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.
(the Beauty C Curve Eyes palette)
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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