All posts tagged: shiseido

Unboxing: BDJ Box August 2014*

Quick unboxing post of the BDJ Box for August 2014.* The theme for this month’s box is Luscious Locks, with 4 of the 7 items geared towards hair care. Spoiler Alert: I’m not too excited about this box, but that’s probably because I’m not very into hair products and also I just kinda cut my hair short so my hair care has been pretty low-key (lyesmith). I’ll let the contents speak for themselves! Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, 30ml (Php 3500) My sample size is 5ml. This is an essence to be applied after cleansing and toning in the morning and at night. It promises to make the skin supple and glow with health with just 1 week of daily use. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Shine in Foxy Lady, 4g (Php 350) I’ve never tried this range before, even though it’s pretty popular. I got a pretty sheer brown shade that’s quite similar to one of my favorite shades, NARS’ Vendanges. I like the formula of this, but it does fade away with a slight …

Stash Shopping No. 4b

Here’s a semi-new stash. I decided to keep the eye products in rotation, because I’d like to play with them some more. I just added some more transitional lipsticks into the mix, in preparation for Fall. Which we don’t really have here, but still. To see more details on last week’s stash, click here. Here’s a photo of it: Here are the lipsticks I added for use this week. Seems like a lot, but let’s see which ones I’ll actually use: Swatched from L-R: MAC Impassioned, Flower Beauty in Ginger Lily, YSL Rouge Volupté Shine in Rose in Tension, Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in RD305, Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait in Gourmandise I picked dark brights and deeper neutrals, if that makes sense. What’s on your to-use list this week?

December Favorites

I’ve got a few favorites from December! I don’t know how that happened since I was in the middle of a makeup ban… Funny how things happen. Ahem, in any case, here’s twelve products—two lip, five eye, 1 set of tools, 2 face products, and 3 skin care products. Phew. I hope you enjoy this roundup! 1. Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait in Orgueil (Review) I purchased this on the last day of November, and loved it from the get-go, but I wasn’t able to include it in my November Favorites. The Rouge G L’Extraits are incredibly smooth, creamy and pigmented. A little lasts a long while, which is great considering the price point. I’d gotten two more shades (sale!) after Orgueil, but this remains my favorite. 2. Revlon ColorStay Ultimate in Premier Plum (Review) An excellent drugstore find! Formula is great, though a bit tacky on the finish. The color is my favorite part, as it’s a beautiful medium pinky color that leans heavily towards plum. 3. Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes (Review) I …

Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in RD305 (Nymph)

A quick review on one of the items I picked up last month from Shiseido. It’s going to be a quick one because this draft has been sitting on my WP dashboard for the longest time and it’s driving me nuts. I whipped up a quick “look,” took pictures and now here we are. Now, one of my favorite drugstore finds has got to be the liquid lipsticks from Revlon. They go on smoothly, dry matte, and never stick to anything else. Sometimes they don’t even rub off when you’re actually, forcibly rubbing them off. I think last year was the year for liquid lipsticks, but I can’t say for sure as I’m a young’in in the makeup department. Anyway, here’s a similar product by Shiseido, which is a brand I’ve been wanting to try for a while. Their boutiques are insanely drab, though, that I never venture inside. There’s a Shiseido counter inside the SM Megamall Department Store, though, so I took advantage of a sale and picked a few things up. Here’s a …

FOTD: Plum Chocolate

My Face of the Day for today, but after about six hours of wear, because that was the only time I thought to take photographs. I used just a few products (which I will post a picture of below). Even though the makeup’s slightly faded, I think you can still kind of see where I wanted to go with it. I used the Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes (review and swatches here). After priming my lids with Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer, I started with colors! In terms of “simple diagramming,” I used a light taupe-y color as a lid wash (Sable), a dark chocolate brown for the outer “v” (Chocolate), and a bit of a lavender grey (Plum Smoke) on the outer crease. A light matte cream (Vanilla Nuts) was used for a highlight on the browbones. I don’t usually use eyeliner, so as you can see I fudged up on one eye! But, in case you care, I used K-Palette 24H Real Lasting Eyeliner, which is awesome for people who suck …

Blush Crush: Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in RS302

I didn’t mean to buy any blush. I was just innocently looking for a lip pencil, when this little baby caught my eye. “Is it matte?” I asked. “We don’t have any mattes, but this has no shimmer,” the super nice SA said. Good enough for me. I’d been looking for a rosy blush that’s darker and less shimmery than NARS’ Orgasm, because let’s face it, you transform into a Cullen glitter bomb under yellow light. Although I was highly impressed by NARS’ Sin, I “needed” something warmer and more matte for some non-Sin days. Enter Shiseido’s Luminizing Satin Face Color in RS 302 (Tea Rose)! It’s a dusty rose that looks a bit reddish in certain light. As the name suggests, the this blush has a satin finish so there’s a subtle glow instead of an overpowering shimmer. Tea Rose is the darkest shade of blush that Shiseido offers. The powder itself is finely-milled and applies smoothly. It has really, really subtle shimmer and looks almost matte in the pan. It’s true to color, …

December Partial Haul: Shiseido, Maybelline & Snoe Beauty.

In case you didn’t know, there has been a weird sale going on at Watson’s and the Health and Beauty section at SM Megamall. I say weird because it’s been going on for quite a while now, and also because I have no idea what the mechanics are. Just that they all have promos and that I have found it very hard to resist said sales. Last Sunday, I took home a couple of products from Shiseido, which is a brand I’d been meaning to try, and also a mascara from Maybelline, which I have reviewed here. From Shiseido, I treated myself to a “Smoothing Lip Pencil,” a “Luminizing Satin Face Color,” and a “Lacquer Rouge,” which I feel like is similar to Revlon’s Liquid Lipsticks and Guerlain’s Rouge G L’Extraits. I got these products at 30% off (20% + 10% off if I reach Php 1,500). I believe the sale will last until the end of the month, so get on it! From Snoe Beauty, a local brand, I ordered the Poudre Phenomenon, which …