|In more overcast lighting|
I would describe the colours as a creamy golden beige and grey-stone colour with golden shimmer. I hesitate to call the darker colour taupe as it's more grey but it does have a slight quality. Both eyeshadows have a sheer sheen-y quality. I suspect they look a little sheer as they're quite pale in colours as they are not lacking in pigment. The texture of the eyeshadows is very smooth and they are as much of a pleasure to apply as my other Hourglass duo. I should mention that I do experience a little shimmery fallout with these as I apply.
|Taken in more subdued lighting|
This is probably a lighter pairing than I normally go for. I normally steer away from any beige which has a golden undertone but I was very taken with how this duo looked during my makeover with Gina Brooke. I find that I reach for this whenever I'm in a rush and I also think it works quite well for subtle definition.
My only minor gripe is that the brush that came with Suede has changed since I bought my Exhibition duo. I really love my Exhibition brush, it's small but functional and of excellent shape and quality. The dual ended brush that came with this set isn't comparable so I'm a little disappointment with this change. It is a very minor gripe though as I know most people will never use the tools supplied with any eyeshadow set!
I bought this from the Hourglass counter in Liberty and it cost me £28. Hourglass is also available from Zuneta.