|I was worried I got the pink palette by mistake, but this is actually the artwork on the green one|
It's been a while since I last bought Shu Uemura eye shadows. Too many changes in formula and concept, too many questionable textures; it made me kind of iffy on one of my former favorite brands. But the new Brave Beauty eye palettes for fall 2014 looked too tempting to ignore, so I picked the green one(there's also a pink version).
Both Shu Uemura Brave palettes include six eye shadows. The green one features eye shadows numbered GR1-GR6, placed from left to right.
GR1 - matte sea green. Perhaps the reason I had to have the palette.
GR2 - metallic brassy khaki. I'm pretty sure I have a couple of similar colors.
GR3- metallic but delicate golden khaki
GR4- a very shiny off-white. Probably the weakest link in this palette. They should have gone with a matte.
GR5- a stunning satin kelly green with chartreuse leanings.
GR6- satin forest green.
All the eye shadows in this Shu Uemura palette are wonderfully soft. The differences are in the finish and blendability. As a rule, all of them benefit from patting with a lay-down brush (Hakuhodo G5523) and very careful blending, otherwise they become too sheer and/or muddy. GR4, the pearly off-white is completely unnecessary. But the other five are stars in their own right. GR2 and GR3 are excellent everyday colors, while the other three provide a colorful accent, rich in pigment and fun.
Bottom Line: worth it.
Shu Uemura Brave Beauty Eye Palette- Green ($65) is available from shuuemura-usa.com, and at the counters if you live outside the US.