Clé de Peau is Shiseido´s super high-end brand costing seriously lots of money. I am not the person to spend US$45 (+tax) on an eyeshadow *single* (I will on a quad/quint etc. though) but since there is eBay there are always nice deals coming along so I am the proud owner of 2 Clé de Peau Satin Eye Colors for less than the price of 1 =)
Clé de Peau is pretty much available internationally but sure here at the makeup butt of the world we don´t have it (well, I am sure they´d rob us €50 or so per shadow!)...anyway, at least we have internet to get what we want from abroad =D
Anyway, the compacts are the typical elegant night blue and golden ones you might know from other CdP products. Very luxurious and elegant as you would expect for such a pricey item.
The applicator that comes with the Satin Eye Colors is a standard sponge-applicator...nothing spectacular and actually they could have included one with a sponge and a brush on the other end. But anyway, I use my own tools so I am ok with that.
The eyeshadows are shaped somewhat like jewels which is quite pretty in my opinion.
The texture of these is not really soft but silky (sort of like baked shadows) and they are well-pigmented with a gorgeous pearl shimmer. The shadows don´t crumble or fly around at all so they are pleasant to apply. I find the darker color I got (#102) is a bit hard to blend though and can look uneven until I put a few layers. That´s quite annoying but the final result is really nice so I can live with that.
Staying power is not the best though. I found the colors faded a good deal after 6-8 hours. I rarely wear makeup for longer times than this but I expect my shadows to stay put for a timespan of 8-10 hours at least. I didn´t experience creasing or irritations.
Overall I think these are good but not outstanding so not worth the retail price in my opinion. If you can score them on eBay or so they are definitely nice to add to one´s stash.
101 is an off-white shade whereas 102 is a deep bluish gray.
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