Shu Uemura Spring / Summer 2013 Collection Blossom Dream

Shu Uemura Spring / Summer 2013 Collection Blossom Dream by Yuji Asano

I finally got my hands on some of the Spring Collection after a wonderful Valentines’ Day promotion where they gave the Travel Palette as a gift with purchase (over $100).

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Swatch of the Unmask Palette Pink
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Swatch of P Soft Pink 324 (left) & P Soft Coral 332 (right)
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I’m not a huge fan of the Unmask Palette Pink as the brown seemed off on me as it has a reddish tone. I’m still undecided on the blushes as they are very subtle. So subtle that I wonder if I should keep them 🙂

So here you are… swatches on NC25 skin if you’re wondering about the Shu Uemura Spring 2013 Collection.

*Not affiliated. All items were purchased by myself.

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Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad – Emerald Isle

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad – Emerald Isle

There will be days where I really got nothing much to say about a product. Days like these I will just do some swatch pictures & a quick review.

I want to love this. Despite my drugstore makeup purge, this quad remained with me as I moved to Chicago. I keep deluding myself that it’s working between the two of us. However I have to be honest. This is meh on me. Staying power is low to average even over Urban Decay Potion Primer (UDPP). Faded on me after six hours. Pigmentation is average over UDPP. Low without a primer.

The two colors on the right are so pretty! Which is why I kept the quad for so long. I simply don’t have a similar dupe for those at the moment. Or maybe I do & just haven’t gotten to them yet.

Conclusion: I want to keep this as this is my only pure green color palette. However, the quality is really not worth it for me. This is going into the purge pile.

* Purchased by myself. Not sure if this is discontinued but I have seen these on eBay.

Ingredients: Too tiny to be seen without a magnifying glass. I took a pic for the sake of my eyes 😛

Net Weight: .17 oz/ 4.8 g

The best ever RAOK!

LOL wasn’t intending to post twice today but I just had to share this amazing RAOK I got in the mail today! 😀

Top row from left to right: Christian Dior Iridescent Leather quint, Dolce & Gabbana Blush in Provocative, YSL Blush Variation #16 Pink Delight

Bottom row from left to right: Cargo Eyeshadow in Yukon, Shu Uemura Gloss WN283S, Chantecaille Lipstick in Tulipe

With the exception of Cargo Yukon (which was a custom purchase), everything else is a RAOK!

I am seriously over the moon!!! I had been trying to get hold of IL ever since I heard of it. Plus I had been wanting to try the amazing D&G blushes too! & another red lipstick! 😀

A huge thank you to Cheri! 😀 I love, love, love you!!!

Will do reviews on these when I finally get around to stop gawking & use them 😀

Marjolica Majorca Eyeshadow in SV821

Marjolica Majorca Eyeshadow in SV821

Marjolica Majorca is a drugstore sub-brand produced by Shiseido. I have heard that one of their outstanding product is their eyeshadow single. However, I have also heard that not all the eyeshadow singles are good. One in particular is supposed to be amazing. That will be SV821.

I set out on a journey to procure this amazing shadow for myself. Alas eBay failed me. I then proceeded to look online & alot of etailers did not sell this. Rumors are that this color is getting discontinued! :O Thankfully I managed to find someone who was willing to custom purchase this for me from Asia. Hence began my love affair with SV821.

To start, naming stuff with numbers do not bother me. In fact, I much prefer this to names that seem to try too hard to be cool & hip or provocative (Illamasqua, NARS & Urban Decay, I am looking at you all). When I finally received this, I am in love! This is a drugstore taupe eyeshadow that is soft, buttery & pigmented! Quite rare in my books! This shadow is soft so sometimes there is a little crumbling of the shadow when I use my MAC 217 to swipe on it.

As you can see, this shadow is a metallic sheen type of shadow. Exactly my cup of tea! 😀 Depending on the lighting, it pulls brown to silver on me (NC25 Asian). Checked in the mirror in the car while I was out & about & it was mauve-ish taupe! 😀

Staying power is good although I did experience some glitter/sparkles fallout to my undereye area after about 7 hours of wear.

Note: Have verified that this is gone from Singapore. This could still be purchased in Malaysia. Not sure about other parts of Asia.

Conclusion: I love, love, love this shadow & had bought a number of backups once I heard this is discontinued (although I have heard conflicting information now). If you can find it, I would definitely recommend that you buy it! Especially if you are a taupe lover!

* This was custom purchased by an awesome gal for me 😀

Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Diisostearyl Malate, Trioctanoin, Sorbitan Sesquiisosterate, Ethylparaben, Polysilicone-2, Tocopherol, Zinc Myristate, Silica, Petroleum, Synthetic Fluorphlogophite, Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Mineral Oil, Triethylhexanion, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate. May Contain: Cl 77491, Cl 77492, CL 77499, Cl 77077, Cl 77947, Cl 77510, Cl 74160, Cl 19140;1.

Net Weight: 1 g.

Size of pan itself (without casing) measures 2cm by 1.5cm by 0.5cm