I started my introduction to THREE Cosmetics earlier this week with the #11 palette (reviewed here), and today I’m bringing you full circle to the palette that started it all – the campaign look for AW2013…
And the eye palette responsible for it – THREE 4D Eye Palette #9 Star Guitar.
By the time I got to meet #9 Star Guitar, I was decidedly all purpled-out for the season. But this was no ordinary purple-themed palette, and it had me at first swatch.
The shades, clockwise from top left corner, are as follows:
Here are the swatches to give you a better idea of the individual shades (left to right corresponding to the shades in the pan clockwise from top left):
I played the shades in #9 Star Guitar the way Rie Omoto had rocked them on the campaign video. For your reference, here is an instructional schematic in pictorial form.
First, I applied the medium burgundy cream shade all over the lid, focusing more on the outer V. Thereafter, layer on a wash of the medium chocolate brown, particularly on the inner half of the lid. Highlight the inner eye corner with the sparkley light brown, followed by the crease with the light mauve-pink.
Once again, when all 4 shades are blended together this way, the resultant EOTD strikes out boldly and quite differently than I could possibly imagine from examining the pan! I love the way the brown and burgundy mix together to create a complex score that changes under different lighting. I also tried wearing the palette a few different ways. Depending how you mix the shades, very different looks can be achieved. However, I again faced difficulty wearing the burgundy cream shade on its own along my lash line as it never quite settles down but creases and spreads out quite a bit. Regardless, I did not experience any fallout or fading from these shades throughout my long day.
As you can see, I am starting to fall quite hard for THREE Cosmetics, and this #9 Star Guitar 4D Eye Palette did not disappoint. Have you had a chance to check out anything from THREE?