Parallax (Deep) is a mid-tone gray-taupe with matte finish. It has a moderately-firm press, which gives it blendability while being readily controlled. The inclusion of this shade was expecting it to be blended and more blown out, so I didn't want it to be so powdery that it sheered out or had a lot of fallout, and I also wanted it to be easy to build up coverage.
Inspiration: There can never be enough taupe. When we extended each palette from 10 to 12 shades, part of that was to add-in more matte shades and help give me more space to add "boring" shades (instead of ~all the colors~). I wanted a darker, taupe-brown that would likely shift a little grayer on darker skin (without being ashy). The color can shift warmer or cooler, browner or grayer, depending on how it's applied, where it's applied, and what it is paired with.
Behind the Name: Parallax describes the effect where the position of an object appears differently when viewed by from different positions. I love the term because I feel like with makeup, colors often look different based on one's skin tone and what they're paired with.
I described it as a "matte, light-medium taupe," and I loved the color from the first loose color sample that came through in May 2020, so the next time I had to think about tweaks on the shade was when it arrived hand-pressed in September 2020--and the texture, press, and color were consistent with the first version. When the shade was machine-pressed in October 2020, though, it was overly firm, which made it stiffer to work with. The fourth version was approved as the Deep shade in mid-March 2021.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Our matte shadows are very creamy and pigmented. We use very high quality ingredients and formulate our shadows to have very high pigmentation, great color payoff, and little fallout. Blends like a dream and lasts all day long. We offer a money back guarantee, because we know you will love them! Each shadow comes in a 26mm metal pan and contains approx. 1.8 grams of product.
Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Caranuba Mica (Mica 77019 and Caranuba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (Mica 77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Allantoin, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), Carmine, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))
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