Elegance Nouvelle Eyes in 01

I don't intend to wear this palette on my eyes, really.  I just wanted to share some candy, makeup candy.
Elegance is a Japanese department store brand (under the Albion umbrella) and has some of the most blinged out product offering I have ever seen.  Some brands do austere sophistication and some other brands do oh-mah-god-mah-eyes level of bling.

Gleaming, lightweight gold-toned plastic cases with a pavé like surface to take it up a whole 'nother notch.

Is this just ridiculously over the top or what?  It brings a level of fabulousness that I really can't contain. I shall need to bury this deep in my eye shadow drawer, nestled among the sedate black SUQQU cases.

Each pan looks like a precious jewel and the round shades are faceted.  3-dimensional bling.
The color combination of this one is actually very pretty.  Something about the soft sage green and muted and dusky purple is just so appealing.
Japanese brands are known for exquisite makeup formulations.  Another thing they are known for is the shimmer and glitter in eye shadows.

Did someone say "glitter?"  Look how reflective the dusty purple and the warm pale pink shades are.

Funny enough, while the pan screams "CRAZY," the actual swatches are infinitely more subdued.  Elegant (harhar) even.

(It pained me to swatch these)

The shades offer very little variety of depth that it would be difficult to do anything dramatic, apart from the bling.  I was really struck by just how soft and smooth the pans were, and this is including the glitter pans.
The colors are (clockwise from top left) :

  • muted purple in which the base color is lovely and soft and satiny.  It would be a marvelous subdued shade if it weren't for the prominent gold flashes!  The shimmer is very complex with pale pinks, smaller micro-shimmer gold along with the more visible gold flakes.
  • pale taupey platinum the shifts from cool to warm due to micro shimmers in silver, pale green, light blue, etc., etc.
  • nearly pure glitter shade that has an almost colorless base.  There's a slight rosiness to this and it is quite the light catching glitter coat.  The shimmer particles are very bright and prominent in this one with mostly white, and some other less profuse blue and light pink glitters.
  • pale, very lightly pigmented sage green.  I was hoping for some more pigmentation in this one.  While not quite satin in finish, it is very soft with some pale yellow and green shimmers.
Here are the colors again.  I've angled my arm to catch the glitter and shimmer.
Fenztastic from Poshified Beauty has reviewed several pieces from Elegance (here).  I was very grateful for her posts and reviews which helped me narrow down to this amazing, garish, fantastic THING! 

Honestly, I've no inclination to put this on my eyes.  It just is something quite amazing to stare at!  By the way, this eye shadow palette is scented, with a floral fragrance.  I think some of you may not enjoy it, but it is not an offensively strong scent.  Doesn't matter to me.  I'm just going to look at it, sniff it, pat it, sneak a kiss at me...  etc., etc.

You got eye candy you'd like to share with me?  You know, now that we are on Disqus, you can upload images, imbed videos and such!  Show me what pretty you have.

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