Shiseido VI720 Ghost
Shiseido VI720 Ghost, a pale grey toned lavender with a white base and multidimensional shimmer. The texture is unbelievably soft and feels silky in touch. The pigmentation, like with all Shiseido eyeshadows, is immense but they all still let the natural skintone shine through. They are not opaque, like Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows. The staying power is all day on me (but as I mentioned in my previous posts, I have dry skin and don’t have any problems with smudging, etc.). The only downside I can think of is, that sometimes it may look powdery on my eyes (when I haven’t moisturized them enough or just have a bad-dry-skin day). It is extremely hard to capture the exact hue of Ghost and the gorgeous subtle shimmer. It comes in a black case, I am not a fan of the packaging, even though it looks sleek and has a classic design. I simply prefer refills. This eyeshadow can be depotted very easily (I put it back just for those pictures and yes, I keep the packaging but don’t ask me why). It comes with a sponge tip applicator, which I don’t have anymore.
Depending on the light, it appears either more grey lavender or whitish grey lavender. Shiseido Ghost is my favourite single eyeshadow from Shiseido and I used it a lot (small dip is starting to show up already). I love pairing this colour with cool toned greys, mint green and neutrals (like Shiseido BE701 Lingerie). The pictures above show two swipes, layered.
Shiseido is a brand that deserves more love and is very underrated. They have some very unusual colour combinations (see: Eye Color Trios), that can be very inspiring (more on the trios and Shiseido in general to come). My Holy Grail from this brand is High Beam White, the most beautiful and silky feeling highlighter I came across.
Shiseido Ghost shouldn’t be overlooked, it looks way more unique once applied, swatched than in the pan. To me, this colour is an all-rounder. I have it for so long but I am still not bored with this colour (which happens to me sometimes). Overall, the Shiseido single eyeshadows all have multidimensional shimmer or a soft pearlescent finish, which is quite unique in the ‘shimmer-category’ (lots of eyeshadows have shimmer but Shiseido’s is more complex, the eyeshadows have a sheen and feel extremely silky in touch).