It was love at first promo picture. I got sucked in by the pretty palette so I bought this without swatching. When reviews and swatches started trickling through the blogosphere I got more and more worried. I see the words sheer, frosty and shimmery used very often to describe the Garden Edition palettes. I seriously wondered if the palette would suit my skin tone.
Anyway, I sighed when I opened it up. It is very very pretty, so pretty I had to wait for a good one minute before I brought myself to swatch it.
Yup the colours are towards the sheerer side and are shimmery. The white and pink shade are very similar. I had hoped that the pink would have been a matt or satin shade instead to counter the rest of the shimmery shades.
Since I had low expectations from the palette, I was pleasantly surprised. I went ah.... when I applied the shimmery yellow shade all over my lids. Thankfully all the colours are not frosty at all. Just shimmery. Because they are sheer, they are also more forgiving.
For this eye look, I used the cream yellow shade from the inner corner of my lids up to the middle. Then I used the green from the middle to the outer corners. I blend slightly upwards and use the pink shade as my brow bone highlighter and blend downwards. I use the teal shade at the outer corners and on my contour. I used the teal to line the outer corner of my lower lash line and the cream yellow from where the teal ends to the inner corner. Finally the white shade on the inner corner near my tear ducts. To finish the look, I added my Lorac Front of the Line eye liner.
I bought this for USD $59 or SGD $77. This costs SGD $95 at the counters. Wow! That is expensive.
I'm glad I bought mine at Nordstrom, I like this palette but am not in love with it yet. I'm not sure if I would pay $95 for it though. I wish there was a darker or matt shade to pull the colours together.
Ratings: 3 lipsticks