Similar to the grey/lilac colorshift that BE released a few years ago, except this one has better pigmentation and a much more visible color change.
This one’s semisheer, so I had to wear 4 coats to get the amount of color that I wanted. (I didn’t realize, when I ordered it, that it would be semisheer.) I do like the color that I get when I actually use four coats. I’m just not thrilled about how long it takes me to get that result.
A collection released for Shiro’s 7th anniversary. Mostly blues and greens, with one purple-red with an aqua duotone shimmer.
Each of these colors were released individually, but all four were available - at the same time - beginning April 1, 2017. They were available - only as the set, not for individual purchase - through the month before they (presumably) went back into “the vault.”
This almost has a metallic finish - not quite, but it’s awfully close. It’s a good neutral. There are some gold hints and highlights, but it’s mostly just non-ashy definitely taupe.
I have a few other colors like this from other vendors. (I think I even have this color in a nail polish.) The pigmentation is good, but if you’re looking for a strong burgundy, this may not be the best choice - the base color is definitely shown up by the aqua shimmer.
As far as I know, the two groups in this set didn’t have unique names. The first group was creme finish, the second group were the metallic or holo/sparkle. I didn’t get all of the colors, but the ones that I did get were uniformly good formulas: two coats gave me full opacity and even coverage. The least cooperative was Alicia, with a few thinner spots, but those were fixed easily enough.
This is supposedly the warmer of the two purples. The color is almost invisible. This looks like a slightly dulled white - not a bright white, but definitely not any overtly visible tint. All of the other pencils in the Faux Whites collection actually show some color. Lavender Blush is closer to a soft white than any off the other shades. Not necessarily great if you were really looking forward to a warmer pale purple, but good if you want...
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