Skyrise Steel (around $3 at Drugstore.com or local drugstores) is a black, gray and white eyeshadow trio from NYC’s new HD eyeshadow line. Like Blues Cafe and the rest of this line, it’s supposed to be very pigmented and long lasting.
I’m loving this eyeshadow line – in fact, I’m collecting it! Skyrise Steel is actually a little better than Blues Cafe (which is also great, especially for a palette with a blue shadow). The pigments in this one are super rich. I actually use the black as a liner, and you’ll see pictures of that further down the page.
Even without primer, this one lasted very well on my lids. I didn’t have a hint of creasing or fading. This one is designed to be used with the black all over the lids, the gray in the crease and the whitish color as highlight. You can also modify this by putting the gray all over the lids and crease, lining with the black, and then blending the black upwards and outwards for a smoky look.
This is a great trio for using by itself, but it’s also great to pair with other palettes or singles. Putting the white under other colors will lighten them up and make them blend together better. Blending a little of the black into a lighter color will deepen it as much or as little as you want. For $3, this is really worth picking up and adding to your collection.
Color 1 is a white low-shimmer finish with just enough yellow undertones to make it neutral. Color 2 is a deep black with very fine silver shimmer. Color 3 is a medium gray metallic which actually did not turn at all blue on me – many grays do, but this one stayed gray. I can’t describe how cool it is to find such an affordable gray that goes on like I expect – even most high end ones turn blue!
I purposely did a really “clean” daytime look. It’s obvious that you can rim your eyes with black all around and really pack some smoky drama with this trio, but I wanted to show how it could also work for an everyday look.