* Photos do not capture the true range of colors and depth properly; this will look prettier on application in person. * Striking deep magenta turns reddish pink, then orange, then gold, then chartreuse, then rich emerald. Metallic finish, no black base. Also available pressed! This shade is the bottom swatch, applied over regular primer. Not lip-safe. Swatches show the shade variations best; it isn't quite as apparent in the product itself. These are our most striking shadows! Product photos were taken under indoor daylight bulbs, the first swatch picture was taken under cool halogen lighting, and the last two sets of swatch pictures were taken under regular incandescent lights. Natural light will usually wash out the effect and colors; indoor lighting is recommended for swatches and application photos. Initial color, in this case pink, is when the product is viewed straight on, and not in close proximity to bright light. As it is angled, or on the curve of eyelids, the colors dramatically change.
Important information about the main colorants and pricing: These more intense colorants used in these cost more than 10 times as much as our regular changing colorants, and are generally not eye-safe (but are used in in nail polish and enamel paint). We spent months sourcing and testing colorants which are safe for eye area use with limited percentage in the final product, including having one specially manufactured for us, and have incorporated these into our unique Exquisites eye shadow base with other colorants. We do not use sifters; a full size jar is full. People with limited color vision will not be able to see all the shade variations.