Shiseido Integrate‘s summer 2014 makeup collection featured two new variations of Rainbow Grade Eyes, and both caught my attention. I reviewed the limited-edition 2 Summer Girl earlier, and today I will be focusing on RD715.
Shiseido Integrate Rainbow Grade Eyes in RD715 (資生堂 インテグレート レインボーグラデアイズ RD715/ 資生堂 絕色魅癮 彩虹甜心眼影盒 RD715, ¥1500) is a regular item and is still available. The five shades in this palette are (clockwise from top left):
- off-white, lightly pigmented, with pearly shimmer
- skin-tonal beige, lightly pigmented, softly shimmery
- warm mauve pink, lightly-to-moderately pigmented, with subtle pearly shimmer
- medium-to-dark plum, moderately-to-intensely pigmented, with subtle pearly shimmer
- off-white pink, mostly sparkles with little pigment, very sparkly
All the shades have multi-hued light-reflective particles. They all have a good staying power.
The three shades in the heart section go on lighter than they look in the pan. Also, they are on the whole less shimmery than the three shades in the heart section in 2 Summer Girl.
The warm mauve pink creates a soft shadow. I like the tone of the shade but I wish it were a little darker.
All the shades in this palette are fairly light except the medium-to-dark plum. It is just about dark enough to be an eyelining shade, and it shows a hint of vibrancy when worn.
The off-white pink on the bottom left is very sparkly, and I use it sparingly as a top coat on the middle parts of the upper eyelids to add extra dimension to the eyes.
Overall, I am reasonably satisfied with this palette. It is easy to work with if I want a quick everyday look. However, there is quite a bit of layering that I need to do if I want the warm mauve pink (which, for me, is the key color in this palette) to show up more.