THREE Pressed Eye Color Duo in 04 Love Satisfaction

I am catching up on posting all the things I acquired a while back.  Um, okay.  So maybe I acquired a lot of THREE, but pretty?  Ok?

And literally, I'm trying to get myself to wear other pretty things from other brands like here, but this is getting to be a monotonous exercise in futility because these THREE are so pretty!  Did I mention, the pretty?

I'm trying to figure out if I have a specific preference for the duo eye shadow palettes or the quads.  I'm not seeing any other quads I'm planning to purchase at the moment, but I like the variation in the quad format of the cream, the satin, the shimmer and the sparkle shade.  On the other hand, even with the simplicity of a duo format, the complexity of finish, color and layering options make the duos plenty mind perplexing to me.
This fuzzed out picture shows off the beautiful multi-colored shimmer in the bright blue cream shade, but washes out the right powder side some.  The right side is more orange still.  Love Satisfaction with the bright blue and a orange-peach is never ever a combination I would pick out to go together.  I'm sure I'd try to shove a taupe in there.
So I thank Rie Omoto and the creative geniuses at THREE for giving me the opportunity to try colors and texture combinations I wouldn't naturally be drawn to.
I did my nails!  Rescue Beauty Lounge in Chinoise on that pinky.
I've reviewed THREE duos before, so you can check out my thoughts on the general formula & wear (here and here), but I do think that the blue cream shade in Love Satisfaction is more prone to fading than the other duos (and the quads!).  Again, I always put on my eye shadow primer, which is Nars.  And if you see the ingredient list which I posted below, there are all sorts of silky oils at the top of the ingredient list, so maybe it's not so surprising.  Oddly enough, the other THREE creams last better on me over primer although all are prone to eventual fading and slight creasing.

Here are some swatches in direct natural light.  Left is the cream, that invisible middle is the satiny powder, and the right is the powder layered over the cream, which is truly beguiling and softens up the bloo and increases the shimmer complexity. 

I'm a little bummed that the orange-peach is pretty much my skin tone and doesn't show.  (I thought I was yellow.  Now I'm orange-peach?!)
Super fair and deeper toned I think would have more success in getting the powder shade to show up more distinctly on the skin.  Me, I need to live with it as a complexifier <---not a real word?

All praise and all credit to Drivel About Frivol and her luscious face and creativity which inspires me to outright copy!  >:)  The peach shows up like a boss on her pale neutral skin!  Me, not so much!
On the rest of my face that are notable are: Edward Bess Blush Extraordinaire in Secret Affair (here), and Chantecaille Lip Chic in Daphne.
I really like how the creams can be used as a feature item (like a wing) or a depth maker as a base.  It's a bummer that this one fades so quickly on me.  Really elegant product and shade combination.


Ingredients:

Talc, mica, tea seed oil, Alga near spinosa kernel oil *, sesame oil *, silk, jojoba seed oil *, rosehip oil *, evening primrose oil * shea butter *, safflower red, trimethoxysilyl dimethicone, beeswax *, tocopherol, dextrin, charcoal, crystalline cellulose, methyl paraben, + / -: dimethicone, iron oxide, glyceryl isostearate, titanium oxide, (dimethicone / vinyl dimethicone) crosspolymer, synthetic phlogopite, nylon-12, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, silica, ultramarine blue, cetyl ethylhexanoate, isononyl isononanoate, stearoyl glutamate 2Na, borosilicate (Ca / Al), oryzanol, gardenia blue, gardenia yellow, Triisostearate polyglyceryl-2, vaseline, triethoxycaprylylsilane, Toriechiruhekisanoin, polyethylene, microcrystalline wax, stearic acid Mg, hydroxide, Al, Prussian blue, phenoxyethanol, red 226, yellow 4 

I think I am all caught up with my THREE stuff, with the exception of Art of Parties quad.  A preview here!  I plan on some THREE splurges for my upcoming birthday.  Self present be special.
Any brand you find yourself obsessing over?


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