Majolica Majorca is a brand that always grabbed my eye balls with their seasonal releases. Not only I dig the brand's whimsical, ornate and girly "Majo" (enchantress) brand image. They always come up with interesting theme for each of their seasonal collections. Quality(for product and packaging) is usually quite good, as with Shiseido brands in general.
BE700 is one of the two limited edition palettes released for spring 2015 Play Queen collection. Beside the alphanumerics, the palette has an actual name which translates to Evening Dress (the other pale pink palette is...Day Dress).
All Majolook Illuminator Eyeshadow has an illuminating cream base on top, according to many bloggers, it usually makes the shadow crease much faster. I never get to test out the longevity because everytime I wore it, I couldn't wait to wipe it off or don't feel like getting out with it on.
The three shades in the palette are
1.Golden Beige highlighter: I totally thought it was a base at first. I brought it to work so I can start adding some "subtle eye makeup" during restroom break. I put on the based and...Cullenized.
2. Caramel peach -shimmery peach with decent (as in, it shows up) pigmentation. It's a little too dark as a highlighter but it works as an in-between blending shade.
3. A purple silvery taupe with complex shimmer. I love the color at first but find it hard to work with. It's not intense and usually shows up semi translucent. Thanks to the purple tinge, it looks like a glittery reflection of my undereye circles. While I love dirty purple and taupe, certain combos of the two colors make me look tired (the popular Wet n Wild Silent Treatment is one of them, this is another).
The only way for it to work on me is to pack on the taupe with a sponge applicator(then I will end up with silvery smokey eyes that flashes like kaleidoscope under yellow light). The sponge applicator included is a joy to use: Very pillowy, smooth and comfortable on the lid while being firm and well-made. So far, I prefer using this to actual brushes (which kicks out too much powder). Either way, I am digging a lot for each attempt so there is a dent bigger than the ones in Lunasol Pink Beige collection (I wear that at least once a week).
I have also tried to wear it in thinner, sheered layer but it either looks tiring on me (when I focus on taupe) or it turns muddy (when I try to blend the two colors). While the shimmers are refined and complex, the blended effect is just sparkly.
Cream base, highlighter and peachy middle shade.
The taupe from BE700, Maybelline Nude Compliment and Chocolate Suede.
Blurred to show the shimmer.
Overall: I kind of like the taupe but 20 dollars (they are a little marked up here) for this one shade is way too expensive, not to mention it's not pigmented and requires lots of layering. This kind of palettes is the reason why I prefer getting singles.
Edit: Eye Ball of the Day here and pan picture here (scroll down to very end). When the days started to get shorter and colder, I ended up really loving it as my default neutral . It's just enough glossy definition when it's dark and dull (means that beside summer, I can use it all year round) and the color (yes it matches my undereye) is quite unique and flattering. Well, I guess I need longer testing time for my palettes, at least before I found a way to wear them.