Composed of two eyeshadows, a blush and a bronzer, After Dark is supposed to provide evening glamour. Given my lack of evening jetsetting, I've been wearing it during the day, which works just as well. There is nothing here that screams "nighttime" to me in particular, although I'd love to see some tutorials from Le Métier de Beauté on what they were envisioning.
The top layer is a burnished olive green eyeshadow that is insanely pigmented and rich. Such complexity with the shadow, truly gorgeous and a little goes a long way! I can just tap my brush in the pan and pick up enough color to work with. In fact, the first time I tried it I used two much shadow and had to buff it out quite a bit in order to not overdo it for daytime wear.
|The many colors of sapphire (Source: Krikawa Jewelry Designs)|
The second layer is described as a shimmering sapphire, which would normally bring to mind something dark blue. Not the case here, as the color is more of a iridescent peachy mauve. While Ceylon blue sapphires are the most prized and well known of this particular gem, I'm thinking this shade matches the palest peach sapphire at the top of the above picture. There are larger flecks of mica in this color, which is evident in closeup shots but the effect on the eye is lovelier than it looks in closeup shots.
|The two shadows layered in the "couches de couleur" fashion.|
|Blush and bronzer|