In Appreciation of: Byredo’s Eyeshadow 5 Colours in Dysco
An eyeshadow palette that suits everyone does exist, and you’ll find it in Liberty’s prestigious Beauty Hall of Fame
Byredo, Eyeshadow 5 Colours in Dysco, £58 is grown up makeup at its best. Subtle shimmer, a full spectrum of earthy tones and impressive pigment payoff, Byredo’s coveted eyeshadow palette is the kind that will see you through the day, and then yes, on to the disco, too. A throwback to the hazy, dance-filled summers of the seventies, swipe one (or all) of the five tonal shades on your eyelids to transport yourself to a feel-good state.
The Rise to Fame
You’ve already fallen for Byredo’s perfumes, with their slick minimalist monochrome packaging, pleasing dome bottles, and signature scents like Gypsy Water and Bal D’Afrique. It’s iconic. But having already conquered your collarbones, Byredo has turned its attention to your face, with the launch of a makeup range that’s just landed in our legendary beauty hall. The brainchild of founder Ben Gorham, and now under the watchful eye of Lucia Pica as creative image and makeup partner, Byredo makeup is lauded for its innovative formulations, playful packaging and experimental colourways. And Dysco, a selection of five rust-toned shades, might just be its most versatile product yet.
It’s a problem as old as eyeshadow palettes themselves: most of them contain one or two shades you love, and another few dud tones you never get round to wearing. No such problem here. Each of the five shades in this palette are just as appealing, from the lightest (a pearly beige) to the darkest (a shimmer-laced plum). And remarkably, each shade somehow suits everyone, while the pigments themselves are creamy and blendable, so you can create an elevated eye look whether you apply with a set of brushes, or even just your fingertips.
The Star Quality
Proof that the best beauty products offer both style and substance, Byredo’s packaging deserves a special mention, particularly the casing of this eyeshadow palette. It comes housed in what can only be described as a molten shell, resplendent in all its glimmering, golden glory. A thing of beauty indeed.