Shiseido Benefique Theoty Eyecolor Palette (Aurora Pearl) in BE02 (資生堂 ベネフィーク セオティ アイカラーパレット (オーロラパール) BE02/ 資生堂 碧麗妃 恬蜜花漾極光珍珠眼影 BE02, ¥4200) was among the five variations released in fall 2014 (when the product debuted). The three colors in this variation are:
- off-white muted pink, lightly pigmented, with high-toned pearly shimmer
- medium-depth gold-toned bronze, moderately pigmented, with pearly shimmer
- dark olive green, well-pigmented, with a pearly glow
All the shades have multi-hued light-reflective particles. They are all easy to apply and blend, and they all have a good staying power.
The finish of the off-white muted pink is quite pearly but it doesn’t look flat or frosty. The color has a relatively low-key tone, and the overall look is not overly pale or sharp.
The medium-depth gold-toned bronze works well for me as a shadowing shade. The warmth of the color suits me very well. Just to be picky, I think the shade would work even better for me if it were a little darker.
The dark olive green works effectively for me as an eyelining shade. It tends to work better for me when I use a smaller sponge tip (from another eyeshadow palette) to apply it. The tip of the sponge side of the applicator in this palette is too large and the line it creates is often a little too thick for my liking. The look can still work for me, as the line looks less defined and the color shows up more softly.
The oval case of the palette has essentially the same design details as those of Cheek (Fantasy Nuance). The floral motifs are dimensional and extend to the base of the case.
Also, the outer box of the palette has essentially the same design elements as those of the outer box of Cheek (Fantasy Nuance). (The top tuck flap also features design details.)
Overall, I really like this palette. The dark olive green goes well with the gold-toned bronze, which complements my warm-toned complexion. Also, the varying pearly finishes of the shades are well-coordinated. This is a palette I will go back to again and again.