Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kanebo Kate deep eyes GN-1 palette swatches, photos and EOTD

Here is a gorgeous palette I've recently acquired from a Japanese brand called Kate (owned by Kanebo).

I've heard this palette called 'deep cut eyes' and 'deep trap eyes' but the front just says 'deep eyes.' I have no idea what the back of the palette says as it's written in Japanese.

The packaging is cute as ever, very sophisticated looking. My only gripe is that it is a little bit hard to get your brush into the smaller sized shadows.

The colors are very well coordinated, with 3 different shades of green and two highlighting lighter shades. I love the golden color because it adds a pop of warmth to the palette.


These shadows are very nicely pigmented and each have gorgeous shimmer in them. They look really nice and clean for a daytime neutral eye, or very sultry for a smokey green look at night.

EOTD using GN-1:

For this look I used every color in the palette, and I really love the results.
I would like to try more eyeshadows from Kate, I think the quality is really good.

I do believe that this palette is now discontinued but it can easily be found on Ebay for around $20.

Do you use any Japanese brands?


Rakhshanda said...

It's lovely!!!

Red lips, Black hair said...

Beautiful palette and swatches! The look you did is amaaazingggggggg!!! SOOO gorgeous, Lexa!

Lexa said...

Ohh:) thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

These colors look great on you!

I'm a big fan of Japanese drugstore brands such as MAJOLICA, Visee, Fasio, Integrate, Kate & Lavshuca....I'm always attracted by their cute packaging and the quality is good as well. The thing I don't like is the price+shipping is expensive, considering it's a drugstore brand.