In the pan, the shades kind of look more suited for a Holiday collection and definitely has some passing resemblance to the Guerlain eye shadow quad Turandot. I passed on that one thinking it was much too close to a Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope that I own. You can see Turandot there, too.
So why did I get Beach Grass? Beach Grass has a very delicate sensibility that I thought was so well suited for Spring. While my Silk Road is super pigment dense and rich, Beach Grass brings a color story that is executed with a much softer hand.
The trio has three shades, and all have varying levels of shimmer. The first color, is a warm eggplant purply mid depth color. The middle shade is truly spectacular; it looks a warm gold that has a lighter shimmery overlay on it. Actually it is a glorious sophisticated duo chrome. The white is a smooth warm creamy white with subtle golden shimmers.
Some swatches to show this really pretty trio. I don't think these pictures do justice to this special palette. Look at the middle gold. Do you see how the top is a brighter gold and the middle to bottom is a golden purple? That's that amazing duochrome shimmer effect of this shade.
I think the picture below shows how soft the shimmer texture is on these shades. The white is such a soft white that provides a very subtle contrast to the colored shades.
If you think Shiseido is too boring, I urge you to check out your local counter! So far, I've really been enjoying my items from Shiseido and Beach Grass is no exception.
Is Shiseido is a mainstay in your collection? I'd love to hear about it!