The quintessential palette has four matt nuances and eight shimmers. One shimmer – Orion Nebula – has a lower level of mother-of-pearl and luster, so it’s more like a satin-to-pearl finish and could be used as a matt finish for those who don’t mind a bit of sheen in the crease. All three palettes are arranged similarly so they can be visualized in the same way, but hopefully these images will help break down the possible color combinations.
Note: Reaching Zenith and Parallax are the matte eyeshadows that have a light and a deep version.
Each pallet was arranged so that it could be easily split in half, either vertically or horizontally, so these are the primary sextets. Each sextet comprises two matt nuances and four shimmers.
The palette was meant to be used in quads too, and the goal was to have at least one matte shade in each quad.
Each L-shape contains two matte eyeshadows, which is why the matte eyeshadows have been positioned as they were. The L-shape includes two shimmers and two mats, so they resemble quads but have a different shape visually.
We finally have duos! I designed the palettes to have duo pairings which are easy to spot for those who tend to do 2-3 color looks (instead of all the colors like me). This goes for duos who go both horizontally and vertically. Oh, and they also work diagonally for the most part!
For those who like a unique shimmer all over the lid, your best bets are: Aurora, The Mielke Way, Sirius Starlight and My Constellation!