, but many of the Jewelling Eyes palettes do look really good. I think I am going to look into them a little more.

Thank you for posting your comment again! :)


PJ Friday, May 15, 2009

Hi Elinas,

I think, generally, the weather in Japan in June is somewhat mild (not overly hot). But beware of the rainy season in mid-June and July.

Thank you for stopping by again! :)


Laura Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hi PJ,

Although Coffret D'or has released their latest eyeshadow collection, I have purchased the Coffret D'Or Shine Accent Eyes 04 Blue and 05 Beige variations about 2 months ago and will like to share with everyone my experiences with it.

My favorite of the two will be the 05 Beige variation. The Beige variation is a sunset inspired shade, with the sunset looming in the horizon and shadows cast from trees. The top base shade is a very light minty white. The shimmers are very fine and really helps to brighten out the eye area which can be a little more pigmented than the usual skintone. I felt that this brightening effect is even better than any eye brightening base (e.g. Testimo eye base). It helps brighten up the eye area effortlessly and blends easily into the skintone (and corrects any pigmentation at the eyelid area). The left shade appears to be an orangey bronze (not really beige), which I thought was a weird combination at first, but it really turns out to give the outer crease in the eye lids more depth. It doesn't look overly dramatic or have an 80s look to it and looks nicely shimmery. The right shade is a gun metal black which has the same bronzey undertone with a pearly shimmer. This can be used to create a light black-grey liner look in the daytime, and may appear to be a lightly pigmented when swatched on the hand. However for after work dinner or party outings, its lightly pigmented texture can be layered on to bring a smokey feel to the eyes and makes them look bigger without needing to blend too much. Most liner shades of other eyeshadows are pigmented such that it requires more effort to blend away from the given shade, but with the SA palette, the lightly pigmented gunmetal liner is created such that it can be layered on more to create intensity. This helps to reduce mistakes as it can be slowly layered on. The center shade is a cream liner that is a crystal white shade with white sparkles. This cream liner is used as a bottom eye liner from the outer to inner eye corner. Using it on the outer lower corner of the eyes helps to add intensity and definition to the gunmetal black, when the gunmetal black is layered over the white cream liner. Also, the white sparkles in the cream liner is not scratchy like some glitter eyeshadow and helps widen the eyes, creating a bambi eyed look. The cream liner is versatile as it can be spread over the entire top eye area as a base, which will increase intensity of the overall eyeshadow.


Laura Saturday, August 8, 2009

The 04 Blue variation is a sand and beach inspired shade. It comprises of a bright blue shade with a taupe themed shadow and liner shade. It appears light when swatched on the back of the hands, but gives a pop of color to the eyes without looking too bright & colorful. The top base shade is a cream colored base shade to help even out the skin tone around the eye area. The left shade is a bright carribean sea blue with light blue shimmers. The right shade is a taupe with less shimmer than the gunmetal black in 05 Beige variation. This right shade is also used as a liner on the top eyelid. The center shade is a dark silvery cream liner with flecks of silvery sparkles(for the lack of a better word, I almost called it dust colored cream liner :D). I reach for this palette less because I am less suited to use blue toned eye shadow, but I still bought it because I thought the blue looked really brilliant at the store.

While most people felt the Shine Accent Eyes (SA Eyes) were too bland and not versatile as compared to the previous collections, I feel that this collection was most suited for an office environment and will not work for a party look. However, while suited for an office environment, I have to say it is very easy to create a clean, innocent, wide-eyed bambi look with these eye shadows as compared to the other more intense eye shadows which may appear over powering at times (for work) and require the effort to use a light hand. It is also worth noting that while I am a liner-loving girl (I go through MAC liners like nothing), I welcome the SA palette which is really fresh and brings a pop of spring to the clothes that I wear. While the Trance Deep Eyes palette provides intensely shimmery shades and has a darker lining shade, it still requires an actual liner to define at the base of the lashes. The SA palette wins in my books when paired with a nice pencil eyeliner to bring more definition. Just my free 2 cents' worth :)


PJ Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hi Laura,

I am terribly sorry for my very late reply!

Thank you so much for the very thorough reviews of the 04 and 05 variations. I really enjoyed reading about your thoughts.

I agree with you that the SA palettes are very suitable for daytime makeup and for the office environment. The pigment level is just about right for a nice pop of color without being too overpowering. Like what you said, this allows the users to layer the colors for more intensity and/or to use other items to create a more intense look.

In terms of the level of shimmer, I slightly prefer this series to Trance Deep Eyes, which can be a little bit too shimmery sometimes.

If I were to buy another variation from this series, I think I would probably choose 01 Orange Variation. It seems that the warm-toned neutrals (without being too bronze-y) in this palette might suit my complexion quite well.

Again, thank you so much for posting your reviews. I am very sure that the readers will find them to be very insightful and helpful! :)


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