Delicate Hummingbird is described as 'a cool, dusky sugar-frosted plum, iridescent with pink shimmer'. I think the description is quite accurate but probably quite difficult to visualise. I do hesitiate to call it a plum without the extra descriptors as I tend to think of plum as quite warm and Delicate Hummingbird definitely leans cool.
It's a beautiful colour and one I often wear on it's own. I used to own a MAC colour which was incredibly similar called Flirty Number (I think it was a limited edition shade). I pulled out a few of the purples I own in order to show where it sits in terms of the depth of colour and undertones. First of all I have pictured the eyeshadow pans.
|Trax and Delicate Hummingbird|
In the swatch pictures below the eyeshadows are shown from left to right; MAC Beautiful Iris, Illamasqua Cancan, Delicate Hummingbird, MAC Trax, Purple Haze, Fig 1, the darkest shade from the Hourglass Exhibition duo. The colour across the top is the lightest shade from the Exhibition Duo. I know there are quite a few photos but I thought the different lighting conditions would actually be helpful. All of the pictures are clickable.
L-R: Beautiful Iris, CanCan, Delicate Hummingbird, Trax, Purple Haze, Fig 1, the darkest shade from Exhibition duo. Lighter shade from Exhibition duo across the top.
I think of all of the colours I compared it too, MAC Trax and the lighter colour from the Hourglass Exhibition duo are the most similar. Trax is the same depth of colour but it's more warm and red toned. I was surprised how similar the Exhibition eyeshadow is as they look very different in the pan. It's probably a little more pink than Delicate Hummingbired but they are both cool, dusky purple shades. I still don't know whether to call it plum or dark lilac. Neither seems quite right.
I've also included some photos of Delicate Hummingbird applied for completeness. The last photo is blurred but I think it shows the very beautiful iridescent shimmer. It's delicate but very pretty.
I hope this post is helpful to Klara and anyone else that is considering purchasing this eyeshadow.