Coffret D’Or Beauty C Curve Eyes in 04 Peach Beige

by PJ on Monday, August 2, 2010

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Kanebo Coffret D'Or Beauty C Curve Eyes Peach Beige 1

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This is the first Stash Focus article since the blog move, and today I am bringing you my thoughts on Kanebo Coffret D’Or‘s  Beauty C Curve Eyes in 04 Peach Beige.

The Beauty C Curve Eyes series is part of Coffret D’Or’s late summer/ early fall 2010 makeup collection, which was released in Japan on June 16th. The series features five variations. With the absence of a purple palette among them, I decided to go for 04 Peach Beige.

The shades in this palette are (clock-wise from left):

- off-white with sparkles
- sheer light peach with dense sparkles
- lightly pigmented light peachy orange with soft iridescence
- dark brown with sparse shimmer

All the shimmering/sparkly particles are multi-colored, and the shades have a good staying power.

The Beauty C Curve Eyes palettes focus on accentuating the “C-Curve” in the outer-eye areas (from the outer corners of the eyes to the temples and to the top of the cheekbones), and this is achieved with the off-white shade in the palette. It is applied on the C-zones as well as on the eyelids and the brow bones as a base. Personally, I find this shade to be too shimmery for these areas. (This is by far the most shimmery base shade among those in all the Coffret D’Or palette series released so far. (I happen to have at least one palette from each series.))

What is interesting about this palette is the contrast between the top right shade (the light peach) and the middle shade (the light peachy orange) in terms of their finishes. The light peach is as sparkly as the light pink and the silver in Coffret D’Or’s Trance Deep Eyes palettes (Rose Variation and Gray Variation, respectively), and they are the most sparkly eyeshadow shades from Coffret D’Or that I have come across.

The light peachy orange, on the other hand, has a subtle and low-key iridescence. (It has more pigment than the light peach.) This iridescent finish has not appeared in any of the previous eye palette series from the line, and I find both its color and its finish to be quite refreshing.

According to the application instructions that come with the palette, the light peach is applied over the eyelids and the light peachy orange is applied on the outer corners of the eyes. The shades work fine on me this way, but I also like to use the iridescent light peachy orange as the main shade and then lightly apply the sparkly light peach around the outer corners. The look is softer and slightly more understated.

The new design of the palette case is worth mentioning. All the previous eye palettes from the line have exactly the same dimensions, but the Beauty C Curve Eyes palettes are wider, longer and slimmer. Also, the corners are more rounded.

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Kanebo Coffret D'Or Beauty C Curve Eyes Peach Beige 2

(the Beauty C Curve Eyes palette)

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Kanebo Coffret D'Or Beauty C Curve Eyes Peach Beige 3(the Beauty C Curve Eyes palette (above)
compared with a previous Coffret D’Or palette)

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The Beauty C Curve Eyes palette looks only slightly slimmer in the photo above but it does feel considerably slimmer on the hands. I usually like my makeup items to look and feel more substantial, and I am still not used to the slimmer palette at the moment.

I have noticed that one of the fall/winter makeup trends with Japanese brands is soft, light, and almost spring-like colors, and this palette reflects this trend. Also, soft peaches and orange-toned neutrals have been a prominent trend for 2010, and this palette exemplifies this particular trend as well. Overall, this palette is very wearable (especially in terms of the colors), but I do think some people might think the light peach and the off-white base are too sparkly for them.

You can find a link to swatches of all the five Beauty C Curve Eyes palettes here.

(On September 1st, along with the fall/winter 2010 base makeup collection, Coffret D’Or will release two limited-edition Beauty C Curve Eyes palettes, 06 Smoky Brown and 07 Plum Wine. Even though I was happy to see a purple/plum palette from the series, Plum Wine is not on my shopping list at the moment. While lilacs/lavenders generally suit me very well, plums usually don’t.)

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Related posts on Coffret D’Or:

Jewelcious Eyes in Purple Amethyst

Color Mixing Eyes in Lavender Purple Mix

Color Mixing Eyes in Orange Brown Mix

Shine Accent Eyes in Pink Variation

3D Lighting Eyes in Purple Variation
(still my favorite Coffret D’Or palette)

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Paris B Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hi PJ! My first comment since your move I believe :D Anyway thanks for reviewing this palette. Its one I’ve had my eye on since I saw pictures of it. I got the dual blush thingy and its really pretty! Did you get it too? I think this might be out here soon and I”ll be checking it out – might even get this very one ;)

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PJ Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hi Paris,

You are very welcome, and thank you very much for stopping by my new site! :)

I didn’t get the Dual Beauty Blush, but the shades do look adorable. The concept seems similar to that of Lavshuca’s Mix Color Cheeks (from the line’s summer 2010 collection), and it is slightly more likely that I will try one of the Lavshuca ones.

If you do decide to try one of the Beauty C Curve Eyes palettes, I certainly hope you will like it! :)

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lisa Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hi PJ,

Also my first comment on here since you have moved on to WP.

Welcome to WP ( I am still on Blogger and on the borderline of whether to move or not )

This palette is really pretty =)

Your link on my blog roll dont seem to be updating for some reason. It has been a few weeks now. Maybe the move takes a little time to update the link.

You new layout is beautiful!

Have a great day =)

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PJ Monday, August 9, 2010

Hi Lisa,

Thank you for stopping by my new address! :)

I read your review on Jill Stuart’s Blush Blossom. I have been thinking about getting 01 Romantic Sweet Pea as well. It looks very pretty and wearable!

I think, at the moment, there will be a redirect notice page when readers go to my previous address. If you would kindly update the link, that would be great! :)

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Julia Sunday, August 8, 2010

I just got the one in Monotone Blue last week after seeing it used together with a blue Anna Sui liner in some magazine. Still need to buy the liner, but I like the palette already. Should be pretty versatile, depending on how much of the dark shade you use and where you place it. Will review a.s.a.p!

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PJ Monday, August 9, 2010

Hi Julia,

I just read your review on Monotone Blue. The palette looks lovely! It reminds me a little bit of Lavshuca’s Eye Color Select in BU-1, which I like very much. I agree that a soft blue is definitely better than an overly intense one.

Thank you for stopping by my new address! :)

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Julia Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dear PJ,

thanks for keeping this blog up and great!

Indeed, after I bought it, I kinda felt like “wait a moment… the blue does look like…”, but ah well, the palettes are different after all, and I love to carry my Coffret d’Or one around because it looks so cool. xD
Another eyeshadow I bought yesterday, Missha’s single eyeshadow in a blue shade, looks like the top silver and the middle blue mixed together – it sparkles really intensely. Will review a.s.a.p.

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Miss Wiggle Friday, August 13, 2010

Hey PJ – Yea, I guess I’ll have to skip this range then! I ran into the same problem with the neutral palette in the Trance Deep Eyes range. Like you said, the all-over-lid color was wayyyy to sparkly in those palettes, and there was no replacement because the contour shade was too dark to be used all over. Good thing this range seems to have a bit more “wiggle” room (no pun intended!). It’s too bad, because I really love the new packaging! (I can probably stack more palettes in a drawer due to the smaller width.)

Fantastically helpful review, as always. :)

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PJ Monday, August 23, 2010

Hi Miss Wiggle,

Thank you very much for your kind words! :)

Indeed, the colors in Beauty C Curve Eyes palettes seem to be overall lighter than those in Trance Deep Eyes palettes. But the second lightest colors are just as sparkly as those in Trance Deep Eyes. For you, it is probably the right decision to avoid these palettes…

Thank you for your comment! :)

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