Shiseido Eye Color Bar, part 1

Disclaimer: this post will contain an inordinate amount of pictures because this palette is gorgeous and I did my best to capture its complexity in the photos. You have been warned.

There is absolutely no doubt that the Shiseido Eye Color Bar is the star of the brand’s fall 2013 collection. This stunning product is a nine-shade palette which essentially comprises three Shiseido eyeshadow trios that can be mixed and matched to create endless combinations. All colours are new and were created especially for the holiday season, according to Shiseido makeup artistic director Dick Page.

The unique element about the Eye Color Bar is that it includes two “magical” shades (the lightest ones at the top left and bottom right), which are formulated with polarised pearls and can transform the other colors into new ones. Sounds exciting, right?

Champagne* is a sparkling straw gold colour; Noisette is a soft reddish-brown; Mènthe is a fresh, cool green; Parfait Amour is a satiny purple with multicolour sparkle; Liquorice is a smooth black shade; Cassis is a lustrous pinky-red; Curaçao is a lively royal blue; Café is a subdued brown; and Soda* is a shimmering pale pink. The shades marked with an asterisk are the so-called magical colours.

The palette itself is made of high-quality cardboard but can be easily depotted into three trios, as you will see in the pics below. The photos were taken in natural light and include direct and indirect sunlight shots so you can see the shimmer/sparkles where appropriate. The weather has been changing all day though, hence the difference in the lighting between pictures.

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In my next post (Part 2), you will see close-ups of each trio as well as swatches. :)

And for reference, here are the rest of my swatches from Shiseido’s fall 2013 collection: Nude trio, Lido trio, Perfect Rouge lipsticks, Lacquer Rouge lipsticks.

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Comments: 6

  1. Bellyhead August 26, 2013 at 2:56 pm Reply

    nicole, how beautiful. I think for people with a mostly neutral collection, this is a very sophisticated way to add color. i didn’t know these were actually three trios. how neat! I am really looking forward to this hitting the counters and thanks so much for this amazing preview!

    • Nicole August 26, 2013 at 8:35 pm Reply

      They are a fabulous addition to anyone’s eyeshadow collection, to be honest. Great shades and fabulous quality! :)

  2. […] Shiseido Eye Color Bar (described and photographed in all its glory here) is so amazing and complex I decided to dedicate two posts to it; the original was an overview of […]

  3. Anne August 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm Reply

    This is just amazing, seems I need to save some money to get this 😀

    • Nicole August 26, 2013 at 9:15 pm Reply

      The price is very reasonable (at least if the one on the Saks pre-order page is to be believed). :)

  4. Linda September 1, 2013 at 11:38 pm Reply

    Oh that pink red shade looks red when applied hmm. Thank you for sharing these lovely swatches :)

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