There were quite a few all-over/highlight shades. I settled for Soie - a pretty pearlescent peach-toned champagne. I then chose Ombre - a matte muted taupe. This works so well as and all over wash or for adding definition to your crease (a workhorse shade). My favourite must have shade is Cuivre - a beautiful sepia with ultrafine rose gold sparkle. Soie pairs very well with Cuivre. My 'deepen' shade is Patine - a muted dark grape which can read grey. This is shot through with a soft gold sparkle. Both sparkle components of Cuivre and Patine are really so fine. You cannot feel them and they meld with the shadows seamlessly. The texture of all the shadows are creamy and extremely similar to my Addiction by Ayako shadows (reviewed here and here). They blend like a dream and last the whole day, while remaining vibrant and crease free. I purchased Se Pomponner Artistique Blush. A candy pink colour, which shouts from the pan. It can however be softly applied with a soft, less dense blush brush (Suqqu) which allows the bright pigment to kiss the cheeks for a pretty flush.
|L-R T-B Soie, Cuivre, Ombre, Patine, Se Pomponner|
I think the Surratt shadow range has got so much to offer - neutrals, electric shades, sooty crease shades. This is coupled with sublime textures - matte, satin, iridescent, sparkle, While some shades might be dupable, the superb calibre of these shadows shine through. I wish I bought more!!! I will review the 2 Lipslique twisting lipsticks and Smokey Eye Baton I also purchased in the coming weeks. I wish I bought more! My wishlist for Surratt is already full - my other picks would be eyeshadows in Marron, Truffle, Enchantress,Brun Noir and Noir Le Plus Noir. If there is a fairy g-dmother for all things beauty...... I would take the whole 24 colour spectrum!
|L-R Soie, Cuivre, Ombre, Patine, Se Pomponner|
Note: I have named this with the prefix "Introducing" - this series will show new brands, new products and new launches - we will see how it evolves. If it become redundant it will become redundant.