Tender Clear Eyes was Lunasol's eyeshadow release for spring 2015, part of a collection inspired by the graceful postures of ballerinas. It wasn't all that popular as Lunasol has lost quite a bit of its buzz by then, thank to competition from other highend brands like Addiction, Suqqu and Three.
Being a budding fan with growing (exploding?) collection of Lunasol palettes, I decided to get 03 Stylish Ballet, as the color theme somehow reminds me of the pale-green one from the long discontinued Layer Bloom eyes(I later managed to hunt that one down, thanks to Taobao).
Stylish Ballet has a warm white base, a clear green blending color, gray green lid shade and soft satiny brown liner. If you are fan of Lunasol softly glimmering, clear gloss or metallic (yet very work friendly) finishes, be warned that the Tender Clear Eyes is nothing like them.
With the exception of the upper left clear green. The rest aren't exactly shimmery or satiny. They apply like soft matte but has multi-colored bits and a level translucence to them. The best I could think of is chiffon.
As for the texture, it's seems like a higher percentage of talc (usually the main ingredient of eyeshadow anyway) was used that it has a unusually soft touch that feels like baby powder. The result is a bit of powdery pastel feel on the lids, even though the shadow itself is finely milled and smooth.
As a result of the powdery texture and similar finishes among four shades. It's easy to either disturb what's already applied or turn everthing muddy while I am layering the four.
Although the kind of texture isn't what I am used to. I was surprised that I enjoy wearing this palette. The grayish green happens to be green enough but still wearable. It's deep enough to define but it still brightens up eye color without looking like a cakey pastel. As for the pickled brown liner shade, it pulls everything together and makes eyes look brighter.
Stylish Ballet quickly thrown together. I should have ditched the clear green (which dusted away some of the main green gray) and just blend with tiny bit of warm white.
The palette is far from ideal but it's something I will reach for again. Normally I play with eyeshadow after work and I would remove them before heading out...I didn't want to remove it at all.