Steady my heart, Shu Uemura's Shine Mystique Eye Color in Khaki Silver ($30) is exquisite! Introduced for spring, it's a loose powder eye color with extraordinary shine and outstanding color, described by Shu Uemura as a complex mix of olive/khaki and silver. I'm not a fan of loose pigments, but I adore this one. The color is stunning.
I was so smitten with the color, shown in the photo at top left from the Shu Uemura Web site, that I ordered a loose powder shadow - something I seldom do. The moment I opened the shadow, I knew I had made a good decision. The color looks great on me (she says humbly), and it's going to look good on most of you. It's one of those colors everyone can wear.
What you see when you open the pot is a convenient inner cap with a narrow opening that controls the flow of the powder - nice for messy gals like me. I plan to leave it on.
My swatch photos (taken indoors in sunlight) at left and below show how complex - and gorgeous - the shade is. To my eye, it's a shimmering combination of khaki, gold, and silver, with a hint of brown. I am showing you two photos so that you can see all the nuances of the shade. Note that there's a difference in the tone of my arm in the two shots. For each, I applied the powder with a sponge-tipped applicator, probably not the best way to apply it evenly on the eyelid, but that method works well for swatch photos. The powder adheres nicely to my skin, without fallout.
Shu Uemura pays attention to details. I should have mentioned this morning that the company puts a nice little "handle" on each of its boxes. Makeup items usually come in individual boxes, and sometimes it's hard to pull open the top without a letter opener or something to pry up the envelope-like lid. Shu Uemura puts a little gizmo that sticks out at the top of each box, making opening it a snap. Little details can be exciting. When added to incredible makeup, the whole experience is a joy.
Give this one a look. You can find it at Shu Uemura's Web site. I love it!