You’ve heard us speak about Kryolan before, it’s the theatrical line of cosmetics that is a favorite of ours on Beauty Info Zone. We’ve even taken a side trip to the Chicago store to see and learn (and purchase) the line. When they offered to send some products to review we couldn’t say yes fast enough.
Today I have a palette that isn’t the norm for me. It’s called Dubai and is a palette of extremely bright shades. I began using it in the summer and now with Halloween approaching it’s on my mind again. I even went to mrcostume.com to check out what would be a fun pairing with these colors and I’d definitely pick the fairy tale Snow White costume with all its bright shades for Dubai.
As you can see by my picture, Kryolan Dubai contains hot shades of fuchsia, orange, yellow, teal and plum. These shades can be worn with whatever intensity you like. While it may look scary bright at first you can just as easily wear them as a soft wash of color. Because of this ability you can also create a tonal effect. Kryolan created their Shades palettes to be used as both eyeshadows and blushes.
Using these sponge tips to pick up the colors brought out the intensity of the shades if you want them that way. Using my fingers though to create my arm swatches shows you that you don’t have to wear them quite that hot.
The first shade is a very bright pink bordering on fuchsia. I can’t wear fuchsia on my eyes but I can wear pink so picking up the shadow with a soft brush like the MAC 217 will give it a diffused pink that is definitely pink. This makes a beautiful blush though which is how I prefer to use this shade. The second shade is orange (obviously). Most people are afraid of orange eyeshadow and I don’t blame them. It’s not an easy color to wear. I certainly wouldn’t wear it all over my eye but an accent of it (especially with the teal) is interesting. For summer teal and orange are a great combination, for other seasons I like a touch of orange with a blued purple.
The middle shade in the palette is a bright canary yellow; another shade that’s not for the meek. I’m sure you are getting the drift of why I thought of Halloween costumes. Shade 4 is teal which is fabulous. Teal was one of the hottest shades for the summer and continues into fall. It makes a wonderful eyeliner shade. Last is a shade that’s hard to describe; it appears to be a plum but when I put it on my eyes with a soft brush it’s a beautiful golden pink that makes a great base for other colors. I especially like it with gray and charcoal. It too is a great blush color that’s soft once on.
Kryolan has created 6 new palettes in the SHADES collection; there are 17 total palettes. Dubai is the most unusual and artistic of the bunch. But for those of you cringing as you see these amazing shades there’s also Florence (variations from pink to brown), Casablanca (neutrals), Cape Town (outdoor shades of browns and greens), Buenos Aires (shades of gray) and Muscat (warm neutrals).
What sets Kryolan apart is their formula. This theatrical brand is made of micronized pigments for vivid color emphasis. No matter the shade – bright like Dubai or subdued like one of the Casablanca shadows- you’ll find great pigmentation and colors that last on your face. To purchase Kryolan it’s best to call 1-800-KRYOLAN for stores. You can find some items on Amazon, Naimies Beauty Supply, or local costume and theatrical shops. We continue to find Kryolan a great brand whether it’s for everyday use or a special holiday like Halloween. — Marcia
*Dubai was provided for review consideration