The eyeshadow trio I'm bringing you today has already been reviewed by other bloggers since it was a fall release. However, it's still available via Saks and Neiman Marcus, so I feel the need to show you just why you need a $60 neutral taupe eyeshadow trio. Because, dear readers, you need this in your life like now.
Like all other high-end cosmetics, this comes with a lovely dustbag:
Pro tip: the dustbag works well to shine the compact and remove fingerprints.
The compact itself feels rich and weighty:
02 She Wolf contains 3 eyeshadows that weigh in at a total 0.16oz and retails for $60. Yes, it's hefty, but this trio is the nicest powder eyeshadow I've ever worked with.
I took quite a few photos of this trio before swatching.
Outside, in indirect light:
Inside, with flash:
Inside, without flash:
I think the indoor photos do a decent job of showing off the glitterbomb that She Wolf #3 appears to be in the pan. Now, let's talk about the shades.
- She Wolf #1 is a rich chocolate brown. This is the shade that worried me the most when I purchased the trio, but the MUA at the counter assured me that it was workable. I may go back for some additional smoky eye guidance from him (I have a standing offer if I have questions).
- She Wolf #2 is a metallic taupey greige that is like the grownup version of Urban Decay's Mushroom. That is, it's the more sophisticated sister that's appropriate for the boardroom.
- She Wolf #3 is a glittery shade that scares a lot of people, but I've found it very workable.
Inside, no flash:
Outside, at an angle:
Overall, I adore this trio. I've never experienced such high-quality eyeshadows before- and I own Chanel, Dior, and the rest. These are velvety and totally blendable. They are a joy to work with- and I've been wearing nothing else on my eyes since I purchased them. Here's a couple of my looks:
Look #1: Nighttime
She Wolf #1: Smoked, near lashline, outside of lids
She Wolf #2: All over the lids
She Wolf #3: inside of lids, smoked in crease and a bit above
Look #2: Daytime with a kick
She Wolf #2: lids
She Wold #3: Inside of lids (I wear glasses), very lightly applied and blended to get most of the glitter toned down and the light tan remaining to the crease.
With just a simple MAC 239 (I think, I need to look- the lid brush), I can blend and adapt these shadows. They're so easy to work with, and I'm so glad that I have this trio. It's an expensive neutral trio, but a foundational piece in my makeup stash.
Even with all of the blending, I had no problems with fallout. With NARS eyeshadow primer, it's still fresh 15-16 hours later when I remove it. This is seriously the perfect trio.
Bottom Line: I never would've believed it 5 weeks ago, but this is a must-have. Beautiful neutrals that can create any number of looks.
Pricing/Availability: $60, at Tom Ford counters. Still online at Neiman Marcus. Hurry, because this is LE for Fall 2013.