I picked this one based on the colors. I had seen Pixiwoo’s recent Seaspray tutorial, and was hoping it would work for something along those lines. But I never dreamed how well it would work.
That’s with the green color on the lid, the light blue in the crease and the center of the lid, the navy in the outer corner and outer crease and under the lower lashes, and the ivory shade in the inner corner and on the brow bone. I wore Kat Von D’s Wonderchild autograph liner on the inner rim, set with the navy color from the Inspired palette.
I wore this look to a fairly conservative environment, and I was concerned they’d find it too colorful. Instead, I got quite a few compliments about how pretty it was. That’s because even though the colors are bold, they’re also soft.
The colors in Inspired are pigmented and blendable, and I would again compare the formula to Smashbox – solid rather than creamy or soft, but not at all too stiff or dry. It’s extremely easy to work with.
Color 1 is a satin ivory with just a hint of yellow. Color 2 is a shimmery sky blue with just a hint of green – it’s actually greener than Maybelline’s Tenacious Teal. Color 3 is a shimmery bright soft spring green – a bit lighter and more shimmery than Kat Von D’s Dublin (in fact, if this palette makes you think of Kat Von D’s Mi Vida Loca, it does have a somewhat similar feel). Color 4 is a satiny navy that works great as a liner.
I was hopeful these Colorstay palettes would be at least good, if not great. I was very surprised at how great they turned out to be. I love the formula, which makes application so easy to get right. I really do find these comparable to Smashbox, a brand whose eyeshadow I really like.