The pure Chromatics eye palettes are meant to be a “new generation of powders, a magical meeting of color and water, pure water becomes a color catalyst, intensifying the chromatic power of the nacres and pigments” . I tend to only use shadows wet when I’m using them as liners so I was quite intrigued by this new formula.
The colours have great pigmentation, however its when used wet they you see the true vibrancy and richness of them. The finish is shimmery, almost metallic. On application, even when used dry I feel like these adhered to the skin, as such I don’t find they blend as easily as my favourite shadow brands and I do have to take more time in application. Used with a primer they last all day with absolutely no colour fade.
I bought quad #3 (£37). It contains a midnight navy blue, frosty ice blue, fawn brown and a deep bark brown.
Swatched below, I have included a dry then wet swatch of each shade:
I find the icy blue difficult to wear, its just too stark against my complexion so I mix it with the darker blue. I wore it like this today and I think its quite a vibrant look.
Whilst I know this won’t be something I use on a weekly basis I’m very pleased I got it as the colours really are quite striking.
I bought this from John Lewis